Jennifer Love Hewitt biography 2022

Actress Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt biography

Jennifer Love Hewitt was born in Waco, Texas, on February 21, 1979, and raised by her mother (her parents divorced when Hewitt was only 6 months old).

Since childhood, Jennifer Love Hewitt has had a passion for singing; by the time she was 10, she could add dancing to her talents. Although Hewitt had already performed in shows and toured with the Texas Show Team, she had bigger aspirations.

Jennifer Love Hewitt received her first acting job after moving with her mother to California. She became a regular on Kids Incorporated, a Disney Channel series featuring the Black Eyes Peas' female vocalist, Fergie.

While working from 1989 to 1991, Hewitt also appeared in commercials for products such as Mattel and L.A. Gear.

She used her dancing talents as L.A. Gear-dancer and strutted his stuff at fairs in Japan and Paris.

In 1991, she flexed in a Barbie dance training video and exercised her voice by singing the songs included in the video. A year later, Love Songs, Hewitt's first album, was released in Japan (not in the U.S.).

Next came film roles. In 1992, Jennifer Hewitt got a role in the children's film Munchie, which was only released on video shelves. In 1993, she landed a role in T.V.'s Shaky Ground. That same year, Hewitt joined Lauryn Hill and Whoopi Goldberg in the sequel to the comedy Sister Act, titled Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, her film debut.

This was a year of firsts as Hewitt landed her first lead role in Little Miss Millions, an American network movie.

After working on two short-lived network shows, McKenna and The Byrds of Paradise, Hewitt released his second album, Let's Go Bang, in 1995.

1995 was Jennifer Hewitt's breakthrough year when Jennifer Love Hewitt landed the role of Sarah Reeves in the FOX drama Part of Five. Her role was supposed to be no more than a minor role. She became a regular on the hit show that spawned the careers of other talented beauties like Neve Campbell and Lacey Chabert.

While working on Party of Five, Jennifer Love Hewitt's third musical effort was released in 1996, the same year she appeared in her second feature film, House Arrest. Several film roles followed: she starred in the teenage thriller I Know What You Did Last Summer with Sarah Michelle Gellar in 1997 and Trojan War in the same year.

While working on the set of Party of Five and various films and recording albums, Hewitt still made time for her education by taking correspondence courses and graduating from Laurel Springs High School.

After Jennifer Love Hewitt starred in 1998's Can't Hardly Wait, she reprised her role as Julie James for the sequel I Still Know What You Did Last Summer and appeared in 1999's The Suburbans.

Hewitt left Party of Five before the series' final season to produce and star in its spin-off, Time of Your Life, in which Sarah moved to New York to search for her real father. Unfortunately, Time of Your Life debuted in 1999 but did not fare well with the ratings and was canceled after one season.

After starring as her idol, Audrey Hepburn, in the made-for-TV movie, The Audrey Hepburn Story, Hewitt starred alongside Sigourney Weaver and Gene Hackman in the 2001 comedy Heartbreakers. 

That year, she was rumored to be linked to Enrique Iglesias, appearing to play his romantic interest in his video for "Hero." Despite the chemistry, the two displayed on the screen, it seems they are just friends.

In August 2002, Jennifer made her American singing debut at the Teen Choice Awards. She released her fourth album, Barenaked, in October 2002. Meredith Brooks (of "Bitch" fame) assisted in the production and songwriting departments.

Hewitt next appeared on screen as a sexy secret agent in the action film The Tuxedo (2002), starring Jackie Chan.

Although Hewitt was out of the limelight for a while, she was busy shooting films: in 2004, she added If Only, Garfield: The Movie, Delgo, Why Can't I Be Audrey Hepburn, and T.V.'s The Magic 7 to her resume?

Jennifer is in an ABC comedy show where she plays a sports producer, and single mother turned reporter. She also stars alongside Kelsey Grammer in the NBC musical A Christmas Carol.

last updated October 2022

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