Hunt directed several episodes of Mad About You, including the series finale.

Feature film roles around this time included Girls Just Want to Have Fun (1985) with Sarah Jessica Parker and Shannen Doherty, Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) as Kathleen Turner's daughter, Project X (1987) with Matthew Broderick, and Stealing Home (1988) as Hope Wyatt, the sister of Billy Wyatt, played by Mark Harmon and an all-star cast featuring Jodie Foster, Blair Hunt and Harold Ramis, and Next of Kin (1989) with Patrick Swayze and Liam Neeson.

In the 1990s, after playing the lead female role in the short-lived My Life and Times, Hunt starred in the series Mad About You, winning Emmy Awards for her performances in 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999.

This has been the toughest decision yet for me in this tournament.

I love both episodes, even though they do have their flaws, but in the end, I like the things I like in 3F18 more than the things I like in 5F12.

The movie also gained two awards at the Sundance Film Festival.

She owns a production company with Connie Tavel, Hunt/Tavel Productions under Sony Pictures Entertainment.

She played Jennie in the 1983 television movie Bill: On His Own, co-starring Mickey Rooney and, later that year, was cast in the lead role of Tami Maida in the fact-based TV movie Quarterback Princess. Elsewhere as Clancy Williams, the girlfriend of Dr.

Jack "Boomer" Morrison, and had a notable guest appearance as a cancer-stricken mother-to-be in a two-part episode of Highway to Heaven.

Hunt has also won four Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Hunt's paternal grandmother was from a German Jewish family, while Hunt's other grandparents were of English descent (her maternal grandfather was born in England), with a Methodist religious background.

She has also received some film writer and director training.