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  • Helen Hunt

    Born on December 31, 1969 in Los Angeles, California

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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

Helen Hunt in the news

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John Hawkes: 'Surrogate' Role Left Spine With 'Not Enough Movement'

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Jan 27th 2012, 5:20AM

Jan 27th 2012, 5:20AM

Early Edition: Helen Hunt Plays 'Surrogate,' Jane Lynch Joins 'Stooges,' New 'Transformers' Photos

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Apr 28th 2011, 4:00AM

Apr 28th 2011, 4:00AM

Carrie Underwood to Make Film Debut in Surfer Flick

Posted by
Peter Martin on Feb 4th 2010, 10:51AM

Feb 4th 2010, 10:51AM

Carrie Underwood Headed to the Big Screen

Posted by
Bob Cannon on Feb 4th 2010, 6:15AM

Feb 4th 2010, 6:15AM

The Best of Disaster Porn: Historical Landmarks Blown to Bits For Our Viewing Pleasure (VIDEO)

Posted by
Bob Cannon on Nov 10th 2009, 1:15PM

Nov 10th 2009, 1:15PM

Cinematical Rewind: Actors Who Could Play Siblings

Posted by
Cinematical staff on Jul 8th 2009, 6:02PM

Jul 8th 2009, 6:02PM

Co-Star Showdown: Collette + Hoffman v. Hunt + Schreiber

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Oct 3rd 2008, 4:02PM

Oct 3rd 2008, 4:02PM

Cinematical Seven: Actors Who Could Play Siblings, etc.

Posted by
Jeffrey M. Anderson on Jul 22nd 2008, 5:02PM

Jul 22nd 2008, 5:02PM

Actress Bites: Keira Knightley, Helen Hunt, and Samantha Morton

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Mar 10th 2008, 4:32PM

Mar 10th 2008, 4:32PM

AFI Dallas Announces: DeNiro, Theron, Hunt, and a Bunch of Films

Posted by
Peter Martin on Mar 7th 2008, 1:32PM

Mar 7th 2008, 1:32PM

Cuban to Interview Eisner at SXSW

Posted by
Kim Voynar on Feb 26th 2008, 1:32PM

Feb 26th 2008, 1:32PM

SXSW Lineup Includes 'Harold and Kumar' Sequel

Posted by
Jette Kernion on Jan 16th 2008, 5:02AM

Jan 16th 2008, 5:02AM

TIFF Watch: ThinkFilm Wants to 'Battle in Seattle'

Posted by
Eric D. Snider on Sep 13th 2007, 8:32PM

Sep 13th 2007, 8:32PM

TIFF Review: Then She Found Me

Posted by
Ryan Stewart on Sep 13th 2007, 3:02PM

Sep 13th 2007, 3:02PM

TIFF Watch: ThinkFilm Buys Helen Hunt's Directorial Debut

Posted by
Eric D. Snider on Sep 8th 2007, 1:31PM

Sep 8th 2007, 1:31PM

Helen Hunt Turns to Directing

Posted by
Erik Davis on Sep 12th 2006, 12:02PM

Sep 12th 2006, 12:02PM

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