Hilary Duff Biography
Hilary Duff is an American fashion model and actress best known for her role as Lizzie McGuire in Lizzie McGuire, a Disney Channel Original Series. Hilary has also starred in A Cinderella Story, Agent Cody Banks, and Cheaper by the Dozen.
She has also appeared on television shows such as Younger, Gossip Girl, and Beauty and the Beast, and she is a successful pop singer.
Hilary Erhard Duff is an award-winning American actress, singer, songwriter, producer, writer, and entrepreneur who in 2015, also became part of the hit TV series Younger.
She has co-written a trilogy of novels, beginning with Elixir (2010), which became a New York Times best seller, and followed by the sequels Devoted (2011) and True (2013)
She has also made investments in a variety of companies ranging from cosmetics to children’s products.
|Real Name:||Hilary Erhard Duff|
|Birth Date:||28 September 1987|
|Birth Place:||Houston, Texas, United States|
|Husband/Spouse:||Matthew Koma (m.2019)|
|Net Worth:||$30 million|
Early Life and Education
Hilary Duff was born on September 28, 1987 as Hilary Erhard Duff, in Houston, Texas, to Robert Erhard Duff and Susan Colleen (née Cobb). Robert was business-partner in convenience stores chain in Houston and San Antonio.
Susan was a homemaker turned film-music producer. Susan encouraged Hilary and her older sister, Haylie to study acting, singing, and take ballet classes.
The sisters started at local theatre productions. They joined touring San Antonio Ballet Met production of “The Nutcracker” and moved to California with Susan (1993).
She attended many acting and dancing classes. She began acting at a young age, stаrrrng in а рrоduсtiоn оf Nutcracker at the age of eight.
Hilary Duff hаѕ а ѕіѕtеr, Науlіе Duff. Ѕhе іѕ аlѕо аn Аmеrіcаn асtrеѕѕ, ѕіngеr, tеlеvіѕіоn hоѕt, wrіtеr ѕоngwrіtеr, аnd fаѕhіоn dеѕіgnеr. Неr nаtіоnаlіtу іѕ Аmеrісаn аnd еthnісіtу іѕ mіхеd (Gеrmаn, Еnglіѕh, Ѕсоttіѕh, Ѕсоtѕ-Іrіѕh/Nоrthеrn Іrіѕh, Wеlѕh, аnd Frеnсh).
They relocated to California with their mother in 1993, where she began managing their careers. Duff was also home-schooled by her mother beginning at the age of eight.
The aspiring actress got her big break in Hollywood when she landed the lead role of Wendy in the 1998 made-for-TV film Casper Meets Wendy, opposite an animated ghost.
On January 31, 2005, Duff began taking classes at Harvard University as part of the Harvard Extension School. On February 4, she wrote on her website that she was taking classes “for Harvard University.”
Hilary Duff’s golden years as an actress and musician were from 2000 to 2007. She rose to prominence after starring in the Disney Channel series “Lizzie McGuire.” It debuted on January 12, 2001, with an average of 2.3 million viewers per episode. Disney earned $100 million by using Hilary’s character to market soundtracks, books, dolls, toys, and video games.
In one episode of “Lizzie McGuire,” Hilary appeared alongside Aaron (2001-2004). Later, Hilary appeared in “Human Nature” (2002) as the younger version of Patricia Arquette and for 19 years in Disney’s channel, “Cadet Kelly” (2002).
Hilary signed with Andre Recke of Hollywood Records to release her second studio album: “Metamorphosis” (2003). This sold over three million copies in the US and received a 3x Platinum certification from the RIAA.
Also, two singles: “So Yesterday” and “Come Clean” were on top of the US Billboard 200. Hilary’s albums: “Hilary Duff” (2004), “Most Wanted” (2005) were certified Platinum in the US. Her fourth studio album: “Dignity” (2007) was the major hit.
For the film’s finale and soundtrack, Hilary Duff recorded the original song “What Dreams Are Made Of.” She recorded “Why Not,” which charted in Australia and New Zealand, as well as the soundtrack to “The Lizzie McGuire,” which was certified Platinum in Canada and 2x Platinum by the RIAA. Lizzie McGuire’s final episode aired on February 14, 2004, following Hilary’s 65-episode contract.
Hilary was more involved in the album’s production. The album received support from Avril Lavigne and Ashlee Simpson, and it debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. In the United States, the album sold over 1.8 million copies.
“Most Wanted,” Hilary’s first compilation album, was released (2005). Songs from her previous albums, remixes, and new material are included.
The song “Wake Up” was certified Gold by the RIAA, and the compilation peaked at number one on the Billboard 200. Within a month of its release, it had sold over one million copies.
Hilary’s transition from teen idol to adult actress was effortless. She was known for her transformation from “teen queen to breakout sex symbol.” Hilary was ranked #23 on the annual Hot 100 Women list. Since then, Hilary has remained on the list. She also appears on FHM’s annual list of the 100 Sexiest Women.
Her novel, “Elixir,” was a New York Times best-seller. There are two sequels to this novel: “Devoted” (2011) and “True” (2012). (2013).
Hilary returned to music in 2014, signing with RCA Records and releasing her fifth studio album, “Breathe In Breathe Out” (2015). Hilary Duff’s first perfume, “With Love… Hilary Duff,” was released in 2006 and is distributed by Elizabeth Arden Company.
Hilary has been doing well in her career. She has thus won the following awards: MTV TRL Awards (Italy) for “Best New Artist,” 2006; World Music Awards for “Best Selling New Female Artist,” 2004; AOL Awards for “Most Searched for Person of the Year in the Teen Category,” 2004. As a child, she won several awards too.
Hilary married Mike Comrie in 2010 and were divorced in 2016 but they both have a son named Luca Cruz together from the marriage. Apart from Mike, Hilary has dated many men in her lifetime.
Ѕhе wаѕ іn а rеlаtіоnѕhір wіth Ааrоn Саrtеr fоr thrее yеаrѕ starting frоm 2001. This was followed by a relationship with Јое Маddеn whо wаѕ 10 уеаrѕ уоungеr thаn hеr. Ноwеvеr, thеy brоkе uр іn 2006.
Following her split with Comrie in 2016, Duff was in a relationship with personal trainer Jason Walsh before they parted ways in November 2016.
Hilary Duff got engaged to Mathew Koma in May 2019. They got married in December 2019. Both Duff and Koma had welcomed their first child together, a daughter, Banks Violet Blair in October 2018.
Hilary Duff Net Worth
Hilary Duff is one of the renowned American actress with an estimated net worth of $25 million.