Jennifer Love Hewitt Singing Career, Early Life, Acting Career, Books, Personal Life and Net Worth

Published Date   24th Aug. 2017, 00:58 am  Update Date: November 29th, 2019  03:41 pm
Jennifer Love Hewitt Singing Career, Early Life, Acting Career, Books, Personal Life and Net Worth
Quick Info
Birth Name: Jennifer Love Hewitt
Date of Birth: 21/02/1979
Age: 45 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $18 million

American actress/director/producer, Jennifer Love Hewitt singing has also grabbed attention of her audience along with her acting and directing talent.


Born in 1979, Jennifer Love Hewitt took over multiple professions. She is a renowned actress who also got her hands on producing television shows and directing. Moreover, she is an established singer and songwriter who has also written books. Hewitt started her acting career in the early days by appearing in commercials and Disney Chanel series Kids Incorporated.

She rose into fame with her role as Sarah Reeves Merrin on the Fox teen drama Party of Five (1995-99). Jennifer Love Hewitt singing career started from early 1990s when she released a number of albums including Love Songs and Let’s Go Bang. In addition, Hewitt made progress by turning into Golden Globe Award nominee after starring in a number of television series and dramas.

Early Life and Education

Jennifer Love Hewitt was born on February 21, 1979 in Waco, Texas in the United States. Her mother Patricia Mae was a speech language pathologist while her father, Herbert Daniel Hewitt, was a medical technician. She grew up in Nolanville, Central Texas with her older brother, Todd. After her parents divorced, she and her brother stayed with their mother who died in June 2012 at the age of 67, due to cancer.

Hewitt loved music from her very young age due to which she encountered her entertainment industry.  When she was three years old, she went to a live show where she sang “The Greatest Love of All”. From then onwards, she continued her music journey. The following year, she sang “Help Me Make It Through the Night” at a restaurant-dance hall.  The audience were quite entertained by Jennifer Love Hewitt singing the song.

Jennifer Love Hewitt is one who progressed in her early age. She added tap dancing and ballet to the list of things she knows. Soon, she turned in as a member of Texas Show Team, which also toured in the Soviet Union. The ten-year-old Hewitt won “Texas Our Little Miss Talent”. After winning the title, she moved to Los Angeles with her mother so that she could pursue her career in singing and acting.

While in LA, she attended Lincoln High School. Her classmates there and talent scout recommended Hewitt for a role in Party of Five.

Acting Career Highlights

The talent from the early age, Jennifer Love Hewitt singing and acting won her a number of opportunities. She appeared in a massive number of television commercials in the beginning. Later, she made a breakthrough as an actor from Disney Channel Show Kids Incorporated (1989-91). Further, she appeared in video Dance! Workout with Barbie (1992).

Hewitt continued to appear in a number of dramas, shows and pilot like Running Wide (1993), Shaky Ground (1992-93), The Byrds of Paradise (1994) and McKenna (1994-95). Her talent and versatility attracted attention of television industry. Consequently, Jennifer Love Hewitt landed a role of Sarah Reeves Merrin on popular Fox show Party of Five (1995-99). This role made her a young star.

In addition, Hewitt landed a role in feature film Munchie (1992). The following year, she appeared as choir member in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit and Little Miss Millions. Furthermore, she landed a major role in horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) which netted 125 million USD. She also appeared in sequel I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998). In addition, she starred in comedy Can’t Hardly Wait the same year.

Hewitt is also the star of The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000) and Heartbreakers (2001). In 2000, Nokia chose her to become its spokesperson as she became a Q-rating/most popular actress on television. Her other major projects are The Hunchback of Notre Dame II (2002) where she voiced as Madellaine and Garfield (2004) which made more than 200 million USD.

She also starred in series Ghost Whisperer (2005-10) and Lifetime film The Client List (2010). She earned Golden Globe nomination for the film. Moreover, she appeared in TV Land’s Hot in Cleveland and The Client List. Hewitt got pregnant with her second child during the production of Criminal Minds 10th season due to which she withdrew from the role of Agent Kate Callahan.

Music Career Highlights

Jennifer Love Hewitt singing had attracted audience in her early days and it continued to attract attention of audience later as well. She became the backup singer in Martika’s “Toy Soldiers” (1989). When she was 12 years old, she had her debut album Love Songs (1992) which made her a pop star in Japan where it was released.

Her second album Let’s Go Bang came out in October 1995. However, this album failed to chart. While having career in acting, Jennifer Love Hewitt singing continued as she released Jennifer Love Hewitt in 1996. The album failed again thereby leaving Hewitt to focus on her acting career for years.

In 2002, Jennifer Love Hewitt singing career came back to track after she signed to Jive Records and recorded her 4th album. The album featured Meredith Brooks. The first single “BareNaked” (2002) became biggest hit and ranked #24 on Bubbling Under Hot 100 Chart.

After releasing her fourth album, Jennifer Love Hewitt singing has remained dormant. However, she released the compilation album Cool with You: The Platinum Collection in 2006. She again remained absent from music industry until 2013 when she recorded a cover of “I’m a Woman”. The song reached top 10 in iTunes Music Video Chart.

Writing and Books

After Jennifer Love Hewitt singing and acting career hit the summit, she held pen and started to write comic books in 2009. Jennifer Love Hewitt’s Music Box (2009-10) were based on her ideas which writer Scott Lobdell scripted. IDW Publishing published the series in paperback.

In addition, she also wrote a book The Day I shot Cupid in 2010, which became a New York Times Bestseller in the first week of its release.

Personal Life and Net Worth

Jennifer Love Hewitt started dating Scottish actor Ross McCall in 2005. A couple of years, they got engaged in Hawaii but People magazine reported that Hewitt broke her engagement in 2008.

In 2012, Hewitt began dating Brian Hallisay, co-star of The Client List. The couple married in 2013 a little before their daughter, Autumn’s birth in November, 2013.  Hewitt and Hallisay is also parent to son, Atticus, who was born on January 2015.

The versatile and talented personality, Jennifer Love Hewitt net worth is $18 million. It is not quite high for the person working since very early years. However, her recent projects has not been quite successful.

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