Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan: Bio, Career & Net worth

Who is Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan?

Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan is a Celebrity Child of Actress Helen Hunt and Director, Producer Matthew Carnahan. Makena is also known as Mak or Miracle Child. Ride, The Miracle Season, and Mad About You are some of the movies, and series Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan has appeared in.

Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan Biography
Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan Biography

Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan Quick Facts 

Full NameMakena Lei Gordon Carnahan
BirthdateMay 13, 2004
Age19 years old
Place Of BirthLos Angeles, California, USA
Sun SignTaurus
TraitsPositive: Trustworthy, Self-reliant, and Steady.
Negative: Stubborn, Meddlesome, and Headstrong.
ParentsMatthew McNair Carnahan (father)
Helen Elizabeth Hunt (mother)
Height 157cm
Weight127.8 lbs.
SiblingEmmett Carnahan (Step-Brother)
HobbiesPainting, Pottery, etc.
Eye ColorGray Aqua Green
Marital StatusUnmarried
Net Worth$900K: $1 Million 
Social Media Instagram
Quick Facts about Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan

Some Interesting Facts about Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan

  1. She is a very famous Celeb Child.

Mak is a Celeb child currently co-parented by Helen Hunt and Matthew Carnahan. Whereas before that, she was raised together by both of her parents. Accordingly, as you scroll down, you will be clarified why.

  1. She Tattooed her mom on her arm with Henna on a young age.

Mak once had her mom tattooed on her arm. That being said, she tattooed it with henna. Although it was temporary, the 12-year-old doing so mesmerized Helen greatly.

  1. Makena has Lovely Freckles.

Mak has freckles on her face as her distinct feature. And the freckles are very charming without a doubt.

Early life and childhood   

On May 13, 2004, Makena was born to Helen Hunt and Matthew Carnahan. She is their only biological child.

She was born a few weeks before the delivery date weighing 6 lbs. In the essence of Helen being in her 40s when she gave birth, Mak is also known as the Miracle Child.

Baby Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan
Baby Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan

The celeb child previously attended The Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theater and went to a local High School. She is now enrolled in New York University for her further studies.

Makena is an Animal Lover and, as for her hobbies, she is said to be liking Pottery and painting. However, as you scroll down to her feed on social media, you will see that she appreciates nature.


Her parents, Helen and Matthew currently co-parenting Makena. The couple started dating in 2001 and had Mak in 2004. Although the couple had never been married, they had a long-term relationship until they split officially in 2017. 

Helen Elizabeth Hunt (Mother)

Born on June 15, 1963, in Culver City (California), Helen is an American Actress, Writer, and Director. She is the daughter of Gordon Hunt, an American Writer, Actor, Voice Actor, Producer, & TV, Recording, and Stage Director. And Jane Elizabeth Novis, a Photographer.

Helen has a stepmother, Betty Jean Ward, married later by her father. Due to circumstances, Gordon Hunt passed away in 2016.

Helen started her career as a Child Actress in the 1970s. She is well renowned for her acts in Mad About You, As Good as it Gets, Twister, The Miracle Season, and more. Furthermore, she has won Oscar, Hollywood, Ensemble, Academy, Emmy awards, and many more.

Talking about her relationships, she dated the American actor Hank Azaria in 1994 and married him on July 17, 1999. The couple had a traditional Jewish ceremony for their wedding in their house in Southern California.

Contrastingly, the couple divorced after a year of marriage on December 18, 2000. Helen then was in a relationship with Matthew from 2001 to 2017. So, as a result, we have Makena here with us today.

Helen Hunt with her daughter
Helen Hunt with her daughter, Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan

According to Closer Weekly, As of December 2020, Helen started dating Steven Tepper. Steven is currently the president at Driver’s Edge. Makena is very supportive of her mother and Steven. 

Matthew McNair Carnahan (Father)

Born on February 6, 1961, Matthew Carnahan is an American Director, Writer, and Producer known for his work in Dirt, House of Lies, Valley of Boom, and many more. Matthew attended The Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater and the New York University.

Matthew dated Honor Molly from 1983 to 1984. After this relationship, he dated Elisabeth Annacone, with whom he has a son named Emmett Carnahan.

Matthew dated Helen Hunt from 2001 to 2017. The fact is that they never got married and still had a long relationship, which resulted in the birth of Makena. 

Matthew Carnahan with his daughter
Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan with her father, Matthew Carnahan.

During their time together, Helen experienced motherhood through Emmet. The couple, including Emmett and Makena, stayed together as a family until 2017.

Emmett Adams Carnahan (step-brother)

Born in September of 1998, Emmet is the biological son of Elisabeth Anna Cone & Matthew Carnahan. He is an Actor, Writer, Musician, and Theater Artist by profession.

Emmett trained at the Atlantic Acting Conservatory and graduated from The Atlantic Theater Conservatory in 2020. He is also one of the founding members of the Bluebird Theater Company. In addition, Emmett, Makena, and Matthew spend time together by watching musicals when they can.

Makena with her step-brother, Emmett Carnahan.
Makena with her step-brother, Emmett Carnahan.

He has appeared in Everything I Ever Wanted to Tell My Daughter About Men, House of Lies, The Miracle Season, and Thursday’s Child. He will also appear in the thriller film named Master, which is scheduled to release in March 2022.

Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan Relationships

So far, Makena has not been in a relationship with anyone. However, she enjoys the company of her Family and Friends.


Makena started her career as a Child Actress at the age of 10. Her debut movie was Ride (2014), where she played the role of a young girl on the plane. 

She also has been involved in various activism on women’s rights with her mother. We are eager to see what career paths Makena further chooses.

Makena Lei Gordan Carnahan with her mother Helen Hunt
Makena Lei Gordan Carnahan with her mother, Helen Hunt

Movies, TV Shows, and Documentaries

Ride (2014)Role of a young girl on the plane
The Miracle Season (2018)Ruby
Mad About You (2019)Shannon
Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan’s Movies/Show appearances

Ride (2014) is a movie about a mom’s Cross-Country trip to California. After her son decides on being a surfer and dropping out of school. Here, Makena played the role of a young lady on the plane.

The Miracle Season (2018) is about a group of dispirited High School girls and their quest for winning the State Championship. Here, Mak played the character of Ruby.

Mad About You is a sitcom from 1992. Here, Mak plays the recurring character of Shannon (2019).


If the sources are believed, Makena Lei Gordon Carnahan’s net worth is around $900K. On the other hand, Helen has a net worth of approximately $75Million and Matthew above $20Million. Additionally, Emmett has a net worth of nearly $2Million.

All of these are expected to rise further in the future.

Social Media    

Mak started using Instagram in 2020. Her Instagram ID is @makenalei & As of February 2022, she has 34 posts and 1.1K followers.

She loves posting pictures of her friends and travels. Her posts have an aesthetic vibe to them.


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