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  • Helen Hunt

    Born on June 15, 1963 in Los Angeles, California

awards & nominations

The Sessions (2012)

Helen Hunt as "Cheryl"

Though a childhood bout with polio left him dependent on an iron lung, Mark O'Brien (John Hawkes) maintains a career as a journalist and poet. A writing assignment dealing with sex and the disabled piques Mark's curiosity, and he decides to investigate the possibility of experiencing sex himself. When his overtures toward a caregiver (Annika Marks) scare her away, he books an appointment with sex surrogate Cheryl Cohen Green (Helen Hunt) to lose his virginity.

Academy Award (2012) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012) Nominated Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (2012) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Bobby (2006)

Helen Hunt as "Samantha"

In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman (Anthony Hopkins), hotel manager (William H. Macy), lounge singer (Demi Moore), busboy (Freddy Rodriguez), beautician (Sharon Stone) and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2006) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

As Good as It Gets (1997)

Helen Hunt as "Carol Connelly"

Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) is an obsessive-compulsive writer of romantic fiction who's rude to everyone he meets, including his gay neighbor Simon (Greg Kinnear), but when he has to look after Simon's dog, he begins to soften and, if still not completely over his problems, finds he can conduct a relationship with the only waitress (Helen Hunt) at the local diner who'll serve him.

Academy Award (1997) Won Best Actress
Golden Globe (1997) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1997) Won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Mad About You (1992)

Helen Hunt as "Jamie Buchman"

In this comedy, married New York couple Paul and Jamie Buchman (Paul Reiser, Helen Hunt) share their lives and offer wit and wisdom about relationships. Paul is a documentary filmmaker and Jamie works as a public relations specialist. Together, they grow and mature as they learn the art of staying married and loving it. Along for the ride is their ever-tolerant dog, Murray; Jamie's best friend, Fran; Jamie's sister, Lisa; and Paul's cousin, Ira. Playing recurring characters on the series are veteran actors including Lisa Kudrow and Hank Azaria.

Emmy (Primetime) (1999) Won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (1998) Won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (1998) Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1998) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (1997) Won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (1997) Won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1997) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (1996) Won Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (1996) Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1996) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (1995) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (1995) Won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995) Won Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Emmy (Primetime) (1994) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (1994) Won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Emmy (Primetime) (1993) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (1993) Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy

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