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Bio

Helen Elizabeth Hunt (born June 15, 1963) is an Emmy-, Golden Globe-, and Academy Award-winning American actress, perhaps most widely known for her role in the television sitcom Mad About You.Hunt was born in Culver City, California, the daughter of Jane Elizabeth (née Novis), a photographer, and Gordon Hunt, a film director and acting coach.Her maternal grandmother, Dorothy Fries (née Anderson) was a voice coach, and her uncle, Peter H. Hunt, is also a director.Helen Hunt is of Methodist and Jewish background.Hunt was married to actor Hank Azaria from 1999 until 2000.She has been in a relationship with Matthew Carnahan since 2001 and they have a daughter, Makena'lei Gordon Carnahan, born in 2004.











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Twister

Twister is a 1996 disaster film starring Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton as storm chasers researching tornadoes. It was directed by Jan de Bont. The film was based upon a script by Michael Crichton and his wife, former actress Anne-Marie Martin.In the movie, a team of "storm chasers" try to perfect a data-gathering instrument, designed to be released into the funnel of a tornado, while competing with another better-funded team with a similar device.
June 1969- The film starts in a rural farm, as a severe thunderstorm hits. (They did not feature any downpours of rain in the beginning, just threatening skies and lightning.) Jo's father is watching a TV news report about a tornado warning for Oklahoma County. His wife quickly awakens their daughter, Jo ,and all 3 take off for the storm cellar as a tornado hits the family farm. As lightning flashes all around them, one bolt hits a tree; sending branches crashing to the ground and chickens running. Once inside, his daughter screams that the family dog is still outside, and Jo's father opens the cellar door just in time to let him in. As Jo's mother lights a candle, the twister makes a direct hit on the cellar. The twister turns out to be too powerful, and after a struggle, it rips the door off—which takes Joe's father with it—into the vortex while Jo and her mother scream in horror. Daylight reveals that the tornado destroyed everything it touched.

Awards

Hunt has been recognized extensively in her career. In 1998 she joined Liza Minnelli and Helen Mirren as the three actresses to win a Golden Globe Award, an Academy Award and an Emmy Award in the same year.She is the only actress to win four consecutive Emmys and to win four Blockbuster Entertainment Awards.

Filmography

2007 Then She Found Me
2006 Bobby
2005 Empire Falls
2004 A Good Woman
2001 The Curse of the Jade Scorpion
2000 Dr. T & The Women
2000 Pay It Forward
2000 Cast Away
2000 What Women Want
1998 Mad About You: Season 07
1997 Mad About You: Season 06
1997 Saturday Night Live: Helen Hunt
1997 As Good As It Gets
1996 Twister
1996 Mad About You: Season 05
1996 Greatest Adventure Stories from the Bible: The Nativity
1995 Friends: The One with Two Parts


What Women Want:
Mel Gibson is Nick Marshall, an ad executive who grew up with his Las Vegas showgirl mother - and so has an alpha male view of women, which works well for him when it comes to getting men to buy beer or cars or getting most women (such as a coffee attendant Marisa Tomei at a local shop) to fawn over him. However, just as he thinks he's heading for a promotion, his manager Dan (Alan Alda) informs him that he needs to hire the talents of Darcy McGuire (Helen Hunt) to keep the ad company 'fresh' and get new customers. Thus, his ego is bruised and he gives the cold shoulder to Darcy in the process.


A Good Woman is a 2004 Spanish/Italian/US film based on the Oscar Wilde play Lady Windermere's Fan and directed by Mike Barker.It stars Helen Hunt as serial seductress Mrs. Erlynne, Mark Umbers and Scarlett Johansson as the recently-married Windermeres, Stephen Campbell Moore as the rakish Lord Darlington, and Tom Wilkinson as wealthy bachelor Tuppy.