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, “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.”.
She was almost cast as Juliet Capulet in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet (1996). At the last moment, she lost the role to Claire Danes because the director felt she was not “modern” enough.
She lost the role of Darlene Davis in Brokedown Palace (1999) to Kate Beckinsale because of scheduling conflicts.
She auditioned for the role of Tricia Jones in the romantic comedy Mallrats (1995), which went to Renee Humphrey.
She was considered for the role of Helen Shivers in I Know What You Did Last Summer(1997) before being cast as Julie James.
She disappeared at the age of 4 while at a restaurant-dance hall. She was found on the stage singing “Help Me Make It Through the Night”.
Cat named “Don Juan”; got the name “Love” from mother’s college roommate; mother’s name is Pat Hewitt, older brother is Todd Hewitt.
Love Hewitt’s first job was on Kids Incorporated (1984). Little did she know that one of the guest stars would turn out to be her future co-worker on Party of Five (1994), Scott Wolf.
She was considered for the title role in the romantic drama Lolita (1997), which went to Dominique Swain.
Attended school with actress Christine Lakin. Both graduated from Laurel Springs High School, class of 1997.
She was offered a role on the WB’s Charmed (1998), taking over Shannen Doherty’s place, which she turned down (2001).
Broke her finger filming the “flopper dive” scene in Heartbreakers (2001).
Voted in at #7 in FHM’s Sexiest Girls of 2002 poll, American edition. [June 2002]
Her ancestry includes English, German and Scottish, as well as remote French roots.
Hosted the Comedy for a Cure and raised over $100,000 for Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance’s research programs.
Voted #14 in Rush magazine’s Sexiest Women 2002 list.
When she played Nancy Sinatra on NBC’s American Dreams (2002), she adopted a puppy on location and named her Boots, after the Nancy Sinatra song she performed on the show.
She has recorded four albums: “Love Songs” (1992), “Let’s Go Bang” (1995), “Jennifer Love Hewitt” (1996) and “BareNaked” (2002), which was produced by singer/songwriter Meredith Brooks.
Ranked #11 in Stuff magazine’s “102 Sexiest Women in the World” (2002).
Was listed as a potential nominee on both the 2003 and 2005 Razzie Award nominating ballots. She was listed a suggestion in the Worst Actress category on the 2003 ballot for her performance in the film The Tuxedo (2002). And was suggested again two years later in the Worst Actress category of the 2005 ballot for her role in Garfield (2004). She failed to receive either nomination.
Ranked #32 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 Women of 2005 list.
Contrary to reports, she was not replaced by Jennifer Lopez in The Wedding Planner(2001). Hewitt has stated in interviews that she had been developing her own film by the same title, but was forced to cancel it once the film with Lopez was released. The two films were unrelated.
Named #20 in FHM magazine’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005” special supplement.
Named #43 in FHM magazine’s “100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006” supplement.
Was engaged to Ross McCall [November 29, 2007 – 2008].
Is a huge fan of the Glasgow Celtic Football Club.
Is slightly claustrophobic and, while filming an episode of Ghost Whisperer (2005), in an underground tunnel set, a removable wall had to be installed so she could get out quickly.
Ranked #20 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 Women of 2008 list.
Ranked #96 on Forbes the Celebrity 100 List for 2008. The annual list ranks the most powerful and best-paid celebrities in Hollywood.
Told several magazines that she wears a tiara when she takes a bath.
Currently resides in Toluca Lake, California.
Ranked #35 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 Women of 2010 list.
Her mother, Patricia Pat Hewitt, passed away at age 67, on June 12, 2012 from cancer.
Ranked #20 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 Women of 2012 list.
Ranked #6 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 Women of 2013 list.
Ranked #35 on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 Women of 2014 list. This is the second time she has been ranked #35 in Maxim magazine’s “Hot 100”, also in 2010.
Returned to work 8 months after giving birth to her daughter Autumn, to begin filming on Criminal Minds (2005), but decided to leave after one season, to spend time with her second child after he or she is born.
On November 21, 2013, she married Brian Hallisay in an intimate ceremony after a 5-month engagement with just the two of them present only five days before she gave birth to their daughter Autumn.
Gave birth to her first child at age 34, a daughter named Autumn James Hallisay, born on November 26, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Child’s father is her husband, Brian Hallisay.
Gave birth to her second child at age 36, a son named Atticus James Hallisay, born on June 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. Child’s father is her husband, Brian Hallisay.
Inducted into the Hair Fan’s Hall of Fame (2006).
Rumored to be the inspiration of John Mayer’s song “Your Body is a Wonderland”.
She is best known for her role as Robin on Kids Incorporated (1984). Jennifer started out as the youngest cast member of “Kids Incorporated”.
Jennifer is a year older than her former “Kids Incorporated” co-star Haylie Johnson.
Jennifer Love Hewitt replaced Connie Lew and Ryan Lambert on Kids Incorporated (1984) after Season Five wrapped up. After Season Seven ended, Jennifer left the Disney television series.
Jennifer Love Hewitt and Kenny Ford Jr. were the only cast members from Season Six who returned for Season Seven of Kids Incorporated (1984). By the time “Kids Incorporated” was picked up for Season Seven, Stacy Ferguson, Devyn Puett, and Richard Shoff had moved on to other projects.
Jennifer Love Hewitt is two years younger than her former “Kids Incorporated” co-stars Devyn Puett and Kenny Ford Jr.