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"I don't feel a burning need to act, but I do feel a deep desire to work on material that inspires me." 
- Helen Hunt

week with my father and mother and was captivated by the experience. I was just drawn to the theatre. I wanted to be part of that ritual."

She made her first major TV appearance in 1973 at age nine in a TV movie called Pioneer Woman, the first of many television and movie roles in the last 25 years. But she is no stranger to Broadway. In 1989 she portrayed Emily in the Lincoln Center Theater production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town.

Winning the Oscar, she says, has not changed her life. "If it has affected me, it's in a very subtle way. The coming of that prize went hand in hand with my making the shift to being able to choose with great care where I'll put my energy. Because you start to learn that if you don't spend it wisely, it's not there for you when you really want it."

Her ability to be selective is closely connected to the seventh and final season of "Mad About You" - 22 episodes beginning in the fall for which she will earn a reported $22 million. She is looking forward to those episodes, she says, in part because she has been producing, directing and participating in the writing process.

But after "Mad About You," her plans are intentionally vague. "I may do two Shakespeare plays in repertory in Los Angeles," she says. "But that's just a maybe. I have a production company, and we're developing three films. I don't feel a burning need to act, but I do feel a deep desire to work on material that inspires me."

Sometimes, especially after the long hours and years of a successful and financially rewarding TV series, less can be more. "If the amount of work diminishes," she says with the same air of earnestness that characterizes everything this immensely talented actress does, "but the breadth of experience grows, that would be great."

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