Cathy Kislo, Forest, Va.
Actually, she is garnering Oscar buzz for her latest role, as a professional sex surrogate to a virgin poet (played by John Hawkes), who is confined to an iron lung, in the indie drama The Sessions, now in theaters and based on a true story. Hunt, 49, won an Oscar for best actress for her role in 1997’s As Good as It Gets, although many people might still know her best from her sitcom Mad About You. She was nominated seven times for an Emmy and won four years in a row (1996-99).
Contributing: Gayle Jo Carter, Brian Truitt