Hilary Swank Biography

Birthday: 1974-07-30
Place of Birth: Lincoln, Nebraska USA
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Wiki Biography: Hilary was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. After living in Spokane, Washington, the family moved to Bellingham, Washington, when she was 6. Hilary was discovered as a child by producer Suzy Sachs, who coached her in acting. When she was nine years old, she starred in her first play as "Mowgli" in "The Jungle Book". She began to appear regularly in local theater and school plays. She went to school in Bellingham, where she lived with her family, until she was 16. She competed in the Junior Olympics and Washington State championships in swimming; she ranked 5th in the state in all-around gymnastics (which would come in handy for starring in The Next Karate Kid (1994) years later). In 1990, Hilary and her mother moved to Los Angeles, where she enrolled in South Pasadena High School, and started acting professionally. She appeared in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) but The Next Karate Kid (1994), where she got the part competing against hundreds of other actresses, was her breakout role. Ever since then, she has been much in demand and has worked non-stop in movies. She won the Best Actress Oscar for Boys Don't Cry (1999). She starred in a few minor films before starring in Clint Eastwood's boxing drama Million Dollar Baby (2004) that won her a Golden Globe and a SAG Award, as well as her second Academy Award. She is two for two at the Oscars, a feat she shares only with a few other women. Off-screen, she married Chad Lowe on September 28, 1997. An aficionado for anything that involves the outdoors, she enjoys: sky diving, river rafting and skiing.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Camp Wilder 1992 Comedy
Leaving L.A. Tiffany Roebuck 1997 - 1997
The Gift 2000 Crime
Iron Jawed Angels Alice Paul 2004 Drama
Mary And Martha Mary 2013 Family
Conviction Betty Anne Waters 2016 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Kimberly 1992 Action, Comedy, Fantasy
The Next Karate Kid Julie Pierce 1994 0, 0
Sometimes They Come Back... Again Michelle Porter 1996
Quiet Days in Hollywood Lolita 1997 Comedy, Drama
Kounterfeit 1997 Action, Crime, Thriller
The Gift 2000 Game Show, Reality Tv
The Affair of the Necklace Jeanne St. Remy de Valois 2001 Drama, History
Insomnia Ellie Burr 2002
The Core Maj. Rebecca Childs 2003 Sport, 0
Iron Jawed Angels Alice Paul 2004 Drama, History, Romance
11:14 Buzzy 2005
Million Dollar Baby Maggie Fitzgerald 2005 Drama, Sport
Red Dust Sarah Barcant 2005 Drama
The Black Dahlia Madeleine Linscott 2006 Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Reaping Katherine 2007 Game Show, Reality Tv
Freedom Writers Erin Gruwell 2007 Crime, Drama
P.S. I Love You Holly 2007 Drama, Romance
PS, I Love You Holly 2007 Drama, Romance
Amelia Amelia Earhart 2009 0, 0
Birds of America Laura 2010 Comedy, Drama
Conviction Betty Anne Waters 2010 Biography, Drama
The Resident Dr. Juliet Devereau 2011
You're Not You Kate 2013 Drama
The Homesman Mary Bee Cuddy 2014 Drama
Spark The Queen 2016