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1[[quoteright:300:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/helen_hunt.jpeg]] ²²Helen Elizabeth Hunt (born June 15, 1963 in Culver City, California) is an American actress, director and screenwriter. ²²She rose to prominence with her role in ''Series/MadAboutYou'', for which she won four consecutive Emmy awards. During her film career, she won a UsefulNotes/AcademyAward for the film ''Film/AsGoodAsItGets''. Some of her other notable films include ''{{Film/Twister}}'', ''Film/CastAway'', ''Film/WhatWomenWant'', ''Film/PayItForward'', and ''Film/TheSessions'', the last of which garnered her a second Academy Award nomination. She made her directorial debut in 2007 with ''Then She Found Me''. Hunt has also won four Golden Globe Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.²----²!!Works featuring Helen Hunt with pages on TV Tropes:²* ''WesternAnimation/GaltarAndTheGoldenLance'' (1985)²* ''Film/GirlsJustWantToHaveFun'' (1985)²* ''Film/{{Trancers}}'' (1985)²* ''Film/PeggySueGotMarried'' (1986)²* ''Project X'' (1987) [[Film/ProjectX not this one]].²* ''Film/{{Next of Kin|1989}}'' (1989)²* ''Film/MrSaturdayNight'' (1992)²* ''Series/MadAboutYou'' (1992-1999; 2019-)²* ''Film/KissOfDeath'' (1995)²* ''Film/{{Twister}}'' (1996)²* ''Film/AsGoodAsItGets'' (1997)²* ''Film/WhatWomenWant'' (2000)²* ''Film/PayItForward'' (2000)²* ''Film/CastAway'' (2000)²* ''Film/TheCurseOfTheJadeScorpion'' (2001)²* ''Film/{{Bobby}}'' (2006)²* ''Film/SoulSurfer'' (2011)²* ''Film/TheSessions'' (2012)²* ''Series/WorldOnFire'' (2019)²----²!!Associated tropes:²* CareerResurrection: Pretty much anything she did in TheNewTens was referred to as this by one critic or another, due to the relatively low profile she kept during that decade.²* CreatorsFavorite: Has cited Film/TheSessions as one of the films of which she is most proud, due to its heartfelt, body-positive message.²* DirectedByCastMember: Has directed herself in two films as well as a few episodes of Series/MadAboutYou.²* DoingItForTheArt: Since the mid-2000s, she has chosen to work mainly on low-budget indies rather than large studio productions.²* ItsNotPornItsArt: The fact that she performed multiple full-frontal nude scenes in Film/TheSessions at age 48 made headlines in 2012; Hunt argues that their inclusion was essential to the spirit of the film.²* ReclusiveArtist: Decided to slow her career down to focus on raising her daughter, [[https://www.indiewire.com/2012/09/helen-hunt-talks-baring-all-in-the-sessions-its-getting-too-late-in-my-life-to-care-about-the-small-things-241700/ on which she said]] "it's very healing to me to be a very present mother."²* TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment: The first film she directed, ''Then She Found Me'', was affected by this.²* [[SoMyKidsCanWatch So the Kids Can Watch]]: Feels that teenagers should watch Film/TheSessions to learn about healthy sexuality.²* StarMakingRole: Either Series/MadAboutYou or Film/AsGoodAsItGets, depending on who you ask.²* TomHanksSyndrome: Was initially known for her comedic work on Series/MadAboutYou, but since Film/{{Twister}} and Film/AsGoodAsItGets has shifted more towards dramatic roles.²* {{Typecasting}}: Often plays mothers. In Film/TheSessions, she [[PlayingWithCharacterType deconstructs]] this by portraying a mother who earns a living having sex with strangers.

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