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Helen Hunt is an American actress and filmmaker. Hunt portrayed Jamie Buchman in the sitcom Mad About You, which earned her three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy and four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Hunt won the Academy Award for Best Actress for starring as Carol Connelly in the romantic comedy As Good as It Gets. She also earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress while her portraying the role of Cheryl Cohen-Greene in The Sessions. Her other notable films include Twister, Cast Away, What Women Want, Pay It Forward, Bobby, Soul Surfer, and The Miracle Season.
Hunt's theatre credits include Viola in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, at Lincoln Center, Our Town, and Life (x) 3.
She reprised the role of Jamie Buchman in the Mad About You revival, which premiered in the form of a limited series, by Spectrum Originals.

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Encores! Off-Center Revival, 2019
Performer [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2003

Broadway Revival, 1988
Emily Webb [Replacement]

Helen Hunt Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 1983 - Director of the Year

Terry Hands, Cyrano De Bergerac, RSC

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White Heron Theatre Company Opens BLITHE SPIRIT July 10

White Heron Theatre Company of Nantucket will open it's first production of the 2023 summer season, Blithe Spirit, by Noël Coward (Present Laughter, Private Lives) and directed by Skip Greer. Greer returns to Nantucket after directing 2017's Outside Mullingar for White Heron.

BWW Interview: Barry Brisco Proudly Assures That LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD

Barry Brisco’s Love is a Battlefield returns to the Hollywood Fringe Festival after nine years opening June 10, 2023, at the Limbic Arthouse. Barry directs his based-on-real-life script with the cast of Roy Fowler, Ian James, Johnny Manibusan, Michael C. Morello, Navene Shata, Jamarr Tillman and Arielle Thomas.

Photos: Get a First Look at OUR TOWN at Syracuse Stage

Check out photos of Our Town at Syracuse Stage!

VIDEO: Watch The Set Construction For OUR TOWN at Syracuse Stage

What does 3/4 of a mile of rope, with every inch of it painted black, and 5’ tall, 5” diameter steel pipe filled with concrete get you? The OUR TOWN set at Syracuse Stage! Watch as over the course of 2 full work days the Syracuse Stage Scene Shop and Paint Shop put together the centerpiece of the OUR TOWN set.

Linda Emond, Wesley Taylor & More Join ONLY MURDERS IN THE BUILDING Season Three

Linda Emond, Wesley Taylor, and Jeremy Shamos have joined the upcoming third season of Only Murders in the Building in recurring roles. Season three of the hit comedy will also feature Steve Martin, Martin Short, Selena Gomez, Meryl Streep, Ashley Park, Jesse Williams, Paul Rudd, and Andrea Martin. It is set to follow the making of a Broadway show.


STARZ has unveiled the trailer and key art for season two of its half-hour comedy series “Blindspotting.” “Blindspotting” is co-created by Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs, with Casal also starring in the series alongside Emmy® winner Jasmine Cephas Jones and Academy Award®- winner Helen Hunt. Watch the video trailer now!

OUR TOWN Comes to Syracuse Stage Next Month

Syracuse Stage Artistic Director Robert Hupp and Managing Director Jill Anderson announced the next production in their 2022/2023 season, and it’s one for the ages. Thornton Wilder’s cherished and frequently produced play, Our Town, runs Wednesday, March 29 through Sunday, April 16 at Syracuse Stage in the Archbold Theatre. Robert Hupp will direct the production.

THE TEMPEST: An Immersive Experience Comes to The Shakespeare Center LA

The Shakespeare Center LA and After Hours Theatre Company announce the premiere of The Tempest: An Immersive Experience, a fully reimagined immersive performance based on William Shakespeare's The Tempest.  The director is Ben Donenberg, Shakespeare Center LA Artistic Director; Graham Wetterhahn is the Producing Artistic Director at After Hours Theatre Company. 

STORY/TELLER ARTS: Martyna Majok on Cost of Living to be Presented by The Center for Fiction & TCG

The Center for Fiction and Theatre Communications Group will co-present Story/Teller Arts: Martyna Majok on Cost of Living with Naveen Kumar and David Zayas on November 16 at 7pm ET at The Center for Fiction, 15 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, and via livestream.

Paul Reiser Brings New Comedy Tour To The Van Wezel

Comedian, actor, television writer, author and musician PAUL REISER is one of Hollywood's most prolific creatives—and he shows no signs of slowing down. Paul Reiser will be bringing his newest standup tour to the Van Wezel on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets on sale now.

Special Offer: PAUL REISER at The Keswick Theatre

Special Offer: Paul Reiser at the Keswick Theatre on November 11th. Comedian, actor, television writer, author, and musician Paul Reiser has spent the last 30+ years acting in Oscar and Emmy award-winning movies and TV shows. He was voted one of Comedy Central's 'Top 100 Comedians of All Time.'

Comedian Paul Reiser is Coming to The Bushnell in November

 Emmy-winning actor-comedian Paul Reiser is heading to The Bushnell's intimate Belding Theatre on Saturday, November 12 at 8:00pm. From standup to Stranger Things, Paul Reiser is one of Hollywood’s most prolific talents.

Review Roundup: EUREKA DAY, Starring Helen Hunt

The Old Vic and Sonia Friedman Productions just celebrated opening night of Eureka Day, the European premiere production of Jonathan Spector's multi award-winning play at The Old Vic, directed by Katy Rudd (The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Camp Siegfried).

Review: EUREKA DAY, Old Vic

Jonathan Spector’s much-anticipated comedy Eureka Day starring Helen Hunt explores how a group of people with the same overt goals can diverge so wildly in their approaches to meeting them. By making its lead an opponent of vaccination, though, it treads a dangerous path.

Photos: First Look at Helen Hunt in EUREKA DAY

The Old Vic and Sonia Friedman Productions have released a first look at Eureka Day, the European premiere production of Jonathan Spector’s multi award-winning play at The Old Vic, directed by Katy Rudd (The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Camp Siegfried). 

Jonathan Spector's THIS MUCH I KNOW Opens Tomorrow Night

Aurora Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Jonathan Spector's new play, THIS MUCH I KNOW. This work represents a return to Aurora for Spector, whose previous collaboration on EUREKA DAY achieved critical acclaim and won every Bay Area new play award. EUREKA DAY was an original work commissioned by Aurora Theatre Company through its ORIGINATE + GENERATE program.

EUREKA DAY Leads Our Top Ten Shows for September

Here are some of September's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features.

South Orange Performing Arts Center Announces Fall 2022 Comedy Lineup

A clean comedian, “the funniest woman in the world,” an SNL veteran and a 90s sitcom star walk into a bar, well, performing arts center.

Cast Announced To Join Helen Hunt in EUREKA DAY at the Old Vic

The Old Vic and Sonia Friedman Productions have announced the cast and creative team for Jonathan Spector's multi award-winning Eureka Day, which has its European premiere at The Old Vic this September, directed by Katy Rudd (The Ocean at the End of the Lane, Camp Siegfried).

Helen Hunt to Star in European Premiere of Jonathan Spector's EUREKA DAY

Academy, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winner Helen Hunt will star in a new production of EUREKA DAY. Find out when the show is running, how to get ticket and more.


Helen Hunt has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Helen Hunt has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Helen Hunt has been nominated for the Director of the Year award at the Olivier Awards for her work on Cyrano De Bergerac with the RSC.

Helen Hunt has won the Director of the Year award at the Olivier Awards for her work on Cyrano De Bergerac with the RSC.

Helen Hunt's next show will be Eureka Day which opens on 9/23/2022 on West End.

Helen Hunt's first West End show was Eureka Day which opened in 2022

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