Hilary Swank is an award-winning American actress and filmmaker. She is best known for her Oscar-winning roles as Brandon Teena in Boys Don’t Cry and Maggie Fitzgerald in Million Dollar Baby. She has also starred in a number of box-office hit and award-winning movies, including The Homesman, The Resident, The Gift, P.S. I Love You, and Logan Lucky. In 2018, she appeared in the FX series Trust, playing Abigail Harris Getty opposite Donald Sutherland as J. Paul Getty.
Hilary Swank Biography
Hilary Swank was born on the 30th of July 1974 in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America. According to her birthday, she’s 49 years old as of 2023.
|Birth Name||Hilary Ann Swank|
|Date of Birth||July 30, 1974|
|Place of Birth||Lincoln, Nebraska, U.S.|
|Age||49 years old|
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
Family and Education
Hilary Swank was born to Judy Kay (née Clough) and Stephen Michael Swank. Her father was a Chief Master Sergeant in the Oregon Air National Guard and later a traveling salesman. Her mother was a secretary and dancer. She has one older brother, Daniel, who is eight years older than her.
Swank’s ancestry is Mexican, English, and German, with smaller amounts of Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), Swiss-German, Dutch, Scottish, and Welsh. She attended Happy Valley Elementary School, Fairhaven Middle School, and Sehome High School in Bellingham, Washington. She was then accepted into South Pasadena High School in Los Angeles, but she dropped out to pursue her acting career.
Hilary Swank Husband and Kids
Hilary Swank has been married twice and has had a few other relationships over the years. Her first marriage was to actor Chad Lowe in 1997, but they divorced in 2007. She then dated her agent, John Campisi, from 2007 to 2012. In 2015, she began dating Ruben Torres, a financial advisor and former professional tennis player. They got engaged in March 2016, but called it off in June of that year.
Swank married entrepreneur Philip Schneider on August 18, 2018, after two years of dating. On April 10, 2023, the couple welcomed their twins, a son and a daughter.
Swank has always been private about her personal life, but she has spoken openly about the importance of family and relationships. She has said that she is grateful to have found a partner who supports her career and her dreams.
|Height||Feet – 5 feet 6 inches|
Centimeters – 168 cm
Meters – 1.68 m
|Weight||Kilograms – 55 kg|
Pounds – 121 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Light Brown|
|Shoe Size||9 (US)|
|Dress Size||4 (US)|
|Distinctive Features||High Cheekbones|
Hilary made her on-screen debut in a minor role in the action/comedy horror film “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” in 1992. She played the role of Kimberly Hannah.
Her big break came in 1994 when she was cast in the fourth installment of the Karate Kid series, “The Next Karate Kid”, opposite Pat Morita.
Hilary earned her first acting credits in two episodes of CBS’s sitcom, “Evening Shade” in 1991. She portrayed her character as Aimee Thompson in the series.
Hilary Swank’s performance in The Next Karate Kid gave her a big break in Hollywood, and her career continued to soar after that. She gave two of the most critically acclaimed performances of her early career in Boys Don’t Cry and Million Dollar Baby, winning two Academy Awards for Best Actress for her work in those films.
Swank’s performance as Brandon Teena in Boys Don’t Cry was particularly remarkable because she had to undergo a significant physical transformation to play the role of a young transman. She lost weight, bound her chest, and wore a prosthetic penis. She also spent a lot of time with trans people to learn about their experiences. Her performance was so powerful and moving that it helped to raise awareness of the challenges faced by trans people.
Swank’s performance as Maggie Fitzgerald in Million Dollar Baby was also highly acclaimed. She trained extensively as a boxer to prepare for the role, and her physical performance in the film was incredibly convincing. She also conveyed the emotional depth of Maggie’s character with great sensitivity. Her performance won her a second Academy Award for Best Actress, making her one of only a few actresses to have won the award twice.
Swank’s performances in Boys Don’t Cry and Million Dollar Baby are two of the most memorable and celebrated performances of her career. They are also two of the most important performances in the history of LGBTQ+ representation in film.
She has done endorsement work for Guerlain and Calvin Klein.
- Film – Citizen Kane (1941), The Graduate (1967), The Godfather (1972), The Wizard of Oz (1939)
- Filmmaker – Elia Kazan, Orson Welles
Hilary Swank Net Worth
As of 2023, Hilary Swank has a net worth of $70 million. She has few properties in possession including a $9.5 million California house in Pacific Palisades and a luxurious house in Los Angeles. She owns a Porsche 911 Carrera, a 2006 Mercedes Benz CLK350 Coupe, and a BMW Hydrogen 7.
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Hilary Swank Facts
She began acting at the age of nine by appearing as Mowgli in “The Jungle Book”. She has since appeared in several local theaters and school plays.
Her parents divorced when she was 16 and later she moved to Los Angeles with her mother.
She was featured in People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” list in 2000, 2004, and 2005.
She was paid $75 a day for her work in the drama movie Boys Don’t Cry (1999).
Hilary is the first woman in history to win an Academy Award for portraying a boxer.
She has two dogs: Karoo, a Corgi/Jack Russell mix, and Lucky, a German Shepherd/Labrador Retriever mix.
On January 8, 2007, Hilary was conferred with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
She was originally considered for the role of Satine in Moulin Rouge! (2001), but it finally went to Nicole Kidman.
Hilary is the third youngest actress to win two Academy Awards for Best Actress, only after Luise Rainer and Jodie Foster.
She is good friends with actress Mariska Hargitay.
Her most recent appearances include The Hunt, The Good Mother, Ordinary Angels, Away, and Alaska Daily.
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