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Hilary Duff Biography

Birth Name:
Hilary Erhard Duff
Birth Place:
Houston, Texas, United States
Actor, pop singer

Fast Facts

  • Began professional career at age 6 by appearing in commercials and dancing with sister, Haylie, in the Columbus Ballet production of The Nutcracker
  • Landed first film role in 1997 appearing (uncredited) in the two-part TV-movie True Women
  • Cast in the pilot of NBC's failed 2000 sitcom Daddio, but was replaced before the show aired
  • Disappointed, she then auditioned for the lead role in Disney's Lizzie McGuire and got the part
  • Feuded with actress Lindsay Lohan in 2002 when both stars were reportedly dating singer Aaron Carter at the same time
  • Turned down offer for a second Lizzie McGuire movie and an ABC series that would have focused on the character's high-school years to concentrate on music and feature-film career
  • Debut solo album Metamorphosis released in 2003
  • Launched Stuff by Hilary Duff, an accessory and clothing line, in 2004
  • Expanded her love for fashion by launching Femme, a fashion line for DKNY Jeans, in 2009
  • Loves dogs and has appeared with her dog Lola in the video game the Sims 2: Pets