Jennifer Love Hewitt Biography

Jennifer Love Hewitt is a popular American actress, singer-songwriter, author and producer. Go through this biography to learn more about her profile, childhood, life and timeline.

Jennifer Love Hewitt
Quick Facts

Birthday: February 21, 1979

Nationality: American

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Age: 40 Years, 40 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Pisces

Born in: Waco, Texas, U.S.

Famous as: Actress

Height: 5'2" (157 cm), 5'2" Females


father: Herbert Daniel

mother: Patricia Mae Hewitt

siblings: Todd Hewitt

children: Atticus James Hallisay, Autumn James Hallisay

U.S. State: Texas

City: Waco, Texas

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education: Lincoln High School

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Jennifer Love Hewitt is a popular American actress, singer-songwriter, author and producer who shot to fame as ‘Sarah Reeves Martin’ in the coming-of-age series ‘Party of Five’. She started off as a child actor in television and earned her first big break with the show ‘Kids Incorporated’ on Disney. She also released her first album, ‘Love Songs, which established her as a singer-songwriter. After appearing in a number of movies like ‘Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit’, ‘House Arrest’ and ‘Trojan War’, she appeared in a film that gave her a major breakthrough. She was cast as the lead character in the American horror flick, ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ and also in the sequel, ‘I Still Know What You Did Last Summer’. Her other hit films include, ‘If Only’, ‘The Truth About Love’, ‘Garfield’, ‘The Client List’ and ‘Jewtopia’. She is mostly seen in American romantic dramas and is best known for her buxom build and her youthful, effervescent persona. Throughout her career, she has managed to draw the attention of critics and audiences galore due to her compelling screen presence and her choice of films. Acting apart, her personal life is also an interesting one. She has been romantically linked with a number of her co-stars and high profile showbiz men including Carson Daly, Joey Lawrence and Enrique Iglesias to name a few.

