Hilary Duff
American actress, singer
Hilary Duff
Hilary Erhard Duff is an American actress, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, author, and humanitarian. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Duff appeared in local theatre productions and television commercials before coming to prominence in the title role of Disney Channel's teen comedy Lizzie McGuire.
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The Wild And Sometimes Frightening World Of ‘Punk’d’
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Serena Williams almost started to cry as she drove the Ford SUV through traffic at speeds approaching 100 miles per hour. Her voice shook as she spoke. It was easy to understand why. In front of Williams, an Escalade with two abducted children inside of it ― one of them a baby ― was racing along palm tree-lined Ventura Boulevard in Los Angeles at dangerous speeds. Next to Williams was the baby’s mother, who was also the other child’s aunt. “I’m almost crying for your baby,” Williams said to the woman. Overwhelmed by the weight of the situation, the tennis star took one hand off the wheel and held it over her heart. Just minutes before, Williams had been waiting in the Ford SUV for her friend to use the bathroom. She was parked in a strip mall lot, where she had met the woman now seated next to her during the chase. As Serena witnessed in the parking lot, the woman’s teenage nephew had locked himself and her baby in a neighboring Escalade because the supposed aunt wouldn’t bu ...
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Hilary Duff flaunts figure on Hawaiian beach
Fox News - about 2 months
The Duffs hit Hawaii! Hilary and Haylie Duff rang in the New Year with their families on a picturesque Hawaiian getaway. The close-knit celebrity sisters have been spotted over the past few days enjoying the surf and sun with their kids.
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Actress criticized for kissing son on lips
CNN - 2 months
Actress Hilary Duff has fired back after being criticized for posting an Instagram photo of her kissing her 4-year-old son on the lips.
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Hilary Duff Fires Back After Being Mom-Shamed For Kissing Her Son
Huffington Post - 2 months
Hilary Duff has zero patience for mom-shaming. After receiving criticism for kissing her 4-year-old son on the lips, the actress and singer fired back with a strong message.  On Monday, Duff posted a photo of herself at Disneyland with her son Luca. In the photo, she gives Luca a kiss on the lips outside the “It’s a Small World” ride. Happiest happiest happiest happiest happiest happiest happiest happiest place on earth! We love you @disneyland ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ A photo posted by Hilary Duff (@hilaryduff) on Dec 12, 2016 at 6:44pm PST “Happiest happiest happiest happiest happiest happiest happiest happiest place on earth! We love you @disneyland” she wrote in the caption.  While most people wrote positive responses along the lines of “adorable” and “so sweet,” Duff’s photo also received negative comments.  @HilaryDuff @Disneyland oh my...get a room! — clifford black (@cliffordblack5) December 13, 2016 I love Hil ...
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Hilary Duff And Boyfriend Jason Walsh Apologize For Offensive Halloween Costumes
Huffington Post - 4 months
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Hilary Duff And Boyfriend Offend With Racist Pilgrim And Native American Costumes
Huffington Post - 4 months
When it comes to former child stars, they either leave Hollywood as a hero or stick around long enough to become seriously problematic.  So goes the story of Hilary Duff and her new boyfriend, Jason Walsh, who for some reason thought it was a good idea to dress up in THE WORST COUPLE’S COSTUME ever: a sexy pilgrim and a Native American “chief.”  Let’s pause to remind everybody, especially celebrities with influence, for the umpteenth time: cultures are not a costume.  The two attended the Casamigos Halloween Party on Friday in their first public appearance as a couple. Duff divorced ex-husband Mike Comrie in February after six years of marriage. Rumors that the “Younger” star had moved on with personal trainer Walsh were confirmed earlier this month with an Instagram she shared of the two kissing.  Dressing up as a Native American/pilgrim duo would be incredibly offensive in any year, considering the legacy of violence wrought upon native communities since the found ...
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PHOTOS: Hilary Duff Shares a Sweet Snap of Her Son
ABC News - 7 months
Meet the next generation of stars.
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Hilary Duff: 'Younger' and wiser
CNN - 8 months
Millennials might best remember Hilary Duff as the ultimate TV teen queen from Nickelodeon's hit show, "Lizzie McGuire," but she's all grown up.
