Jennifer Love Hewitt

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Jennifer Love Hewitt

Born

2/21/1979, Waco, Texas, United States

Birth Name

Jennifer Love Hewitt

Gender

Female

Also Known As

TheReal_Jlh, J. Love, Jennifer Hewitt, Jennifer "Love" Hewitt, Love Hewitt
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Born in Waco, Texas in 1979, Jennifer was given her first name by her older brother Todd, who named his little sister after a girl he then had a crush on. After her parents got divorced she grew up with her mother in Harker Heights, also in…more

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  • Trivia

    • Jennifer got her first name from her older brother. At the time she was born, her brother Todd was eight and had a crush on a girl named Jennifer. The parents decided to use it for their new baby daughter.

    • Jennifer authored her first book, The Day I Shot Cupid: Hello My Name Is Jennifer Love Hewitt and I'm a Love-aholic in 2010

    • Jennifer's middle name of "Love" came from a college roommate of her mother.

    • Jennifer attended Betty White's 90th Birthday: A Tribute to America's Golden Girl at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. It was taped in early January 2012.

    • Jennifer was nominated for a 2010 Golden Globe in the category of Best Performance in a Miniseries or Television Film (Actress) for her role in The Client List. Claire Danes however won the award that year.

    • In 2010, Jennifer acted in a Lifetime film called The Client List. It was the highest rated program for it's night. Due to it's success, Lifetime has now decided to spin off a tv series of the film that will still star Jennifer.

    • In late 2011 and early 2012, Jennifer was dating Jarod Einsohn.

    • In 2001, Jennifer attended AEG's Season of Giving.

    • Jennifer attended the 2011 Hollywood Reporter's annual Power 100: Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Beverly Hills, CA.

    • In January 2009, Jennifer was granted a temporary restraining order against a man who had been stalking her. It was revealed the man had moved to LA to be closer to her and had sent her more than 120 letters which were threatening and harassing in nature.

    • Jennifer and fiancé Ross McCall announced their break up in January, 2009. Jennifer, 29, got engaged to the Scottish actor, 32, in November 2007 after dating for two years. Following the split, the couple entered into a custody battle of their dog, Boxer. Since July 2009, she has been engaged to Ghost Whisperer co-star Jamie Kennedy.

    • Jennifer's first stage performance was when she danced and sang "The Greatest Love of All". She was six years old then.

    • Among her hobbies are roller skating and horseback riding.

    • Hewitt was among the twenty-four actors and actresses named TV Guide's Sexiest Stars on TV in 2008.

    • Jennifer had difficulty mastering an English accent for her role in The Truth About Love. She was the only American among the film's cast and crew.

    • Jennifer'sMagazine Rankings:
      FHM's Sexiest Women in the World US edition 2002 - No.14
      Rush Magazine's Sexiest Women List 2002 - No.11
      Stuff magazine's 102 Sexiest Women in the World 2005 - No.32
      Maxim's Hot 100 List 2005 - No.20
      FHM's Sexiest Women in the World 2006 - No.43
      FHM's Sexiest Women in the World 2008 - No.20,
      Maxim's Hot 100 List 2008 - No.96
      Forbes's Celebrity 100 List 2008 - No.76

    • Jennifer co-wrote the song I'm Gonna Love You for the animated video The Hunchback of Notre Dame II with Chris Canute.

    • Jennifer is a former member of the American Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet. Members of the cabinet help out using their talents and resources in furthering the cause of the organization.

    • Jennifer wrote a story for the book Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul. Her story is entitled "A Friend For Life" and is about her friendship with a young cancer patient named Nicole whose dream was to meet her.

    • Jennifer is 5' 2½" (159 cm) tall.

    • In October 2006, Jennifer revealed she can't ride a bicycle. Despite having lessons from her mother and boyfriend, Jennifer just can't seem to get her balance.

    • Jennifer admitted on the Heartbreakers commentary that she cannot drive a car with a manual transmission.

    • Jennifer did a Barbie commercial in 1992. She also did commercials for LA Gear between 1989 and 1991 and for Neutrogena. In 2007, Jennifer became an endorser for Hanes Underwear.

    • Jennifer has released three music albums: Let's Go Bang (1995), Jennifer Love Hewitt (1996), and BareNaked (2002).

    • Jennifer broke her finger filming the "flopper dive" scene in Heartbreakers.

    • Jennifer 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 - "it's my favorite thing". When the two actresses met for the first time at the 2000 Golden Globes, Jennifer recounts that "she came up to me and gave me a hug for the flowers. I thought I was going to pass out. I was absolutely going to have a heart attack."

    • Jennifer attended Laurel Springs High School with Christine Lakin. They graduated with of 1997.

    • Meredith Brooks helped write songs for Jennifer's 2002 CD BareNaked that would transition her music career from Teen Pop to more Adult Alternative Pop.

    • Before Ghost Whisperer Jennifer Love Hewitt was supposed to be in the ABC comedy In The Game as a mid-season replacement but it was pulled from development after two failed pilots.

    • Jennifer dated singer John Mayer in 2002. She also dated actors Joey Lawrence (1996), Will Friedle (1996-1997), Wilmer Valderrama (1999), and talk show host Carson Daly (1997-1999).

    • Jennifer originally came to Los Angeles to pursue a music career. Her plans changed, however, when she got the role of Sarah on Party of Five.

    • Regarding the making of the song used in Sailor Moon, she is not the original creator and her singing is not heard in Sailor Moon. The maker of the song is Jennifer Cihi, but Jennifer Love Hewitt made her own version of the song after being a longtime fan of Sailor Moon.

