This gallery features 30 pictures of a young Jennifer Love Hewitt, including photos of her during her childhood in the late 1980s, as well as her teenager years in the 1990s when she rose to stardom for her role in Party of Five. Born on February 21, 1979 in Waco, Texas, she primarily grew up in Nolanville, Texas. Her parents divorced when she was a kid, and she was raised by her mother. She has an older brother, Todd, who helped to name her. She began performing at local rodeo shows when she was only 3, singing songs like “The Greatest Love of All” and “Help Me Make it Through the Night.” She studied ballet and tap dance when she was only 5. She moved with her mother to Los Angeles when she was 10 to pursue a career as a singer and an actress after winning "Texas Our Little Miss Talent Winner.” One of her high school classmates in Lincoln High School was Jonathan Neville. When he became a talent scout upon graduation, he recommended her for her role in Party of Five.