Award Winning Actress, Accomplished Writer, Director & Producer
Helen Hunt has enjoyed a distinguished career not only as an award-winning actor but also as an accomplished writer, director and producer. As an actress, her extensive and diverse body of work includes roles in film, theater and television. Read More >
When it comes to fighting for equality for women, Helen Hunt, an award-winning actress, writer, director and producer will never be silent. She’s been vocal about equal rights in Hollywood and beyond for over a decade. And she’s not the only one. Hunt’s great-great-grandmother was a pivotal figure in the battle for women's equality — a fact Hunt learned while exploring her family tree on NBC’s Who Do You Think You Are. It fired her up even more to take on the fight. In this conversation, Hunt shares her story of growing up in Hollywood, the sexism she faced and becoming politically engaged, from participating in marches with her daughter to demanding equal rights and opportunity on the set of the reboot of Mad About You. You’ll learn about this incredibly talented woman and what it takes to fight for your rights, whether you are in the film industry or any other place where there is disparity.
It’s no secret that Hollywood is not kind to actresses of a certain age — with fewer and fewer roles available. And yet, it hasn’t stopped Helen Hunt from moving forward and creating her own opportunities to excel. The Oscar-winning actor, writer, director and producer still acts in projects of her own choosing, has written, directed and produced two screenplays and even returned to school. In this conversation, Hunt shares her own journey of reinventing her own life and why it’s never too late to be brave and live your life fully.
There’s an old saying that “empowered women empower women” and no more is that true than for Helen Hunt. The actress, writer, director and producer learned through the years that when women support each other in their careers and lives, nothing can stop them. In this conversation, Hunt reveals the moments that others have helped her along the path of life and had her back — no matter the circumstance — and why there is so much power in supporting each other instead of going it alone.
It’s a fact: Breaking into the entertainment industry is incredibly tough. But it’s still possible. You have to be pro-active creatively as an artist and not wait for the job to be handed to you, says Helen Hunt. And she should know. The actor, writer, director and producer is the daughter of a director/acting teacher. She has been in the business herself for almost 50 years and has won multiple Emmies, Golden Globes and an Academy Award for best actress for As Good as it Gets. In this conversation, Hunt shares her Hollywood journey, along with career advice for those who want to break into the business.
It’s a common misconception that creativity is this crazy talent that can’t be learned — more of a God-given gift. But in fact, we all have the capacity to be creative. It just needs to be encouraged and allowed to flourish. In this conversation, actor, writer, producer and director Helen Hunt shares the tools she uses to reach her full creative potential and how you can nurture innovation and imagination in your kids, as well.
"Helen Hunt was the perfect choice. Helen’s personality, demeanor, sincerity in her message and then message of support for others and women’s empowerment were well received. The fact that she went through so much to get to Dallas and do our event, didn’t go unnoticed. Our attendees and staff were raving about all she did to help us make today happen and we hope you share our words of gratitude. It was hands down a successful event."
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