Jennifer Love Hewitt is a popular American actress, singer-songwriter, producer and author. She is best known for playing Sarah Reeves Merrin 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. Hewitt released her debut studio album Love Songs at age 12 exclusively in Japan. Thereafter, she signed with Atlantic Records for her second and third studio albums, Let’s Go Bang and Jennifer Love Hewitt, both of which were commercially unsuccessful. She later starred on the Lifetime drama series The Client List from 2012 to 2013 and was previously nominated for a Golden Globe Award for the pilot film. She starred as Special Agent Kate Callahan on the CBS crime drama Criminal Minds. In 2018, she was cast to play Maddie Buckley Kendall in another police procedural drama 9-1-1.

Birth Name

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Nickname

JLove, Love, Jen

Profession

Actress, Producer, Author, Singer-Songwriter

Genre

Pop, Soul

Instruments

Vocals, Background Vocals

Labels

Atlantic Records, Jive Records

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Jennifer Love Hewitt was born on the 21st of February 1979 in Waco, Texas, United States.

Age

She’s currently 40 years old.

Sun Sign

Pisces

Ethnicity

White

Religion

Atheist

Education

Hewitt graduated from Lincoln High School in Los Angeles, California in 1997.

Family Details

  • Father – Herbert Daniel Hewitt (Medical Technician)
  • Mother – Patricia Mae (Speech-language Pathologist)
  • Siblings – Todd Daniel Hewitt (Older Brother)

Marital Status

Married

Boyfriend / Spouse

Jennifer Love Hewitt has dated –

  • Ross McCall (2005-2008) – She engaged this Scottish actor on November 29, 2007. She met him during her appearance on the hit TV series Ghost Whisperer in late 2005. But, their engagement didn’t last long and ended in late 2008.

  • Jarod Einsohn (2011-2012) – She dated American actor, Jarod for quite some time. Jarod, who is 5 years younger to her girlfriend started dating in August 2011. They finally called it quits in 2012.

  • Brian Hallisay (2012-Present) – In March 2012, Hewitt began dating her The Client List co-star Brian Hallisay. In June 2013, Hewitt announced that she and Hallisay were engaged and expecting their first child. They married later in the November 2013. She gave birth to the couple’s first child – a daughter named, Autumn James Hallisay (b. November 26, 2013) and later to son Atticus James (b. June 24, 2015).

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 2 inches
  • In centimeters – 157 cm
  • In meters – 1.57 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 58 kg
  • In Pounds – 128 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 37-26-38
  • Bust – 37 inches
  • Waist – 26 inches
  • Hip – 38 inches
  • Bra Size – 34D

Body Build

Voluptuous

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 6.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 8 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Her starring roles in Lifetime’s television series The Client List (2012-) as Riley Parks, Ghost Whisperer (2005-2010) as Melinda Gordon. In 2002, she released her fourth studio album BareNaked. The album was placed at number nine on the Australian Top 100 chart and also peaked at number 37 on Billboard 200.

Album Debut

In March 21, 1992, Her debut album released, Love Songs in Japan. In USA, it was released on June 25, 1997. It consisted of 11 tracks with a total length of 41:21 minutes.

Film Debut

In 1992, Jennifer debuted as a film actress with comedy film Munchie for her role as Andrea Kurtz. She was credited as Love Hewitt at that time.

Television Debut

In 1989, Jennifer landed the main role in a children’s television program, Kids Incorporated (or Kids Inc.). She portrayed the role of Robin from 1989 to 1991 in seasons 6 to 7.

Brand Endorsements

Jennifer has appeared in television commercials for Neutrogena (1998-2003), Chex (1992), Superstar Barbie (1989), Barbie (1992), L.A. Gear (1989), Victoria Golf (1991), Mrs. Smith (1992), Colonial’s Iron Kids Bread (1992), Proactiv, Levi’s Japan (1999) & Hanes’ All-Over Comfort Bra (2007). She has also appeared in print ads for Neutrogena, Nokia, Jansport and America’s Dairy Producers.

