Helen Elizabeth Hunt (born June 15, 1963) is an Emmy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning American actress, perhaps most widely known for her role in the television sitcom Mad About You.
Hunt was born in Culver City, California to photographer Jane Elizabeth Novis and Gordon Hunt, a film director and acting coach. Her maternal grandmother, Dorothy Fries (born Dorothy Anderson) was a voice coach.
Hunt was married to actor Hank Azaria from 1999 until 2000. She has been in a relationship with Matthew Carnahan since 2001 and they have a daughter, Makena'lei Gordon Carnahan, born in 2004.