Hilary Swank

Actress + Film Producer
Born Jul 30, 1974

Hilary Ann Swank is an American film actress. She has won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice, as transman Brandon Teena in Boys Don't Cry (1999) and as struggling waitress-turned-boxer Maggie Fitzgerald in Million Dollar Baby (2004). She also put in a great performance in Insomnia, having worked with the legend Al Pacino. Since 2003, Swank has also worked as an executive producer.… Read More

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1974 Birth Born in 1974.


1994 20 Years Old 1 More Event
Swank made her film debut in a minor role for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, before she made her breakout lead role in the fourth installment of the The Karate Kid franchise, The Next Karate Kid in 1994. … Read More
1997 23 Years Old 1 More Event
In September 1997, Swank played single mother Carly Reynolds in Beverly Hills, 90210 and was initially promised it would be a two-year role, but saw her character written out after 16 episodes in January 1998. … Read More
1999 25 Years Old Many critics hailed her as the best female performance of 1999 and her work ultimately won her the Golden Globe and Oscar for Best Actress. … Read More


2004 30 Years Old 1 More Event
She starred in Clint Eastwood's 2004 sports drama film Million Dollar Baby as struggling-waitress-turned-boxer Maggie Fitzgerald, which won her a second Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Actress. … Read More
2006 32 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2006, Swank signed a three-year contract with Guerlain for the women's fragrance Insolence.
2007 33 Years Old 1 More Event
She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 8, 2007 and was the 2,325th star presented.
2009 35 Years Old Swank portrayed the pioneering aviator Amelia Earhart in the 2009 biopic Amelia that she also co-executive produced.
2011 37 Years Old In October 2011, Swank attracted controversy for attending an event in Chechnya's capital Grozny on the 35th birthday of Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov on October 5. … Read More
2012 38 Years Old In 2012, Swank's audiobook recording of Caroline Knapp's Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs was released at
2013 39 Years Old In 2013, she has starred in the television film Mary and Martha along with Brenda Blethyn.


2014 40 Years Old In 2014 Swank played the lead role in You're Not You, where she starred as Kate, a woman whose life is shattered when she develops the degenerative disease ALS. … Read More
2016 42 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 22, 2016, Swank announced her engagement to her boyfriend Ruben Torres, a financial advisor with UBS and former professional tennis player. … Read More
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