AKA Hilary Erhard Duff
Birthplace: Houston, TX
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor, Singer
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Manufactured pop star
Hilary Duff is a young actress, singer, and Disney product. She starred in Lizzie McGuire and A Cinderella Story, and sang "So Yesterday" and "Come Clean". Duff was a professional ballet dancer by age 6, when her mother decided she should be an actress. Hilary appeared in many TV commercials, and in 1997, at age 10, she was an extra in a Hallmark Hall of Fame TV show. Two years later she had a real role in a Melissa Gilbert TV movie, The Soul Collector.
In 2001, she landed the lead in Lizzie McGuire, a Disney Channel tweener show about the life of a junior high school girl. At around that time, at age 14, Duff met the man who would be her manager, Andre Recke. Recke, working closely with Duff's mother, rounded up several producers to help tweak Duff's sound, and Duff started her musical career by singing "Santa Claus Lane" on the soundtrack of Disney's Santa Clause 2. Duff's matching solo album of Christmas music, also called Santa Claus Lane, was released on the Disney label. Duff's second solo album, Metamorphosis, was released on a Disney-owned label in summer 2003, and promptly went platinum, with the hit single "So Yesterday".
Duff starred in a Disney TV movie called Cadet Kelly, then co-starred with Frankie Mu˝iz in Agent Cody Banks and did Disney's fluffy Lizzie McGuire Movie. "I Can't Wait", the opening track from the movie, got extensive airplay on the nationwide network of Disney radio stations, and generating a hit for Hilary. She also sang "The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room" on Disneymania, a compilation featuring *NSYNC, Ashanti, Smash Mouth, and Christina Aguilera, all singing Disney songs.
Duff briefly dated singer Aaron Carter, which reportedly spawned bad blood with another teen star who dated Carter at the same time, Lindsay Lohan. At a 2003 Vanity Fair photo shoot featuring the teen starlets of the day -- Amanda Bynes, the Olsen twins, Alexis Bledel, Raven-SymonÚ, Mandy Moore, and Lohan -- Duff made herself the center of attention by bringing Carter. Everyone had been asked not to bring their boyfriends, but when Carter was asked to leave, Duff went into hysterics and threatened to go with him.
Duff has since parted with the Walt Disney Company because, in her mother's words, they "weren't feeling the love". As an actress, she has recently appeared in several non-Disney movies, proving herself every bit as capable as a better-than-average 10th-grader in a high school production of Brigadoon. As a singer, whether she can sing is irrelevant; she is blonde and pretty, and her producer can auto-tune away anything that's off-key.
Father: Bob Duff
Mother: Susan Cobb (producer)
Sister: Haylie Duff (actress, b. 19-Feb-1985)
Boyfriend: Frankie Muñiz (actor, together 2003)
Boyfriend: Aaron Carter (singer, together 2003)
Boyfriend: Jordan Masterson (actor, brother of Chris and Danny Masterson, together 2004)
Boyfriend: Joel Madden (musician, Good Charlotte, together 2004-06)
Husband: Mike Comrie (pro hockey player, b. 11-Sep-1980, dated 2007-10, m. 14-Aug-2010, one son)
Son: Luca Cruz Comrie (b. 20-Mar-2012)
Obama Victory Fund 2012
Gossip Girl Olivia Burke (2009-)
Lizzie McGuire Lizzie McGuire (2001-04)
FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
Beauty & the Briefcase (18-Apr-2010) · Lane Daniels
According to Greta (13-May-2009) · Greta
What Goes Up (6-May-2009) · Lucy Diamond
War Inc. (28-Apr-2008) · Yonica Babyyeah
Material Girls (18-Aug-2006)
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (21-Dec-2005)
The Perfect Man (17-Jun-2005)
In Search of Santa (23-Nov-2004) · Princess Crystal [VOICE]
Raise Your Voice (8-Oct-2004)
A Cinderella Story (16-Jul-2004) · Sam
Cheaper by the Dozen (25-Dec-2003) · Lorraine Baker
The Lizzie McGuire Movie (26-Apr-2003) · Lizzie
Agent Cody Banks (14-Mar-2003) · Natalie Connors
Cadet Kelly (8-Mar-2002) · Kelly
Human Nature (18-May-2001)
The Soul Collector (24-Oct-1999)
Casper Meets Wendy (8-Sep-1998)
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