Birth Name: Hilary Erhard Duff
Age: 25, born 28 September 1987
Born and residing in: United States
Height: 5' 2"
Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
Relationship Status: Married
Partner: Mike Comrie
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About: Hilary Erhard Duff (born September 28, 1987) is an American actress, singer song-writer and book author. After working in local theater plays and television commercials in her childhood, Duff gained fame for playing the title role in the Disney Channel television series Lizzie McGuire. She subsequently ventured into motion pictures and has many successful films to her credit including The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Cheaper by the Dozen, A Cinderella Story and Cheaper by the Dozen 2. She has most r Hilary Erhard Duff (born September 28, 1987) is an American actress, singer song-writer and book author. After working in local theater plays and television commercials in her childhood, Duff gained fame for playing the title role in the Disney Channel television series Lizzie McGuire. She subsequently ventured into motion pictures and has many successful films to her credit including The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Cheaper by the Dozen, A Cinderella Story and Cheaper by the Dozen 2. She has most recently appeared in According to Greta and Stay Cool. As of December 2010, her upcoming films include, Bloodworth, The Story of Bonnie and Clyde, and She Wants Me.
Duff has since expanded her repertoire into pop music with the release of three RIAA-certified platinum albums: Metamorphosis, her debut studio album, was certified triple platinum and was supplemented by a further two platinum albums, Hilary Duff and Most Wanted. In 2007, she released her third studio album, Dignity, which was certified gold later than year and spawned singles "With Love" – her highest charting US single to date – and "Stranger". Best of Hilary Duff, a compilation of her greatest hits, was released in the last quarter of 2008 producing her a third #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs with the single "Reach Out". Duff has sold over thirteen million records worldwide; her contributions to the music industry have gained her commercial and critical success worldwide while Billboard ranked her the 69th Artist of the 2000s decade.
Branching into the fashion industry, Duff has also launched her own clothing lines, Stuff by Hilary Duff and Femme for DKNY Jeans, and two exclusive perfume collections with Elizabeth Arden as well as having been signed on to modelling agency IMG Models. Other business ventures include writing a young adult novel Elixir and being accredited as an executive producer for According to Greta and a producer for the films Material Girls and Beauty & the Briefcase.
Younger sister of actress Haylie Duff. Daughter of film producer Susan Duff and Bob Duff, who owns a chain of convenience stores in Houston, Texas.
Was dropped from the cast of "Daddio" (2000) prior to the show airing. Depressed, Duff was reluctant to pursue her acting career further. A week later, she landed the title role of a newly developed Disney Channel children's television series "Lizzie McGuire" (2001).
Her first magazine cover was the April 2002 issue of Popstar magazine.
Shot the music video to her song "So Yesterday" on Venice Beach in Marina Del Rey, California.
Rolling Stone proclaimed her "Teenager of the Year" in 2003.
Was rated the #1 Hottest Teen Female Star for 2003 based on her acting, singing, public appearances, and charity work.
Accepted the lead role in A Cinderella Story (2004) because Charles Perrault's story "Cinderella" was her favorite fairy tale when she was growing up.
Her favorite films are Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997) and Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999).
Was home schooled since at the age of 10. Took two online correspondence courses via the Harvard Extension School. (2005).
Worked 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 served as the 2004 Official International Spokesperson for the non-profit organization.
In preparation for her driving test, she drove herself between filming locations during principal photography for A Cinderella Story (2004).
Her debut album, Metamorphosis, debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and sold selling 203,000 copies in its first week, becoming the highest opening week sales figure for a debut album by a female artist in 2003. In its second week of release, the album went to #1. The album became the eighth best selling album of 2003 in the US, according to Nielsen SoundScan, selling 2.6 million copies in a period of five months.
Was first offered the role of Mary Elizabeth "Lola" Cep in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004), but Lindsay Lohan was cast instead.
Covered the song "Our Lips Are Sealed" by The Go-Gos with sister Haylie Duff for the A Cinderella Story (2004)-soundtrack. Her and Haylie also covered "Material Girls" by Madonna for their film Material Girls (2006).
Her favorite episode of her hit show "Lizzie McGuire" (2001) is "Lizzie McGuire: First Kiss (#2.1)" (2002), where her character Lizzie falls in love with the paperboy and shares a kiss with him.
