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birth date:
June 15, 1963

birth place:
Los Angeles, California, USA

Helen Hunt has a unique quiet beauty about her, and she's smart. There is nothing like being with a beautiful woman you can't talk to, right Leonardo?

She played Jamie E. Buchman on NBC's Mad About You, a scientist in Twister and won an Oscar for As Good As It Gets with Jack Nicholson.


. Helen Hunt

Waterdance, The (1992)

Title: Waterdance, The
Released: 1992
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 106 min
Country: USA
Language: English

Tagline: Imagine being trapped inside your own body. Imagine being set free.

Plot Summary: An oft overlooked film about struggling to deal with paralysis. Author Joel Garcia breaks his neck while hiking, and finds himself in a rehab center with Raymond, an exaggerating ladies man, and Bloss, a racist biker. Considerable tension builds as each character tries to deal with his new found handicap and the problems that go with it, especially Joel, whose lover Anna is having as difficult a time as he is. As Raymond reveals a dream about dancing on the surface of a lake to stay afloat, it becomes apparent that each of them must find his own Waterdance to survive his tragedy.

Comments: Eric Stoltz, Wesley Snipes and William Forsythe play three very different men brought together into a hospital ward after each of them has received a paralyzing injury. This is a great film based on the true life experiences of writer/co-director Neil Jiminez. This isn't your typical, sappy, uplifting film about men overcoming personal tragedy. The characters here aren't idealized. They aren't saints. They are alternately angry, confused, prejudiced, self-pitying or funny: in other words, real human beings. This is perhaps the best film ever about men in wheelchairs, but don't let that image scare you. This film is both funny and poignant. Don't miss it.

Scene Description: Helen Hunt nude as she lays on top of a guy and he sucks on her spectacular breasts. We then get a great shot of her butt as she stands up and walks off, returning shortly and showing us her great breasts again.

..Movie Stills

Graduated from Providence High School in Burbank, California.

She and her "Mad About You" (1992) co-star, Paul Reiser, were both given $1,000,000 per episode salaries for the 1999 TV season.

Attended UCLA for 1 month.

Celebrates Thanksgiving every year with Anthony Edwards.

Did a guest voice on "Simpsons, The" (1989) as Moe's girlfriend. The voice of Moe is Hank Azaria, Helen's real life love at that time.

Got role in Twister (1996) based on her performance in Waterdance, The (1992).

Daughter of Gordon Hunt.

One of People Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People. [1998]

Got the lead in As Good As It Gets (1997) after Holly Hunter turned it down.

After divorcing Hank Azaria, moved to New York, intending to do theater work (esp. Shakespeare). [2000]

Dated Eric Stoltz, her Waterdance, The (1992) co-star.

Has won Four Emmys, four Golden Globes, a Blockbuster Award, two Screen Actors Guild awards, four American Comedy Awards, three Viewers for Quality Television Awards, and an Oscar, along with other awards. [2001]

Dated Matthew Broderick.

In the early 1990s, dated her agent at Creative Artists Agency, Doc O'Conner.

Her best friend is Helen Slater.

Witnessed the World Trade Center attacks from the roof of her brand new New York apartment, and decided to leave the city right away, but could not get a flight out. She booked a private jet at considerable expense, and flew herself and her staff out of Connecticut three days later, the first day they allowed private jets to fly. [September 2001]

Dating producer Matthew Carnahan [2001]

Appearing in four movies released in the year 2000, she was in two movies that were in theaters at the same time during the end of the year holiday season that grossed over $150 million each, Cast Away (2000) and What Women Want (2000).

The only actress to win an Golden Globe, Oscar and an Emmy in the same calendar year.

Expecting her first baby with producer boyfriend Matthew Carnahan in summer 2004.

Personal quotes

"I know for me the subject of how to be in a relationship is precious and complicated and challenging. It wouldn't be right to make it look too easy."

"Wounded vanity knows when it is mortally hurt; and limps off the field, piteous, all disguises thrown away. But pride carries its banner to the last; and fast as it is driven from one field unfurls it in another, never admitting that there is a shade less honor in the second field than in the first, or in the third than in the second."

