Helen Elizabeth Hunt (born June 15, 1963) is an American actress, director, and screenwriter.She starred in the sitcom Mad About You for seven years, and played single mother Carol Connelly in the 1997 romantic comedy film As Good as It Gets, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress.A young, laid-back man (Gallagher) is in there too, who claims he begged to be let in.She doesn’t know what to believe and as tensions rise, decides she must escape, regardless of the terrors that potentially await outside…Hunt has also won four Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.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.O filme, que teve estréia no Festival de Cinema de Cannes, baseia-se na história de real de Bobby Sands, um militante do Exército Republicano Irlandês Provisório que liderou uma greve de fome na Maze Prison.
Porém, foi só em 2008 que viu seu nome ganhar certa projeção ao participar do filme de estreia do diretor Steve Mc Queen, Hunger.
Let’s be clear: Cloverfield was a movie about a giant monster with a bat face stumbling around New York – This has nothing to do with that.
The reshoot for rebranding was one of the most cynical marketing exercises of recent years and nearly ruins a brilliant thriller. Goodman is fantastic as the humourless, unhinged doomsday prepper. shades of ‘Psycho’, beginning with the heroine fleeing her past life in a car), with a presumed-ending crescendo half way that leaves little idea where it’s going after that. J.’s Cloverfield tie-in, is tacked on, cliched, and the script devolves to a few swear words.
Some of her other notable films include Twister (1996), Cast Away (2000), What Women Want (2000), Pay It Forward (2000), and The Sessions (2012), the latter garnered her a second Academy Award nomination.
She made her directorial debut in 2007 with Then She Found Me (2007).