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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 18 April 1976Smithtown, Long Island, New York, USA
Birth NameMelissa Joan Catherine Hart
Nicknames Mel
Halfpint
Sa
MellyJHart
Height 5' 2" (1.57 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Melissa grew up in Sayville, New York. Her acting career started at the age of four, when she did a commercial for a bathtub toy called Splashy. Her mother, Paula Hart, has been her agent from the beginning. Melissa is the oldest of eight children, some from her mother's second marriage. Six sisters, Trisha Hart, Elizabeth Hart, Emily Hart, Alexandra Hart-Gilliams, Samantha Hart, and Mackenzie Hart who is the only sibling who never appeared on Melissa's TV series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996). Her brother is Brian Hart.

Melissa performed in two plays as the youngest member of New York's Circle Repertory Lab Company: "Beside Herself" in 1989 (starring Lois Smith and William Hurt) and "Imagining Brad" in 1990. She was also in the National Actors Theater production of "The Crucible" on Broadway with Martin Sheen (as understudy of three of the children in the play). Melissa cites Shirley Temple and Audrey Hepburn as early acting inspirations and still collects memorabilia of the former. For the past few years, she has been juggling acting and attending New York University. She's now living in Connecticut.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Donald Lancon <dcljr@stat.tamu.edu>

Spouse (1)

Mark Wilkerson (19 July 2003 - present) (3 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Catchphrase: "Woohoo!"

Trivia (48)

Daughter of Paula Hart and William Hart, a lobster wholesaler.
Met longtime boyfriend, actor James Fields, while filming an episode of Touched by an Angel (1994) in Utah.
Has sung on two rock-pop albums: "This is What Na Na Means" (1994) and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: The Album" (1998), and narrated a classical album for children, a recording of Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" (1994).
Performed in an off-Broadway play titled "Beside Herself" with William Hurt and Calista Flockhart in 1989.
A small role she had in Crocodile Dundee (1986) was cut from the film.
Appeared in underwear along with Yasmine Bleeth, Alyssa Milano, Peta Wilson, Garcelle Beauvais, Carmen Electra, Jamie Luner, and Jeri Ryan on the cover of and inside the October 1997 issue of "Details" magazine.
Was born at 1:30 p.m. on Easter Sunday.
Has a lazy eyelid that causes her right eye not to open as wide as her left eye.
Was born without the teeth on either side of her two front teeth, a condition that was fixed in 1993.
Is vice-president of Hartbreak Films, a production company she runs with her mother, Paula Hart, and stepfather, Leslie Gilliams.
Collects Shirley Temple and Audrey Hepburn memorabilia.
Auditioned for the title role in Adrian Lyne's Lolita (1997).
Full name is Melissa Joan Catherine Hart: Melissa from the The Allman Brothers Band song; Joan from her maternal grandmother; and Catherine is the name she chose for herself as her confirmation name.
Hobby: collects great paintings; owns 3 Picassos
Started collecting estate jewelry. [October 1999]
Her sister, Emily Hart, provides the voice for Sabrina in the Saturday morning cartoon Sabrina, the Animated Series (1999), which was spun off from Melissa's hit show Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996). Melissa provides the voices for Aunts Hilda and Zelda Spellman.
Attended New York University via correspondence courses since January 1994. She is pursuing a BA in a combination of art and literature classes, but she put her studies on hold for one year because of her hectic filming schedule. [October 1999]
Auditioned for a role in Eyes Wide Shut (1999).
Auditioned for the role of Sidney Prescott in Scream (1996) . The role eventually went to Neve Campbell.
Announced engagement to Mark Wilkerson, front man-guitarist of the band Course of Nature. [January 2003]
Her wedding was themed with the colors purple and gold, which also happen to be the colors of Sayville High School, her alma mater.
Turned down the role in I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) that eventually went to Sarah Michelle Gellar and also a part in Urban Legend (1998) and, in a later statement, expressed reservations of becoming another horror movie victim as the rationale behind her decisions.
Has three dogs: Pelé, Halleakala, and Cooper.
Stepdaughter of Lisa Hart.
Sister-in-law of Warren Savage, Sally Alexandra Wilkerson and Holly Cole Wilkerson.
Aunt of Chris Savage and Jonny Savage.
Granddaughter of Joan Voje.
Attended Sayville Middle School until the 8th grade and then moved to New York to concentrate on Clarissa Explains It All (1991).
Hobbies: snowboarding, hockey and watching TV (esp. basketball), movies, guitar, flute and painting.
Her parents divorced in 1991. Her mother married Leslie Gilliams in 1994.
Granddaughter of Ethel Hart.
Childhood friend of Soleil Moon Frye.
Celebrated her 32nd birthday at Disneyland with her husband Mark and their two sons.
Her younger half sister, Mackenzie, is the only one of her siblings who did not join the acting business.
Has her own candy store, Sweetharts, located in Sherman Oaks, California.
Daughter-In-Law of Jennifer and Walt Wilkerson.
She was offered the role of "Sidney Prescott" in the horror/thriller, Scream (1996), but turned it down.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 29, a son Mason Walter Wilkerson on January 11, 2006. Child's father is her husband, Mark Wilkerson.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 31, a son Braydon Hart Wilkerson on March 12, 2008. Child's father is her husband, Mark Wilkerson.
Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 36, a son Tucker McFadden Wilkerson on September 18, 2012. Child's father is her husband, Mark Wilkerson.
A Republican, she endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 Presidential Election.
Co-owner of the "Yowza!" app.
She has played the same character (Sabrina Spellman) on six different series: Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996), Clueless (1996), Boy Meets World (1993), You Wish (1997), Teen Angel (1997) and Robot Chicken (2005).
Announced that she and her husband, Mark Wilkerson, are expecting their second child in March 2008. [September 2007]
Opened her candy store called Sweetharts in Sherman Oaks, California. [May 2009]
On "People" magazine in a bikini after losing weight. [May 2009]
Announced that she and her husband, Mark Wilkerson, are expecting their first child in January 2006. [June 2005]
She recently filmed a new FOX sitcom pilot for a show called "Dirtbags." The proposed series revolves around a group of twenty-something friends in a blue-collar suburb of Boston. [May 2005]

Personal Quotes (2)

[on appearing in Playboy magazine] If they could promise me it wasn't camera-between-my-knees kind of shots, I would do it. I would do topless. I think it's empowering. Though if my mother had a real big problem with it, I'd have to say no right now.
[on her personality] I'm a pretty open person. Like, if I have good sex, then the next day I'm going to tell everyone I know about it.

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