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About Melissa Joan Hart

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Vital Stats

  • BIRTH NAME: Melissa Joan Catherine Hart
  • BIRTH DAY: 18 April 1976
  • BIRTH PLACE: Smithtown or Sayville, Long Island, New York, USA (depending on the source)
  • BIRTH SIGN Aries
  • AKA: Melissa Hart, Mel, Halfpint, Sa (from "MelisSA" and "ClarisSA")
  • HEIGHT: 5' 2" or 5' 3" (depending on the source)
  • HAIR: Blonde
  • EYES: Blue
  • WEIGHT: (unreported)


Filmography as Actress - TV

  • Sabrina, Down Under (1999) (TV) as Sabrina Spellman
  • "Sabrina the Animated Series" (1999) TV Series (voice) as Hilda/Zelda Spellman
  • Sabrina Goes to Rome (1998) (TV) as Sabrina/Sophie
  • Silencing Mary (1998) (TV) as Mary Stuartson ... aka Campus Justice (1998) (TV)
  • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Spellbound (1998) (VG) (voice) as Sabrina Spellman
  • Two Came Back (1997) (TV) as Susan Clarkson
  • Right Connections, The (1997) (TV) as Melanie Cambridge
  • "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (1996) TV Series as Sabrina Spellman
  • Twisted Desire (1996) (TV) as Jennifer Stanton
  • Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996) (TV) as Sabrina Sawyer
  • Family Reunion: A Relative Nightmare (1995) (TV) as Samantha
  • "Clarissa Explains It All" (1991) TV Series as Clarissa Darling
  • "Kane & Abel" (1985) (mini) TV Series (as Melissa Hart) as Florentyna Rosnovski (Age 7)
  • TV Commercial USA for Jazzy Jewelry (1995)
  • TV Commercial USA for Frosted Cheerios (1995)
Filmography as Actress - Film
  • Sabrina, Down Under (1999) (TV) as Sabrina Spellman
  • Drive Me Crazy (1999) as Nicole Maris (movie previously titled 'Next to You')
  • Specials, The (1999) as Sunlight Grrrl
  • Can't Hardly Wait (1998) (uncredited) as Yearbook Girl (Vicki)
  • Running with Scissors (1998)
Filmography as Producer
  • Sabrina, Down Under (1999) (TV)
  • "Sabrina the Animated Series" (1999) TV Series
  • Sabrina Goes to Rome (1998) (TV)
  • "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" (1996) TV Series
Notable TV guest appearances
  • "That '70s Show" (1998) playing "Mary" in episode: "Eric Gets Suspended" (episode # 2.9) 11/30/1999
  • "TRL" (1998) playing "Herself" 9/28/1999
  • "New Batman/Superman Adventures, The" (1997) playing "Imra Ardeen/Saturn Girl"(voice) in episode: "New Kids In Town" 10/31/1998
  • "Teen Angel" (1997) playing "Sabrina Spellman" in episode: "One Dog Night" (episode # 1.7) 11/7/1997
  • "You Wish" (1997) playing "Sabrina Spellman" in episode: "Genie Without A Cause" (episode # 1.7) 11/7/1997
  • "Boy Meets World" (1993) playing "Sabrina Spellman" in episode: "Witches of Pennbrook, The" (episode # 5.5) 10/31/1997
  • "Clueless" (1996) playing "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" in episode: "Mr. Wright" (episode # 1.17) 2/7/1997
  • "Touched by an Angel" (1994) playing "Claire Latham" in episode: "Angels on the Air" (episode # 2.5) 10/21/1995
  • "America's Funniest People" (1990) playing "Herself" 10/17/1993
  • "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" (1992) playing "Daphne" in episode: "Tale of the Frozen Ghost" (episode # 2.8) 1993
  • "Equalizer, The" (1985) playing "Laura Moore"(as Melissa Hart) in episode: "Torn" (episode # 1.17) 2/5/1986



  • Besides Herself (1989)
  • Imagining Brad (1990)
  • The Crucible (1991)


  • Melissa's siblings are: Brian Hart II, Elizabeth Hart (Liz), Emily Hart, Trisha Hart, Alexandra and Samantha Hart-Gillams. Except of Samantha, all of them have also pursued an artistic career: Emily and Elizabeth have both appeared in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and all others were all in the movie 'The Right Connections.'
  • Melissa attended Sayville Middle School till 8th grade and then moved to New York to concentrate on Clarissa Explains It All.
  • Daughter of Paula Hart and William Hart, a lobster wholesaler
  • Met ex-boyfriend, actor James Fields (199?-1999), while filming an episode of "Touched by an Angel" (1994) in Utah, and stayed with him while filming many episodes of 'Sabrina.'
  • Has sung on two rock/pop albums, "This Is What 'NA NA' Means" (1994) and "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: The Album" (1998), and narrated a classical album for children, "Peter and the Wolf" (1994).
  • Performed in off-Broadway play "Beside Herself" with William Hurt and Calista Flockhart in 1989.
  • Small role in Crocodile Dundee (1986) was cut from the film.
  • Appeared in underwear along with Yasmine Bleeth, Alyssa Milano, Peta Wilson, Garcelle Beauvais, Carmen Electra, Jamie Luner, and Jeri Lynn Ryan on the cover of and inside the October 1997 issue of "Details" magazine.
  • Was born at 1:30 p.m. on Easter Sunday.
  • Has a "lazy eyelid" that causes her right eye not to open as wide as her left.
  • Was born without the teeth to either side of her two front teeth, a condition she had fixed several years ago
  • Is vice-president of Hartbreak Films, a production company she runs with her mother, Paula Hart, and step-father, Leslie Gilliams.
  • Collects Shirley Temple and Audrey Hepburn memorabilia.
  • Auditioned for the title role in Adrian Lyne's Lolita (1997).
  • Full name is Melissa Joan Catherine Hart: "Melissa" from the Allman Brothers song, "Joan" from her maternal grandmother, "Catherine" is the name she chose herself as her confirmation name.
  • Wears a navel ring.
  • Favorite music is rap.
  • Favorite subject in school was math (she can recite pi to 341 digits).
  • Collects paintings: owns 3 Picassos (as of Dec. 1999)
  • Hobbies: snowboarding, hockey and watching TV (esp. basketball), movies, guitar, flute and painting.
  • Appears in the vide for "Drives Me Crazy" by Britney Spears - also renamed the film to reflect the hit song
  • Has a cross tattoo on the back of her neck.
  • October 1999 - Started collecting estate jewelry.
  • Melissa's sister, Emily, provides the voice for the Saturday morning "Sabrina" cartoon series, which was spun off from Melissa's hit show, Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
  • (October 1999) Has attended New York University via correspondense courses since January 1994. She is pursuing a BA in a combination of art and literature classes, but put her studies on hold for 1 yeardue to her hectic filming schedules.
  • Melissa's parents divorced in 1991. Melissa's Mother married Leslie Gilliams in 1994.
  • Melissa's Vice President of Hartbreak Films, which is a production company run she runs with her Mother. Paula Hart is the Executive Producer on Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.
  • Melissa began her acting career at the age of 4 with a commercial for a bath toy called "Splashy". By the time she was 5 she had stared in 20 commercials.
  • She is the spokesperson for the CDC Hepatitis B Imunization Program, the Starlight Foundation, Audrey Hepburn's Hollywood for Children Fund, Pediatric AIDS/Kids for Kids and the Co-chair for the Childrens Meuseum of Manhattan. She also co-hosted 'The Big Help' helpathon on Nickelodeon in October of 1996.

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