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Hilary Duff Looks Like A Pageant Queen In Glamorous Childhood Throwback
Huffington Post - 11 months
Khloe Kardashian has some stiff competition for the best #TBT picture of all time.  Hilary Duff posted an adorable childhood shot on Thursday, in which she looks every inch the pageant queen. Wearing a black top paired with ginormous diamond earrings and perfectly coiffed blond hair, little Duff is smiling as wide as she can.  The actress jokingly blamed thanked her mom for the 1993 glamour shot on Instagram.  #glamourshots #thanksmom #1993 #tb A photo posted by Hilary Duff (@hilaryduff) on Apr 7, 2016 at 3:37pm PDT It's so cute and '90s, we could die! Duff started out as a child model before she became an actress, so it's our new mission to find more photos of her like this.   Let's just hope she keeps the #TBTs coming.  It's my beautiful sisters birthday! Sissy you have always been my guiding light, my safety, my pit bull and my best friend! Your love and protection is endless! Happy birthday I love you so muc ...
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Hilary Duff Rocks A Casual Night In After Fashion Week
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Our Favorite Songs, Albums And Artists That Weren't Nominated For Grammys
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In anticipation of the 2016 Grammys -- which take place on Feb. 15 -- we're taking a moment to appreciate a few artists, albums and songs that didn't earn nominations. In our opinion, everyone on this list -- including Carly Rae Jepsen and Beach House -- deserved some recognition, but hey, awards season doesn't always please everyone.  Nonetheless, the music on this list is definitely worth a listen, with or without a Grammy nod. "E•MO•TION" -- Carly Rae Jepsen This is the obvious pick among the hipster Internet demographic, sure, but it's also the only pick that truly matters, because “Emotion” was the pop album of 2015, and longtime Carly Rae Jepsen fans (and converts like me) need to keep screaming about it until the world knows the truth. The album only reached No. 16 on the Billboard Top 200, and it was only on there for one week, which is a goddamn shame two times over. Everyone needs to listen to this album. It rocks and drives, and every song on it is 10 tim ...
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Photos: Hilary Duff Shows Off Her Toned Body on the Beach
ABC News - about 1 year
When they're not on set, stars kick back at the beach and pool.
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Hilary Duff shows off bikini bod in Hawaii
Fox News - about 1 year
Hilary Duff is one hot mamma!The Younger actress showed off her killer body while vacationing with her son Luca Comrie, 3, and ex-husband Mike Comrie in Maui, Hawaii on Thursday.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Hilary Duff
  • 2016
    Age 28
    In June 2016, Duff revealed that she has been working on a new album.
    More Details Hide Details In contrast to Breathe In. Breathe Out, she said that the new album has a "darker and heavier tone." She teased a new song via her Snapchat post, which was then confirmed to be titled "Tied to You." With her debut, Duff's music featured prominent pop and pop rock elements. Duff cited listening to rock music as a child for the main influence behind the theme. She worked heavily with The Matrix for her second studio album, leading critics to compare the effort to releases from artists such as Avril Lavigne, Ashlee Simpson and Lindsay Lohan. These themes were featured more prominently on her third studio album, Hilary Duff. The album makes further use of strong drum and guitar beats. Duff co-wrote multiple songs for the album, with the lyrics speaking on topics such as criticism, following your dreams, and love. The new material featured on her Most Wanted (2005) compilation album began to see Duff transfer towards a more pop and dance friendly sound. This was later expanded upon for her fourth studio album, Dignity (2007). Dignity was heavily influenced by Europop, hip hop, and rock 'n roll. Duff described the music as "dance," "rock," and "electro." Duff co-wrote all but one of the songs on the album, which dealt with topics including her stalker, her breakup with Joel Madden, and her parents' divorce.
    Duff had planned to tour in support of the album in early 2016, but announced in February 2016 that she would not be touring.
    More Details Hide Details The album was however Duff's first studio effort to not have received any certification from RIAA. On the Billboard 200 charts, it slipped from #5 to #65 in the second week before falling to #134 in its third week.
  • 2015
    Age 27
    Duff released the single "Sparks" from her fifth studio album titled Breathe In. Breathe Out. on April 6, 2015, which debuted and peaked at number 93 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became her fourth top ten hit on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart.
    More Details Hide Details Breathe In. Breathe Out was released on June 12, 2015. It debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200, becoming her fifth top five album.
