I grew up with Jennifer on my TV pretty much every week. We're the same age, and she was a child star at a very young age. Her first big break on TV was "Kids Incorporated", and from the get go I was hooked. I also had a crush on Stacy Ann Ferguson (aka Fergie), who was also on the show. That didn't last long though, and my crush on Love remains to this day.
"Kids Incorporated" was the perfect show for Love to start out on. She wasn't much of an actress, but she was cute, perky & could sing. Many people don't know that she released multiple CD's as a kid, and even though they weren't popular in the U.S., they were popular in Japan. She later had some success with the single "How Do I Deal" & the CD "BareNaked". She has performed on the soundtracks of multiple movies, and wrote/performed a song for the animated Disney film "The Hunchback of Notre Dame II".
After "Kids Incorporated" she had a bad run of failed TV projects. Some managed a very short run, while others never got past the pilot stage. Before her big break on "Party Of Five" she also appeared in some dull kiddie movies as well. After her "Party Of Five" success, she finally had a little success in film with "I Know What You Did Last Summer". Before the sequel was filmed, she was in another movie called "Can't Hardly Wait" which is one of the best teen films of the decade. The late 90's probably represent the height of her popularity thus far in her career. "Ghost Whisperer" was a popular show, but she hasn't really had the film success she did in the late 90's during it's run. Even though I'm a big fan, I have to admit most of her movies have totally sucked. She was even in one of the first really bad Jackie Chan movies. If I had to recommend one of her movies, it would be "If Only". It's not known by many people, but it's a shockingly good film. It's a chick flick, but it had me tearing up, and Jennifer gets to sing 2 GREAT songs in the film.
This list obviously takes into account more than careers. Physically she's the girl next door (which I like), and doesn't have the typical body type you find in Hollywood. However, the main reason she's on the top of my list is that she seems to genuinely be a good person. I've followed her career closer than most, and she is one of the few people that doesn't make the tabloids for drug & sex scandals. She does a lot of charity work, and seems to be one of the sweetest people I've ever seen in the spotlight. Of course it could be an act, but based on her catalog of work...I'd say she ain't a good enough actress to fool people for this long.
If Only (2004)
Party Of Five (1994-2000)
Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
Trojan War (1997)
House Arrest (1996)
Listen To It:
Jennifer Love Hewitt (1996)
Love Will Show You Everything ("If Only" (2004) soundtrack)
- Named the sexiest woman in the world in 1999 by Maxim.
- She has produced her own TV & film projects, and has directed a little as well.
- She wrote the book "The Day I Shot Cupid".
- Hewitt's first album "Love Songs", was released when she was 12.
Love Will Show You Everything
How Do I Deal
Please Save Us The World
Hero by Enrique Iglesias
Girl On TV by LFO
Her Music Videos:
1992 "Please Save Us The World"
1995 "Couldn't Find Another Man"
1996 "No Ordinary Love" (I have not seen this one)
1999 "How Do I Deal"
2002 "I'm Gonna Love You (Madellaine's Love Song)"
2003 "Can I Go Now"
Music Video Appearances:
1998 "Can't Get Enough of You, Baby" by Smash Mouth
1998 "High" (U.S. version) by Feeder
1999 "Girl on TV" by LFO
2001 "Hero" by Enrique Iglesias
2010 "Christmas Tonight" by Dave Barnes
Feel free to post your own top 10 babes in the comments...or just complain about my picks.