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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 21 February 1979Waco, Texas, USA
Nicknames Love
JLove
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jennifer Love Hewitt got her first name from her older brother Todd Daniel Hewitt (b. November 8, 1970), who picked the name after a little blonde girl he then had a crush on. Her mother selected her middle name, Love, which she goes by offstage from her best friend at college. Her mother, Pat, is a speech pathologist and her father, Danny, is a medical technician. Her parents separated when she was six months old. Born in Waco, Texas, she was raised by her mother in Harker Heights, Texas. She made her official performing debut at age 3 where she sang at a livestock show. At age 5, she was taking tap, jazz, and ballet lessons which led her to joining the Texas Show Team, which toured the Soviet Union and Europe. At age 10, the family moved to L.A. with the encouragement of talent scouts, while Todd stayed behind to finish high school in Texas. Jennifer quickly found commercial work and a role on Disney's Kids Incorporated (1984) in 1984. She went through a series of television flops before finally hitting it big on Party of Five (1994) in 1995.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: John Sacksteder <jsack@ka.net>

Spouse (1)

Brian Hallisay (21 November 2013 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (5)

Often stars in movies about romance
Dark brown hair and brown doe eyes
Curvaceous, buxom figure
Youthful, bright voice
Lisp, breathless voice

Trivia (40)

Sent three dozen pink roses to Gwyneth Paltrow the night before Paltrow won the Oscar in 1999. Hewitt also wrote her a two-page letter praising her as a role model and admiring her work. Paltrow sent a reply a week later, and Hewitt framed it - "it's my favorite thing." When the two actresses met for the first time at the 2000 Golden Globes, "she came up to me and gave me a hug for the flowers. I thought I was going to pass out. I was absolutely going to have a heart attack.".
Was almost cast as Juliet in Romeo + Juliet (1996), but at the last moment, she lost the part to Claire Danes because the director felt she was not "modern" enough.
Lost the role of Darlene Davis in Brokedown Palace (1999) to Kate Beckinsale because of scheduling conflicts.
Auditioned for the role of Tricia Jones in the romantic comedy film Mallrats (1995).
Was considered for the role of Helen Shivers in I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) before being cast as Julie James.
She disappeared at the age of 4 while at a restaurant-dance hall. She was found on the stage singing "Help Me Make It Through the Night".
Cat named "Don Juan"; got the name "Love" from mother's college roommate; mother's name is Pat Hewitt, older brother is Todd Hewitt.
Love Hewitt's first job was on Kids Incorporated (1984). Little did she know that one of the guest stars would turn out to be her future co-worker on Party of Five (1994), Scott Wolf.
Was considered for the title role in Lolita (1997), which went to Dominique Swain.
Attended school with actress Christine Lakin. Both graduated from Laurel Springs High School, class of 1997.
Was offered a role on the WB's Charmed (1998), taking over Shannen Doherty's place, but turned it down.
Born at 10:48 PM CST.
Broke her finger filming the "flopper dive" scene in Heartbreakers (2001).
Voted in at #7 in FHM's Sexiest Girls of 2002 poll, American edition. [June 2002]
Her ancestry includes English, German and Scottish, as well as remote French roots.
Hosted the Comedy for a Cure and raised over $100,000 for Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance's research programs.
Voted #14 in Rush Magazine's Sexiest Women 2002 list.
Recently performing as Nancy Sinatra on NBC's American Dreams (2002), she adopted a puppy on location and named her Boots. At the time, she was performing "These Boots Were Made for Walkin'", hence the appropriate name.
She has recorded four albums: "Love Songs" in 1992, "Let's Go Bang" in 1995, "Jennifer Love Hewitt" in 1996, and "BareNaked" in 2002, which was produced by singer/songwriter Meredith Brooks.
Ranked #11 in Stuff magazine's "102 Sexiest Women in the World" (2002).
Was listed as a potential nominee on both the 2003 and 2005 Razzie Award nominating ballots. She was listed a suggestion in the Worst Actress category on the 2003 ballot for her performance in the film The Tuxedo (2002). And was suggested again two years later in the Worst Actress category of the 2005 ballot for her role in Garfield (2004). She failed to receive either nomination.
Named #32 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
Contrary to reports, she was not replaced by Jennifer Lopez in The Wedding Planner (2001). Hewitt has stated in interviews that she had been developing her own film by the same title, but was forced to cancel it once the film with Lopez was released. The two films were unrelated.
Named #20 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement. (2005).
Named #43 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
Was engaged to Ross McCall [November 29, 2007 - 2008].
A huge fan of the Glasgow Celtic Football Club.
Is slightly claustrophobic and, while filming an episode of Ghost Whisperer (2005), in an underground tunnel set, a removable wall had to be installed so she could get out quickly.
Ranked #20 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
Ranked #96 on Forbes Celebrity 100 List for 2008. The annual list ranks the most powerful and best-paid celebrities in Hollywood. (2008).
Told several magazines that she wears a tiara when she takes a bath.
Lives in Toluca Lake, California.
Was ranked #35 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 of 2010 list.
Her mother, Patricia Pat Hewitt, passed away at age 67, on June 12, 2012 from cancer.
Was ranked #20 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 of 2012 list.
Was ranked #6 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 of 2013 list.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 34, a daughter Autumn James Hallisay on November 26, 2013. Child's father is her husband, Brian Hallisay.
Began a relationship with Brian Hallisay in March 2012, became engaged to him in May 2013 and they were married later that year.
Was 2 months pregnant with her daughter Autumn when she completed filming the 2nd season of The Client List (2012).
Married boyfriend Brian Hallisay in an intimate ceremony with just the two of them present only 5 days before she gave birth to their daughter Autumn.

Personal Quotes (7)

[In a Playboy interview, Love commented about her breasts] I just accepted them as a great accessory to every outfit.
When I came to Los Angeles, it was the first time that I ever felt like I belonged somewhere. Not because it was wacky, but because people here understood what I felt like to perform, and there were other kids my age who wanted to do it. I didn't get looked at as, 'God, you freak.'
"I don't consider myself a great dresser either. But I try. Most of the time I'm in khakis and a white T-shirt. I'm a total Gap girl. Super casual, hair in a pony tail and no makeup." - in response to being voted as one of the Worst Dressed by People magazine.
We had this joke on the set of I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997). All the girls wore tiny tops, so we called it "I Know What Your Breasts Did Last Summer".
"I try to find things that are insanely cheap and brilliant. My Bonne Bell lip gloss is about 75 cents, and I have worn it as my lipstick to almost every main event in Hollywood in the past two years." - quoted in Woman's World (27 December 2005)
I would just love once to be called sexy. Just because it would make me something other than cute.
I'm not a person who naturally loves to wake up in the morning and go 'Yeah, I'm going to work out for five hours - wooh!' Like, that's not my thing. I'm from Texas. I like to eat carbs. I like to chill out with my friends and do anything but 150 push- ups and sit- ups.

Salary (3)

Heartbreakers (2001) $4,000,000
Ghost Whisperer (2005) $225,000/episode
Ghost Whisperer (2005) $150,000/episode (2009-10)

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