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Jennifer Love Hewitt
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Hewitt at the premiere of 27 Dresses in 2008
Born February 21, 1979 (1979-02-21) (age 42)
Occupation Actress • television producer • author • television director • singer • songwriter
Years active 1989–present (actress)
1992–2002 (singer)
Known for Party of Five • Ghost Whisperer
Spouse(s)
Brian Hallisay (m. 2013)
Partner(s) Jamie Kennedy (2009-2010)
Children 2
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals

Jennifer Love Hewitt (born February 21, 1979) is an American actress and singer. She is most known for playing "Sarah Reeves" in the Fox television series Party of Five from (1995-1999), and as "Julie James" in the I Know What You Did Last Summer movies. She also played "Melinda Gordon" on the CBS television series Ghost Whisperer.

Biography

Early life and career

Hewitt was born in Waco, Texas. Her father is Herbert Daniel Hewitt. Her mother was Patricia Mae (née Shipp, died 2012). She moved to Garland, Texas in 1987. Hewitt grew up in Killeen, Texas. After the divorce of her parents, Hewitt and her only sibling, Todd Hewitt, grew up with her mother.

As a young girl, Hewitt liked music. At the age of three, she sang The Greatest Love of All at a livestock show. By the time she was five, Hewitt did tap dancing and ballet. At the age of ten she moved to Los Angeles, California, with her mother for a career in both acting and singing.

After moving to Los Angeles, Hewitt was in more than twenty television commercials. She was a child actor on the Disney Channel variety show Kids Incorporated (1989–1991). Hewitt became a young star after getting the role of 'Sarah Reeves' on the Fox Television show Party of Five (1995–1999). She joined the cast during its second season.

Movie and music career

Hewitt's first movie role was in the independent movie Munchie (1992). Hewitt became very well known after a lead role in the horror movie I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997). She also played in the sequel I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998). Other movie roles included the high school comedy Can't Hardly Wait (1998) and the romantic comedy Heartbreakers (2001). In 2002, she worked with Jackie Chan in the action comedy The Tuxedo.

She has released four albums with some success, mostly in Europe and Japan. Her first album was released in Japan, where she is widely known.

Personal life

Hewitt married actor Brian Hallisay in 2013. The couple's daughter named Autumn James Hallisay, born on November 26, 2013. Their son named Atticus James Hallisay, born on June 24, 2015.

Hewitt's movies

Year Title Character Other notes
1992 Munchie Andrea Kurtz
1993 Little Miss Millions Heather Lofton Also known as Home for Christmas
Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit Margaret
1996 House Arrest Brooke Figler
1997 Trojan War Leah Jones
I Know What You Did Last Summer Julie James
1998 Can't Hardly Wait Amanda Beckett
Telling You Deb Freidman
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Julie James
1999 The Suburbans Cate
2001 Heartbreakers Page Conners
2002 The Hunchback of Notre Dame II Madellaine (direct-to-video) (voice)
The Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbelina Thumbelina (direct-to-video) (voice)
The Tuxedo Del Blaine
2004 The Truth About Love Alice Holbrook
If Only Samantha Andrews
Garfield Liz
2006 Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties Liz
2007 Shortcut to Happiness The Devil
2008 Tropic Thunder Herself cameo
Delgo Princess Kyla voice

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