Jennifer Love Hewitt is one of Hollywood’s best and most applauded actresses. Along with her vast array of talents, this actress, producer, singer and songwriter visited both the big and small screens portraying everything from terrified teenagers to prostitutes to psychic mediums.
While getting her big break on Disney’s Kids Incorporated back in the late 80s, Hewitt was one of the most recognizable faces of the 1990s because of her roles in the horror film I Know What You Did Last Summer and its sequel.
This winner of several People’s Choice Awards and a nomination for the 2011 Golden Globe Award for best actress in a mini series or motion picture made for television has also been noted as a successful singer and songwriter, releasing four full-length albums along with the hit 2002 single “BareNaked.”
In celebration of her latest role joining the cast of the hit TV drama Criminal Minds, TheCelebrityCafe.com is counting down our favorite Jennifer Love Hewitt roles!
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10. The Audrey Hepburn Story
Released in 2000, 21-year-old Jennifer not only starred in this made-for-TV movie about the famed Audrey Hepburn but also helped produce it as the co-executive producer. This flick made the list because of her uncanny resemblance to the Breakfast at Tiffany’s star and great acting behind it.
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9. The Tuckedo
Alongside martial arts expert Jackie Chan, JLH appeared as the smart scientist, Delilah Del Blaine back in 2002. Filled with comedy and action, it’s no wonder The Tuxedo made the list.
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8. Garfield, The Movie
Jennifer Love Hewitt starred in this animated comedy with its star-packed cast back in 2004. Playing the cuddly and sarcastic Garfield’s veterinarian, she was also the love interest of his owner. She also appeared in its sequel, Garfield, A Tale of Two Kitties.
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7. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
Revising her role as Julie James in the sequel to the 1997 horror classic I Know What You Did Last Summer, we put this on this list because JLH was able to get us scared twice.
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6. Tropic Thunder
She wasn’t a credited cast member of this film and didn’t appear for more than five minutes, but we’re putting Tropic Thunder on the list because she made a surprise cameo.
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5. I Know What You Did Last Summer
One of the most common horror films of the 90s is the suspenseful and spooky, I Know What You Did Last Summer. Along with Freddie Prinze Jr and Sarah Michelle Gellar, this trio has to face their demons from the past summer and face some trouble along the way…
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4. The Client List
In 2010, JLH starred in one of the highest grossing Lifetime films, The Client List. Based on a true story about a woman who becomes a prostitute at a massage parlor in Texas to support her family, the film went viral essentially leading to a television series that lasted two seasons in which Hewitt produced.
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Playing the daughter of con artist Sigourney Weaver, this mother-daughter duo takes us on a hilarious journey following the pair who uses sex and their looks to break off marriages to get money, cars and jewels.
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2. Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit
Once again, JLH didn’t have a huge role… she played one of the choirgirls. But this is such a good movie, we just had to put it on the list.
Here she is singing alongside Whoopi Goldberg and Lauryn Hill.
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1. Ghost Whisperer
One of our favorite JLH roles is Melinda Gordon, the small shop owner who can talk to ghosts. Running for five seasons, Ghost Whisperer won several TV awards along with dozens of nominations. Hewitt even directed three episodes and produced the entire last season of the show.
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