Helen Hunt

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Helen Hunt

Born

6/15/1963, Memorial Hospital, Culver City, California

Birth Name

Helen Elizabeth Hunt

Gender

Female
8.9
out of 10
User Rating
89 votes

Biography

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Academy Award winner Helen Hunt stars as the engagingly neurotic Jamie Buchman in the comedy series Mad About You.

Helen Hunt is the daughter of Gordon Hunt, a prominent acting coach and director, who received a DGA Award for an episode of Mad About You. A…more

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Trivia and Quotes

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  • Quotes

    • Helen: I don't like people to think they know me. It makes me queasy.

    • Helen: If you ever hear that there is a show called 'Helen', shoot me, will you please? (on the recent rash of self titled TV shows)

    • Helen: (about Hawaii) It's where I feel right. I can write here, think, chill, get a clear head.

    • Helen: You have five seconds to enjoy it and then you remember who you didn't thank.

    • Helen: When you first entered the restaurant, I thought you were handsome... and then, of course, you spoke.

    • Helen: If there's a message, it's that the unlovable and unattractive parts of ourselves should be embraced. The only real currency between people is what happens when they're not cool. And I hope people feel OK about not being cool.

    • Helen: I usually don't read things written about me and I certainly don't read things if they are inappropriate.

    • Helen: I think that all of us are 5-year-olds and we don't want to be embarrassed in the schoolyard.

    • Helen: My no-good Hollywood liberalism, you mean?. I don't know what the right thing to do is. All I know is that when it's a month before the election, and there are issues that mean so much to me, and someone says 'Put your name and your face on this, it might help', I am moved, and I say yes. Do I think it's a good thing for famous people to put their name and face on stuff? I don't know. When I stop and think about it, maybe, if I want to help, I should just put a baseball hat on, not use my face at all, and be one of the people on the march, write a letter to my congressman, and just be a citizen.

    • Helen: I always used to say absolutely yes, and I didn't miss my childhood, because I was a child on the set, and often I was working with other kids. On the other hand, do I feel like I was too serious, like I had this vocation?

    • Helen: Not having incredible success for a long time probably helped. Of course some 20-year-old beautiful girl, who goes from barely acting to being on the cover [of magazines] ... that's going to be disorienting and confusing, and people can't really be surprised if they have a skewed perspective of their importance in the world, when everyone comes together and tells them they're the most important thing in the world, then hates them for believing it. I didn't go through that. So that was lucky.

    • Helen: You're not in control of anything. You're not even like a painter, who can say 'I'm just going to go into my studio and do my work, and if nobody wants to buy it, well, maybe they will when I'm dead.' You can't even do that. You're waiting for somebody to hand you a part. You're in this wildly dependent position.

    • Helen: On a professional level, an Oscar means that your salary suddenly increases by a few million and you get offered a lot more movies which in the past you had to beg to have a chance to read for.

    • Helen: I´m not very sexy or glamorous! I have this girl next door kind of look and I have to do the best I can with that.

    • Helen: To tell you the truth, I don´t have any expensive tastes. I´m just as happy going to a beach and sitting in the sun today as I was ten years ago. I wouldn´t feel comfortable if I drove there in a Bentley convertible.

SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Great actress.

    10
    Love her in everything she does.
  • Mad about Helen Hunt

    9.3
    If you're a fan of Helen Hunt, it's because you saw her on the TV series "Mad About You." Before that, she was the often over-looked ingenue used in co-starring TV series as the daughter or best friends in series like "The Bionic Woman," where she played an other-dimensional princess from another world. In that attractive form, Helen is a consummate actress and comedienne and just a bit sexy. She's great on TV, but she's better in the movies where she gets to work off actors like Tom Hanks, Mel Gibson and Jack Nicholson. I'm always interested in what she does next, but I think I prefer her more in comedy than in the dramatic roles she's known more for.moreless
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