Helen Hunt High School:
|Providence High School, Burbank, California|
Helen Hunt College:
|UCLA (dropped out after one semester)|
Helen Hunt was raised in New York City by her photographer mother and film director father. When she was a child, she attended the plays her father directed several times a week, which sparked her interest in performance. When she was 9, her family moved back to her birthplace of California and she landed her first acting job a year later. Throughout the 70's she would receive countless roles on popular television shows, even working while attending Providence High School in Burbank. Upon graduating from high school in 1981, the young star had already transitioned into film, so after less than one semester at UCLA she returned to the screen. Today she is best known for her beloved role on television series Mad About You, but in addition, she has won a Golden Globe and Academy Award for her lead turn in As Good as It Gets and owns a production company under Sony Entertainment.