Melissa Joan Hart Biography
Melissa Joan Hart is an American actress, voice actress, director, producer, singer, fashion designer, and businesswoman. She had starring roles as the titular characters in the sitcoms Clarissa Explains It All (1991–1994), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996–2003), and Melissa & Joey (2010–2015).
Melissa Joan Hart Age
She was born on April 18, 1976 (age 43).
Melissa Joan Hart Family | Melissa Joan Hart Siblings
Melissa Joan Hart was born in Smithtown, New York, to Paula, a producer and talent manager, and William Hart, a carpenter, shellfish purveyor, oyster hatchery worker, and entrepreneur. Her parents had four other children after Melissa: Trisha, Elizabeth, Brian, and Emily, who are all in acting. Hart has three half-sisters: Alexandra, Samantha, and Mackenzie, after her parents divorced in the early 1990s and her mother married television executive Leslie Gilliams in 1994.
Melissa Joan Hart Husband
Hart has been married to musician Mark Wilkerson since July 19, 2003.Melissa Joan Hart
Melissa Joan Hart Wedding
The preparations for the Wedding ceremony, which took place in Florence, Italy, were documented in a TV miniseries titled Tying the Knot, produced by Hart’s production company, Hartbreak Films.
Melissa Joan Hart Kids
Hart and Wilkerson have three sons: Mason Walter Wilkerson who was born in January 2006, Braydon Hart Wilkerson who was born in March 2008, and Tucker McFadden Wilkerson who was born in September 2012.
Melissa Joan Hart Career
She began her career at age four when she made a television commercial for a bathtub doll called Splashy. From that time on, she appeared regularly in commercials, making 25 of them before the age of five.
Other early television work included a small role in the miniseries Kane & Abel in 1985, a guest-starring role in an episode of The Equalizer in 1986, and a starring role alongside Katherine Helmond in the Emmy Award-winning TV movie Christmas Snow, also in 1986. She made a cameo guest appearance on the April 22, 1986 episode of the NBC daytime soap opera Another World.
In 1989, she became an understudy in a Broadway production of The Crucible starring Martin Sheen. In 1991 Hart landed the starring role on the Nickelodeon series Clarissa Explains It All. The show brought her four consecutive Young Artist Award nominations, winning three.
Her role in the series also led to her starring in the FMV video game Nickelodeon’s Director’s Lab as a tour guide who takes the player around a movie studio. In 1995, a year after the end of Clarissa Explains It All, Hart filmed a pilot episode for a spin-off show.
Hart appeared on Nickelodeon’s anthology show Are You Afraid of the Dark? Season 2 episode “The Tale of the Frozen Ghost” in 1991. After the television series ended, Hart attended New York University. However, she did not complete her degree, because she earned the title role for the 1996 TV movie Sabrina the Teenage Witch, which was followed by the television series of the same name which lasted seven seasons on ABC and The WB.
In between times, she also guest-starred on the series Touched by an Angel and starred in several TV movies. In 1998, Hart had a small role in the film Can Hardly Wait; shortly afterward Hart began working on a theatrical film project titled Next to You.
Hart continued her acting career in the 2000s, starring in the film Rent Control, which aired in 2005 on the ABC Family cable network. Hart also continued to star on Sabrina, the Teenage Witch until 2003. After the end of Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, Hart directed her first movie, a 15-minute live-action short film called Mute (2005), starring her sister Emily. Hart guest-starred on an episode of Law & Order: SVU that aired on October 9, 2007, titled “Impulsive”.
Later in 2007, she directed the “Anger Cage” video for her husband Mark Wilkerson’s band Course of Nature. She also starred in the ABC Family Original Movie Holiday in Handcuffs, opposite Mario Lopez. Hart followed this with another ABC movie with a similar premise, My Fake Fiancé, in 2009. On August 17, 2009, it was announced that she would compete in season nine of Dancing with the Stars. In 2010, Hart starred as Kelley in a horror thriller film entitled Nine Dead.
In 2010, Hart returned to a new weekly television series, starring with Joey Lawrence in the ABC Family sitcom Melissa & Joey. Hart joined the cast of an off-Broadway production of Love, Loss, and What I Wore for a four-week run that started in March 2010 and ended April 25, 2010. Melissa & Joey concluded in August 2015 after 4 seasons and 104 episodes. In 2016, Hart starred as the lead role in the film God’s Not Dead 2.
Melissa Joan Hart Movies and TV Shows
- Christmas Hours AKA A Very Merry Toy Store (2017)
- CarGo (2017)
- God’s Not Dead 2 (2016)
- Broadcasting Christmas (2016)
- Santa Con (2014)
- Satin (2011)
- Nine Dead (2009)
- My Fake Fiancé (2009)
- Whispers and Lies AKA Secrets of Pine Cove (2008)
- Holiday in Handcuffs (2007)
- Dirtbags (2006)
- Jesus, Mary, and Joey (2006)
- Rent Control (2002)
- Hold On (2002)
- Backflash (2001)
- Recess: School’s Out (2001)
- The Voyage to Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
- Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
- Santa Mouse and the Ratdeer (2000)
- The Specials (2000)
- Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)
- Drive Me Crazy (1999)
- Love, American Style (1999)
- Sabrina Down Under (1999)
- Silencing Mary (1998)
- Can Hardly Wait (1998)
- Sabrina Goes to Rome (1998)
- The Emperor’s New Clothes: An All-Star Illustrated Retelling of the Classic Fairy Tale (1998)
- The Right Connections (1997)
- Two Came Back (1997)
- Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996)
- Twisted Desire (1996)
- Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare (1995)
- Christmas Snow (1986)
- 2016 – Celebrity Family Feud
- 2015 – The Mysteries of Laura
- 2014 – Motor City Masters
- 2010–15 – Melissa & Joey
- 2010 – When I Was 17
- 2009 – Dancing With the Stars
- 2007 – Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
- 2006 – Justice League Unlimited
- 2005, 2012 – Robot Chicken
- 2004 – North Shore
- 2003 – The Jamie Kennedy Experiment
- 2000 – Just Shoot Me!
- 1999–2000 – Sabrina: The Animated Series
- 1999 – That ’70s Show
- 1998 – Superman: The Animated Series
- 1998 – The Zig and Zag Show
- 1996–2003 – Sabrina the Teenage Witch
- 1996 – Weinerville
- 1995 – Clarissa
- 1995 – Touched by an Angel
- 1993 – Are You Afraid of the Dark?
- 1992 – Nick Arcade
- 1991–94 – Clarissa Explains It All
- 1986 – The Equalizer
- 1986 – Another World
- 1985 – ABC Weekend Special
- 1985 – Kane & Abel
Melissa Joan Hart Net Worth
She has an estimated net worth of $14 million.