Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt

Highest Rated: 94% The Waterdance (1992)

Lowest Rated: 34% Every Day (2010)

Birthday: Jun 15, 1963

Birthplace: Culver City, California, USA

Despite decades of potential career minefields, actress Helen Hunt emerged as an Oscar and Emmy winner en route to becoming one of the most popular actresses of the 1990s. Early in her career, Hunt made the risky transition from precocious TV kid and mainstay in melodramatic movies-of-the-week to land a seven-year run on one of the era's most awarded sitcoms, "Mad About You" (NBC, 1992-99). During that time, she diversified her talents by directing several episodes, a skill she would use elsewhere later in her career. Meanwhile, Hunt went from sitcom star to feature film leading lady with performances in the blockbuster "Twister" (1996) and the award-winning romantic comedy "As Good as It Gets" (1997), which earned her the Best Actress Academy Award. From there, she was the star of the moment with leading roles in "Pay it Forward" (2000), "What Women Want" (2000) and "Cast Away" (2000), only to step back from the limelight following her divorce from famous husband, Hank Azaria. Hunt later reemerged with "Empire Falls" (HBO, 2005), wrote and directed the features "Then She Found Me" (2008) and "Ride" (2014), and earned new buzz for her fearless performance in indie drama "The Sessions" (2012) while developing a new career as an in-demand television director. Always grounded and intelligent, Hunt brought strength, sensitivity and relatable complexity to her characters, all of which earned her a loyal fan base among modern independent women.

Highest rated movies

The Waterdance
The Sessions
Cast Away
Peggy Sue Got Married
Trancers
As Good as It Gets
I See You
Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
67% 40% How It Ends Liza's Mom (Character) $11.9K 2021
37% 31% The Night Clerk Ethel Bromley (Character) - 2020
79% 73% I See You Jackie Harper (Character) - 2019
71% 65% Candy Jar Kathy (Character) - 2018
52% 83% The Miracle Season Coach Kathy Bresnahan (Character) $10.2M 2018
37% 53% I Love You, Daddy Unknown (Character) - 2017
75% 38% Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart Pamela Smart (Character) - 2014
52% 36% Ride Jackie (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
- 2014
56% 42% Decoding Annie Parker Dr. Mary-Claire King (Character) $39.9K 2013
91% 80% The Sessions Cheryl (Character) $6.0M 2012
No Score Yet 44% Jock Jess (Voice) - 2011
46% 75% Soul Surfer Cheri Hamilton (Character) $43.9M 2011
34% 24% Every Day Jeannie (Character) - 2010
50% 44% Then She Found Me April (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$3.7M 2007
47% 72% Bobby Samantha (Character) $11.2M 2006
No Score Yet 75% Empire Falls Unknown (Character) - 2005
37% 49% A Good Woman Mrs. Erlynne (Character) $223.1K 2004
45% 53% The Curse of the Jade Scorpion Betty Ann Fitzgerald (Character) $7.5M 2001
89% 84% Cast Away Kelly Frears (Character) $233.6M 2000
54% 54% What Women Want Darcy Maguire (Character) $182.8M 2000
39% 77% Pay It Forward Arlene McKinney (Character) $33.5M 2000
57% 20% Dr. T & the Women Bree (Character) $13.1M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Twelfth Night, or What You Will Viola (Character) - 1998
85% 86% As Good as It Gets Carol Connelly (Character) $147.6M 1997
63% 58% Twister Dr. JoAnne 'Jo' Thornton-Harding (Character) $241.7M 1996
68% 37% Kiss of Death Bev Kilmartin (Character) $14.7M 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sexual Healing Unknown (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet In the Company of Darkness Gina Pulasky (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 34% Only You Clare Enfield (Character) - 1992
94% 64% The Waterdance Anna (Character) $1.7M 1992
No Score Yet 23% Trancers III Lena (Character) - 1992
58% 38% Mr. Saturday Night Annie (Character) $12.6M 1992
No Score Yet 25% Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Smart Story Pamela Smart (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 61% Into the Badlands Blossom (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet 23% Trancers II Lena Deth (Character) - 1991
50% 45% Next of Kin Jessie Gates (Character) $15.4M 1989
No Score Yet No Score Yet Incident at Dark River Jesse McCandless (Character) - 1989
60% 58% Miles From Home Jennifer (Character) - 1988
74% 56% Project X Teri (Character) $16.0M 1987
No Score Yet 76% The Frog Prince Henrietta (Character) - 1986
86% 55% Peggy Sue Got Married Beth Bodell (Character) $37.7M 1986
36% 77% Girls Just Want to Have Fun Lynne Stone (Character) - 1985
86% 52% Trancers Leena (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sweet Revenge Debbie Markham (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 78% Bill: On His Own Jenny Wells (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 60% Quarterback Princess Tami Maida (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Choices of the Heart Cathy (Character) - 1983
No Score Yet 70% Desperate Lives Sandy Cameron (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet 43% Child Bride of Short Creek Naomi (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Angel Dusted Lizzie Eaton (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Miracle of Kathy Miller Kathy Miller (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet 21% The Spell Kristina Matchett (Character) - 1977
50% 49% Rollercoaster Tracy Calder (Character) - 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Having Babies Sharon McNamara (Character) - 1976
No Score Yet No Score Yet All Together Now Susan Lindsay (Character) - 1975
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pioneer Woman Sarah Sergeant (Character) - 1973

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meet, Marry, Murder Narrator 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet What Happens in Hollywood Self 2021
100% 72% Blindspotting Rainey (Character) 2021
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2021
No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015 2018-2019 2021
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2014-2015 2018 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2017 2021
No Score Yet 5% The View Guest 2017 2019
42% 86% Mad About You Jamie Buchman (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015 2019
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2012 2018-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet World on Fire Nancy Campbell (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 100% Shakespeare Uncovered Host 2018
No Score Yet 79% American Housewife Director 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2017-2018
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018
38% 82% Splitting Up Together Director 2018
84% 95% Shots Fired Governor Eamons (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet 86% Life in Pieces Director 2016
No Score Yet 100% Hollywood Game Night Guest 2016
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2015
69% 79% Revenge Director 2013 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Elvira's 10 Nights of Halloween Leena (Character) 2014
No Score Yet 100% Who Do You Think You Are? Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Empire Falls Janine Roby (Character) 2005
No Score Yet 87% Mad About You Jamie Buchman (Character),
Director
1992-1999
85% 76% The Simpsons Renee (Guest Voice) 1998
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 1994 1997
79% 93% Friends Jamie Buchman (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hitchhiker Unknown (Character) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Highway to Heaven Lizzy MacGill (Guest Star) 1985
No Score Yet No Score Yet It Takes Two Lisa Quinn (Character) 1982-1983
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gimme a Break Unknown (Guest Star) 1982
No Score Yet 100% The Facts of Life Emily (Guest Star) 1980
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bionic Woman Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 100% The Mary Tyler Moore Show Laurie Slaughter (Guest Star) 1977
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swiss Family Robinson Helga Wagner (Character) 1975-1976