Jennifer Love Hewitt was born in Waco, Texas on February 21, 1979. Jennifer’s older brother, Todd Hewitt, gave her the first name “Jennifer” when he was only eight years old. He chose that name because he had a crush on a little blond girl named Jennifer. Her mother, a speech pathologist, was the one who selected the middle name “Love”. When she was only six months old, her parents separated and she moved with her mother to Killeen, Texas.
Jennifer Love Hewitt, being a real lil’ Texan, made her debut performance at age three when she sang at a livestock show. Two years later, Jennifer Love was immersed in jazz, tap, and ballet lessons. Hewitt later joined the Texas Show Team and went with them on a tour through the former Soviet Union and Europe. And at age ten, after moving to Los Angeles, she began appearing in commercials and was featured in the national print campaign for LA Gear. She put her dancing talents to use as an L.A. Gear dancer, and strutted her stuff at trade shows in Japan and Paris.
Hewitt quickly found commercial work and a role on Kids Incorporated, a series on the Disney Channel. In 1991 she flexed in a Barbie dance workout video, and exercised her voice by singing the songs included on the video. She also has appeared in a few commercials with Michael Jordan.
She became a regular on Kids Incorporated, a series on the Disney Channel. While working on the show from 1989 to 1991, Hewitt also appeared on commercials for products such as Mattel toys and L.A. Gear. She put her dancing talents to use as an L.A. Gear dancer, and strutted her stuff at trade shows in Japan and Paris. In 1991 she flexed in a Barbie dance workout video, and exercised her voice by singing the songs included on the video.
Her innocent look, amazing body, and friendly personality, made her a favorite among the teenage boys of North America. She is the epitome of the girl-next-door, while having the figure of a supermodel.
Jennifer Love Hewitt’s biggest break came when she snagged the role of Sarah on the ’90s Fox drama, Party of Five. Her success on that show lead to starring movie roles screaming hits, I Know What You Did Last Summer and If Only. She has also acted in Sister Act II with Whoopi Goldberg and a school comedy Can’t Hardly Wait. Jennifer Love was so popular that she was even offered her own show, Time of Your Life, on Fox.
In the spring of 2001, Love received fairly good reviews for her sexy, goofy role in Heartbreakers, which also starred Sigourney Weaver and Gene Hackman.
Her reviews for 2002′s The Tuxedo, which co-stars Jackie Chan, weren’t as good. In October of 2002, Hewitt released a new CD, Barenaked.
Named Female Hottie Of The Year by the Teen Choice Awards, Hewitt portrayed her idol, Audrey Hepburn, in a made-for-TV biography on the legendary beauty. She 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.
She dumped TRL host Carson Daly by announcing it to the press instead of telling himdirectly. Jen’s friends call her Love.