Getting famous in Hollywood is also like a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re going to get. Sometimes, even if you have all the ballots to succeed, like starring in a horror classic or a series of more than 100 episodes, it is not enough to get deep into the industry. What happened to Jennifer Love Hewitt?
Born in 1979 in Waco, Texas. Since childhood, Hewitt began to be interested in music and at the age of nine she was part of the Texas Show Team to win the title of Texas Our Little Miss Talent Winner the following year. That led her to move to Los Angeles, where she began appearing in TV commercials and on Disney’s ‘Kids Incorporated’.
His film debut came at the age of 13 in ‘My Munchie Friend’followed by ‘The Little Millionaire’ Y ‘Sister Act 2’. He also participated in the pilot of ‘Running Wilde’playing the daughter of Pierce Brosnan, although the series was not given the green light in the end.
Nevertheless, the movie that put her on the map was ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’, in 1997. Hewitt starred in the popular horror film alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr and Ryan Phillipe, in what ended up being a trilogy. The actress only remained in the second part (‘I still know what you did last summer’), with considerably lower results in public and box office.
The success of the first of ‘I know what you did…’ opened some doors for him: on the one hand, he kept his recurring role in ‘Five in family’after which he chained the one-season series ‘The time of your life’of which he was the protagonist.
She also played a young Audrey Hepburn in the tv movies ‘The Life of Audrey Hepburn’ and plunged headlong into romantic comedy in movies like ‘I can’t wait anymore’, ‘The seductresses’, ‘Shortcut to happiness’ either ‘A dick in trouble’. Without forgetting his roles in ‘The tuxedo’the action comedy with Jackie Chan, his cameo in ‘Tropic Thunder’ or the two adaptations in real image of ‘Garfield’.
His roles in the cinema were waning in relevance until 2005, when the role with which Hewitt would try to succeed again in the horror and supernatural genre would finally arrive: Melissa Gordon, the “ghost whisperer” in ‘Among ghosts’. The series was never a critical success but it did achieve great acceptance among the public, staying on the air for 5 seasons and 107 episodes.
Once the series had concluded, the actress decided to produce her next series: ‘The Client List’a kind of reboot of the tv movies self-titled that Hewitt had starred in in 2010 about a prostitute who works in a massage parlor. The series was a much more watered down and less controversial version of the film and was canceled after two seasons.
After these two projects, Hewitt has not returned to be the absolute protagonist of any series or movie. Her last works were a small role in ‘Queens Poker’, a regular role in season 10 of ‘Criminal minds’ and in the series ‘9-1-1’.
It is worth mentioning that Hewitt has moved through the world of the video clip, appearing in Enrique Iglesias’ ‘Hero’ and in Smash Mouth’s ‘Can’t Get Enough of You Baby’. Too has been a dubbing actressin ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame 2’, ‘The Adventures of Tom Thumb & Thumbelina’ or ‘Pups Alone’ and has come to release several albums.
While Hewitt enjoyed some popularity in the mid-’90s/early 2000s, it seems like her acting career never really took off. Of course, she at least she has always had projects on her hands, which is more than many actors can boast.