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Helen Hunt

Helen Elizabeth Hunt (born June 15, 1963) is an American actress, film director, and screenwriter. She starred in the sitcom Mad About You for seven ... More »Helen Elizabeth Hunt (born June 15, 1963) is an American actress, film director, and screenwriter. She starred in the sitcom Mad About You for seven years, before being cast in the 1997 romantic comedy film As Good as It Gets (for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress). Some of her other Hollywood credits include Twister, Cast Away, What Women Want, Pay It Forward, and Soul Surfer. She made her directorial debut in 2007 with Then She Found Me. Hunt was born in Culver City, California. Her mother, Jane Elizabeth (née Novis), worked as a photographer, and her father, Gordon E. Hunt, is a film director and acting coach. Her uncle, Peter H. Hunt, is also a director. Her paternal grandmother was from a German Jewish family, and her maternal grandfather was born in England. Her Iowa-born maternal grandmother, Dorothy Fries (née Anderson), was a voice coach. When she was three, Hunt's family moved to New York City, where her father directed theatre (Hunt attended plays as a child... [ Wikipedia ]

Helen Hunt swaps her bikini for a wetsuit as she hits the waves with co-star Luke Wilson for new fil...

So it's no surprise that Helen Hunt and Luke Wilson grinned and giggled their way through another batch of scenes for their upcoming movie, Ride. Tuesday saw the pair hit the waves clad in full-length wetsuits, where the 50-year-old actress showed off her trim and terrific physique yet ...

Helen Hunt shows off her pert posterior after yoga class

She played the lead in the film What Women Want, and it seems as though Helen Hunt has got it. Pictured leaving a yoga session on Thursday afternoon in Brentwood, California, Hunt showcased her pert posterior. The 49-year-old actress looked toned and taunt as she loaded her ...

H&M's Oscar Moment

When Helen Hunt identified the designer of her navy silk satin strapless dress as H&M, many people thought she was joking. But it really was one of those rare moments when a mass brand winds up on Hollywood’s biggest stage, the last memorable occasion being Sharon Stone wearing Gap in ...

Helen Hunt's handyman partner Matthew Carnahan comes to the rescue after fender bender accident

Helen Hunt had her partner to thank on Thursday. The 50-year-old actress ripped the bumper off her black Toyota Prius when she reversed into another vehicle, only to have her boyfriend of 13 years, Matthew Carnahan, step in to repair some of the damage. The Pay It Forward star had ...

Helen Hunt Goes Makeup-Free at LAX—See the Pic!

Helen Hunt Goes Makeup-Free at LAX—See the Pic! While some stars make a point of traveling in style, it appears Helen Hunt is more concerned with traveling in comfort. Case in point, the actress rocked a seriously laid-back look when she recently landed at Los Angeles ...

Toned Helen Hunt, 50, glows on the red carpet in a sandy beige dress after surfing all day at the be...

She's been acting for four decades and has an Oscar and four Emmys on her shelf, so one would expect Helen Hunt, 50, to look a bit exhausted. But on Sunday when she hit the 10th anniversary party for LA's Disney Concert Hall she appeared fresher than ever. Her secret? Avid surfing in ...

Interview with Actress Helen Hunt at the Central California Women's Conference

Of all the things she holds most dear, and important, Oscar and Emmy winning actress Helen Hunt says gathering, and gathering with women tops her list. Hunt told a room full of invited guests and sponsors of the 26th annual Central California Women's Conference that her bucket ...

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Helen Hunt directs herself on set of her new surfing movie Ride

But Helen Hunt is clearly more than up for the challenge as she opted to pull triple duty as writer, director, and star of her new surfing film Ride. The 50-year-old was spotted expertly shooting scenes for the movie in New York as she switched between her dual roles behind and in front ...

Tim Robbins gives Helen Hunt a thrill with surprise visit to Ride set in Los Angeles

So no wonder Helen Hunt could not resist giving Tim Robbins when he visited her on the set of Ride in Los Angeles on Wednesday. The Oscar winners seemed overjoyed to be seeing each other, and were no doubt revelling in the fact they were the most decorated actors on the set. Tim, who ...

