Helen Hunt was born on June 15, 1963 in Culver City. Her father, Gordon, is a known film director while her mother Jane Elizabeth was a photographer. The statuesque blonde actress is known for her acting prowess, clearly shown in the many Hollywood movies she appeared in, although she is most popular for playing the role of Jamie Buchman in the sitcom Mad About You. The show earned her 7 Emmy nominations, 4 Emmy awards, 6 Golden Globe nominations and 4 Golden Globe awards. She grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of California.
Born a Star
Helen was born to a family of artists. Apart from her parents, her uncle Peter Hunt was a film director, and her maternal grandmother was a voice coach. During the 1970’s, Helen was already working a child actress, as if she knew it was written in her stars that she would be a famed Hollywood actress. At the tender age of 8, she was already studying acting under the guidance of her father. Just a year later, she made her professional debut and began a successful career in film, television, and even theater.
Helen graduated from the Providence High School in California, but was already able to secure a number of acting jobs. She was a child actress in many shows, including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Swiss Family Robinson, and in one episode of The Bionic Woman. She also appeared in a number of television movies during the 70’s, such as Pioneer Woman, Death Scream, All Together Now, Having Babies, The Spell, Transplant, and Child Bride of Short Creek.
Big Screen and Television
Helen’s talent in acting, not to mention her charming smile and connection to the camera made her an extremely resilient actress, succeeding in many shows she starred in, whether it be for television or the big screen.