Artist Bio

Helen Hunt

Helen Hunt has enjoyed a distinguished career not only as an award-winning actor, but as an accomplished writer, director and producer. As an actress, her extensive and diverse body of work includes roles in film, theater and television.       

Hunt’s latest rolhle is as Rainey in Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal’s Blindspotting, a television adaptation of the acclaimed film of the same name. The series garnered a nomination for the Best New Scripted Series at the 2022 Film Independent Spirit Awards. Hunt can next be seen in the upcoming season of HBO Max’s Hacks American comedy-drama television series created by Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky. 

In 2022, Hunt undertook a residency at The Old Vic Theatre, portraying a character in Eureka Day. This play delves into the lives of parents serving on the Executive Committee of a progressive private school in Berkeley, California. When faced with a public health crisis, their professed acceptance of diversity is put to the test, revealing their true nature. Written by Jonathan Spector and directed by Katy Rudd, this production marks the European premiere of a highly acclaimed narrative. Alongside Hunt, the cast included Kirsten Foster, Mark McKinney, Ben Schnetzer and Susan Kelechi Watson. 

In 2019, Hunt revived her role as Jamie Buchman for another season of the hit show Mad About You opposite Paul Reiser. The show returned as a limited series on Spectrum Originals with all episodes available on demand.     

In 2012 Hunt’s performance in The Sessions earned her an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female and notations in the same category by the Academy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, SAG Awards, Broadcast Film Critics’ Awards and the BAFTA Awards.  The film premiered in competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and took home the Audience Award as well as the jury prize for Best Ensemble.   

Other film credits include: Netflix’s Comedy Candy Jar, Ride (which Hunt also co-wrote, produced, and directed), Decoding Annie Parker, Soul Surfer, Every Day, Bobby, Then She Found Me (which Hunt again also co-wrote, produced and directed), As Good As It Gets, What Women Want, Castaway, A Good Woman, Woody Allen’s The Curse Of The Jade Scorpion, Robert Altman’s Dr. T And The Women, Pay It Forward and Twister. Hunt can last be seen in How It Ends, Michael Cristopher’s The Night Clerk and Adam Randall’s thriller I See You. Early career film credits are: The Waterdance, Kiss Of Death, Mr. Saturday Night, Peggy Sue Got Married, Next Of Kin, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Project X and Miles From Home. Additional television credits include Mad About You and the critically acclaimed HBO Miniseries Empire Falls. For her role as Jamie Buchman in Mad About You, Hunt garnered four Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards (three as lead actress and one as Producer for Best Comedy) and a Screen Actors Guild Award.  She was also named “Best Actress” for her role in the film As Good As It Gets for which Hunt won a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and an Oscar.