    In February 2015, Duff filed for divorce from Comrie, citing irreconcilable differences, and requesting primary physical and legal joint custody of their son. The divorce was finalized in February 2016.
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  • 2014
    Age 26
    In November 2014, Duff provided voice work for a Dora the Explorer special episode as Ice Witch.
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    She released the album's lead single, "Chasing the Sun" and its accompanying music video on July 29, 2014.
    More Details Hide Details The song entered the Billboard Hot 100 at number 79, becoming her first song to enter the chart since "Stranger" (2007). The song's music video garnered fourteen million views in its first week of release on popular video sharing website YouTube, making it her fastest viewed music video to date. The album's second single, "All About You," was released as the album's official lead single on August 12. It failed to enter the Hot 100 chart, but became her first song to chart on the Mainstream Top 40 chart since "With Love" (2007). It became a top-twenty hit in Australia, where it later earned a Gold certification from the ARIA. This made it her second song to receive a certification in the country, following "So Yesterday" (2003) eleven years prior.
    On July 23, 2014, it was revealed that Duff had signed with RCA Records to release her upcoming fifth studio album.
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    Duff attended the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards on May 1, 2014, where she confirmed that she was working with songwriter Savan Kotecha and English singer Ed Sheeran.
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    On January 15, 2014 it was announced that Duff had signed on to co-star opposite Sutton Foster in the comedy-drama pilot Younger.
    More Details Hide Details The series is based on a Pamela Redmond Satran novel, and created and executive produced by Darren Star for TV Land. Duff was cast as Kelsey Peters, an "ambitious 20-something" who persuades Foster's character to work in a publishing firm. In April 2014, it was announced that the pilot was picked up for a series with a 12-episode deal and would premiere in the fall; the premiere date was later changed to 2015. The show marks Duff's first starring role in a television series since her appearance on Lizzie McGuire. Younger premiered on March 31, 2015. The series has received generally positive reviews from critics and was renewed for a second season in April 2015 and a third season on January 6, 2016. The show was renewed for a fourth season on June 14, 2016.
    On January 10, 2014, Duff and Comrie announced that they had amicably separated and would continue to co-parent their son.
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  • 2013
    Age 25
    Following the birth of her son, Duff was the center of criticism for her post-pregnancy body. In 2013, Duff revealed that it took her a year for her to lose her baby weight and that she lost nearly 50 pounds since the birth of her son.
    More Details Hide Details Duff stated that she revamped her diet and hired a personal trainer to train her in boxing, which was one of the ways she lost her weight other than piloxing and spin cycling. Duff's slow but healthy method in shedding off her post-pregnancy weight was praised by health experts and was looked up by actress Tia Mowry, who cited Duff as her idol in taking up a healthy and safer way to lose the excess weight gained during pregnancy. Duff is very vocal about her disapproval of paparazzi photographing children. In 2014, Duff expressed her anger on Twitter regarding two paparazzi who were taking pictures of her son without her consent. She tweeted, "I chose to let them off with a stern warning, next time I will not be so nice. #NoKidsPolicy" The hashtag refers to a bill that was pushed by actresses Halle Berry and Jennifer Garner, which prohibits paparazzi from taking pictures of celebrities’ children.
    By July 2013, Duff had finished filming the independent film Flock of Dudes, which moved into post-production in August 2013.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, Duff released the third and final novel in her Elixir trilogy, titled True (2013). The novel serves as her final book release to date.
    Mom and baby are both doing extremely well.” In early 2013, Duff guest starred in the Fox sitcom Raising Hope, her first role since the birth of her child.
    More Details Hide Details She later guest starred in the tenth season finale of the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men. Duff provided voice work for the animated film Wings, alongside Jesse McCartney and Josh Duhamel; she later appeared in its sequel the following year.
  • 2012
    Age 24
    In 2012, a few months after giving birth to her son, Duff was actively involved in the Johnson's Baby Cares campaign.
