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Hilary Swank Biography

Birth Name:
Hilary Ann Swank
Birth Place:
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Competed in the Junior Olympics and Washington state swimming events
  • Ranked fifth in Washington state all-around gymnastics
  • Famously forgot to thank her then-husband, Chad Lowe, during her Oscar acceptance speech for Boys Don't Cry
  • In 2006, became a spokesperson for Guerlain, a French cosmetics company
  • Is a pet-adoption ambassador for Iams pet foods

Awards

  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2005Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: winner
  • 2005Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2005Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: winner
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 2004Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: nominated
  • 2004Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 2004Boston Society of Film Critics-Best Actress: winner
  • 2004National Society of Film Critics-Best Actress: winner
  • 2001BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2000Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: winner
  • 2000Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: winner
  • 2000Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: winner
  • 1999National Board of Review-Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actress: winner
  • 1999Toronto Film Critics Association-Best Actress: winner
  • 1999National Society of Film Critics-Best Actress - Runner-up: winner
  • 1999New York Film Critics Circle-Best Actress: winner
  • 1999Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Actress: winner
  • 1999Chicago Film Critics Association-Best Actress: winner
  • 1999Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: nominated

Relationships

  • Dan Swank -- Brother
  • Ruben Torres -- Ex-fiancé
  • John Campisi -- Ex-significant Other
  • Laurent Fleury -- Ex-significant Other
  • Stephen Swank -- Father
  • Judy Swank -- Mother