Helen Hunt is an Emmy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning American actress, best known for her role in the television sitcom Mad About You. She was born on June 15, 1963 in Culver City, United States.
Helen Elizabeth Hunt began her career in the 1970s as a child actress. She appeared as Murray Slaughter's daughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and a regular role in the television series The Swiss Family Robinson. In the 1990s, Hunt became well-known to television audiences as co-star of sitcom Mad About You, winning Emmy Awards for her performance in 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999. By the end of the show in 1999, Hunt was the highest paid TV actress in history.
Hunt has also had a successful film career and has been in Hollywood movies such as Cast Away and the 1996 blockbuster Twister. She won an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1998 for her performance in As Good as It Gets and then she took time off from movie work to play Viola in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at the Lincoln Center in New York City. In 2000, Helen Hunt returned to the screen in four films: Dr. T & the Women, Pay It Forward, What Women Want with Mel Gibson, and Cast Away with Tom Hanks. In 2006, Hunt appeared in the film Bobby. She also filmed Then She Found Me.
Helen Hunt married to actor Hank Azaria in 1999 which ended in 2000. She has been in a relationship with Matthew Carnahan since 2001 and they have a daughter, Makena'lei Gordon Carnahan, born in 2004.
She currently owns a production company with Connie Tavel, Hunt/Tavel Productions under Sony. She is the only actress to win a Golden Globe Award, an Academy Award and an Emmy Award in the same year (1998), the only actress to win four consecutive Emmys, and the only actress to win four Blockbuster Entertainment Awards.