"All summer she scattered the daisy leaves; They only mocked her as they fell. She said: "The daisy but deceives; 'He loves me not,' 'he loves me will,' One story no two daisies tell." Ah foolish heart, which waits and grieves Under the daisy's mocking spell."

"But all lost things are in the angels' keeping, Love; No past is dead for us, but only sleeping, Love; The years of Heaven with all earth's little pain Make Good Together there we can begin again In babyhood."

"When the baby dies, On every side Rose stranger's voices, hard and harsh and loud. The baby was not wrapped in any shroud. The mother made no sound. Her head was bowed That men's eyes might not see Her misery."

Helen Hunt - Filmography
Below is a complete filmography (list of movies she's appeared in)

Pulse Pounders (2002) (archive footage) .... Leena (Trancers sequence)
... aka Pulse Pounders Vol. 1 (2002) (USA: promotional title)
Curse of the Jade Scorpion, The (2001) .... Betty Ann Fitzgerald
... aka Im Bann des Jade Skorpions (2001) (Germany)
One Night at McCool's (2001) (scenes deleted) .... Truck driver
What Women Want (2000) .... Darcy McGuire
Cast Away (2000) .... Kelly Frears
Pay It Forward (2000) .... Arlene McKinney
Dr. T & the Women (2000) .... Bree Davis
... aka Dr. T and the Women (2000) (Germany) (USA: alternative spelling)

Twelfth Night, or What You Will (1998) (TV) .... Viola
As Good As It Gets (1997) .... Carol Connelly
Twister (1996) .... Dr. JoAnne 'Jo' Thornton-Harding
Kiss of Death (1995) .... Bev Kilmartin
Sexual Healing (1993) .... Rene
In the Company of Darkness (1993) (TV) .... Gina Pulasky
Trancers III (1992) (V) .... Lena
... aka Death Lives (1992) (V)
... aka Future Cop III (1992) (V)
... aka Trancers 3: Deth Lives (1992) (V)
"Mad About You" (1992) TV Series .... Jamie Eunice Stemple Buchman
Mr. Saturday Night (1992) .... Annie
Bob Roberts (1992) .... Rose Pondell
Only You (1992) .... Claire Enfield
Waterdance, The (1992) .... Anna
Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Wojas Smart Story (1991) (TV) .... Pamela Smart
Trancers II (1991) .... Lena Deth
... aka Future Cop II (1991)
... aka Trancers II: The Return of Jack Deth (1991) (USA: video box title)
... aka Trancers II: The Two Faces of Death (1991)
Into the Badlands (1991) (TV) .... Blossom
"My Life and Times" (1991) TV Series .... Rebecca Miller
"Captain Planet and the Planeteers" (1990) TV Series (voice) .... Additional Voices
... aka "New Adventures of Captain Planet, The" (1993) (USA: fourth season title)

Incident at Dark River (1989) (TV) .... Jesse McCandless
... aka Dark River - A Father's Revenge (1989) (TV)
Next of Kin (1989) .... Jessie Gates
Frog Prince, The (1988) .... Princess Henrietta
... aka Cannon Movie Tales: The Frog Prince (1988)
Miles from Home (1988) .... Jennifer
... aka Farm of the Year (1988)
Shooter (1988) (TV) .... Tracey
Stealing Home (1988) .... Hope Wyatt (adult and pregnant)
Project X (1987) .... Teri
Nativity, The (1986) (voice) .... Mary
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) .... Beth Bodell
"Galtar and the Golden Lance" (1985) TV Series (voice) .... Additional Voices
Trancers (1985) .... Leena
... aka Future Cop (1985)
Waiting to Act (1985) .... Tracy
Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985) .... Lynne Stone
"St. Elsewhere" (1982) TV Series .... Clancy Williams (1984-1986)
Sweet Revenge (1984) (TV) .... Debbie Markham
... aka Bittersweet Revenge (1984) (TV)
... aka Code of Honor (1984) (TV)
... aka Her Revenge (1984) (TV)
Choices of the Heart (1983) (TV) .... Cathy
... aka In December the Roses Will Bloom Again (1983) (TV)
Quarterback Princess (1983) (TV) .... Tami Maida
Bill: On His Own (1983) (TV) .... Jenny Wells
"It Takes Two" (1982/I) TV Series .... Lisa Quinn
Desperate Lives (1982) (TV) .... Sandy Cameron
Child Bride of Short Creek (1981) (TV) .... Naomi
Miracle of Kathy Miller, The (1981) (TV) .... Kathy Miller
Best Little Girl in the World, The (1981) (TV) .... Unknown
I Think I'm Having a Baby (1981) (TV) .... Phoebe
Angel Dusted (1981) (TV) .... Lizzie Eaton
... aka Angel Dust (1981) (TV) (Europe: English title: video title)