    More Details Hide Details The campaign included activities such as sending care kits and care cards to new mothers across the U.S. as a motivation. It also raises funds for children and poor families together with Save The Children. Towards the start of the Christmas shopping season in November 2013, Duff teamed up with Duracell in Canada for a campaign especially for kids in hospitals. The campaign called Powering Holiday Smiles donated 20,000 batteries to hospitals across Canada in order to power lifesaving medical devices and the thousands of playroom toys and games that children and their families will be using the holiday season of 2013 and beyond. The campaign encourages Canadians to buy Duracell Quantum AA-16 batteries, in which for every packet sold, one dollar will be donated to the Children's Miracle Network. The campaign began on November 22 and commenced on December 27, 2013. In order to promote the campaign, Duff paid a visit to The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario to hand out brand new toys supplied by Hasbro. She has discussed the campaign on Breakfast Television Toronto, a radio show and in numerous magazine interviews.
    In August 2012, Duff signed a deal with 20th Century Fox to develop and produce a sitcom in which she would star.
    More Details Hide Details According to the deal if the thirty-minute sitcom failed to work, Duff would be cast in a different show. However, this plan failed to develop. She appeared as a guest judge in Project Runway that September.
    Throughout the recording sessions in 2012, Duff primarily worked with songwriter Ali Tamposi, musicians Matt Squire and Jason Evigan.
    More Details Hide Details However, those songs did not make the final cut on Duff's album. The same year, she co-starred in Rob Margolies' comedy She Wants Me, as a well-known starlet who enters a love triangle.
    In January 2012, she confirmed, through her official website and Twitter, that she had again begun recording songs.
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  • 2011
    Age 23
    Devoted, the sequel to Duff's authorial debut, was released in October 2011.
    More Details Hide Details Devoted picks up where its predecessor left off and continues the story of the original novel. That same month, Duff alluded to working on her fifth studio album to E! Online.
    Duff announced her pregnancy in 2011, and gave birth to a son named Luca Cruz Comrie in March 20, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Duff herself announced Luca's birth, tweeting, "“Welcome to the World Luca Cruz Comrie! Tuesday evening, we became proud parents of a healthy 7 pound 6 ounce beautiful boy. We are overjoyed and feel like the luckiest parents in the world. He is surrounded by so much love!!
  • 2010
    Age 22
    Published in October 2010, the first young adult novel to result from her and Elise Allen's collaboration was entitled Elixir.
    More Details Hide Details It was subsequently released internationally and became a New York Times best-seller. The following year, Duff co-starred in the Polish brothers' comedy Stay Cool (2011) to neither much critical nor commercial acclaim or success. The independent film saw Duff in a major role alongside Winona Ryder among others.
    In 2010, Duff set up a book-writing deal with Simon & Schuster.
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    Duff and Comrie announced their engagement in February 2010, and married on August 14, 2010 in Santa Barbara, California.
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    In 2010, she married former professional hockey player Mike Comrie, with whom she has a son.
    More Details Hide Details The two of them finalized their divorce six years later. She has been described by later Disney actresses as an inspiration, with artists such as Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez claiming they looked up to Duff and emulated her career. Duff has sold an estimated 15 million records since her debut in 2002.
  • 2009
    Age 21
    With the objective of designing a clothing line for women her own age, the collaborative apparel line, titled Femme for DKNY Jeans, debuted in the United States in August 2009 and was around for a limited time.
    More Details Hide Details Duff continued to appear in film roles, starring in the ABC Family television film Beauty & the Briefcase (2010). The film saw Duff as a fashion magazine columnist who wrote about her dating struggles in the city. The film inexplicably attracted 2.4 million viewers during its premiere. Following this appearance, she showed up in an episode of the NBC sitcom Community. She then co-starred as Raven Halfacre, the teenage daughter of a promiscuous alcoholic, in the drama Bloodworth, in which, despite not warming to the film, Los Angeles Times reviewer Sheri Linden thought she "acquits herself well." The Examiner also wrote that the "biggest surprise performance the film probably belongs to Hilary Duff."
    In 2009, Duff collaborated with DKNY Jeans where she co-designed a collection of special pieces.
