Helen was nominated for 4 SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series from 1995-1998. She won in 1995.
Those same four years, 1995-1998, she was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for Mad About.
Helen and her Mad About You (1992) co-star Paul Reiser were both given $1,000,000 salaries for every episode in 1999.
She has won four Emmys and four Golden Globes for her work on Mad About You.
Helen won four American Comedy Awards, and was nominated for five.
While starring in Mad About You, Helen filmed 3 public service announcements for NBC's The More You Know. Her topics were sexually transmitted diseases, domestic violence, and a teacher tribute.
Helen appeared in a Direct TV commercial in a clip from Twister, in 2006.
Helen wrote an essay, contributing to Willa Shallit's book Becoming Myself: Reflections on Growing Up Female.
On September 11, 2001, Helen watched the World Trade Center attacks from the top of her New York apartment.
Helen made her Broadway debut in 1989 as Emily Webb in a revival of Thornton Wilder's Our Town.
Helen made her directorial debut in the drama Then She Found Me (2007). She also stars as April Epner.
Helen has a production company called Hunt/Tavel Productions.
Helen is the only actress to win four emmys in a row, all of them for "Outstanding Lead Actress" for her role in Mad About You.
Helen is the only actress to win four blockbluster entertainment awards.
Helen stated her best friend is "Helen Slater".
Helen dated The Waterdance co star Eric Stolz for a long period of time.
Helen got the lead role in the movie As Good As It Gets, in 1997, when Holly Hunter turned it down.
Helen was voted one by People Magazine one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in 1998.
Helen is the daughter of Gordon Hunt who is in the entertainment business. Her mother is photographer Jane Novis.
Helen celebrated Thanksgiving every year with dear friend Anthony Edwards.
Helen attended UCLA for one month then she dropped out.
Helen graduated from Providence High School in Burbank.
Helen married Hank Azaria on July 17, 1999 and the divorced on December 18, 2000.
Helen stands 5' 8" tall in bare feet.
Helen was born Helen Elizabeth Hunt.
Helen played Jamie Stemple Buckman on the TV series Mad About You.
Helen played Dr. Jo Harding in the 1996 box office hit Twister
Helen played Darcy McGuire in the 2000 box office hit What Women Want.
Helen played the character of Mrs Erlynne in the movie A Good Woman, in 2004.
Helen played Janine Roby in the made for TV movie Empire Falls (2005).
Helen played Samantha in the 2006 movie Bobby.
Helen beat out Teri Hatcher for the role of Jamie Buchman in Mad About You (1992).
Helen has 1 daughter, Makena' Lei Gordon Carnahan, born 13 May 2004.
Helen graces the November 2005 issue of Redbook Magazine.
Helen is one of only two actresses to win a Golden Globe, an Oscar and an Emmy in the same calendar year (1998). The other actress is Liza Minelli.
Helen won a "Best Actress" Oscar for her role in the 1997 movie, As Good as it Gets.
Helen favorite episodes of Mad About You are: 'Our Fifteen Minutes' in season three and in season six 'Moody Blues.' (She won her third Emmy award for this episode.)
Helen favorite movies that she has starred in are The Waterdance and As Good As It Gets. She says she pursued these roles like a bloodhound.
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.