For her 17th birthday, her sister arranged a trip to Mexico for her and two friends. Also on that day, Duff released her eponymous second studio album. The album debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and sold 192,000 copies in its first week.
Her first clothing line, Stuff By Hilary Duff, was launched in 2004. Initially started as a clothing line, the company expanded its business into furniture, fragrances, and jewelry, targeted at the teen and preteen demographic, the line grossed more than $5 million in its first year. The line was officially discontinued, in 2008, since Duff didn't have full control of the line anymore.
Was ranked at #46 on Rolling Stone's 50 Richest Rockers. (2004).
She enjoys gymnastics, swimming, reading, singing, writing, and hanging out with older sister, Haylie Duff.
One of Teen People 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 .
One of Teen People 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 .
Was named one of People's 50 Most Beautiful People. .
Stated in an interview that her favorite movie she has filmed was The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003).
Released Most Wanted, a compilation album, on August 10, 2005. In the United States, Most Wanted debuted at number one, with sales of over 208,000 units. It became her first album to debut at the top, and her second album to top the chart after Metamorphosis (2003). In September 2005, the album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIIA) for shipments of over one million copies.
Got into singing after watching her sister, Haylie Duff, perform.
Was ranked on Rolling Stone's 50 Richest Rockers. The list 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. (2006).
Was mentioned in Eminem's song, "Ass Like That".
Duff has involved herself with various philanthropic activities. For natural disasters, she donated $250,000 to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina in addition to donating over 2.5 million meals to Hurricane Katrina victims in southern US in 2005. In August 2006, Duff traveled to a New Orleans elementary school and worked with USA Harvest to distribute meals.
"With Love... Hilary Duff" was Duff's first fragrance and is distributed by the Elizabeth Arden company. The fragrance was a huge success for Duff, becoming one of the three best-selling fragrances launched at U.S. department stores in late 2006.
Released her third studio album, Dignity, on April 3, 2007. Between the releases of her previous studio album, Hilary Duff (2004) and this album, Duff had an eventful personal life; she was stalked by a man who threatened her life, her parents separated and she broke up with her boyfriend. Instead of mainly selecting songs and only writing a few, as she did with her previous records, she contributed to the writing of all but one song.
Good friends with costumer Sommer Terry.
She made the Forbes list of richest young stars under 25, she made $15 million for the year of 2005. She beat out rival stars like Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes.
A huge fan of Janis Joplin.
Was considered for the role of Tibby in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005). The role went to Amber Tamblyn.
Named #58 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
Ranked #23 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 Women of 2007 list.
Ranked #72 on the Forbes Power 100 for 2007.
Was ranked #7 on Forbes List of The 20 Top-Earning Young Superstars.(2007).
In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated her earnings for the year at $12 million.
Voted #8 in FHM 100 Sexiest Women of 2008.
Ranked #25 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 Women of 2008 list.
Of German descent: three of her great-great-grandparents hailed from Germany.
Had conflict with Faye Dunaway when she said Hilary Duff wasn't a real actress (when it was confirmed Duff was going to perform in the remake of Bonnie and Clyde (1967)).
Was offered the role of Silk Spectre for the movie Watchmen (2009). However, she turned down the offer because production took so long, and she was replaced with Malin Åkerman.
Good friends with Frankie Muniz.
Was offered the role of Annie Wilson on "90210" (2008), but declined as she was more interested in looking for projects outside the teen genre. Shenae Grimes later accepted the part.
Engaged to Mike Comrie (February 19, 2010).
Married Mike Comrie in a small, private ceremony at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California. Her sister, Haylie Duff, served as her maid of honor. (August 14, 2010). Duff chipped her tooth hours before the ceremony, it was fixed by a local dentist before the wedding began.
Joined the social networking site Twitter on October 10, 2010.
Released her debut young adult novel, Elixir, on October 12, 2010. The book also reached the New York Times' Best Sellers List.
Was ranked at #40 on the 2011 Maxim list of "Hot 100" women.
Announced that she is pregnant with her first child with husband Mike Comrie (August 14, 2011).
Gave birth to Luca Cruz Comrie. (March 20, 2012).
Has her own Barbie doll.
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