Who is Melissa Joan Hart?
Melissa Joan Hart is a prominent American actress, producer, and director. She has had starring roles as the title characters in the sitcoms Clarissa Explains It All (1991–1994), Sabrina the Teenage Witch (1996–2003), and Melissa & Joey (2010–2015), and also in No Good Nick (2019).
Also, she has appeared in the films Drive Me Crazy (1999), Nine Dead (2009), and God’s Not Dead 2 (2016). On October 17, 2021, she became the first celebrity to win the $1 million top prize for her charity, Youth Villages on Celebrity Wheel of Fortune, and the fourth overall million-dollar winner on Wheel of Fortune.
How Old Is Melissa Joan Harts?
She is 46 years old as of March 2023, having been born on April 18, 1976, in Smithtown, New York, U.S. Melissa Joan Harts shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; Moises Arias, KING VADER, DropsByPonk, and many more.
Melissa Joan Harts Family
Who are Melissa Joan Hart’s Parents?
She was born to William Hart (Father, born on August 1, 1952) an actor, and Paula Hart (Mother, born on April 25, 1956) an American producer. Her father is a carpenter, shellfish purveyor, oyster hatchery worker, and an entrepreneur. Hart’s parents divorced in the early 1990s, and she moved to New York City with her mother and siblings. Her mother then married television executive Leslie Gilliams.
Does Melissa Joan Hart have Siblings?
She has seven siblings by the names; Emily Hart (born in 1986, an American former actress), Samantha Hart (born on November 13, 1996, an actress), Alexandra Hart-Gilliams (born on November 27, 1993, an actress), Brian Hart (born on May 19, 1984, an actor), Trisha Hart (born on May 29, 1978, a producer and actress), Elizabeth Hart (born on September 25, 1980, an actress), and Mackenzie Hart.
Melissa Joan Hart Education
She received her high school education at Sayville High School. After high school, she attended New York University. But dropped out after she earned the title role in the 1996 TV film Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
Melissa Joan Hart Marital Status
She is married to the love of her life Mark Wilkerson (born in 1976) an American musician. They married on July 19, 2003, after meeting at the Kentucky Derby in May 2002.
Melissa Joan Hart’s Kids
She and her husband Mark Wilkerson have three kids. Three sons by the name; Mason Walter Wilkerson (born in January 2006), Braden Wilkerson (born in March 2008), and Tucker McFadden Wilkerson (born in September 2012).
Melissa Joan Hart’s Career
An Early Career
Her career began at age four when she made a television commercial for a bathtub doll called Splashy. From then on, she has appeared regularly in commercials, making 25 of them before the age of five. Her other early work includes 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 in the Emmy Award-winning TV movie Christmas World also in 1986 alongside Katherine Helmond. Also, she auditioned for the lead role of Jamie Lloyd in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, losing the role to Danielle Harris. In 1989, she became an understudy in a Broadway production of The Crucible starring Martin Sheen. Also in 1989, she appeared in an off-Broadway production of Beside Herself with William Hurt and Calista Flockhart.
A Career from 1991-94
She landed the starring role on the Nickelodeon series Clarissa Explaines It All in 1991. The series is a comedy about a teenage girl in everyday situations which was a success during its four-year run. The show brought her four consecutive Young Artist Award nominations, winning three. Also, her role in the series 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. She also recorded two albums Clarissa: This Is What ‘Na Na’ Means and a recording of Peter and the Wolf. A year after the end of Clarissa Explains It All, in 1995 she filmed a pilot episode for a spin-off show featuring a college-aged Clarissa. She then appeared on Nickelodeon’s anthology show Are You Afraid of the Dark? in Season 2 episode “The Tale of the Frozen Ghost” (1993).
A Career from 1996-2003
In 1996 she earned the title role in the TV film Sabrina the Teenage Witch which was followed by the television series of the same name which lasted seven seasons on ABC and The WB. Later, she collaborated on an animated version that featured Hart voicing the two aunts Hilda and Zelda, and Hart’s younger sister Emily starring in the title role. Also, she guest-starred on the series Touched by an Angel and starred in several TV movies. She then guest starred on the Boy Meets World episode “Witches of Pennbrook” as her character Sabrina Spellman.
