Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan Father, Age, Wiki, Family, Net Worth, Height, Nationality, Bio, Career, Education, Profession

Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan

Who is Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan?

Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan is a famous American child actress. The young actress has appeared in various movies such as Ride (2014) and The Miracle Season (2018). She is the only biological child of Helen Hunt and the Golden Globe Emmy Award winner. Helen is best known for her role as Jamie Buchman on the sitcom Mad About You.

Makenalei, daughter of Helen Hunt, has kept a low profile in the public eye. However, she occasionally takes pictures with her parents, which are often posted on their Instagram page. Her father is also a famous American producer, screenwriter and director. Matthew Carnahan is known for Dirt (2007), House of Lies (2012) and Valley of the Boom (2019).

Celebrity NameMakena Lei Gordon Carnahan
Popular ForHelen Hunt’s daughter
Estimated Net WorthN/A

Birthday and Zodiac

Age18 years old
Birth DateMay 13, 2004
Birth SignTaurus
Birth PlaceLos Angeles, United States


New York University

Physical Stats

Height5 feet 2 inches
Body MeasurementN/A
Body TypeN/A
Hair ColorBlonde
Eye ColorGreen

Family and relatives

FatherMatthew Carnahan
MotherHelen Elizabeth Hunt
Aunt Colleen Hunt 
Grandparents Gordon Hunt, Jane Elizabeth Novis
SiblingsEmmett Carnahan
Social MediaN/A


The famous kid is still studying. It is reported that she attended the renowned Neighborhood Playhouse Theater School. Likewise, she is currently studying at New York University.

Makena followed in her parents’ footsteps when she had two credits. Her first acting role was in Ride (2014). She plays a young girl on an Aeroplan. The movie follows a mother who travels across the country to California to be with her son after he decides to drop out of school and become a surfer. This film is written and directed by her mother, who also plays the lead role. Her second role is in the 2018 movie The Miracle Season. She plays Ruby.

The film follows high school girls in search of a state championship. After the tragic death of volleyball star Caroline “Line” Found, a team of discouraged high school girls must unite under the leadership of their tenacious coach in hopes of winning the state championship.


Her mother, Helen Elizabeth Hunt, is an American actress, director and screenwriter. She is an Emmy and Academy Award-winning actress, best known for her roles in “Mad About You” and the series “As Good as It Gets”.

While Makena’s father, Matthew Carnahan, is an American producer, screenwriter and director. Matthew is best popularly known for his work in an American television miniseries, Valley of the Boom.

Her mother’s success on the big screen

In the second half of 1990, her small-screen popularity finally turned into big-screen success. She then starred alongside Bill Paxton in the 1996 summer action blockbuster Twister. It became one of the financially successful films.

In addition, she played Jamie Buchman in the sitcom Mad About You (1992-1999). This earned her four Primetime Emmy Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. Similarly, she played Carol Connelly in the romantic comedy As Good as It Gets (1997). For this film, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She has also won four Golden Globe Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Her Parents’ Net Worth and Salary

According to sources, Helen Hunt’s mother’s estimated net worth was around $55 million in 2019. Similarly, her annual income is 6,666,667 dollars. In 1998, she was paid about $1 million from the television series Mad About You.

In 2018, she starred in the movie Season of Miracles. The film grossed more than 10 million USD compared to 919,000 USD. In 2011 in Manhattan, the actress bought her apartment for $ 2.75 million.

On the other hand, Makena’s father, Matthew Carnahan, is an American producer, screenwriter and director. He has accumulated a fortune of 20 million dollars, according to the same website. Hence, her parents lead a rich life without a doubt.

Her mother’s personal life

Her mother, Helen Hunt, is currently considered single. Previously, she dated actor Hank Azaria and married him on July 17, 1999. However, the marriage did not last long, and they divorced on December 18, 2000. After that, she moved to New York and decided to focus on her career.

She later had a relationship with Hollywood writer, director and producer Mathew Carnahan, Makena’s father. The former couple began their relationship in 2001. After three years of relationship, they welcomed their child as  Makena in May 2004.

Before that, the former couple became parents of their son. Their son is Emmett Carnahan, born in 1998. Then, in August 2017, it became known that the couple had separated. And the reason for the breakup will be a matter of trust.

In addition, her mother Helen was also involved with lyricist Adam Guettel, actors Matthew Broderick (1986), Doc O’Conner (19911992), and actor Eric Stoltz (1992).

Body measurements: height, weight

Makena has an average height of 5 feet 2 inches with 58 kg as of 2021. She is sure to grow with her age. Talking about her looks, she has blonde hair with beautiful green eyes.

Social Media: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan keeps her life private and is not active on any social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. However, she often appears in her mother’s Instagram posts.


  • Her father is a famous American producer, screenwriter and director.
  • Her first acting role was in Ride (2014).
  • Her mother, Helen Hunt, is currently considered single.
  • Makena has an average height of 5 feet 2 inches with 58 kg as of 2021.

Frequently asked Questions

How old is Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan?

Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan is 18 years old.


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