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Going, going, gone! Actress Helen Hunt wipes out in the surf as she films latest movie scenes in Ven...

But someone should tell Helen Hunt that even professionals have their off days. The Oscar winning actress, who learned to surf only two years ago, wiped out spectacularly in between filming scenes for her new movie Ride on Thursday. The 50 year-old showed off her spectacular figure in a ...

Helen Hunt Swimsuit Photo: Shows Off Slim Beach Body at Age 50

Helen Hunt shows off her slim beach body at age 50 on the set of Ride in L.A. on Aug. 5. Credit: Gaz Shirley; PacificCoastNews.com Mad about Helen Hunt's bod! The 50-year-old actress showed off her ageless physique on the set of her new movie on Monday, Aug. 5. Hunt hit Venice ...

Helen Hunt proudly displays her amazing swimsuit body as she hits the beach for new movie Ride

And this was especially the case when Helen Hunt showed off her sensational swimsuit body as she filmed movie scenes on a beach in Los Angeles on Monday. Flaunting a body most half her age would be envious of, the actress looked confident clad in little more than a flattering black ...

Adam Sandler bumps into Helen Hunt

So it comes as no surprise that on Wednesday evening actors Adam Sandler and Helen Hunt bumped into each other at the Brentwood Country Mart. Making his way over to the 49-year-old actress, Sandler, 46, greeted Hunt with a kiss on the cheek as they enjoyed a brief conversation. Joined by ...

'Revenge': Helen Hunt Loves ABC Drama; Directing March 10 Episode

'Revenge': Helen Hunt Loves ABC Drama; Directing March 10 Episode The Academy Award-winning actress directed the March 10 episode in which [SPOILER ALERT] Amanda Clarke (Margarita Levieva) is buried. TV Guide has the first look of Hunt on the "Revenge" set. "Helen is a ...

Helen Hunt Wears H&M Dress for Oscars Red Carpet

Helen Hunt arrives at the Oscars on February 24, 2013 in Hollywood, California. Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images Talk about high-low! Helen Hunt, nominated for her role in The Sessions, proudly wore a classic, navy strapless gown from H&M to the Academy Awards in Los Angeles on ...

Helen Hunt Rocks an Eco-Conscious H&M Oscar Gown With $700,000 in Jewels

The stunning Helen Hunt stepped onto the Oscars red carpet in a gorgeous gown by an unlikely label: H&M. That's right, the totally accessible clothing line created a beautiful couture midnight blue gown in silk satin just for the star, and we're in total approval of this savvy choice. ...

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'Decoding Annie Parker' Trailer Shows Cancer (And Aaron Paul) In A New Light

Samantha Morton and Helen Hunt star in "Decoding Annie Parker," a film based on the true story of a woman diagnosed with breast cancer and a geneticist who tries to prove certain breast cancers are inherited. Morton plays title cancer patient, Annie Parker, and Hunt is Dr. ...

Helen Hunt Wows in Bathing Suit at 50

Helen Hunt made a splash at the beach – and the water had nothing to do with it! On Monday, the Oscar-winning actress, 50, was photographed wearing a flattering black one-piece swimsuit at Venice Beach in L.A., while shooting scenes for her new surfer movie Ride, which she not only wrote ...

'Jurassic Park': Laura Dern Role Could Have Gone To Helen Hunt Or Gwyneth Paltrow

So, too, did future Best Actress winners Helen Hunt and Gwyneth Paltrow. On "Today," Lauer played their auditions for Dern, who said she "felt grateful" for Spielberg having decided to hire her. "I'm a lucky girl," Dern said. Watch Lauer chat with Neill and Dern by clicking here. Check ...

Helen Hunt Pairs Her Shockingly Affordable Oscars Dress With Jewels Worth $700,000

Last night there were tons of gorgeous gowns, but nothing really surprising, except when I heard Helen Hunt tell Ryan Seacrest who designed her dress ... H&M! Say wha? Seacrest looked pretty astonished too, and Hunt laughed, "Isn't that sexy? " Well, yes, yes it is Helen! ...

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