Hilary Duff

Date of Birth
28 September 1987, Houston, Texas, USA
Birth Name
Hilary Erhard Duff
5' 3" (1.60 m)
Mini Biography
Hilary Erhard Duff was born on September 28th, 1987, in Houston, Texas, to Bob and Susan Duff. When Hilary was six, she had been traveling in the Cechetti Ballet with her sister Haylie Duff but decided she wanted to fulfill her dream of acting. Her first part was in the mini-series True Women (1997) (TV), but her first starring role was as "Ellie" in The Soul Collector (1999) (TV), for which she won a Best Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot (Supporting Young Actress) Young Artist Award. Hilary also starred in Casper Meets Wendy (1998) (TV) in 1998, in which she played the young witch "Wendy".
Success came again as she took the role of the starring title character "Lizzie McGuire" in the #1 hit Disney Channel series "Lizzie McGuire" (2001). "Lizzie" was extremely successful and spawned The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003). In 2002, she made the Disney Channel movie Cadet Kelly (2002) (TV). Hilary continues her upward spiral, guest-starring on TV shows, filming movies, recording albums and doing television concerts.
Mini Biography
Hilary 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 (1999) (TV), for which she received rave reviews and recognition. After a starring turn in Casper Meets Wendy (1998) (TV), Hilary was cast as the title character in the television series "Lizzie McGuire" (2001). "Lizzie" was an instant hit, and propelled Hilary to international stardom. The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003) was released to theaters on May 2nd, 2003, grossing an impressive US$42 million domestically. Hilary also appeared in Agentul Cody Banks (2003) 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 (2004), co-starring Chad Michael Murray, hit theaters on July 19th. The Perfect Man (2005) and Raise Your Voice (2004) 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 (2003), Natura umana (2001), Cadet Kelly (2002) (TV) and True Women (1997) (TV).
Mini Biography
Hilary Duff was born on September 28, 1987, to Susan Duff and Bob Duff. She loved to perform ever since she was a little girl. She got her big break as "Wendy" in the real life movie Casper Meets Wendy (1998) (TV), and went on to star in Disney's hit TV show "Lizzie McGuire" (2001), where she played Elizabeth "Lizzie" Brooke McGuire. After the release of The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003) in 2003, Disney announced that the show was going to stop running new episodes. In that same year, Hilary released her first album, entitled "Metomorphisis".
After her hit TV show stopped running, Hilary continued with her acting. She lit up the screen in Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) and it's sequel, A Cinderella Story (2004), alongside Chad Michael Murray, Raise Your Voice (2004), The Perfect Man (2005) and, with her sister Haylie Duff, starred in Material Girls (2006).
Hilary's music career also kicked off well. She made a self-entitled album, and an album entitled "Most Wanted". A fourth album, called "Dignity", is expected to be released on April 3, 2007.
Mike Comrie (14 August 2010 - present)
Older sister actress Haylie Duff is in music group Inventing Venus.
Daughter of producer Susan Duff and Bob Duff.
She was rated the #1 Hottest Teen Female Star for 2003 based on her acting, singing, public appearances, and charity work.
Shot the music video to her song "So Yesterday" on Venice Beach in Marina Del Rey, California.
Re-did the song "Our Lips Are Sealed" by The Go-Gos with sister Haylie Duff for the A Cinderella Story (2004)-soundtrack.
Likes all types of music but dislikes techno music.
Plans on starting a design for dogs called Little Dog Duff named after her late dog of the same name.
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 film is Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997).
Has been homeschooled since the age of 10. Along with her sister, currently taking two online correspondence courses via the Harvard Extension School.
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.
In preparation for her driving test, she drove herself between filming locations during principal photography for A Cinderella Story (2004).
For her 17th birthday, her sister arranged a trip to Mexico for her and two friends.
Considered for the part of Lola in Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004) but that part eventually went to Lindsay Lohan.
Was voted the 19th Greatest Teen Idol of all time by VH1 in 2003. She also hosted the special.
According to the Chinese Calender, she was born in the year of the rabbit.
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.
Won the Fake ID Award in 2004 at the second annual TRL awards. The Fake ID Award is given to the hottest star under 21 and is voted by the people on mtv.com.
Was voted the Biggest Breakthough of 2003 at VH1's Big in 2003 award show.
Has her own clothing line "Stuff by Hilary Duff" at Target stores which made $5 million in its first year in stores.
