Helen Hunt Wiki, Bio, Age, Net Worth, and Other Facts

Helen Hunt Wiki, Bio, Age, Net Worth, and Other Facts

Below is a compiled list of the most interesting facts about Helen Hunt. Check it out!

Helen Hunt began studying acting at the age of eight with her father, respected director and acting coach Gordon Hunt. A year later she made her professional debut and afterwards worked steadily in films, theatre and television.


Interesting Facts about Helen Hunt

  • Was up for the role of Tabitha Stephens on Bewitched (1964).
  • Frequents Hawaii, which she first visited when she was 14. Says, “It’s where I feel right. I can write here, think, chill and get a clear head.”.
  • 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]
  • Is one of 3 actresses to have won the Best Actress Oscar (hers being for As Good as It Gets (1997)) and the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy (hers being for Mad About You (1992)). The other actresses are Loretta Young and Shirley Booth.
  • Hunt did a guest voice role on “The Simpsons: Dumbbell Indemnity (1998)” as Moe’s girlfriend, Renee; the voice of Moe is Hank Azaria, Helen’s real-life husband at that time.
  • Asked novelist Robert B. Parker to create a female private detective for her to play. The result was Parker’s series of novels featuring Sunny Randall.
  • After divorcing Hank Azaria, she moved to New York, intending to do theater work, especially William Shakespeare. [2000]
  • Got the lead in As Good as It Gets (1997) after Holly Hunter turned it down.
  • Friends with Mindy Cohn.
  • Appearing at the Circle in the Square Theatre’s production of Yasmina Reza’s play, “Life (x) 3”. [March 2003]
  • Is one of 14 actresses to have won both the Best Actress Academy Award and the Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical Golden Globe for the same performance; hers being for As Good as It Gets (1997). The others, in chronological order, are: Judy Holliday for Born Yesterday (1950), Julie Andrews for Mary Poppins (1964), Barbra Streisand for Funny Girl (1968), Liza Minnelli for Cabaret (1972), Glenda Jackson for A Touch of Class (1973), Diane Keaton for Annie Hall (1977), Sissy Spacek for Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980), Cher for Moonstruck (1987), Jessica Tandy for Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Gwyneth Paltrow for Shakespeare in Love (1998), Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line (2005), Marion Cotillard for La Vie En Rose (2007), and Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook (2012).
  • Got the role in Twister (1996) based on her performance in The Waterdance (1992).

Personal Quotes by Helen Hunt

The Oscar sits on some shelf above my desk. If there was an earthquake, I could actually be killed by my own Academy Award.

- Helen Hunt

But the truth is I wanted to have my daughter for so long. It’s not the kind of thing you can visit, motherhood. Especially in the early years. Now she’s eight, and I’m still not going to go anywhere.

- Helen Hunt

I actually have a life I said I wanted to have. I wanted to tell stories I want and be with my family. I’m whispering it, because I’m a quarter Jewish and afraid it’s all going to be taken away.

- Helen Hunt

I worked before I had my daughter, enough for three actresses.

- Helen Hunt

I wanted to have a personal life that I fully inhabited, not because I am such a great mom, but for me.

- Helen Hunt