Jennifer Love Hewitt

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Jennifer Love Hewitt (born 21 February 1979 in Waco, Texas, USA) is an actress best known for her roles as Julie James in the film I Know What You Did Last Summer and, since 2005, Melinda Gordon on the hit CBS drama Ghost Whisperer.


Jennifer Love Hewitt is the second of two children born to Danny and Patricia Hewitt. Raised by her mother, a speech pathologist, following her parents' divorce in the early Eighties, Jennifer moved with her family to Los Angeles at age 10. Already a gifted ballet, jazz and tap dancer, young Jennifer was cast in the children's show Kid's Incorporated in 1989. Her first film role came in 1993, opposite Howard Hessman in the Christmas-themed Little Miss Millions, which aired on the USA Network. A role in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit followed later that year, and in 1995, she was cast in her breakout role as Sarah Reeves on the hit series Party of Five, a role she played for six seasons, the last of which was in the spinoff series Time of my Life. During her time on those shows, Miss Hewitt continued to nurture her film career, appearing in the hit films I Know What You Did Last Summer in 1997 and its sequel, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, the following year. Other movie roles followed, in such films as The Suburbans (1999), Heartbreakers (2001), The Tuxedo (2002), In the Game (2004), Garfield: The Movie (2004), A Christmas Carol: The Musical (2004) and Garfield II: A Tale of Two Kitties (2006). In 2005, Hewitt returned to primetime network television in the hit series Ghost Whisperer, playing Melinda Gordon, a woman who can communicate with the dead. In 2008, Miss Hewitt will be seen the film She Had Brains, a Body, and the Ability to Make Men Love Her.

Miss Hewitt is single and lives in Los Angeles.