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  • 2008
    Age 20
    She announced to MTV that she would begin writing another album in December 2008, but it was never developed.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, Duff ceased to have control over "Stuff by Hilary Duff", thus the line was discontinued. Duff had a leading role as the title character of the film According to Greta (2009), which chronicled the life of a suicidal and rebellious teen. Her performance received mixed reviews. Andrew Barker of Variety magazine criticized Duff's "child star" approach to acting and wanted her to stay away from teen roles. However, Los Angeles Times critic Robert Abele wrote that her attempt to "transform her bright-eyed wholesomeness into rebellious snark" in Greta "is a valiant one." Later that year, she co-starred as a narcissistic seductress in What Goes Up. Brian Lowry of Variety magazine stated that Duff's performance "amounts to a near-adult role," yet labeled her role and the film "confused." Despite having previously turned down a role in The CW drama 90210 to avoid projects outside of the "teen" genre, it was later confirmed that Duff would appear as a recurring character in the third season of the hit series Gossip Girl. Duff portrayed famous actress Olivia Burke, who enrolled at New York University in search of a traditional college experience. Duff sparked a romantic relationship with male lead Dan Humphrey, and was later the center of controversy when the two had a threesome with female cast member Vanessa Abrams. Enid Portugez of the LA Times praised her performance by giving a positive review to her involvement in this adult role.
    Despite initially announcing a deluxe edition of Dignity for a 2008 release, Duff later confirmed that she would release a greatest hits album to fulfill her contract with Hollywood Records.
    More Details Hide Details Best of Hilary Duff (2008) received no promotion prior to its release, entering the Billboard 200 at number 125. It became her first album released in the United States to not receive a certification from the RIAA. The compilation included the single "Reach Out," which sampled the Depeche Mode song "Personal Jesus." The song featured provocative lyrics referencing sex, while its music video saw Duff both humping a statue and sucking a man's thumb. The song became her third consecutive single to top the Hot Dance Club Play chart in the United States.
  • 2007
    Age 19
    Duff began dating Canadian NHL player Mike Comrie in 2007.
    More Details Hide Details Following the release of Dignity and the music videos for "With Love" and "Stranger," Duff began to adapt a more mature image. Duff's new image inspired some to consider her a "sex symbol." This image was reinforced by her appearance in the political satire film War, Inc. (2008), in which Duff portrayed an "oversexed" Central Asian pop star named Yonica Babyyeah. The film received a limited release in the United States, and grossed $580,862 domestically. Duff recorded the songs "Boom Boom Bang Bang" and "I Want to Blow You Up" for the film's soundtrack.
    In 2007, it was confirmed that Duff's parents had separated following her father's infidelity.
    More Details Hide Details In the midst of drama in her personal life, Duff began working on material for her fourth studio album. Duff co-wrote thirteen of the album's fourteen songs, along with writers such as Kara DioGuardi. The finished product, Dignity (2007), featured production from Rhett Lawrence, Tim & Bob, and Richard Vission, resulting in a dance and electropop sound for the record. The album received critical praise, despite some critics noting Duff's "weak" vocals. The album was praised for its lyrical content and new musical direction. The album dealt with topics such as her parents' divorce, her breakup with Joel Madden, and the stalking incident during the prior year. Despite a positive critical reception, Dignity failed to match the commercial success of her previous releases. Debuting at number three on the Billboard 200, the album failed to receive higher than a Gold certification from the RIAA. Despite the album's lackluster performance, it included the single "With Love," which went on to become her highest charting single in the United States. Both "With Love" and the album's third single, "Stranger," topped the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in the United States. A television special titled Hilary Duff: This Is Now was produced to chronicle Duff's return to music. The two-part project aired on MTV before the album's release. The series reportedly took sixty weeks to complete filming, and saw Duff both recording and preparing for the release of Dignity.
  • 2006
    Age 18
    In November 2006, Duff and Madden broke up.
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    Hilary Duff," in September 2006.
    More Details Hide Details The line was distributed by the Elizabeth Arden company. Initially only sold in Macy's department stores, the fragrance became available in Europe, Japan, and Canada and was one of the three best-selling fragrances launched in department stores in 2006. That same year, Duff was stalked by a 19-year-old Russian immigrant identified as Max and his 50-year-old roommate David Joseph Klein. She filed for restraining orders against the two men, claiming that Max "threatened to kill himself" to get her attention. She also alleged that he threatened to "remove enemies" who stand in his way, including Duff's boyfriend at the time Joel Madden. Max, later identified as Maksim Myaskovskiy, was sentenced to 117 days in prison.
