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Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank

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Famous as :

Actress

Birth Name :

Hilary Ann Swank

Birth Date :

July 30, 1974

Birth Place :

Bellingham, Washington, USA

Spouse :

Chad Lowe (actor, 28-Sep-97 - May 2006)

Claim to fame :

As Brandon Teena in "Boys Don't Cry" (1999)

Biography


Hilary Ann Swank, born on July 30, 1974 in Bellingham, Washington, is an American actress. She was firstly discovered as a talented little actress by producer Suzy Sachs, from whom she learned acting. At her 9-year age, Swank began to star in her first play, "The Jungle Book," as Mowgli and kept continuing her regular appearances in local theater and school plays. Beyond her acting lessons, Swank spent her time studying at Sehome High School in her hometown, where she used to live with her family until she was 16. During senior high, she often competed in the Junior Olympics and Washington State championships in swimming and was ranked at #5 in the state in all-around gymnastics. Her achievement in gymnastic has made Swank proud and handed the beauty her breakout role in the sequel of "The Karate Kid" series named "The Next Karate Kid" (1994) where she played along with Pat Morita.

In 1990 Swank and her mother, Judy Swank, moved to Los Angeles area where they, for a short period of time, impoverished and lived out their car. There in L.A. she enrolled in South Pasadena High School and started acting professionally. Her willingness to pursue an acting career resulted in her appearance in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" released in 1992. It is a movie tells a flighty teenage girl learns that she is her generation's destined battler of vampires. Ever since, Swank received more and more challenges to star in several other movies. In 1997, she got the role of Curly on TV show "Beverly Hills 90210" and ended it in 1998 when she was kicked out from the serial. After that, she played in "Boys Don't Cry", which is a 1999 movie based on the real-life story of Brandon Teena, played by Swank herself, a transgender young man who was raped and murdered by his male friends after they found out he was born female. It was this flick that capitulated the actress to the stardom, made her a star while at the same time earned her a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Actress in 1999.

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Trailer: Tommy Lee Jones' 'The Homesman' Starring Hilary Swank

September 12, 2014 02:25:56 GMT

' latest directorial effort "" gets its first U.S. trailer after debuting at the Cannes Film Festival last spring. A-list actors such as , , and crowd this western drama with Swank playing the female lead opposite Jones.
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'Wild' and 'You're Not You' to Open and Close San Diego Film Festival

August 30, 2014 02:10:19 GMT

's new drama "" will take part at the 13th San Diego Film Festival as the opening film on September 24. Meanwhile, 's "" will close the festival on September 27.
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Hilary Swank Diagnosed With ALS in 'You're Not You' Trailer

August 29, 2014 03:40:57 GMT

Oscar-winning actress is back on the radar with "". First trailer is released for the drama centering on a character with ALS a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's disease which awareness is currently spreading worldwide through the Ice Bucket Challenge.
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Starz Orders Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's 'One Percent' Starring Hilary Swank and Ed Helms

August 13, 2014 08:14:57 GMT

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "" is moving forward with a straight-to-series order from Starz. The cable channel has picked up 10 episodes of the new drama which has , and in the cast ensemble.
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Hilary Swank Dazzles in Silk Gown at Cannes Film Festival

May 19, 2014 08:54:30 GMT

stunned photographers and other guests at Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, May 18. The two-time Oscar winner looked elegant in a bridal style Atelier Versace gown that flaunted her slim figure. She completed her look with simple accessories and let her wavy hair loose.
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Rep Confirms Hilary Swank Has Split From Longtime Boyfriend

August 21, 2012 17:53:50 GMT

is back on the single saddle. The two-time Oscar winner has not been with boyfriend of five years and her agent, John Campisi, since May, a representative of the actress told E! News. No other details were released.
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Hilary Swank Files Lawsuit Over Unauthorized Usage of Her Photo in Ads

May 15, 2012 04:32:30 GMT

is taking a home-audio company to court over unauthorized photos. The leading lady of "" has, on May 10, filed a lawsuit against Robert's Home Audio and Video and its proprietor Randall Cordero and Cordero Studios, claiming that they were using her name and image in their ads without her permission.
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Hilary Swank to Donate Fees From Chechen Leader's Birthday Party

October 14, 2011 07:48:33 GMT

Expressing deep regrets in words apparently isn't enough for to prove how sorry she is for partying with an accused torturer. Just hours after the Oscar-winning actress issued an apologetic statement, her representative revealed that she's "donating her personal appearance fees from this event to various charitable organizations."
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Hilary Swank 'Deeply Regret' Attending Accused Torturer's Party

October 13, 2011 14:26:21 GMT

has expressed her regret of partying with accused torturer. The "" star was among celebrities who attended Chenchen Republic president Ramzan Kadyrov's 35th birthday party on October 5 in Grozny, Chechnya.
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Hilary Swank Forced to Wear Unusual T-shirt After Losing Luggage