Awards & Nominations

Year Award Category Work Result
1990 Young Artist Awards Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast Kids Incorporated Nominated
1993 Young Artist Awards Outstanding Young Ensemble Cast in a Youth Series or Variety Show Kids Incorporated Nominated
1994 Young Artist Awards Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Cable or Off-Primetime Series Kids Incorporated Won
1996 Young Artist Awards Best Professional Actress/Singer Herself Nominated
1998 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film — Leading Young Actress I Know What You Did Last Summer Nominated
Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Female Newcomer I Know What You Did Last Summer Won
1999 MTV Movie Award Best Female Performance Can’t Hardly Wait Nominated
1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Actress — Horror I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Won
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film — Leading Young Actress Can’t Hardly Wait Nominated
2000 Kid’s Choice Awards Favorite Television Actress Party of Five Nominated
People’s Choice Awards Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series Time of Your Life Won
2003 Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Female Butt Kicker The Tuxedo Won
DVD Premiere Awards Best Original Song The Hunchback of Notre Dame II Won
2006 Saturn Awards Best Actress on Television Ghost Whisperer Nominated
Kids’ Choice Awards Favorite Television Actress Ghost Whisperer Nominated
People’s Choice Awards Favorite Female Television Star Ghost Whisperer Nominated
2007 Saturn Awards Best Actress on Television Ghost Whisperer Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama Ghost Whisperer Nominated
People’s Choice Awards Favorite Female Television Star Ghost Whisperer Nominated
2008 People’s Choice Awards Favorite Female Television Star Ghost Whisperer Nominated
Saturn Awards Best Actress on Television Ghost Whisperer Won
TV Land Awards Favorite Character from the “Other Side” Ghost Whisperer Nominated
2009 Saturn Awards Best Actress on Television Ghost Whisperer Nominated
2010 Saturn Awards Best Actress on Television Ghost Whisperer Nominated
People’s Choice Awards Favorite TV Drama Actress Ghost Whisperer Nominated
2011 Golden Globe Awards Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television The Client List Nominated

Jennifer Love Hewitt Favorites

  • Favorite Songs – Can I Go Now (Jennifer Love Hewitt) (2002), Barenaked (Jennifer Love Hewitt) (2002)
  • Favorite Places – Texas in USA, Victoria in Australia
  • Favorite TV Shows – Gossip Girls (2007-2012) and The O.C. (2003-2007)
  • Favorite Color – Orange
  • Favorite Food – Pizza, Cheeseburger

Jennifer Love Hewitt Net worth

Jennifer Love Hewitt has an estimated net worth of $18 million dollars as of 2020.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jennifer Love Hewitt

  • She has been singing since she was 3 years old. She also took dance classes in ballet, jazz and tap as a child.
  • When she was 4 years old, she got disappeared at a restaurant-dance hall, She utilized her singing talents and sang the song Help Me Make It Through the Night on the stage that helped her parents to find her.
  • Jennifer performed the rendition of The Greatest Love of All on stage at the age of 6, which was her first stage appearance.
  • At age 9, she toured Russia as part of a dance troupe called the Texas Show Team.
  • Her start in the creative industry happened at a very young age. Her first acting job was on the American children’s TV show, Kids Incorporated in 1989.
  • 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.
  • In 1994, she appeared in 12 episodes of The Byrds of Paradise and in four episodes of the series McKenna.
  • 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, becoming one of the most commercially successful films of the year.
  • In 2002, she was voted #14 in Rush magazine’s Sexiest Women list.
  • In 2002, apart from lending her voice for animation films, she also appeared in The Tuxedo alongside 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 songs titled Love Will Show You Everything and Take My Heart Back which were part of the film’s soundtrack.
  • She ranked at No. 32 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 Women of 2005 list.
  • Jennifer is a huge fan of the Glasgow Celtic Football Club.
  • In 2010, she published her work titled The Day I Shot Cupid, a book that essays her her experiences with love and dating.
  • In 2011, it was announced that she would debut as a feature film director for the film Wait Till Helen Comes. However, the film was later directed by Dominic James.
  • In 2012, she appeared alongside Joel David Moore and Ivan Sergei in the comedy film Jewtopia. She was also seen in the television adaptation of The Client List, which she also executive produced.
  • In 2018, she was cast to play Maddie Buckley Kendall in another police procedural drama 9-1-1.
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