    • Roles Lost Out or Turned Down: Paige Matthews (replacement for Shannen Doherty) in Charmed, went to Rose McGowan Tricia Jones in Mallrats, went to Renée Humphrey Darlene in Brokedown Palace, went to Kate Beckinsale (due to scheduling conflicts) Juliet in Romeo + Juliet, went to Claire Danes (since she was not considered "modern" enough)

    • Jennifer's mother Pat is Italian, and her father Danny is German. Her mom is a speech pathologist while her dad is a medical technician.

    • Jennifer appeared in Enrique Iglesias' music video "Hero" (2001) as his love interest. Her other music video appearances for other artists are "High" by Feeder (1997), "Can't Get Enough of You Baby" by Smash Mouth (1998), and "Girl on TV" by LFO (1999).

  • Quotes

    • Jennifer: (on her character in The Client List) I've never played a character who is this overtly sexual. It's definitely going to be a departure from the normal stuff I do. Plus, we have a lot of really fun things in the series eye-candy-wise for our audience.

    • Jennifer: (on criticism of her weight) To set the record straight, I'm not upset for me, but for all of the girls out there that are struggling with their body image. A size two is not fat! Nor will it ever be. And being a size zero doesn't make you beautiful.

    • Jennifer: (on a beauty tip) Elizabeth Taylor taught me that if you do your hair and makeup first then take a hot bath right before you leave, it brings out your inner glow and takes away the powdery look from makeup. I do that right before every date.

    • Jennifer: (referencing a John Mayer song) My body is far from a wonderland. My body is more like a pawnshop. There's a lot of interesting things put together, and if you look closely you'd probably be excited, but at first glance, not so much.

    • Jennifer: (joking on how to talk with ghosts) Wear tiny tops. They listen better with cleavage.

    • Jennifer: (on rumors of her and Alec Baldwin being together) And truthfully it was insulting to me, because it went from being a ha-ha-ha rumour of 'Are they cuddling on set?' to 'Was this the reason Jennifer got hired?' Insinuations that I wasn't there for my ability, that I was just there to be his chick were really insulting. Normally I don't get offended by those things, but that I was offended by.

    • Jennifer: (on wearing a shirt that said, "Silicone Free") I was kind of nervous that people would be offended by it, but Australians have a good sense of humour; I don't think it would have gone over well in LA or New York. But it loosened everybody up about my chest; it became a joke. I just wanted people to take it lightly, it's not a big deal. I still wear that T-shirt, it cracks me up.

    • Jennifer: (on her role in The Client List) My mom's like, 'I'm so proud. You're pole dancing and you're going to play a prostitute. Awesome!'... ...It's like, 'Yeah, what you always dreamed about, mama!' But you know, it's a great part.

    • Jennifer: (on the rumor that she was dating Ben Flajnik) I don't know why people are making such a big deal! I was looking for something pop culture to tweet about. I'm new to the Twitter situation and I wanted to have fun with the twitters out there.

    • Jennifer: (On not ending the TV series Ghost Whisperer in a proper way) When you've taken people on a journey for so long, the least you can do is give them a goodbye. For a show that was about unfinished business, we didn't get to finish.

    • Jennifer: (On the end of the TV series Ghost Whisperer) I was bummed for Melinda,... ...because I didn't feel the series ended the way that she deserved for it to. We left the audience sort of hanging, and I hate that.

    • Jennifer: (On realizing that the TV show Ghost Whisperer wouldn't continue) For me, it was a total shock,... ...I thought our next season probably would be the last, just because the show had been on for a really long time. It's hard to come up with new things that will keep people intrigued, but I never thought in a million years that was going to have been our last season.

    • Jennifer: I wish I had been nude from the time I was 12 until I was 28. I used to scoff and say, 'No, I feel fat today!' Now the joke's on me.

    • Jennifer: We had this joke on the set of I Know What You Did Last Summer. All the girls wore tiny tops, so we called it 'I Know What Your Breasts Did Last Summer'.

    • Jennifer: (in response to being voted as one of the Worst Dressed by People magazine) I don't consider myself a great dresser either. But I try. Most of the time I'm in khakis and a white T-shirt. I'm a total Gap girl. Super casual, hair in a pony tail and no makeup.

    • Jennifer: (about her breasts in a "Playboy" interview) I just accepted them as a great accessory to every outfit.

    • Jennifer: You are the only person who can sell you, so you do spend a lot of time in your job by yourself everyday.

    • Jennifer: When I came to Los Angeles, it was the first time that I ever felt like I belong somewhere. Not because it was wacky, but because people here understood what I felt like to perform, and there were other kids my age who wanted to do it. I didn't get looked at as God, you freak.

    • Jennifer: There's a difference between wanting to be respected and being a strong female and being known for being able to do things, but still very much wanting guys to open the door, wanting them to ask us out, still bringing flowers and stuff like that.

    • Jennifer: I've dated some actors that you probably never want to go out with, but that's not because they're actors, but because we didn't connect.

    • Jennifer: I'm a hopeless romantic, and very much the person in a relationship to go: If things are going well, I'll buy the flowers, remember the dates of things, plan fun nights out.

    • Jennifer: I'd rather be the girl next door than hear: 'Oh, there's the ho-bag.'

    • Jennifer: I would just love once to be called sexy. Just because it would make me something other than cute.

    • Jennifer: I think we are ready to know that there are going to be people who are ready to save the world, who come out when you're in trouble and make sure that you're okay.

    • Jennifer: I love that whole princess mentality, but I also like throwing my hair in a ponytail and just wearing jeans, going on a hike and then eating a big chili-cheeseburger.

    • Jennifer: I don't consider stardom to be anything related with me. I hope that the only way this business will ever change me will be a good life.

    • Jennifer: I need to go live my life a little better, because I don't want to go with unfinished business. I don't want to have somebody have to help me with my goodbyes later. It's important to say, 'I love you', to somebody you haven't said it to in a while because it matters.

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