Helen Hunt
Helen Hunt
Real Name/Full Name Helen Elizabeth Hunt
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Helen Elizabeth Hunt
Birth Place: Culver City, California, U.S.
Date Of Birth/Birthday: June 15, 1963
Age/How Old: 60 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 170 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
Weight: In Kilograms – 58 Kg
In Pounds – 128 lbs
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Blonde
Parents Name: Father – Gordon Hunt
Mother – Jane Elizabeth
Siblings: Colleen Hunt
School: Providence High School, Burbank, California
College: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Religion: Methodist
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Divorced
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Hank Azaria ​(m. 1999; div. 2000)
Kids/Children Name: Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan and Emmett Carnahan.
Profession: Actress and filmmaker
Net Worth: $80 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Famous for portraying Jamie Buchman’s role in Mad About You, Helen Hunt is an outstanding actress and filmmaker. Her other notable roles include Carol Connelly in As Good as It Gets and Cheryl Cohen-Greene in The Sessions. As far as films are concerned, she has appeared in The Miracle Season, Soul Surfer, Bobby, Pay It Forward, What Women Want, Cast Away, and Twister.

As for directing, she is the director of some Mad About You revival, Feud: Bette and Joan, American Housewife, This is Us, and House of Lies episodes. She was also the director of films such as Ride, and Then She Found Me. Consequently, she has won awards and nominations, gained fame, and accumulated a huge net worth.

Well, how well do you know about Helen Hunt? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Helen Hunt’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Helen Hunt to date.

Biography and Early Life

Helen Hunt was born in 1963 on 15th June as Helen Elizabeth Hunt. She was born in Culver City, California, to Gordon Hunt and Jane Elizabeth. Her mother was a photographer. On the other hand, her father is a Jack of many trades, having worked as an acting coach and a voice, film, and stage director.

She has other relatives in the show business, such as her paternal grandmother Dorothy Fries who worked as a voice coach. There is also Hunt’s uncle, Peter H. Hunt, who is a director. Helen has a sibling by the name of Colleen Hunt.

She was only three when her family left Culver City, California, for New York City, New York. While there, her father worked as a theatre director, and she could attend plays some times. Growing up, Helen Hunt underwent acting coaching and also ballet training.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Helen Hunt in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Helen Hunt’s age is 60 years old as of today’s date 20th May 2024 having been born on 15 June 1963. Though, she is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 128 lbs in Pound and 58 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Hazel and hair color is Blonde.


Helen Hunt attended Providence High School, which is in Burbank, California. Upon graduating, she joined the University of California, Los Angeles, to further her studies. However, her stay there was relatively brief since she only lasted for a month.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Helen Hunt tied the knot with actor Hanz Azaria in 1999 on 17th July. It is important to note that the courting period was quite long since they had dated since 1994. However, the marriage didn’t last for long, and they had divorced 17 months down the line. After all, they divorced in 2000 on 18th December. That’s when she relocated to New York to focus on theatre.

After the divorce, around 2001, she started dating Mathew Carnahan. During this relationship, Helen welcomed her firstborn in 2004, and the couple gave the bouncing baby girl the name Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan. It is important to note that Mathew had a son from a previous relationship called Emmett Carnahan, born in 1998. However, the two ended their relationship in 2017 due to trust issues.

These are not the only relationships that Helen Hunt has had. In 1986, she was in a relationship with Matthew Broderick, an actor. Between 1991 and 1992, she was dating Doc O’Conner. Then, she started dating another actor, Eric Stoltz, in 1992, not long after the previous relationship’s breakup. At one point, she was also the girlfriend of lyricist Adam Guettel.

Is Helen Hunt Lesbian?

The sexual orientation of Helen Hunt is straight. She was dating as early as 1986, if not even earlier than that. Over the years, she has been in various relationships with different partners. They include dam Guettel, Eric Stoltz, Doc O’Conner, Matthew Broderick, Hank Azaria, and Mathew Carnahan. They are all men, which shows that she is not a lesbian. She has never been involved romantically with a fellow woman either. Therefore, besides not being gay, she is also not bisexual.

Professional Career

It is important to note that Helen Hunt’s acting career began in the 1970s when she was a chance. Her roles then included appearing in The Mary Tyler Moore Show as Murray Slaughter’s daughter and The Swiss Family Robinson. Other roles were in The Facts of Life, Desperate Lives, Highway to Heaven, St. Elsewhere, Quarterback Princess, Bill: On His Own, and It Takes Two.

In the mid-1980s, she started appearing in teenage movies, and the first significant role was in Trancers. She appeared in many other films until her most famous role of Jamie Buchman in Mad About You from 1992 to 1999. Around that time, she also appeared in Twister and As Good as it Gets.

Besides acting, Hunt has also directed several films and television series. They include Mad About You revival, Feud: Bette and Joan, American Housewife, This is Us, House of Lies, Ride, and Then She Found Me. As an actress or a director, her recent works on stage between 2019 and 2021,iare Working, The Politician, World on Fire, I See You, The Night Clerk, and How it Ends.


So far, Helen Hunt has received at least 15 awards and 31 nominations. Some of the awards are an Academy Award, 4 American Comedy Awards, 4 Emmy Awards (Primetime), and 4 Golden Globe Awards. Others include a Hollywood Film Awards, an Independent Spirit Award, a People’s Choice Award, a Satellite Award, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. She has also been nominated for these awards and Saturn Awards, MTV Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, and BAFTA Awards.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Helen Hunt in 2024

Helen Hunt Net Worth
Helen Hunt Net Worth

As of 2024, Helen Hunt’s net worth is approximately $80 million. Such a huge figure doesn’t come as a surprise for apparent reasons. She has been in the show business since 1972, which is almost half a century ago. Over the years, Hunt has made appearances in many films and television series. In addition to that, she is also a filmmaker, which is also an income-generating venture. She has amassed a huge net worth through acting and directing.

Given her many achievements, Helen Hunt is a woman worth emulating. She has shown how hard work can be rewarding. Her acting skills could be of no use if she didn’t want to work. However, that’s not the path she chose, which is why she is famous with a huge net worth.


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