The episode also guest-starred Hart’s closest friend Candace Cameron-Bure as a witch named Millie. In 1998, she had a small role in the film can Hardly Wait. Shortly afterward, she began working on a theatrical film project titled Next to You in which she acted alongside Adrian Grenier. Britney Spears released a remix of her song “(You Drive Me) Crazy” to promote the movie’s soundtrack. Coinciding with the release of Drive Me Crazy, Hart appeared wearing lingerie on the cover of Maxim magazine’s October 1999 issue, as well as in a photo shoot and an accompanying article. She continued her acting career by starring in the film Rent Control which aired in 2005 on the ABC Family cable network.
Also, she continued to star in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch until 2003. She was also a primary voice actress on Sabrina: The Animated Series which ran for 65 episodes in 1999 on ABC and UPN. In 1999, she made her directorial debut in an episode of Disney Channel’s So Weird called “Snapshot” which guest-starred her sister Emily. She directed an episode of Nickelodeon’s Taina in 2001. In 2001 and 2002, she directed six episodes of Sabrina.
A Career from 2004-10
After Sabrina ended after 7 seasons in 2003, she directed her first film, a 15-minute live-action short film called Mute (2005), starring her sister Emily. In 2007, she guest-starred on an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit titled “Impulsive” as a teacher accused of statutory rape. In late 2007, she directed the “Anger Cage” video for her husband Mark Wilkerson’s band Course of Nature. Also, she starred in the ABC Family film Holiday in Handcuffs opposite Mario Lopez.
On December 9, 2007, the film premiered and was the highest-rated program in the network’s history with 6.7 million viewers. She followed this with another ABC film with a similar premise, My Fake Fiance in 2009. On August 17, 2009, it was announced that she would compete in season nine of Dancing with the Stars. She was thus paired up with two-time reigning champion, Mark Ballas. But was eliminated from the competition in week six out of a p[ossible ten. In 2010, she starred in the horror thriller Nine Dead as Kelley.
A Career from 2010-15
In 2010, she returned to a new weekly television series, starring Joey Lawrence in the ABC Family sitcom Melissa & Joey. In the series, she plays a woman who hires Lawrence as a nanny to help care for her incarcerated sister’s children. She then occupied the director’s chair in the second season for an episode, for the first time since Sabrina. She went on and 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 on April 25, 2010.
In March 2010, she took part in an ad campaign for Gain detergent with Sabrina, the Teenage Witch co-star, and friend Soleil Moon Fryre. On November 22, 2010, she participated as a presenter at the International Emmy Awards. St.Martin’s Press announced in June 2012, that it had made a deal with Hart to publish her memoir Melissa Explains It All: Tales from My Abnormally Normal Life in the fall of 2013. In 2013, she attempted to use crowdfunding (via Kickstarter). To fund a romantic comedy movie titled Darci’s Walk of Shame. After 4 seasons and 104 episodes, Melissa & Joey concluded in August 2015.
A Career from 2016-Present
In 2016, she starred in the film God’s Not Dead 2 as the lead, Grace Wesley. In 2018, she was cast in the Netflix comedy series No Good Nick as Liz. The series premiered on April 15, 2019. Also, made her return to Nickelodeon 25 years after the end of Clarissa Explains It All when she joined the voice cast of The Casagrande, a spinoff of The Loud House. In 2022, she starred in the Lifetime film Dirty Little Secret as part of its “Ripped from the Headlines” feature film, which was inspired by true events and the book Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omolulu.
A Career in Business Ventures
She opened a candy shop called SweetHarts in May 2009 in Sherman Oaks, California. She commented that it had been her “childhood dream” to own a candy shop. SweetHarts closed in December 2011 due to a lawsuit by a former employee. Alleging wrongful termination and racial discrimination, as well as other issues. Hart then declined all of the employee’s claims and the case was thus dismissed in 2012. Later, SweetHarts reopened with new owners before closing permanently in 2015. She and her husband started their fashion line called King of Harts in 2015.
Melissa Joan Hart Height and Measurements
Adding up her well-curved and beautiful body, she is 5ft 2 inches (1.57m) tall but has an unknown weight.
Melissa Joan Hart’s Salary and Net Worth
Her salary is not mentioned on the internet but she has a net worth of $13 million.