Teen roles in several TV series and a spin-off music career eventually led to a starring role - at just 18 - in the hugely successful film , who is able to see and communicate with the dead - has turned out to be the best career move Jennifer has made.
As producer and occasional director of the show, she has gained confidence and earned a degree of respect in a difficult industry.
'I was brought in as an actor first and towards the end of the pilot I was made a producer.
This is the second series of the Hotel variant of the series.
Born in Texas to Patricia, a speech therapist, and Herbert, a medical technician, the young Jennifer (Love is her middle name) was a natural performer.
After she won the Texas Our Little Miss Talent competition the family - Jennifer, her by now divorced mother and her elder brother Todd - moved to Los Angeles, where Jennifer got her first break, aged ten, presenting on the Disney channel.
Sadly, it doesn’t seem that their relationship has progressed further, as Ci Ci recently revealed that she’s single.
Sam briefly dated restaurant guest Millie after she returned to the diner to give him her number.