She enjoys gymnastics, swimming, reading, singing, writing, and hanging out with older sister, Haylie Duff.
One of Teen People 25 Hottest Stars Under 25 [2004].
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 sales from her sold out Most Wanted Tour to the Tsunami victims in South Asia. [2005]
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.
Ex-boyfriend Joel Madden is the lead singer for Good Charlotte.
Visited Kitchener, Ontario, Canada in February 2005 to perform in a Tsunami relief fund raiser.
Her clothing brand "stuff by duff" was also sold by Zellers. Zellers heavily advertised the clothing line on television in the summer of 2004.
Said that her favorite movie she has filmed so far was The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003).
Her mom, Susan Duff, is a music producer.
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.
Her song "Wake Up" hit Disney Radio before making it to national airwaves.
Got into singing after watching her sister, Haylie Duff, perform.
Her father, Bob Duff, owns a chain of convenience stores.
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.
Was mentioned in Eminem's song Ass Like That
First magazine cover was the April 2002 issue of Popstar! Magazine.
Currently has a net worth of approximately $25 million dollars from her Stuff By Duff Line, albums, tours, and movies, etc.
The Sims is her favorite computer game.
Helped raise $23,000 at the 2004 celebrity auction for Breast Cancer Research.
Rolling Stone proclaimed her "Teenager of the Year" in 2003.
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.
Has appeared on "Hollywood Squares" (1998) twice, once with big sister, Haylie Duff.
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 of 2007 list.
Ranked #72 on the Forbes Power 100 for 2007.
Close friend of Italian Andrea Logiudice.
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 2008.
Ranked #25 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 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 Hilary Duff was going to perform in the remake of Bonnie and Clyde (1967)).
Was offered the role of Silk Spectre for the movie Cei ce vegheaza (2009). However, she turned down the offer because production took so long, and she was replaced with Malin Akerman.
Good friends of Frankie Muniz.
Was offered the role of Annie Wilson in "90210" (2008), but declined. Shenae Grimes later accepted the part.
Is best friend of Taylor Hoover. they both known each other since they were living in Texas.
She has a chihuahua named Lola and a black Pomeranian named Chiquita.
Engaged to Mike Comrie [February 19, 2010].
Is a natural blonde and she has hazel eyes.
Married fiancé Mike Comrie in a small, private ceremony at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California. Her sister, Haylie Duff, served as her maid of honor.
Chipped her tooth hours before her wedding to Mike Comrie, but had it fixed by a local dentist just in time for the ceremony.
Voted #40 on the 2011 Maxim list of "Hot 100" women.
Ranked #7 in FHM's "Sexiest Women" list in 2008.
Hilary and Mike Comrie are expecting their first child [August 14, 2011].
Personal Quotes
I love clothes. I can't control myself. I have a huge fetish for shoes and clothes and make-up. I'm the kind of person who doesn't like to wear things over and over again.
I love my mom. I totally look up to her, and she just doesn't let anybody take advantage of me. People might call that a stage mom.
"It's crazy and so surreal. I feel like such a normal person, yet everybody around the world knows my music, my movie, my name and my face. It's crazy sometimes, but I'm so flattered. It's a good feeling." - on her life and career.
My sister (Haylie Duff) and I are best friends and we get along so well. She is so talented and inspiring to me. She's my role model.
In high school, kids deal with such harsh things that people don't realize can really affect their entire lives. They are so interested in getting the boyfriends and wearing low cut shirts so the boys will like them. That shouldn't be their goal. They shouldn't do things for other people, they should do things if they have dreams of their own and really work hard for that.
"We raise so much money for hospitals, but it's not just about that. Anybody can come up with a bunch of money to give to somebody. It's about going to a hospital and hanging out with the kids and dancing and singing with them or giving underprivileged kids a chance to go to a theme park for a day or rebuilding a playground. I love it so much. It's really gratifying." - on her work for the charity Kids With a Cause.
Mom always tells me to celebrate everyone's uniqueness. I like the way that sounds.
I think ambition can be having something that you're good at and love to do.
Every week I read about myself in a magazine, about something that I haven't done or some place that I've never been or don't even know. It's just gossip, rumors, egos, and politics.
As a child I was shy. Haylie would be the one to go up and talk to people.
