Fact File Helen Hunt

Are you Mad About Helen Hunt? To celebrate the release of her new movie ‘Then She Found Me’, Movies.ie presents ten fascinating Helen Hunt facts!

In the ‘90s we were ‘Mad About’ Helen Hunt but, since the millennium, everyones favourite American gal has largely vanished from our screens. Now she’s back and proving she can do it all – co-writing, directing, co-producing and starring–in her latest heartfelt dramedy ‘Then She Found Me’.


Synopsis: Following the separation from her husband and the death of her adopted mother, schoolteacher April Epner (Hunt) is contacted by her apparent birth mother, who turns out to be a local talk show host Bernice Graves. As Bernice tries to become the mother to April that she was never able to be, April seems to find solace in the arms of the parent of one of her students (Colin Firth), only to find that the mystery to life’s questions cannot be solved by a simple revelation…

To celebrate the release of the movie, Movies.ie presents a guide to Helen Hunt – in ten handy factoids.


(1)Hunt and her “Mad About You” (1992) co-star, Paul Reiser, were both given $1,000,000 per episode salaries for the 1999 TV season.


(2)In 1999, she did a guest voice on The Simpsons (1989) in episode: #9.16 Dumbbell Indemnity, as Moe’s girlfriend, Renee. The voice of Moe is Hank Azaria, Helen’s real-life love at that time.

(3)She reportedly got the role in Twister (1996) based on her performance in The Waterdance (1992).

(4)She is the daughter of Gordon Hunt, the American actor, voice actor, and director.

(5)She won the lead in As Good as It Gets (1997) after Holly Hunter turned it down.

(6)Has won Four Emmys, four Golden Globes, a Blockbuster Award, two Screen Actors Guild awards, four American Comedy Awards, three Viewers for Quality Television Awards and an Oscar, along with other awards. .

(7)Witnessed the World Trade Centre attacks from the roof of her brand new New York apartment and decided to leave the city right away, but could not get a flight out. She booked a private jet at considerable expense and flew herself and her staff out of Connecticut three days later, the first day they allowed private jets to fly.

(8)Hunt is only the second actress to win a Golden Globe, an Oscar, and an Emmy in the same calendar year. The first was Liza Minnelli in 197

(9)She beat Teri Hatcher for the role of Jamie Buchman in Mad About You (1992) at the final auditions.

(10)Helen asked novelist Robert B. Parker to create a female private detective for her to play. The result was Parker’s series of novels featuring Sunny Randall.


Then She Found Me’ is in Irish cinemas from Friday, September 19th. Check out the trailer below: