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Jennifer Love Hewitt

Jennifer Love Hewitt was born in Waco, Texas, to Patricia Mae (Shipp), a speech-language pathologist, and Herbert Daniel Hewitt, a medical technician. She has English, Scottish, and German ancestry. She 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 parents separated when she was six months old. 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.

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Feb 21, 1979 In Waco, Texas, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Saturday Night Live 1975-10-11
Latest Project:
Series The Client List 2012

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 9 wins & 23 nominations.

Known For
Poster of Ghost Whisperer
The Client List Riley Parks 25 episodes, 2011-2013 2012
Love Bites Self 2 episodes, 2011 2011-06-02
Vietnam in HD Anne Purcell 6 episodes, 2011 2011-11-06
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! Unknown 2010-02-01
Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Hot in Cleveland Unknown 2010-06-16
RuPaul's Drag Race Unknown 2009-02-02
Watch What Happens: Live Unknown 2009-06-16
The Wendy Williams Show Unknown 2008-05-14
Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
Dancing with the Stars Unknown 2005-06-01
Ghost Whisperer Melinda Gordon 107 episodes, 2005-2010 2005-09-23
Criminal Minds Unknown 2005-09-22
The Soup Unknown 2004-07-30
Project Runway Unknown 2004-12-01
Punk'd Unknown 2003-03-17
American Idol Unknown 2002-06-11
American Dreams Unknown 2002-09-29
Dr. Phil Unknown 2002-08-08
The Weekenders Unknown 2000-02-26
Family Guy Unknown 1999-01-31
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Unknown 1999-09-20
Hercules Unknown 1998-08-31
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Party of Five Sarah Reeves / ... 100 episodes, 1995-1999 1994-09-12
Boy Meets World Unknown 1993-09-24
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11