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One of Sayville ’s most famous former residents is television/film/stage actress and producer, Melissa Joan Hart. 

Born April 18, 1976 , Ms. Hart’s acting career began at the tender age of four, when she was featured in a national bathtub commercial.  She’s been working in show business 25 years since then, appearing in numerous commercials, voiceovers, televisions shows, movies and stage plays.  Ms. Hart’s mother, Paula Hart, has been her agent from the very beginning .SPANstyle=mso-spacerunyes  She also has six younger siblings, of which all, with the exception of one, is involved in show business in some capacity.

After her commercial work as young child, Ms. Hart appeared in several TV movies in the mid-1980’s: The Adventures of Con Sawyer, Hucklemary Finn; Kane and Abel; and the Christmas Snow. She also appeared as a regular on the short-lived Lucy Arnaz show; episodes of the NBC late night show, Saturday Night Live, soap opera Another World and the CBS series The Equalizer.

In the late-80's, Ms. Hart joined New York 's Circle Repertory Lab Company as its youngest Off-Broadway member. She then acted in two plays: Beside Herself, with Lois Smith and William Hurt in 1989; and Imagining Brad  in 1990. She also appeared in the National Actors Theatre production of The Crucible on Broadway with Martin Sheen.

In late 1990, Ms. Hart landed the title role in Nickelodeon's series, Clarissa Explains It All, which ran from 1990-1993.  During this time, also she appeared in countless Nickelodeon shows, specials, commercials and promos.

Ms. Hart attended Sayville Junior High School until this point in her career, and then stopped her public schooling at the age of 15 to concentrate on Clarissa Explains It All.  Ms. Hart did graduate from high school shortly before CEIA ceased production after receiving private tutoring; and attended college to pursue her BA in Arts & Literature at New York University .

Her best known body of work was playing the title character in Sabrina, the Teenage Witch  - which ran from 1996-2003.  The show was also produced by Hartbreak Films, the production company run by Ms. Hart and her mother. Since Sabrina ended two years ago, Ms. Hart has produced several television movies and made guest appearances on: VH1: Celebrity Weddings, Celebrity Playjack and the television show, North Shore .

Ms. Hart wed Mark Wilkerson, front man for the band, Course of Nature, on July 19, 2003 in Florence , Italy . The ABC Family Channel recorded their wedding for a series titled: Tying the Knot: The wedding of Melissa Joan Hart and Mark Wilkerson.  The couple presently resides in the Los Angeles area.

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