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Hilary Swank


Hilary was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Judith Kay (Clough), a secretary, and Stephen Michael Swank, who served in the National Guard and was also a traveling salesman. Her maternal grandmother, Frances Martha Dominguez, was of Mexican descent, and her other roots include German, English, and Scottish. During her early childhood, her family moved... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 55 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Million Dollar Baby
Million Dollar Baby Maggie Fitzgerald
(2004)
P.S. I Love You
(2007)
Boys Don't Cry
Boys Don't Cry Brandon Teena
(1999)
Insomnia
Insomnia Ellie Burr
(2002)

Filmography

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 2018 What They Had (post-production)
Bridget Ertz
 2017 55 Steps
Colette Hughes
 2013 Mary and Martha (TV Movie)
Mary
 2004 Iron Jawed Angels (TV Movie)
Alice Paul
 2003 11:14
Buzzy
 2003 The Core
Beck
 2002 The Space Between (Short)
 2000 The Audition (Short)
 1997 Leaving L.A. (TV Series)
Tiffany Roebuck
- Dead Elvis (1997) ... Tiffany Roebuck
- Now? (1997) ... Tiffany Roebuck
- The Black Widower (1997) ... Tiffany Roebuck
- The Eyes of the City (1997) ... Tiffany Roebuck
- Give Them Names (1997) ... Tiffany Roebuck
 1997 The Sleepwalker Killing (TV Movie)
Lauren Schall
 1997 Dying to Belong (TV Movie)
Lisa Connors
 1996 Kounterfeit (Video)
Colleen
 1992-1993 Camp Wilder (TV Series)
Danielle
- That Was Thin, This Is Now (1993) ... Danielle
- Love Stinks (1993) ... Danielle
- Forget-Me-Not (1993) ... Danielle
- Bringing Up Brody (1993) ... Danielle
 1991-1992 Growing Pains (TV Series)
Sasha Serotsky
- Menage a Luke (1992) ... Sasha Serotsky
- There Must Be a Pony (1991) ... Sasha Serotsky
 1991 Evening Shade (TV Series)
Aimee #1
- I Do, I Don't (1991) ... Aimee #1
- The Road Trip (1991) ... Aimee #1
 1991 Harry and the Hendersons (TV Series)
- Harry Goes Ape (1991)
 1990 ABC TGIF (TV Series)
Danielle
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Other Works:

Starred in a short film The Audition (2000), directed by her husband, Chad Lowe. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 9 Interviews | 22 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 25 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Hilary

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on trying to achieve your goals] As in life, your mind can be the hugest obstacle or tool, depending on how you choose to use it. And I find that a lot of people who are successful in life say, "I can do this, and I will do this." Their minds don't get in their way; whereas people who wake up and say, "Oh, I can't," their mind is in their way, and it's going to stop them from doing what they ... See more »

Trivia:

Is one of 11 actresses who won the Best Actress Oscar for a move that also won the Best Picture Oscar (she won for Million Dollar Baby (2004)). The others are Claudette Colbert for It Happened One Night (1934), Luise Rainer for The Great Ziegfeld (1936), Vivien Leigh for Gone with the Wind (1939), Greer Garson for Mrs. Miniver (1942), Louise Fletcher for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), ... See more »

Trademark:

Her characters often go through an immidate or slow transformation in either appearance or skills. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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