Jane Elizabeth Novis was a known photographer and belongs to a family with one-on-one legendaries. However, she rose to prominence because of her daughter Helen Hunt, who is an eminent actress and director.
Jane Elizabeth Novis’s Family
Jane Elizabeth Novis was born on 19 April 1938, in California, United States, to Edward Norman Novis and Dorothy Jane Anderson, a voice coach. She has one sibling brother, James Edward Novis, and one half-sibling sister, Catherine C. Fries. Jane was married to Gordon. Gordon Hunt was born on April 26, 1929, and he died on December 17, 2016, and was a film, voice, and stage director and acting coach. Gordon’s brother, Peter H. Hunt was also a director. Jane and Gordon are proud parents of two children, a son named Colleen Hunt, and a daughter, Helen Hunt.
Helen Elizabeth Hunt was born on June 15, 1963, in Culver City, California. When she was three, her family moved to New York City, where her father directed theatre and she attended plays as child several times a week. She studied ballet, and briefly attended the University of California, Los Angeles. In 1994, she started dating actor Hank Azaria and got married in 1999. The marriage didn’t last long and they were divorced 17 months later. In 2001, she began a relationship with producer Matthew Carnahan. They had a daughter, Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan, born on the 13th of May 2004. The couple split in August 2017.
Jane Elizabeth Novis’s Net Worth
Jane Elizabeth Novis belongs to a well-known and recognized family in the entertainment industry. She herself worked as a photographer, and her husband Gordon Hunt, was an American writer, director, and actor who worked in television, film, theatre, and voice work. He directed such animated productions as The Jetsons, Scooby-Doo, Super Friends, The Richie Rich Show, The Smurfs, Pound Puppies, Tom & Jerry Kids, The Pirates of Dark Water, Droopy, Master Detective and The New Adventures of Captain Planet.
Jane’s daughter, Helen Hunt, is an iconic actress, film director, and screenwriter. She is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award, four Primetime Emmy Awards, and four Golden Globe Awards. She rose to fame in 1992, portraying Jamie Buchman in the sitcom ‘Mad About You, earning her three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress and four Primetime Emmy Awards for Lead Actress. In 1997 she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for starring as Carol Connelly in the romantic comedy ‘As Good as It Gets’. She made her directorial film debut with ‘Then She Found Me’, and has directed the film ‘Ride’.
Jane’s granddaughter, Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan, also followed in her parent’s footsteps in the entertainment industry and has earned two credits to her name, the movie ‘Ride’ and ‘The Miracle Season’. The mother-daughter duo has accumulated a net worth of more than $85 million through their acting career.