Jennifer Love Hewitt is best known for playing Julie James in the horror thriller I Know What You Did Last Summer and its sequel. Prior to pursuing an acting career, however, she first ventured into singing. At age nine, she became a member of the Texas Show Team and later won the title of "Texas Our Little Miss Talent Winner." After moving to Los Angeles, she soon landed gigs on television. She first appeared on several episodes on Kids Incorporated in 1990 before being cast as Bernadette Moody Shaky Ground, and later as Franny Byrd on The Byrds of Paradise. In 1995, she joined the cast of Party of Five as Sarah Reeves. She played the character until 1999 -- the same year she started playing Sarah Reeves Merrin in short-lives spin-off Time of Your Life. After starring in films like The Tuxedo, If Only, Garfield, The Truth About Love, and Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber, she made her big TV comeback as the star of Ghost Whisperer. She played Melinda Gordon from 2005 to 2010. In 2012, she starred as Riley Parks on The Client List. Two years later, she joined the 10th season of Criminal Minds as a series regular.
As a singer, Jennifer Love Hewitt has released several albums including Love Songs, Let's Go Bang, Jennifer Love Hewitt, and BareNaked.
Waco, Texas, United States
-She has English, German and Scottish roots.
-She previously dated actor Ross McCall and Ghost Whisperer co-star Jamie Kennedy.
-She is married to her The Client List co-star Brian Hallisay.
1994: Young Artist Award - Outstanding Youth Ensemble in a Cable or Off Primetime Series - Kids Incorporated
1998: Blockbuster Entertainment Award - Favorite Female Newcomer - I Know What You Did Last Summer
1999: Blockbuster Entertainment Award - Favorite Actress — Horror - I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
1999: Teen Choice Award Film — Choice Actress - I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
2000: People's Choice Award Favorite Female Performer in a New Television Series - Time of Your Life
2003: Kids' Choice Award - Favorite Female Butt Kicker - The Tuxedo
2003: DVD Premiere Award - Best Original Song - The Hunchback of Notre Dame II
2006: Saturn Award - Best Actress on Television - Ghost Whisperer
2007: Saturn Award - Best Actress on Television - Ghost Whisperer
2008: Saturn Award - Best Actress on Television - Ghost Whisperer
2014: Criminal Minds
2011-2014: Hot in Cleveland
2010: The Client List (TV film)
2008: Tropic Thunder
2006: Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
2005-2010: Ghost Whisperer (TV series)
2005: The Truth About Love
2004: Garfield: The Move
2004: If Only
2002: The Tuxedo
2000: The Audrey Hepburn Story (TV film)
1999-2000: Time of Your Life (TV series)
1998: I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
1998: Can't Hardly Wait
1997: I Know What You Did Last Summer
1995-1999: Party of Five (TV series)
1994: The Byrds of Paradise (TV series)
'I would just love once to be called sexy. Just because it would make me something other than cute.'