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Hilary Duff BiographyHilary Erhard Duff was born to Bob and Susan Duff on September 28th, 1987, in Houston, Texas. She decided to become an actress while touring with the Cechetti Ballet and began heading to auditions. She won a considerable role in The Soul Collector, for which she received rave reviews and recognition. After a starring turn in Casper Meets Wendy, Hilary was cast as the title character in the television series Lizzie McGuire. "Lizzie" was an instant hit, and propelled Hilary to international stardom. The Lizzie McGuire Movie was released to theaters on May 2nd, 2003, grossing an impressive US$42 million domestically. Hilary also appeared in Agent Cody Banks in 2003.
Additionally, Hilary is storming the music charts, with singles "So Yesterday" and "Come Clean" settling nicely into the top 40. Hilary's first album, "Metamorphosis", debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, and eventually ascended to #1 in the following weeks. To date, it has sold more than 2 million copies.
Although she is currently touring the USA in support of "Metamorphosis", Hilary hasn't discarded her film career. A Cinderella Story, co-starring Chad Michael Murray, hit theaters on July 19th. The Perfect Man and Raise Your Voice opened in 2005.
Hilary is the 2004 international spokesperson of "Kids With A Cause", a charity organization that specializes in poverty-stricken children. Her other film credits include Cheaper by the Dozen, Human Nature, Cadet Kelly and True Women.
SalaryMaterial Girls (2006): $2,000,000
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005): $2,000,000
The Perfect Man (2005): $2,000,000
Raise Your Voice (2004): $2,000,000
A Cinderella Story (2004): $2,200,000
Cheaper by the Dozen (2003): $1,000,000
The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003): $1,000,000
Agent Cody Banks (2003): $500,000
TriviaOlder sister actress Haylie Duff is in music group Inventing Venus. She was rated the #1 Hottest Teen Female Star for 2003 based on her acting, singing, public appearances, and charity work. Re-did the song "Our Lips Are Sealed" by The Go-Go's with sister Haylie Duff for the A Cinderella Story (2004)-Soundtrack. Plans on starting a design for dogs called Little Dog Duff named after her late dog of the same name. Her favorite film is Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997). Has been working for the charity Kids With a Cause (which helps children stricken by poverty, hunger, sickness, a lack of education, abandonment, neglect and/or abuse) since it was founded in September 1999, and is the 2004 Official International Spokesperson for the non-profit organization. For her 17th birthday, her sister arranged a trip to Mexico for her and two friends. Was voted the 19th Greatest Teen Idol of all time by VH1 in 2003. She also hosted the special. Her favorite episode of her hit show "Lizzie McGuire" (2001) is First Kiss where her character Lizzie falls in love with the paperboy and shares a kiss with him. Was voted the Biggest Breakthough of 2003 at VH1's Big in 2003 award show. She enjoys gymnastics, swimming, reading, singing, writing, and hanging out with older sister, Haylie Duff. Was named the 14th Greatest Teen Idol of all time by VH1 in 2003, based on her acting, singing, public appearances and charity work. Donated many signed head-shots to Rocky Stone to be auctioned off to raise money to buy more toys for the Toy Mountain Campaign 2004. She was also very kind enough to give a personalized & signed head-shot to everyone listed in the "Special thank-you to:" section on http://www.rockyskidz.com site that helped out in this past years Toy Mountain Campaign 2003. Visited Kitchener, Ontario, Canada in February 2005 to perform in a Tsunami relief fund raiser. Said that her favorite movie she has filmed so far was The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003). Announced that she will donate $200,000 to the American Red Cross and $50,000 to USA Harvest to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Got into singing after watching her sister, Haylie Duff, perform. In 2006 she made Rolling Stone magazine's list of the top money making of the past year. The lost reported that Duff made $17.1 million. Duff was the youngest person on the list and was joined by music heavyweights U2 and the Rolling Stones. First magazine cover was the April 2002 issue of Popstar! Magazine. The Sims is her favorite computer game. Rolling Stone proclaimed her "Teenager of the Year" in 2003. Has appeared on "Hollywood Squares" (1998) twice, once with big sister, Haylie Duff. Was considered for the role of "Tibby" in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005). The role went to Amber Tamblyn. Ranked #23 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list. Close friend of Italian Andrea Logiudice. In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year at $12 million. Ranked #25 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list. Had conflict with Faye Dunaway when she said Hilary Duff wasn't a real actress (when it was confirmed Hilary Duff was going to perform in the remake of Bonnie and Clyde (1967)). Good friends of Frankie Muniz. Is best friend of Taylor Hoover. they both known each other since they were living in Texas. Engaged to Mike Comrie [February 19, 2010].
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