Hilarie Burton

Born Jul 1, 1982

Hilarie Ross Burton is an American actress. A former host of MTV's Total Request Live, she portrayed Peyton Sawyer on The CW drama One Tree Hill for six seasons (2003-2009). Burton gained wider recognition with leading roles in the films Our Very Own, Solstice and The List, and currently stars as Sara Ellis on the USA dramedy White Collar.… Read More

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1982 Birth Born in 1982.


2000 18 Years Old 1 More Event
Burton was born in Sterling, Virginia. Her father is a former Green Beret and her mother is a real estate agent. She is the eldest of four children with three brothers. She graduated from Park View High School in 2000, where she was student council treasurer her second year, vice-president her junior year, and captain of the cheerleading squad, student council president, and homecoming queen her senior year. … Read More


2002 - 2004 3 More Events
2005 23 Years Old In June 2005, Burton made her feature film debut opposite Allison Janney and Cheryl Hines in the drama Our Very Own that centered on five small-town teenagers who dream of a better life and was released to positive reviews from critics. … Read More
2007 25 Years Old In September 2007, Burton appeared in the Lifetime drama Normal Adolescent Behavior which followed a group of friends whom are in a six-way polyfidelitous relationship. … Read More
2008 26 Years Old In June 2008, Burton appeared in the thriller The List as Jo Johnston and was filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina while Burton was on production break for One Tree Hill. … Read More
2009 27 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2009, Burton was cast in the drama Bloodworth opposite Hilary Duff and Val Kilmer. … Read More
2010 28 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 2010, she gave birth to their son Augustus ("Gus").
2011 29 Years Old In February 2011, Burton was upgraded to a series regular for the third season which premiered on June 7, 2011. … Read More


2012 30 Years Old On January 23, 2012, Burton guest-starred on the ABC police comedy-drama Castle, in season 4: episode 13 titled "An Embarrassment of Bitches" as Kay Cappuccio, a reality television star who is accused of the murder of a famous dog trainer.
2013 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2013, Burton had a recurring role in the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy for the final three episodes of the ninth season, as Dr. Lauren Boswell.
2015 33 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 2015, Burton had a recurring role on CBS sci-fi drama Extant as Anna Schaefer where she reunited with One Tree Hill co-star Tyler Hilton.
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