  • 2005
    Age 17
    Duff later appeared in Cheaper by the Dozen 2, which resulted in her second Razzie nomination for Worst Actress in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Mike Clarke of USA Today said, "Duff just looks like she'd rather be in a different movie." Duff co-starred with her sister Haylie in the satirical comedy Material Girls (2006). The film earned both sisters a shared Razzie Award nomination for Worst Actress, becoming Duff's third consecutive nomination in three years. The sisters were also nominated for Worst Screen Couple. Hilary and Haylie collaborated on a cover of Madonna's single "Material Girl" for the film's soundtrack. Duff released her first perfume, "With Love...
    In 2005, Duff had a starring role in the film The Perfect Man, starring alongside Heather Locklear.
    More Details Hide Details The Village Voice's Matt Singer wrote, "Duff plays her standard character—an introverted romantic who falls for a guy whose hunky exterior belies an artistic soul." That August, Duff released her first compilation album, entitled Most Wanted. The album featured songs from Duff's previous albums, as well as remixes and new material and included the hit single "Wake Up," which went on to become her second single to be certified Gold by the RIAA. The compilation debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, and had sold over one million copies a month after its release.
    After a long period of tabloid speculation, Duff's mother Susan announced their relationship in a June 2005 interview for Seventeen magazine.
    More Details Hide Details Madden worked with Duff on her compilation album, Most Wanted.
  • 2004
    Age 16
    Duff launched her first clothing line, "Stuff by Hilary Duff," in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details The line was distributed by Target in the U.S., Kmart in Australia, Zellers in Canada, and Edgars Stores in South Africa from March 2004 onwards.
    In July 2004, a 16-year-old Duff began dating Good Charlotte singer Joel Madden, who was then 25 years old.
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    Her performances in A Cinderella Story and Raise Your Voice earned Duff her first Razzie nomination for Worst Actress in 2004.
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    Lizzie McGuire aired its final episode on February 14, 2004 following the fulfillment of Duff's 65-episode contract.
    More Details Hide Details Despite reports that the series was in talks for a second film and further television spin-off, these plans fell through as Duff's salary for the proposal was insufficient. The same year, she starred opposite Chad Michael Murray in the romantic comedy A Cinderella Story. The film went on to become a moderate box office hit despite negative reviews. Duff's self-titled third studio album was released in September of that year. Duff was more involved in the production of this album than she had been in the production of her previous record, hoping of departing from the image she had developed during Lizzie McGuire. The album, featuring prominent rock elements and drawing comparison to works from Avril Lavigne and Ashlee Simpson, debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 and went on to sell over 1.8 million copies in the United States. The album contained one single released as such in the United States, which failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Later in the year, Duff starred in the musical drama Raise Your Voice. The film, however, was panned by just about everyone and unsuccessful at the box office. Several reviews, however, while indifferent to Duff's acting performance, were critical of her vocals, a number finding fault with what appeared to be her digitally enhanced voice.
  • 2003
    Age 15
    Duff further promoted the album with the Metamorphosis Tour that ran from November to December 2003.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year, Duff co-starred as one of the twelve children of Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt in the family comedy Cheaper by the Dozen, which remains her highest grossing film to date. Slant Magazine reviewer Nick Schager wrote that Duff "does nothing more than look perky and stylish."
    Duff released her second studio album, Metamorphosis, in August 2003.
    More Details Hide Details The album received mixed reviews from contemporary music critics, though it went on to reach the top of the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. The album became a major hit for Duff, going on to sell over five million copies within its first two years of release. The album sold over three million copies in the United States, becoming her highest selling album to date and earning a 3x Platinum certification from the RIAA. The album spawned the successful singles "So Yesterday" and "Come Clean". While "So Yesterday" achieved Platinum status in Australia, "Come Clean" went on to become her first hit in the United States. "Come Clean" was used as the theme song to the popular MTV series Laguna Beach and went on to receive a Gold certification from the RIAA. Metamorphosis earned Duff multiple awards and nominations following its release.
    In 2003, Duff earned a co-starring role in the children's action comedy film Agent Cody Banks with Frankie Muniz.
    More Details Hide Details Scott Foundas of Variety called Duff's performance "charming," and thought she was "sidelined with little to do much of the time." The same year, Duff reprised her role as Lizzie McGuire for The Lizzie McGuire Movie. The film saw her also portraying the character of Isabella Parigi, an Italian pop star who McGuire is later mistaken for. Duff recorded the original song "What Dreams Are Made Of" for the film's finale, which was later included on the film's soundtrack. She also recorded the song "Why Not," which released as Duff's debut single, though the song was not released as a single release in North America. The song became a top-twenty hit in Australia and New Zealand, becoming her first song to chart worldwide. The soundtrack to The Lizzie McGuire Movie went on to be certified Platinum in Canada and 2x Platinum by the RIAA.
