Fast Facts

  • Was born on Easter.
  • Acting career started at the age of 4 when she did a commercial for a bathtub toy.
  • Has a lazy eyelid that causes her right eye not to open as wide as the left.
  • Helped found Hartbreak Films, a production company she runs with her mother and stepfather.
  • Narrated 1994's Peter and the Wolf, a classical album for children.
  • Siblings Elizabeth, Emily and Brian appeared in Melissa's TV series, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. 
  • Has a tattoo of a cross on the back of her neck.
  • Opened a candy shop in Sherman Oaks, CA, called Sweetharts in 2009.
  • Made a pact with her husband to move out of Los Angeles before their second child went to kindergarten; the pair eventually settled down in Westport, CT, in 2009.
  • Became interested in rowing in 2010 when she joined a rowing club near her home in Connecticut.


  • Braydon Hart Wilkerson — Son
  • Samantha Hart-Gilliams — Half Sister
  • Alexandra Hart-Gilliams — Half Sister
  • Billy Hart — Father
  • Brian Hart — Brother
  • Emily Hart — Sister
  • Elizabeth Hart — Sister
  • Mackenzie Hart — Half Brother
  • Paula Hart — Mother
  • Leslie Gilliams — Stepfather
  • Mark Wilkerson — Husband
  • Mason Walter Wilkerson — Son
  • Trisha Hart — Sister
  • Tucker Wilkerson — Son


  • Attended New York University, New York, NY

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  • Birth Place: Smithtown, NY
  • Profession: Actor, Producer, Director

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