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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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[West End]

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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Helen Hunt News

HACKS Renewed for Season Four at Max

Max has renewed the multi-Emmy® Award-winning comedy series HACKS for a fourth season. The series’ first two seasons received many accolades including awards from Golden Globes, AFI, Peabody, Critics Choice, DGA, SAG®, WGA and GLAAD. Season three premiered to critical acclaim on May 2 and the season finale is now streaming on Max.
TWISTER Arrives on 4K Ultra HD and Digital July 9

Twister, action-packed iconic disaster film directed by Jan de Bont (Speed) will be available for purchase on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital for the first time on July 9. Twister will be available to purchase on July 9 on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc from online and in-store at major retailers. Twister was nominated for two Academy Awards – Best Sound and Best Visual Effects. 
Marcy Carsey To Be Honored at LATW 50th Anniversary Gala at The Broad

Marcy Carsey will be honored at LATW's 50th Anniversary Gala on June 2 at The Broad in Santa Monica. Learn more and join the celebration of her contributions to the entertainment industry.
How Rare Is It for a Straight Play to Release a Cast Recording?

This time, the reader question was: With all of the Stereophonic hype this season, is it uncommon for a play to release a cast recording? How often has that happened in the past?
Broadway Streaming Guide: May 2024 - Where to Watch BRIDGERTON & More

This May, Broadway fans can spring into action with new albums, concerts, and television shows to binge. From the new version of Doctor Who starring Ncuti Gatwa to the recording of Stephen Sondheim's final musical, check out what's coming to streaming services this month!
Video: Watch First Full Trailer for Season 3 of HACKS

Max has just released the first full trailer for Season 3 of the highly acclaimed comedy series Hacks. A year after parting, Deborah Vance (Jean Smart) is riding high off the success of her standup special while Ava (Hannah Einbinder) pursues new opportunities back in Los Angeles. The nine-episode season debuts with two episodes, followed by two new episodes each week, concluding with the season finale on May 30. Watch the trailer here!
Helen Hunt and Dustin Hoffman Cast in New Film from Peter Greenaway

According to reports, stage and screen alums Helen Hunt and Dustin Hoffman have joined the cast of a new film from director Peter Greenaway. The film is said to revolve around a man who is planning his own death, ensuring that everything is organized and ready before he departs.
Helen Hunt-Led BETRAYAL & More Set for Goodman Theatre 2024/25 Season

The Goodman Theatre has revealed its 2024/25 season! See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets.
HACKS to Return May 2; Watch the Teaser Trailer

Emmy®, SAG Award, and Critics Choice Award winner Jean Smart and Emmy®, SAG Award, and Critics Choice Award nominee Hannah Einbinder return alongside Paul W. Downs, Megan Stalter, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Kaitlin Olson, Christopher McDonald, Mark Indelicato, Rose Abdoo, and Lorenza Izzo. Watch the new video trailer!
HACKS Adds Helen Hunt, Christina Hendricks, Christopher Lloyd to Season 3

The new season will include Helen Hunt (“Blindspotting,” “Mad About You,” “Twister,” “As Good as it Gets”), Christina Hendricks (“The Buccaneers,” “Good Girls,” “Mad Men,” “Drive”), Christopher Lloyd (“Back to the Future,” “The Tender Bar,” “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”), Dan Bucatinsky (“Air,” “Scandal,” “The Comeback”), and more.
Video: New Trailer For THIS MUCH I KNOW at Theatre J

Get a first look at an all new trailer for Theatre J's This Much I Know. Written by the highly acclaimed playwright Jonathan Spector, This Much I Know will be directed by Theater J Artistic Director, Hayley Finn, making her directorial debut for the company. 
Hayley Finn Makes Theater J Directoral Debut With THIS MUCH I KNOW

Hayley Finn makes her directorial debut with Theater J's production of 'This Much I Know'. Inspired by the research of Daniel Kahneman, the play explores the fracture of a marriage and the search for self-discovery. Starring Firdous Bamji.
Hal Linden and Sally Struthers Will Lead World Premiere of THE JOURNALS OF ADAM AND EVE

Hal Linden and Sally Struthers will star in the world premiere of a new play – “The Journals of Adam and Eve” by Ed. Weinberger, with a little help from the authors of Genesis, John Milton, and Mark Twain, for six performances only January 18 to 21.
Wake Up With BroadwayWorld November 07th, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is  November 07, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours.
GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN to be Adapted Into a Stage Musical Featuring Hits From the 80s

Get ready as the beloved 80s film, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, is transformed into a stage musical. Featuring iconic hits from the 80s.
Photos: Go Inside The Los Angeles Philharmonic's Gala CELEBRATING FRANK GEHRY

This historic event, which marked the 20th anniversary of the iconic venue, featured Gustavo Dudamel and special guests, including the LA Phil’s Creative Chair for Jazz Herbie Hancock, dancer and choreographer Lucinda Childs, GRAMMY Award-winning R&B singer H.E.R. and violin soloist Geneva Lewis. Check out photos here!
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.


How many Broadway shows has Helen Hunt been in?

Helen Hunt has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Helen Hunt been in?

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

What awards has Helen Hunt been nominated for?

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

What awards has Helen Hunt won?

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

What was Helen Hunt's first West End show?

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

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