Melissa Joan Hart is an American actress, writer, director, producer, singer and businesswoman best known for her title roles in the television series Clarissa Explains It All (1991–1994) and the live action version of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, from 1996–2003.
Having made her first national commercial at age 4, she is now a veteran of television, film and theatre.
Hart can be seen in the ABC Family series Melissa & Joey, which she executive-produces along with her co-star, Joey Lawrence.
Hart is best known internationally for her starring role in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, which is produced by her company, Hartbreak Films, in association with Viacom and aired on The WB and ABC Networks.
The show is also in syndication around the world and has inspired two Wonderful World of Disney movies, Sabrina Goes to Rome and Sabrina Down Under, both of which she produced and starred in after the success of the first TV movie, Sabrina, for Showtime in 1995.
Hart has also directed several episodes of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Disney Channel's single camera show So Weird, and Nickelodeon's multi-camera show, Taina.
Hart directed her short film, Mute, which she also produced. Mute was in competition at many film festivals in 2006, including Palm Springs, Tribeca, Newport, Vail and Sarasota Film Festivals, to name a few.
When Hart was married in July 2003, her wedding was produced by Hartbreak as a reality series and aired on ABC Family.
On the big screen, Hart starred in the romantic comedy Drive Me Crazy, for which she won a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award. She made a memorable appearance as yearbook girl in the graduation night comedy, Can't Hardly Wait. She also starred and executive-produced the thriller Nine Dead.
She currently resides in Connecticut with her husband, Mark, and two sons.