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Helen Elizabeth Hunt was born on 15 June 1963, in Culver City, California USA, into the family of Jane Elizabeth, a photographer, and Gordon E. Hunt, a film director and acting coach. She is an actress, film director and screenwriter loved by audiences and valued by critics as evidenced by her being the winner of four Emmy awards, four Golden Globe awards, and two Screen Actors Guild awards.
So just how rich is Helen Hunt? Sources estimated that her net worth grosses over $55 million as of mid-2016, earned this while working in the film industry in a career now spanning over 40 years.
Helen Hunt Net Worth $55 Million
Helen Hunt’s net worth has been accumulated beginning in her childhood, as she began being just seven years old in ‘The Mary Moore Show’ a sitcom created by James L. Brooks and ‘Burns and Allen’. Moreover, Hunt had a regular role in television series ‘The Swiss Family Robinson’ action and adventure series directed by Christian I. Nyby II and Leslie H. Martinson. Helen added to her net worth while playing the role of Sharon McNamara in the TV film ‘Having Babies’, Kristina Matchett in ‘The Spell’, Janice Hurley in ‘Transplant’, Naomi in ‘Child Bride of Short Creek’, Lizzie Eaton in ‘Angel Dusted’, Kathy Miller in ‘The Miracle of Kathy Miller’ and Sandy Cameron in ‘Desperate Lives’. In 1982, Hunt contributed significantly to her net worth by starring in a whole season of the sitcom ‘It Takes Two’ created by Susan Harris. Later, she starred in TV films including the biographical ‘Bill: On His Own’ directed by Anthony Page; the fact-based drama film ‘Quarterback Princess’ directed by Noel Black; a film based on true facts ‘Choices of the Heart’ directed by Joseph Sargent; ‘Shooter’ directed by Gary Nelson, ‘Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Wojas Smart Story’ directed by Joyce Chopra; and the western horror film ‘Into the Badlands’ directed by Sam Pillsburry. All added to her wealth.
The television role that brought Helen Hunt most recognition, awards, financial success and so a sharp jump in net worth was the role of Jamie Stemple Buchman in the sitcom created by Paul Reiser and Danny Jacobson ‘Mad About You’ which was broadcast from 1992 ’til 1999. It brought Helen two Golden Globe Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Meanwhile, Hunt was also starring on the big screen, adding to her net worth, in the science fiction film ‘Trancers’ directed and produced by Charles Band; the dance film co-starring with Sarah Jessica Parker and directed by Alan Metter ‘Girls Just Want to Have Fun’; science fiction-thriller film ‘Project X’ co-starring with Matthew Broderick, directed by Jonathan Kaplan; and the musical ‘The Frog Prince’ directed by Jackson Hunsicker among others.
However, the films that increased Helen’s net worth the most and brought her further nominations and awards were ‘Twister’ – a disaster drama film directed by Jan de Bont; ‘As Good as It Gets’, a romantic comedy film directed by James L. Brooks; ‘What Women Want’ directed by Nancy Meyers; ‘Pay It Forward’ directed by Mimi Leder; ‘Cast Away’ – an adventure drama film directed and produced by Robert Zemeckis; ‘Bobby’ – a drama film written and directed by Emilio Estevez; ‘Then She Found Me’, a comedy-drama film directed by herself; and ‘The Sessions’, a drama film written and directed by Ben Lewin.
In her personal life, Helen Hunt married actor Hank Azaria in 1999, but they divorced in 2000. She has since been in a relationship with Matthew Carnahan, and they have a daughter together.