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 as Sarah Reeves Merrin, and films I Know What You Did Last Summer and its sequelas Julie James.
Hewitt starred on the hit CBS television program Ghost Whisperer as Melinda Gordon, for which she won a Saturn Award in 2007 and 2008 for Best Actress on Television. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her television movie The Client List. In addition to acting, she has served as a producer on some of her film and television projects. As a singer, Hewitt has been signed by Atlantic Records and Jive Records, and is primarily known for her recordings in the pop genre. Her most successful single on the Billboard Hot 100 is the 1999 release “How Do I Deal”, which peaked at No. 59. She has also contributed music to the promotion or soundtracks of acting projects. She was identified as the “#1 reader choice” on the November 1999 and May 2009 covers of Maxim.TV Guide named her the sexiest woman on television in 2008.
As of 2012she is a recurring star on Hot in Cleveland and leads the Lifetime television series The Client List.