Hunt’s big breakthrough, however, arrived when she was cast as the engagingly phobic Jamie Buchman in the much-loved NBC sitcom “Mad About You” in 1992.

Costarring with Paul Reiser as a couple facing the ups and downs of marriage, Hunt was so spectacular that she was handed numerous awards, including four consecutive Emmys, from 1996 to 1999, for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, three Golden Globes (1993, 19) for Best Actress in a TV Series (Musical or Comedy), two American Comedy awards (19) for Funniest Female Performer in a TV Series and a 1994 Screen Actors Guild for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series.

Pioneer Woman An offspring of Gordon Hunt, a half-Jewish film director and acting coach, and Jane Novis, a Methodist photographer, Helen Elizabeth Hunt was born on June 15, 1963.

After a string of guest appearances in the early 80s and making such TV films as Angel Dusted (1981), I Think I'm Having a Baby (1981), The Best Little Girl in the World (1981), The Miracle of Kathy Miller (1981), Child Bride of Short Creek (1981), Desperate Lives (1982) and Bill: On His Own (1983), as well as playing a regular role in the series “It Takes Two” (1982), Hunt eventually made an impression with the critics as a high school girl leading her school’s otherwise all-male football team to the state championships in the CBS TV-movie Quarterback Princess (1983), a role that led to her being cast in her first adult role as Clancy Williams, the girlfriend of Dr.

Jack Morrison (David Morse), in the highly popular medical series St. She was then nominated for a Cable Ace Award for her fine guest stint in an episode of the HBO series “The Hitchhiker (1987).” In the mid 80s, Hunt made her second movie, the comedy-romance Waiting to Act (1985).

In between her film and TV career, Hunt made her Broadway debut as Emily Webb in a revival of Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” (1989), co-starring opposite Eric Stoltz and later, Jason Gedrick.

The next decade saw Hunt even busier with her work on the big and small screen.

She starred as Rebecca Miller in the drama series “My Life and Times” (1991), played Blossom in the television movie Into the Badlands (1991), reprised her role of Lena for the sequel Trancers II (1991) and had the title character in the TV movie Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Wojas Smart Story (1991).

Hunt then displayed her extraordinary acting talents as a married editor in Neil Jimenez’s The Waterdance (1992), and was admired as a smart-mouthed, young agent of Buddy Young Jr (Billy Crystal) in Mr. She also appeared in Betty Thomas’ Only You (1992) and in Tim Robbins’ Bob Roberts (1992). Even though Mitchel and Emily are just friends, the former co-stars expressing how much they still care about each other on Twitter definitely gives you flashbacks to when Lilly and Oliver were your OTP.Background: “On a professional level, an Oscar means that your salary suddenly increases by a few million and you get offered a lot more movies which in the past you had to beg to have a chance to read for.” Helen Hunt American television and movie star Helen Hunt won Academy Award’s Best Actress for her star turn as Carol Connelly, a single mother and waitress who becomes involved with Jack Nicholson’s character, in James L. The eye-catching performance also garnered Hunt such awards as a Golden Satellite award, a Golden Globe award, a Screen Actors Guild award, an American Comedy award and a Blockbuster Entertainment award.With newfound popularity, Hunt entered the sphere of the box-office bonanza in 1996 with the summer action blockbuster Twister, playing a scientist tracking tornadoes with her alienated husband (Bill Paxton).With Jan De Bont directing, Hunt was nominated for a Best Female Performance award at the MTV Movies in 1997.Saturday Night (1992), the blockbuster smash hit Twister (1996), Dr.