Transplant (1979) (TV) .... Janice Hurley
"Fitzpatricks, The" (1977) TV Series .... Kerry Gerardi
Rollercoaster (1977) .... Tracy Calder
Spell, The (1977) (TV) .... Kristina Matchett
Having Babies (1976) (TV) .... Sharon McNamara
... aka Giving Birth (1976) (TV) (USA)
Death Scream (1975) (TV) .... Teila Rodriguez
... aka Streetkill (1975) (TV)
... aka Woman Who Cried Murder, The (1975) (TV)
"Swiss Family Robinson" (1975) TV Series .... Helga Robinson
... aka "Island of Adventure" (1975) (UK)
Swiss Family Robinson, The (1975) (TV) .... Roberta
All Together Now (1975) (TV) .... Susan Lindsay
"Amy Prentiss" (1974) TV Series .... Jill Prentiss
Pioneer Woman (1973) (TV) .... Sarah Sargeant
... aka Pioneers (1973) (TV)

Helen Hunt - Notable TV Guest Appearances
"Ellen" (1994) playing "Herself" in episode: "Ellen: A Hollywood Tribute: Part 1" (episode # 5.19) 13 May 1998
"Simpsons, The" (1989) playing "Renee" (voice) in episode: "Dumbbell Indemnity" (episode # 9.16) 1 March 1998
"Saturday Night Live" (1975) playing "Host" (episode # 23.9) 19 December 1997
"Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993) playing "Herself" 12 December 1997
"Friends" (1994) playing "Jamie Buchman" in episode: "The One with Two Parts: Part 1" (episode # 1.15) 23 February 1995
"Saturday Night Live" (1975) playing "Host" (episode # 19.16) 19 March 1994
"Larry Sanders Show, The" (1992) playing "Herself" in episode: "The Breakdown: Part 2" (episode # 2.2) 2 June 1993
"China Beach" (1988) playing "Amanda 'Sissy' Simpson" in episode: "The Thanks of a Grateful Nation" (episode # 3.17) 28 February 1990
"Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The" (1962) playing "Herself" 17 April 1987
"Hitchhiker, The" (1983) playing "Donette" in episode: "Why Are You Here?" (episode # 3.8) 10 March 1987
"Highway to Heaven" (1984) playing "Lizzy MacGill" in episode: "Thoroughbreds: Part 2" (episode # 1.25) 8 May 1985
"Highway to Heaven" (1984) playing "Lizzy MacGill" in episode: "Thoroughbreds" (episode # 1.24) 1 May 1985
"Gimme a Break!" (1981) playing "Valerie" in episode: "An Unmarried Couple" (episode # 1.19) 1 April 1982
"Darkroom" (1981) playing "Nancy Lawrence" in episode: "The Bogeyman Will Get You" (episode # 1.3) 4 December 1981
"Knots Landing" (1979) playing "Betsy" in episode: "Hitchhiker: Part 2" (episode # 2.2) 27 November 1980
"Facts of Life, The" (1979) playing "Emily" in episode: "Dope" (episode # 1.13) 25 April 1980
"Family" (1976/III) in episode: "Daylight Serenade" (episode # 5.8) 10 March 1980
"Bionic Woman, The" (1976) playing "Princess Aura" in episode: "Sanctuary Earth" (episode # 3.16) 11 February 1978
"Mary Tyler Moore" (1970) playing "Laurie Slaughter" in episode: "Murray Ghosts for Ted" (episode # 7.20) 14 February 1977
"Family" (1976/III) playing "Robin" in episode: "Such Sweet Sorrow" (episode # 2.2) 19 October 1976
"Ark II" (1976) playing "Diana" in episode: "Omega" (episode # 1.5) 9 October 1976