Born Jennifer Love Hewitt
February 21, 1979 (1979-02-21) (age 32)
Waco, Texas, United States
Other names Love Hewitt
Occupation Actress, singer, songwriter, director, producer, author, voice actress
Jennifer Love Hewitt (born February 21, 1979) is an American actress, producer and television director and former singer-songwriter. Hewitt began her acting career as a child by appearing in television commercials and the Disney Channel series Kids Incorporated. She rose to fame in teenage popular culture in her roles in the Fox series Party of Five as Sarah Reeves, and films I Know What You Did Last Summer and its sequel as Julie James.
As a singer, Hewitt has been signed by Atlantic Records and Jive Records. She is primarily known for her recordings in the pop genre. Her most successful single on the Billboard Hot 100 is the 1999 release "How Do I Deal", which peaked at No. 59. In addition, she has contributed music to the promotion or soundtracks of acting projects.
Hewitt's appearance has been the subject of media attention throughout her career. She has been lauded as one of the most attractive women in the entertainment industry by publications such as Maxim, in which she was named the sexiest woman in the world in 1999, and TV Guide, which named her the sexiest woman on television in 2008. In 2007, paparazzi photos of Hewitt on a beach led to a much-publicized matter in which she defended her weight, and was supported by other celebrities. These incidents received coverage from People magazine.
In addition to acting, Hewitt has also served as a producer on some of her film and television projects. In 2010, Hewitt wrote a book on relationships entitled The Day I Shot Cupid. She also starred on the hit CBS television program Ghost Whisperer as Melinda Gordon, a young woman who can communicate with ghosts. She won a Saturn Award in 2007 and 2008 for Best Actress on Television. She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her television movie The Client List.
In September 2005, Hewitt starred in the television series Ghost Whisperer. In Australia, Ghost Whisperer has been popular since its introduction; in the United States, the show averaged 7.75 million viewers for its final season on CBS, which canceled the series in 2010. ABC expressed interest in picking up the show and asked the writers to not take new jobs, as the series had a good chance of returning. However, ABC later decided not to renew the show.
Hewitt and Jamie Kennedy starred in Cafe, an indie drama from writer-director Marc Erlbaum. Alexa Vega, Madeline Carroll, Daniel Eric Gold and Hubble Palmer appear as part of an ensemble of Philadelphia residents who frequent the local West Philly Grounds coffee shop where Hewitt's character Claire works.
On January 14, 2011, it was announced that Hewitt will direct the film Wait Till Helen Comes based on the novel by Mary Downing Hahn. This will be Hewitt's feature film directorial debut, she previously directed three episodes of Ghost Whisperer.
On January 30, 2011, Hewitt starred with Betty White in the Hallmark Hall of Fame film The Lost Valentine, shown on CBS in the US. She was also a co-producer of the film.
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