An unstoppable actress with decades of experience to boast, Melissa Joan Hart spent the earlier stages of her career working on hit sitcoms like Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina the Teenage Witch before landing lead roles in Melissa & Joey, No Good Nick, and others.
As a recent episode of Celebrity Wheel of Fortune proved, Melissa is a true '90s icon with a Midas touch. She hit the jackpot in the episode that aired on Sunday, Oct, 17, 2021, winning the $1 million grand prize for charity.
What is Melissa Joan Hart's net worth?
Melissa booked her first commercial when she was only 4 years old. She discovered the world of acting soon afterward. By the time she was a teenager, she was busy working on shows like Are You Afraid of the Dark? Melissa has continued working in show biz well into her adulthood. A sought-after executive producer and director, she now contributes to projects like the Clarissa Explains It All reboot.
Melissa Joan Hart
Actress, Producer, Director
Net worth: $13 million
Melissa Joan Hart is an actress, producer, and director who skyrocketed to fame with shows like Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. She also appeared in commercials and music videos like "(You Drive Me) Crazy" by Britney Spears.
Birthdate: April 18, 1976
Birthplace: Smithtown, N.Y.
Father: William Hart, entrepreneur, carpenter, and shellfish wholesaler
Mother: Paula Hart, producer, director, and the co-owner of Hartbreak Films
Marriages: Mark Wilkerson (since July 19, 2003)
Children: Mason, Braydon, and Tucker McFadden Wilkerson
Education: Sayville Middle School, Sayville High School, NYU
Melissa comes from a family of actors, actresses, and movie buffs.
The love of acting runs in the Hart family. The oldest of eight siblings, Melissa was the first to achieve a breakthrough in show biz. Elizabeth, Emily, Alexandra, and Samantha have all tried acting. Trisha produced Tying the Knot: The Wedding of Melissa Joan Hart and a TV movie, Silencing Mary, per IMDb. Melissa's brother, Brian, played a police officer in the 2014 TV movie The Santa Con and Chase Tompkins in 1997's The Right Connections, per IMDb.
As a child actor, Melissa worked on commercials for Rice Krispies and Children's Tylenol before graduating to TV miniseries like Kane & Abel and The Equalizer. She used to be the brand ambassador of Nutrisystem.
In addition to acting, directing, and producing, Melissa is also raising three boys with her hubby, Mark Wilkerson.
Melissa first met Mark Wilkerson, the lead singer and guitarist of Course of Nature, at the Kentucky Derby in May 2002 — and it was love at first sight. They tied the knot on July 19, 2003, in Florence, Italy.
Melissa and Mark welcomed their first son, Mason, on Jan. 11, 2006. Their second, Braydon, was born on March 12, 2008. Their youngest, Tucker McFadden, was born on Sept. 18, 2012. As Melissa told Yahoo!, being the oldest sibling was her early introduction to parenthood, but she sometimes still relies on her mom, Paula, for advice.
"My mom raised [eight] kids, and it was not always easy, but I somehow think my three boys are more difficult ... I rely on her for great advice," Melissa said. "She is around a lot to help us out and to be around for the kids, which is amazing."
Melissa won the $1 million grand prize on 'Celebrity Wheel of Fortune' for Youth Villages.
The mom-of-three is particularly passionate about children's well-being.
In addition to Youth Villages, she has supported nonprofits like Urban Roots.