Melissa Joan Hart is an American actress, producer, and director. The actress gained her fame with her lead role in television series Clarissa Explains It All, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Melissa & Joey. She won Young Artist Awards for her role in Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Clarissa Explains It All. She actress also got a role in feature films Drive Me Crazy, Nine Dead, and God's Not Dead 2.
Born And Raised In New York
Melissa Joan Hart was born on 18th April 1976 in Smithtown, New York, United States. She holds American nationality by birth and belongs to white ethnicity.
She is the daughter of producer and talent manager mother Paula Voje and entrepreneur father William Hart. She has four siblings Trisha, Elizabeth, Brian, and Emily.
She also has half-sibling Alexandra, Samantha, and Mackenzie from her mother's second marriage.
Worked As A Producer, Actress, And Director
Melissa Joan Hart made her first appearance on TV show ABC Weekend Specials in 1985 at the age of 9. The same year she appeared on mini-series Kane & Abel. The actress got her first lead role in television series Clarissa Explains It All in 1991. For her role, she won four Young Artist Awards.
Hart got her second lead role in the 1996 series Sabrina the Teenage Witch along with Caroline Rhea, Beth Broderick, and Nate Richert. She also worked as a director and producer for the series and won Young Artist Awards and Kids' Choice Awards. She reprised her role as Sabrina in many television movies including Sabrina Goes to Rome and Sabrina Down Under.
She has appeared in many television series and movies but she gained her fame from the 2016 movie God's Not Dead 2 along with Jesse Metcalfe, David A.R. White, and Ernie Hudson. She also won MovieGuide Awards for Best Actress and Most Inspiring Performance in Movie. The actress again wore director hats along with producer and actress for the television show Melissa & Joey.
In 2019, she worked along with Siena Agudong, Lauren Lindsey Donzis, and Kalama Epstein in Netflix No Good Nick. The following year she worked in TV series The Casagrande.
Earned $14 Million Net Worth From Her Career
Melissa Joan Hart not only earned fame but a massive fortune from her work. She has an estimated net worth of $14 million, as of 2020.
The major part of her income is from her work as an actress, director, and producer. She earned $25,000 per episode for her role as an actress in TV series Melissa & Joey.
The actress put one of her 4,911 sq ft house for sale in Los Angeles for $2.475 million.
Married To Musician Since 2003
Melissa Joan Hart has been in a relationship many times in her past. He dated James Fields from 1995 to 1998, Adrian Grenier (1998), Bryan Kirkwood from 2000 to 2001, and Jerry O'Connell in 2002.
In 2002, she met her future husband musician Mark Wilkerson in May 2002. The couple dated for a year and exchanged their wedding vows on 19th July 2003.
The actress and husband are blessed with three children Mason Wilkerson on 11th January 2006, Braydon Wilkerson on 12th March 2008, and third son Tucker Wilkerson on 18th September 2012.
Owned A Candy Shop And Sued By Her Own Former Employee
She also owned a candy shop SweetHarts in Sheman Oaks, California. She opened her first shop in May 2009. But was closed in December 2011.
The candy shop was sued by her former employee and was permanently closed in 2015.