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The highly acclaimed and multi-award-winning actress, Helen Hunt, has graced Crestavilla with her presence, poised to impart her wealth of experiences. Her unforgettable portrayal in the sitcom “Mad About You” and her achievement as the second actress ever to clinch a Golden Globe, an Oscar, and an Emmy in a single calendar year, has etched her name in Hollywood history. Helen Hunt’s remarkable journey in the world of film and television undoubtedly promises to be a captivating experience for all in attendance.

Helen Hunt was born on June 15th, 1963, in Culver City, California, where she was surrounded by family who worked in the entertainment industry. Her journey commenced in 1970 when she took her first steps into the world of acting. At such a young age, she made her initial debut on the small screen with early roles on iconic shows like “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and made memorable guest appearances in several other television shows. This marked the beginning of a career that would propel her into the spotlight of Hollywood’s brightest stars.

Helen Hunt’s career boasts a multitude of noteworthy films, including classics like “As Good As It Gets”, “Cast Away”, “Kiss of Death”, “The Sessions”, “Pay It Forward”, “The Miracle of Kathy Miller”, “Soul Surfer”, “Twister”, “Peggy Sue Got Married”, and many others. In each of these diverse and challenging roles, Hunt has proved her amazing acting abilities to the world.

Actress, author and philanthropist Helen Hunt.

One standout moment in her career was her performance in the 2000 drama directed by Mimi Leder, which received widespread acclaim for its heartwarming message. Helen Hunt’s dedication to portraying uplifting social messages on screen is evident, as exemplified by her role in “Pay It Forward,” where she passionately promotes positive changes and inspires audiences. 

Hunt has an impressive list of accolades, including four-time Emmy Award Winner. four-time Golden Globe Award Winner, a Blockbuster Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, four American Comedy Awards, three Viewers for Quality Television Awards, and the highly esteemed Academy Award Winner. Her achievements encompass both her roles as an actress and director, earning her a well-deserved array of distinguished titles and honors.

Hunt has worked alongside Nicolas Cage (Kiss of Death), Tracey Ullman and Morgan Freeman (The Taming of the Shrew), Kevin Spacey (Pay It Forward), Tom Hanks (Cast Away), Bill Paxon (Twister), Paul Reiser (Mad About You), Patrick Swayze and Liam Neeson (Next of Kin), Matthew Broderick (Project X), Sarah Jessica Parker (Girls Just Want to Have Fun), and many more. Given her status among renowned actors and actresses, there’s no doubt that Hunt has hundreds of behind-the-scenes stories to share.

Join us as we welcome Ms. Hunt for a fireside chat on “Reimagining Your Life at Any Age” as part of our Red Carpet Speaker Series hosted by Crestavilla on October 18th at 3p.  

The Red Carpet Speaker Series previously featured the talents of Henry Winkler, award-winning actor, author, director and producers and Frances Mayes, author of Under the Tuscan Sun. Our Red Carpet Speaker Series brings in leaders in literature and the arts and allows audiences to get an intimate glimpsed into their work. RSVP now to experience this opportunity to learn How to Reimagine Your Life at Any Age.