We're still a very tight-knit family, even though we live apart a lot. And now Haylie and I get to work together more and more. We're really close.
I love doing emotional scenes. As I've had a perfect life I don't really have much to pull from. But it's really fun and not that challenging. It's almost pretty easy. The hardest thing is to try and make people laugh. That's a really hard thing.
I don't think the Disney Channel gives us enough credit for the age range Lizzie McGuire actually has. College students come up to me, grandparents, famous people. It's really funny.
(On her short relationship and break up with Aaron Carter) "He was my first real boyfriend and we really were in love, but we were, like, fourteen! Who cares?!".
"It is heartbreaking to see the devastation on TV. People are missing family members and they have absolutely nothing left, not even food or water. I want to do everything I can to help those who have survived to help rebuild their lives." [On helping the victims of Hurricane Katrina]
I think girls feel like they're not cool unless they have a boyfriend or they don't feel comfortable or happy with themselves--that's not true! You gotta be independent! You gotta show the power!
[Dealing with mean girls in school] I switched schools in the middle of second grade, and it was tough because I had to go right into a new school where I didn't know anybody. I made friends eventually, but then when I started acting in California, a lot of those people were really mean to me. I'd go to school, and they'd be like 'Well, haven't you booked anything yet?' It was embarrassing. They just didn't understand how hard it was and that things don't just happen overnight.
It sounds cheesy but I think my life's kinda like a fairy tale. I worked really hard, but I'm very, very lucky too. I'm just 16 and I've done so many amazing things. I travel the world, I have fans who support me and I get to do what I love - make movies, sing and really be myself. I have a beautiful family, a great support system and wonderful friends - and I go shopping every week! I'm so lucky, but it's not necessarily like A Cinderella Story (2004).
Material 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
Agentul Cody Banks (2003) $500,000
Where Are They Now
(June 2003) Filming A Cinderella Story (2004) in Los Angeles, USA.
(October 2003) On a promotion trip trough Europe, Japan and Australia.
(November 2003) Touring in small venues throughout the USA.
(January 2004) Filming Raise Your Voice (2004) in Los Angeles, USA.
(July 2004) Touring the United States and performing songs from her album "Metamorphosis".
(October 2002) Filming The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003) in Rome, Italy.
(January 2003) Recording her single "Why Not".
(March 2003) Filming Cheaper by the Dozen (2003) in Los Angeles, USA.
(May 2003) Promoting her upcoming album "Metamorphosis" in Toronto, Canada.
(June 2003) Filming the music video for her upcoming single "So Yesterday".
(May 2002) Filming Agentul Cody Banks (2003) in Vancouver, Canada.
(April 2004) Filming The Perfect Man (2005) in Toronto, Canada.
(December 2004) Performing in radio station concerts, next month she will shoot the comedy Material Girls (2006) with sister Haylie Duff.
(February 2005) Planning to go out on tour to promote her second album, she has also announced that the second single from that album will be "Someone's Watching Over Me", and she is still shooting the movie Material Girls (2006).
(February 2005) Currently enrolled at the Harvard Extension School with her sister and fellow actress/singer Haylie Duff, taking on-line classes and traveling with tutors.
(March 2005) Beginning tour again, starting in the Dodge Arena, Hildalgo, Texas, on March 4th 2005
(April 2005) Currently recording a track that will "feature as the lead single for her upcoming film, Material Girls (2006), with her sister actress/singer Haylie, and an album project appropriately-titled "Material Girls".
(June 2005) On her "Still Wanted Tour" while filming Material Girls (2006), Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005), Foodfight! (2009) and "Wake Up" music video.
(August 2005) She is hosting The Teen Choice Awards 2007 (2007) (TV) with Rob Schneider and has finished filming Material Girls (2006).
(September 2005) Has finished filming Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005) and is still filming Foodfight! (2009).
(October 2005) Is promoting her new ablum called, "Most Wanted".
(October 2005) Is promoting her new album in the UK.
(December 2005) Finishing her tour in Australia and getting ready for her tour in Canada in January 2006.
(May 2006) Started her European Concert Tour.
(July 2006) Attended the launch of the T-Mobile Sidekick 3 with big sister, Haylie Duff.
(December 2006) Just wrapped War, Inc. (2008). Currently putting the finishing touches on her new album, which is due out in April. Promoting best selling scent "With Love" and working on "Stuff By Duff" line.