Jennifer Love Hewitt, who turned 43 this year, had quite a career in the film industry.
This October will mark the 25th Anniversary of Jennifer Love Hewitt’s horror film “I Know What You Did Last Summer.” Initially, the film was a big smash at the box office. On a $17 million budget, it grossed over $125 million worldwide. Thanks to her performance in this film, Jennifer played the lead in the hit series The Ghost Whisperer.
Jennifer Love Hewitt’s major break came when she won a gig as a child actress on the Disney Channel’s Kids Incorporated show.
In the early 1990s, Hewitt appeared in several television shows, including Shaky Ground, The Byrds of Paradise, and McKenna, before crossing over into the mainstream with her part in the Fox television series “Party of Five.” After the end of “Party of Five,” she starred in the spin-off “Time of Your Life.” The show was co-produced by Jennifer but was canceled after just half a season.
In 1992, Jennifer Love Hewitt made her debut in the feature film “Munchie.” This marked the beginning of her movie career. After that, in 1997, she was cast in the leading role in the hit horror film “I Know What You Did Last Summer.”
She also appeared in the 1998 teen comedy “Can’t Hardly Wait” with Seth Green.
Jennifer also played Audrey Hepburn in the film The Audrey Hepburn Story in 2000. The following year, she acted in the romantic comedy film “Heartbreakers” with Ray Liotta, Gene Hackman, and Sigourney Weaver. She also appeared in the 2001 music video for Enrique Inglesias’s pop hit “Hero.” In 2002, her action/comedy movie “The Tuxedo” came out in which she shared the screen with Jackie Chan.
Jennifer Love Hewitt also played Melinda Gordon, the main character of the television series “Ghost Whisperer,” from 2005-2010. The series averages around 9 million viewers per episode. These were some of her shows and movies that kept her in the limelight, but she did not achieve long-term stardom.
The actress continued to work in films here and there, but there was one film that was so widely derided by critics that it may have been the factor that caused her career as a bankable star on the big screen to come to an end.
During the peak of Jennifer Love Hewitt’s movie career, she appeared in several entertaining romantic comedies. However, her performance in “Jewtopia,” which was released in 2012, did not mark a return to the glory days of “Can’t Hardly Wait” and “Heartbreakers.”
The movie “Jewtopia,” which is based on the Broadway play of the same name, stars Jennifer Love Hewitt as a Jewish lady whose husband-to-be pretends to be of the same religion to win her heart. The guy wants to make sure that he can retain the lady of his dreams, so he enlists the help of an old buddy to assist him in becoming more Jewish so that he and the woman of his dreams may live happily ever after.
The movie failed to make an impression at the box office, and its poor scores on Rotten Tomatoes suggest that critics and general audiences did not find it appealing. It is simple to see why “Jewtopia” did not get a positive reception since, as stated by The Hollywood Reporter, the movie is loaded with offensively dated stereotypes and crap humor.
The actress was nominated for Golden Globes in 2011. She also was nominated for the MTV Movie Awards back in 1999. She won the People’s Choice Award in 2000 and was then nominated four times for the same award in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010. But unfortunately, she could not win the People’s Choice Award again, but in those same years, 2007 and 2008, she won Saturn Award consecutively.
These days she can be seen enjoying herself with her family. Jennifer and her husband Brian Hallisay had their third child, a son, in September of last year, and they revealed that they had named their kid Aidan James.
Jennifer Love Hewitt was seen having a good time with her family in Santa Monica last week. The actress, now 43 years old, looked stunning in a white dress with a button-up front, a hat, platform sandals, and a Gucci purse.
Even though she regularly appears on 9-1-1, Jennifer has significantly reduced her workload and has no upcoming films.