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Jennifer Love Hewitt
Childhood & Early Life
  • Jennifer Love Hewitt was born to Patricia Mae and Herbert Daniel Hewitt in Waco, Texas. She has an older brother, Todd Hewitt.
  • From a very young, she was attracted to music, which led to her inaugural encounter with showbiz at the tender age of three. She performed at ‘The Greatest Love of All’ a livestock show.
  • By the time she was five, she began taking ballet and tap dancing lessons and was made a member of the Texas Show Team.
  • She grew up in Nolanville, Central Texas. Her parents split when she was very young and both; she and her brother, were raised under the care of their mother.
  • When she was ten years old, she won the title of ‘Texas Our little Miss Talent Winner’ and decided that she wanted to pursue a career in acting and singing.
  • She was soon seen on Disney’s ‘Kids Incorporated’ as Robin and also performed in the television video, ‘Dance! Workout with Barbie’, for which she also sang.
  • In 1992, she starred in her first feature film, ‘Munchie’, followed by ‘Little Miss Millions’ the subsequent year. She was cast as ‘Margaret’ in the film, ‘Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit’.
  • She studied at Lincoln High School in Los Angeles and this is where she was spotted for a role in the teen drama series, ‘Party of Five’, which first aired in 1994.
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  • She starred in the teen drama, ‘Party of Five’, which was cancelled after half a season. In 1994, she also appeared in 7 episodes of ‘The Byrds of Paradise’ and in 3 episodes of the series, ‘McKenna’.
  • In 1996, she released her self-titled album, ‘Jennifer Love Hewitt’. She then catapulted to fame earning her first lead role in the American drama-horror film, ‘I Know What You Did Last summer’, which released in 1997.
  • The film went on to become so successful, that it spawned a sequel, ‘I Still Know What You Did Last Summer’, in 1998. Same year, she starred in the high-school film, ‘Can’t Hardly Wait’. Around the same time, she was seen once again as Sarah Reeves Martin for the show, ‘Time of Your Life’.
  • In 2001, establishing herself as a bankable star, she was cast in ‘The Audrey Hepburn Story’ and was also the co-executive producer for the movie. The same year, she also starred in the romantic comedy, ‘Heartbreakers’, which she followed with a voice-over for the animated film, ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame II’, the next year.
  • She released her fourth and final studio album, ‘BareNaked’, which went on to peak at the no. 37th position on the Billboard 200, in 2002.
  • In 2002, apart from lending her voice for animation films, she appeared in ‘The Tuxedo’ alongside the martial arts legend, Jackie Chan.
  • In 2004, she starred in the critically-acclaimed film, ‘If Only’ alongside Paul Nicholls. She co-wrote and sang two of the songs for the film’s soundtrack entitled, ‘Love Will Show You Everything’ and ‘Take My Heart Back’.
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  • In 2004, she also starred in the live-action film, ‘Garfield’, which is considered one of her highest-grossing films till date. She re-enacted her role for the sequel, ‘Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties’, two years later.
  • She once again proved her mettle as an actress with the hit television series, ‘Ghost Whisperer’, which ran on the CBS Network from 2005 to 2010. Apart from acting in the series, she also directed three episodes of the same. During this time, she was also seen in movies like, ‘Delgo’, ‘The Magic 7’ and ‘Caf�’.
  • She was cast in the television film, ‘The Client List’, in 2010. The same year, she authored the book, ‘The Day I Shot Cupid’.
  • In 2011, it was announced that she would debut as a feature film director for the film, ‘Till Helen Comes. However, there have been no announcements regarding the film as of yet. The same year, she was seen in two episodes of ‘Hot in Cleveland’ as Emmy Chase.
  • In 2012, she appeared alongside Joel David Moore and Ivan Sergei in the comedy film, ‘Jewtopia’. She was also seen in the television adaption of ‘The Client List’, for which she is also the executive producer.
Major Works
  • In 1997, she was cast in the lead role in the film, ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’. The movie went on to collect $125,586,134 at the box-office and went on to become one of the most commercially popular films of the year. The film became extremely successful and also spawned a lesser-successful sequel, ‘I Still Know What You Did Last Summer’ the next year, in which Hewitt once again repeated the lead role.
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  • She released her fourth studio album, ‘BareNaked’ in 2002. The album was placed at the no.9 position on the Australian Top 100 chart and was also included in the Billboard 200 at no. 37. Two of the singles; ‘BareNaked’ and ‘Can I Go Now’ became hits.
  • From 2003 to 2005, she played the role of Melinda Gordon in the hit supernatural drama, ‘Ghost Whisperer’ which aired on the CBS Network. As the lead protagonist, she earned rave reviews for her performance. The show became so popular that it spawned ‘webisodes’, reference books, novels and a video game, which released in 2011.
Awards & Achievements
  • In 1994, she won the Young Artist Award for ‘Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Cable or Off Primetime Series’ for ‘Kids Incorporated’.
  • She won the Blockbuster Entertainment Award for ‘Favorite Female Newcomer’ for ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’, in 1998.
  • In 2001, she won the Teen Choice Award for ‘Film-Choice Actress’ for the film, ‘Heartbreakers’.
  • She won the Saturn Award for the category of ‘Best Actress on Television’ for ‘Ghost Whisperers’, in 2008.
Personal Life & Legacy
  • She dated actor Ross McCall in 2005 and the duo soon became engaged. However, they called off their engagement, three years after being together. She then began dating Jamie Kennedy, but split with him after a year.
  • She married actor Brian Hallisay in 2013 and the couple has a daughter.
  • In an interview, this famous American actress claims to have bejeweled her genitalia with Swarovski crystals, which she has mentioned in a chapter in her book, ‘The Day I Shot Cupid’.
  • This renowned American actress and Steven Spielberg were stalked and threatened by a sedition theorist, Diana Napolis, who accused the actress and Spielberg of controlling the accused’s thoughts with cybertronic equipment and by being a part of Satan’s conspiracy.

1. If Only (2004)

  (Drama, Comedy, Romance, Fantasy)

2. Tropic Thunder (2008)

  (Action, Comedy)

3. Can't Hardly Wait (1998)

  (Comedy, Romance)

4. Heartbreakers (2001)

  (Comedy, Crime, Romance)

5. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

  (Mystery, Horror, Thriller)

6. House Arrest (1996)

  (Family, Comedy)

7. Trojan War (1997)


8. The Tuxedo (2002)

  (Sci-Fi, Comedy, Action)


People's Choice Awards
2000 Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series Time of Your Life (1999)

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