Jennifer Love Hewitt (born February 21, 1979) is an American actress, producer, author, television director and singer-songwriter. Hewitt began her acting career as a child by appearing in television commercials and the Disney Channel series Kids Incorporated. She rose to fame in teenage popular culture in her roles in the Fox series Party of Five (1995-2000) as Sarah Reeves Merrin, and films I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) and its 1998 sequel as Julie James.
Hewitt starred on the hit CBS television program Ghost Whisperer (2005–10) as Melinda Gordon, for which she won a Saturn Award in 2007 and 2008 for Best Actress on Television. She starred in the Lifetime television series, The Client List (2012–13), and was previously nominated for a Golden Globe Award for the pilot movie. In addition to acting, she has served as a producer on some of her film and television projects.