Her mother, Jane Elizabeth, worked as a photographer, and her father, Gordon Hunt was a film, acting coach, stage director. She spent her wonderful childhood in Los Angeles with her joined the family.When Helen Hunt was three years old, her family moved to New York City, where her father was a theater director. Hunt belongs to American nationality and regarding his, the actress is a White.Her portrayal as Jamie Buchman in the sitcom Mad About You (1992–1999) earned her four Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, whereas her role as Carol Connelly in the romantic comedy film As Good as It Gets (1997), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Hunt's paternal grandmother was from a German-Jewish family, while Hunt's other grandparents were of English descent (her maternal grandfather was born in England), with a Methodist religious background.
Her early roles included an appearance as Murray Slaughter's daughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, alongside Lindsay Wagner in an episode of The Bionic Woman, an appearance in an episode of Ark II called "Omega", and a regular role in the television series The Swiss Family Robinson.
They have one young daughter named Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan, born on .
Helen Elizabeth Hunt (born June 15, 1963) is an American actress, director, and screenwriter.
Her other notable films include Twister (1996), Cast Away (2000), What Women Want (2000), Pay It Forward (2000), Bobby (2006), Soul Surfer (2011) and The Miracle Season (2018).