February 08, 2011 03:01:46 GMT

Actress was forced to attend a Super Bowl fundraising event in a T-shirt she picked up at a Texas airport after losing her luggage in transit. The "" star flew into Dallas on Saturday, February 5 ahead of a hosting gig for the Big Game Big Give bash held that night at restaurateur Phil Romano's residence in the city.
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Ghostface Locks His Victim in New 'Scream 4' Photo

November 09, 2010 07:59:32 GMT

Recently, some items and arts from "Scream" film franchise were displayed during the "Art of Stab" exhibition in Burbank, CA. And one attendee has taken snap of a picture from "" which shows Ghostface's close encounter with his victim. In the image, the masked-killer is seen pointing his weapon to a woman, who is believed to be Gale Weathers, in what looks like a barn.
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New 'Voyage of the Dawn Treader' Trailer Unleashed

November 09, 2010 07:25:16 GMT

A brand new trailer for "" has been debuted in anticipation of the December 10 release in the U.S. Making its way out via Yahoo! Movies, it has more scenes highlighting the battle between the Pevensie children and a beastly creature.
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Lee DeWyze Debuts Title Track of His First Album 'Live It Up'

November 09, 2010 07:13:30 GMT

A week before 's debut album "" goes on sale, its title track is offered for free download for those pre-ordering the album on his digital store. The easy, breezy song is written by DeWyze with the help from Toby Gad and Lindy Robbins.
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Robert De Niro, Hilary Swank and More to Celebrate 'New Year's Eve' Together

November 09, 2010 06:45:47 GMT

It seems that director Garry Marshall has been actively gathering the cast of "". According to The Hollywood Reporter, , , and are about to land lead roles in the movie.
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Amy Adams and Hilary Swank Had Awkward Encounter

November 08, 2010 09:19:06 GMT

and had an awkward moment during a recent round table chat for movie industry publication The Hollywood Reporter when they realized they had both fought for the same recent role - and double Oscar winner Swank lost. The magazine gathered the stars together with actresses , , and for a career-encompassing conversation but when the chat turned to roles they'd missed out on, Adams and Swank had to pick their words carefully.
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Stars Caught in Embarrassing Moments (Part I)

November 05, 2010 02:58:55 GMT

Celebs can't always be as glamorous and flawless as they seem. They sometimes also end up being the center of attention after unwittingly caught in the middle of embarrassing situations. Unfortunately, when stars are making any kind of mishaps, snappers are mostly nearby to capture the moments.
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Hilary Swank Thankful for Getting Fired From '90210'

November 04, 2010 04:02:31 GMT

is glad she was fired from "Beverly Hills, 90210" - because she wouldn't have gone on to win an Oscar for "Boys Don't Cry" if she'd stayed on the show. The "" actress was hired to play single mother Carly Reynolds in the U.S. programme and was told she would be signed up for at least two years.
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Hilary Swank Unwittingly Bares Hairy Armpits at Red Carpet Event

October 20, 2010 08:37:49 GMT

Busy schedule of promoting her new movie "" apparently has made forget to clean her hairy armpits before she stepped out for a recent red carpet event. The 36-year-old beauty flashed her tufty underarms as she donned a gold sleeveless Calvin Klein dress.
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Producers of 'Conviction' Invite Murder Victim's Family for Screening

October 16, 2010 03:42:17 GMT

The producers behind 's new movie "" have reached out to the family of the murder victim portrayed in the film, offering them a private screening of the picture. The new film tells the story of Kenneth Waters, who was jailed for the murder of Katharina Brow, and released after 18 years when he was proved innocent. Swank plays Waters' sister, who trains as a lawyer to fight for her brother's freedom.
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Family of Murder Victim Portrayed in Hilary Swank's 'Conviction' Sues

October 15, 2010 03:33:14 GMT

The relatives of the murder victim portrayed in 's new movie "" are considering legal action over allegations they were not consulted about the real life story's journey to the big screen.
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Robert Duvall and Hilary Swank to Be Honored at Gotham Independent Film Awards

October 01, 2010 06:29:40 GMT

, and filmmakers Darren Aronofsky and James Schamus are to be honored at the 20th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards in New York in November. All four will be presented with a career tribute at the event, which traditionally launches the film awards season.
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Hilary Swank Rules Out Marriage After Divorce

August 18, 2010 04:05:54 GMT

is adamant she has no plans to wed her boyfriend of four years because she's reluctant to walk down the aisle again. The "Million Dollar Baby" star was married to actor for nine years before their divorce in 2006, and she began dating her agent, John Campisi, in the wake of her marriage breakdown.
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Hilary Swank Fights for Brother's Freedom in 'Conviction' Trailer

June 18, 2010 03:07:58 GMT

The first trailer to 's latest starring vehicle "" has been debuted via Apple. The drama is said to be Oscar-worthy for the touching story, the acting chops by Swank and as well as the attempt to use New England accent.
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Hilary Swank Cast for Modern-Day Adaptation of 'Dracula'

June 08, 2010 04:31:06 GMT

John Carpenter is bringing Dracula back from the dead - the famed horror moviemaker has signed up to direct in a modern-day adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic vampire tale. The "" director has agreed to take charge of Fangland, which is based on the 2007 novel by John Marks.
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