  • 2002
    Age 14
    Duff also starred in the 2002 Disney Channel television film Cadet Kelly, which became the network's most watched program in its 19-year history.
    More Details Hide Details Duff began making appearances on various soundtracks for the Disney channel, recording a cover of the Brooke McClymont song "I Can't Wait" for the soundtrack to Lizzie McGuire. She later recorded a cover of "The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room" for DisneyMania. Upon expressing interest in a music career, production on Duff's debut Christmas themed album began. Santa Claus Lane was released in October 2002, charting in the lower portion of the Billboard 200 chart in the United States. The album was initially distributed through Walt Disney Records, with Buena Vista later re-releasing the project. It went on to receive a Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments exceeding 500,000 copies. Despite initially only being released in North America, the album received numerous re-releases in the following years. Duff later signed a recording contract with Andre Recke of Hollywood Records to release future recordings. Though her early music recordings garnered much success on Radio Disney, Recke and Buena Vista Records envisioned Duff appealing to a more mature audience.
  • 2000
    Age 12
    In March 2000, Duff appeared as a sick child in the CBS medical drama Chicago Hope.
    More Details Hide Details She was next cast as one of the children in the pilot episode of the NBC sitcom Daddio. Her Daddio co-star Michael Chiklis stated, "After working with her the first day, I remember saying to my wife, 'This young girl is gonna be a movie star.' She was completely at ease with herself and comfortable in her own skin." However, producers dropped Duff from the cast prior to the airing of the show. A week after being dropped from Daddio, Duff landed the title role of a newly developed Disney Channel series, Lizzie McGuire. Lizzie McGuire premiered on January 12, 2001 and became a ratings hit, with an estimated 2.3 million viewers per episode. Duff quickly became labeled as a teen idol and household name, particularly within the show's pre-teen adolescent target demographic. Disney began marketing the series through soundtracks, books, dolls, toys, and video games based on Duff's character; the company reportedly made an estimated $100 million from the show's merchandise alone. That same year, it was confirmed that Duff was in a relationship with fellow teen star Aaron Carter. Carter later guest-starred in an episode of Lizzie McGuire with Duff. The relationship garnered media attention with reports of a love triangle between Duff, Carter, and actress Lindsay Lohan. Duff and Carter continued an on-again-off-again relationship for three years, before ultimately ending their relationship for good. Duff made her feature film debut in Human Nature (2002), in which she portrayed the younger version of Patricia Arquette's character.
  • 1993
    Age 5
    Increasingly interested in the pursuit of show business, the Duff sisters and their mother moved to California in 1993, while their father stayed in Houston to take care of his business.
    More Details Hide Details The sisters auditioned for several years and were cast in many television commercials. Due to her acting career, Duff was home-schooled from the age of eight. The pair also modeled for various clothing brands. Duff stated, "My sister and I really showed an interest in performing and dedication, and mother was like, 'How can I tell my kids no?' It's the same as kids that are going into sports. Parents support them and push them." During her initial acting years, Duff primarily played minor roles, such as her uncredited part in the Hallmark Entertainment western miniseries True Women (1997) and as an uncredited extra in the ensemble comedy-drama Playing by Heart (1998). The same year, Duff landed her first major role as Wendy in Casper Meets Wendy, based on the Harvey Comics characters. After appearing in the supporting role of Ellie in the television film The Soul Collector (1999), Duff received a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot (Supporting Young Actress).
  • 1987
    Duff was born on September 28, 1987, in Houston, Texas.
    More Details Hide Details Her parents are Robert Erhard Duff, a partner in a chain of convenience stores, and Susan Colleen (née Cobb), a homemaker turned film and music producer. Duff has one older sister named Haylie. Hilary was raised between Houston and San Antonio, the locations of her father's convenience stores. Encouraged by their mother, both Hilary and her sister enrolled in acting, singing, and ballet classes. The siblings earned roles in local theater productions, and later participated in a touring BalletMet production of The Nutcracker in San Antonio.
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