Melissa Joan Hart has a list of credits far beyond her years. Having made her first national commercial at age 4, she is a veteran of television, film and theater. Hart is best known for her starring role in “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,” which is in syndication around the world and inspired two “Wonderful World of Disney” movies.
Recently, Melissa appeared in the feature film God’s Not Dead 2, alongside Jesse Metcalfe and Ernie Hudson. In 2015, she wrapped her 6th and final season on the ABC Family series “Melissa & Joey.” She executive produced the half-hour show along with her co-star Joey Lawrence. In 2014, Hart appeared in and directed the holiday film Santa Con.
Hart first made her mark in television playing the title role in Nickelodeon’s “Clarissa Explains It All,” and has appeared in numerous other popular series, including “Just Shoot Me,” “Law and Order: SVU” and “That ’70s Show;” she also co-hosted the “American Music Awards” with Brandy. She starred in the hit ABC Family movie “Holiday in Handcuffs,” as well as many others, including “My Fake Fiance,” “The Secrets of Pine Cove,” “Dirtbags,” “Rent Control” and “Two Came Back.”
On the big screen, Hart starred in the romantic comedy Drive Me Crazy, for which she won a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award. She appeared in Can’t Hardly Wait, and she starred in and executive produced the thriller Nine Dead. Hart made her Broadway debut opposite Martin Sheen in “The Crucible,” and starred opposite William Hurt and Calista Flockhart in the Circle Repertory production of “Beside Herself.” She returned to the stage to star in Nora Efron’s Off- Broadway show “Love, Loss and What I Wore.”
Hart works actively for a variety of charities, most particularly those that benefit children. She currently resides in Connecticut with her husband and three sons.