||Helen Hunt was born on June 15th, 1963, in Culver City, California. Hunt, a three-time Emmy nominee, is the daughter of Gordon Hunt, a prominent acting coach and director. She made her acting debut as a child in the 1973 television movie, "Pioneer Women".|
Hunt has starred in numerous other television films: "Into the Badlands," "Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Smart Story" and "In the Company of Darkness." Hunt also starred on the series "My Life and Times," and had a recurring role on "St. Elsewhere". She also made a guest appearance on the HBO series, "The Hitchhiker," for which she was nominated for a Cable Ace Award.
In 1989, she achieved her dream of performing on Broadway when she was cast in "Our Town." Her other stage work includes Bianca in the 1990 'Shakespeare in the Parks' production of "The Taming of the Shrew," with Tracey Ullman and Morgan Freeman. In between her TV and stage performances, Hunt continued to work in features, including "Peggy Sue Got Married" and "Miles from Home" with Richard Gere.
Hunt has been nominated for three Emmys ('93,'94,'95) for best actress in a Comedy Series. In addition to her Emmy nominations, Hunt has also been nominated for an American Television award. She has won the Golden Globe Award twice as Best Actress in a Comedy Series, as well as being voted Best Actress by Viewers for Quality Television.