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Helen Hunt to direct self in big-screen drama 'Ride'

Helen Hunt to direct self in big-screen drama 'Ride'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. actress and filmmaker Helen Hunt is to direct herself in "Ride," a big-screen drama she also wrote and produced, Deadline.com reported.

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'Silver Linings Playbook' wins Spirit Awards for Best Feature, Actress and Director

'Silver Linings Playbook' wins Spirit Awards for Best Feature, Actress and Director

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- "Silver Linings Playbook" scored the Best Feature prize at Saturday's Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica, Calif.
More than 160 2013 Oscar nominees gather for lunch at Beverly Hilton

More than 160 2013 Oscar nominees gather for lunch at Beverly Hilton

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Seventeen of this year's 20 Oscar-nominated actors and actresses attended a luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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'Lincoln' leads with 12 Oscar nods; 'Life of Pi' grabs 11

'Lincoln' leads with 12 Oscar nods; 'Life of Pi' grabs 11

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- "Lincoln," director Steven Spielberg's drama about the last months of the 16th American president's life, leads the field with 12 Oscar nominations.
'Lincoln,' 'Django,' 'Argo' lead Golden Globe nods

'Lincoln,' 'Django,' 'Argo' lead Golden Globe nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg's historical drama "Lincoln" was nominated for a leading seven Golden Globe Awards, including Best Drama, in Los Angeles Thursday morning.
'Marigold,' 'Playbook,' 'Les Miz' snag key SAG nominations

'Marigold,' 'Playbook,' 'Les Miz' snag key SAG nominations

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood's Screen Actors Guild nominated "Argo," "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," "Les Miserables," "Lincoln" and "Silver Linings Playbook" for Best Ensemble.
'Lincoln,' 'Les Miserables' lead Critics' Choice Award nods

'Lincoln,' 'Les Miserables' lead Critics' Choice Award nods

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Director Steven Spielberg's historical drama "Lincoln" was nominated for a record 13 Critics' Choice Awards in Los Angeles Tuesday.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 15, 2012.
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Michigan filmmakers on lobbying warpath

Michigan filmmakers on lobbying warpath

DETROIT, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Filmmakers said the $25 million Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder budgeted for industry incentives is not enough to help the industry thrive in the state.
Underwood to make debut in 'Surfer' film

Underwood to make debut in 'Surfer' film

NEW YORK, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. country music star Carrie Underwood's big-screen debut will come this spring in a movie about Bethany Hamilton, a surfer who lost an arm in a shark attack.
Hunt in talks for Tierney's TV role

Hunt in talks for Tierney's TV role

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Helen Hunt is in talks to replace Maura Tierney, who is undergoing treatments for breast cancer, in the new TV series "Parenthood," The Hollywood Reporter said.
Izzard, Dennehy sign up for 'Day' jobs

Izzard, Dennehy sign up for 'Day' jobs

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- British comedian and actor Eddie Izzard has joined the cast of director Richard Levine's big-screen drama "Every Day," Variety.com reported.
Gugino signs up for 'Every Day' role

Gugino signs up for 'Every Day' role

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Carla Gugino has signed on to co-star with Liev Schreiber and Helen Hunt in "Every Day," a big-screen drama slated to start filming this month in New York.
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NYP2003040112 - NEW YORK, APRIL 1 (UPI) Actors John Turturro and Helen Hunt take their opening night curtain call bows on March 31, 2003 for their Broadway play "Life (X) 3" which opened at the Circle in the Square theatre. nn/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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Helen Elizabeth Hunt (born June 15, 1963) is an American actress, film director, and screenwriter. She starred in the sitcom Mad About You for seven years, before being cast in the romantic comedy As Good as It Gets (for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress) and The Curse of the Jade Scorpion. Some of her other Hollywood credits include Twister, Cast Away, What Women Want and Pay It Forward. She made her directorial debut in 2007 with Then She Found Me.

Hunt was born in Culver City, California, the daughter of Jane Elizabeth (née Novis), a photographer, and Gordon Hunt, a film director and acting coach. Her uncle, Peter H. Hunt, is also a director, and her maternal grandmother, Dorothy Fries (née Anderson) was a voice coach. Her paternal grandmother was Jewish and her mother was Methodist. She spent part of her childhood in New York City and later attended the University of California at Los Angeles.

Hunt began working in the 1970s as a child actress. Her early roles included an appearance as Murray Slaughter's daughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, alongside Lindsay Wagner in an episode of The Bionic Woman, and a regular role in the television series The Swiss Family Robinson. She appeared as a marijuana-smoking classmate on an episode of The Facts of Life. She also appeared as a young woman who, while on PCP, jumps out of a second-story window in a 1982 after school special called Desperate Lives (a scene which she mocked during a Saturday Night Live monologue in 1994). In the mid-1980s, she had a recurring role on St. Elsewhere as Clancy Williams, girlfriend of Dr. Jack "Boomer" Morrison. She remains well known for one of her earliest roles as Jennie in Bill: On His Own, costarring Mickey Rooney.

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