As a well-known name in Hollywood, Hilary Duff is an entertainer who has had maximum success in both her acting and music career. She began acting at a very young age, and after her acclaimed role as the spirited Lizzie McGuire in the popular series Lizzie McGuire, she not only achieved celebrity fame but also earned the title of a teen idol. The series lasted from 2001 to 2004, in which she also played leading roles in several films such as Agent Cody Banks, A Cinderella Story, and many others.
In the two decades of her eclectic career, Hilary Duff has created an unforgettable profile as a singer, fashion designer, author, entrepreneur, and most importantly, as an actress who made a smooth transition from child star to teen idol and is now a beautiful, grown-up woman who is a powerhouse of skills and talent.
Below are some lesser-known facts about the screen sensation you have never heard of.
Hilary Duff’s Biography, Age
The American actress was born on September 28, 1987, in Houston, Texas. Growing up must have been rosy for Hilary and her siblings, as her father was the owner of a chain of grocery stores. Hilary was mostly home-schooled, possibly because she was interested in the arts from a very early age. Her mother was a supporter and encouraged Hilary and her older sister Haylie to take acting, singing, and dancing lessons where they learned ballet. As a result, the Duff sisters decided to build their careers in the performing arts, and they moved to California with their mother in 1993 to fulfill this dream.
In California, they took jobs in television advertising and also did some modeling for some clothing brands. After playing some unappreciated roles in TV series like True Women and Playing by Hear, Hilary got her first big role as Wendy in the movie Casper Meets Wendy in 1998. This paved the way for more leading roles until her big breakthrough in January 2001, when she received rave reviews for her performance as the title character in the Disney Channel hit series, Lizzie McGuire. The series made her a household name, and the production company made an estimated $100 million from the series’ merchandise alone.
Professional Acing Career
Her breakthrough led to more success, and in 2003 she repeated her role as the title character in the eponymous film offshoot of the Lizzie McGuire series. Her best performances to date include her leading roles in top films such as Agent Cody Banks (2003), A Cinderella Story (2004) and Cheaper by the Dozen 1&2 (2003 and 2005). She also played roles in indie films such as War, Inc. 2008, Laut Greta 2009, and the following year she appeared in Bloodworth. Her role as Kelsey Peters in the TV country comedy-drama series Younger, which began in 2015, earned her two nominations for the People’s Choice Awards – in 2016 and 2017.
Some of her recent performances include the 2018 film The Haunting of Sharon Tate and the television series The Talk (2016-2017).
As in her acting career, Hilary Duff has had great success in her musical exploits. She made her debut with the Christmas studio album Santa Claus Lane (2002), which received rave reviews. Her subsequent albums were awarded platinum and gold. Her albums include Metamorphosis (2003), Hilary Duff (2004), Most Wanted (2005), and Dignity (2007). After a long break, she signed a contract with RCA Records, and through the label, she released her next album, Breathe In, in 2015. Breathe Out. Since her debut in 2002, she has sold at least 15 million records.
As a writer, Hilary co-wrote a trilogy of novels that began in 2010 with Elixir, a New York Times bestseller that continued with Devoted (2011) and True (2013). She has also distinguished herself in the fashion world, with labels such as Stuff by Duff, Femme for DKNY, and The Muse x Hilary Duff collection paying tribute to her. She is also involved in the production of dolls and perfumes.
Her film and TV successes as a child star and teen idol earned her millions, and it can be said with absolute certainty that the actress got a lot of fat checks on payday. She has countless movie and series hits to her name, and so far she has accumulated an estimated net worth of $26 million.
Family Facts – Son, Husband
Hilary Duff was born as the daughter of Robert Erhard Duff (father), who ran a chain of grocery stores, and Susan Colleen (mother), who went from being a housewife to a film and music producer. She grew up with an older sister named Haylie and both showed interest in the arts from an early age.
Hilary’s love life was very active and was also in the spotlight. She had romantic entanglements with several men, including Aaron Carter and Joel Madden, but finally, she made the alliance with Mike Comrie in August 2010. In 2011 she announced the imminent arrival of her baby and on March 20, 2012, the couple welcomed their son Luca Cruz Comrie.
Unfortunately, Hilary and Mike have divorced amicably, which was completed in February 2016.
Although Hilary Duff is not one of the greatest ladies in the entertainment industry, her versatility makes up for what she lacks in size. She stands at a height of 1.57m or 5ft 2in. She weighs 55 kg and has body measurements of 34-27-34 inches.
In general, Hilary still stands out as one of the most beautiful personalities the industry has ever known.