Hilary Swank Biography (1974-)

Full name, Hilary Ann Swank; born July 30, 1974, in Lincoln, NE; raised in Washington and California; daughter of Stephen (in the military and in sales) and Judy (a secretary and dancer) Swank; married Chad Lowe (an actor), September 28, 1997 (some sources cite October 2, 1997). Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager:Untitled Entertainment, 331 North Maple Dr., Second Floor, Beverly Hills, CA90210.; Publicist: Baker Winokur Ryder, 9100 Wilshire Blvd., Sixth Floor West, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, producer
Birth Details
July 30, 1974
Lincoln, Nebraska, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Kimberly Hannah, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Twentieth Century-Fox,1992
  • Julie Pierce, The Next Karate Kid, Columbia, 1994
  • Colleen, Kounterfeit (also known as Money Crush), LIVE Entertainment, 1996
  • Michelle Porter, Sometimes They Come Back ... Again (also known asSometimes They Come Back 2), Trimark Pictures, 1996
  • Lolita, The Way We Are (also known as Quiet Days in Hollywood), Kick Film, 1997
  • Brandon Teena/Teena Brandon, Boys Don't Cry (also known as TakeIt Like a Man), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999
  • Valerie Barksdale, The Gift, Paramount, 2000
  • The Audition (short film), 2000
  • Jeanne St. Remy de Valois, The Affair of the Necklace, Warner Bros., 2001
  • Detective Ellie Burr, Insomnia, Warner Bros., 2002
  • The Space Between (short film), 2002
  • Buzzy, 11:14, MDP Worldwide, 2003
  • Major Rebecca "Beck" Childs, The Core (also known as Core),Paramount, 2003
  • Maggie Fitzgerald, Million Dollar Baby (also known as Rope Burns), Warner Bros., 2004
  • Sarah Barcant, Red Dust, BBC Films, 2004
  • Madeleine Sprague, The Black Dahlia, Lions Gate Films, 2005
  • Narrator, On Native Soil (documentary), Linda Ellman Productions,2005
  • Catherine, The Reaping, Warner Bros., 2006
  • Teacher, Freedom Writers, Paramount, 2006
  • Film Executive Producer
  • 11:14, MDP Worldwide, 2003
  • Freedom Writers, Paramount, 2006
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Aimee, Evening Shade, CBS, 1991-92
  • Danielle, Camp Wilder, ABC, 1992-93
  • Tiffany Roebuck, Leaving L.A., ABC, 1997
  • Carly Reynolds, Beverly Hills 90210, Fox, 1997-98
  • Participant, Celebrity Charades, American Movie Classics, beginning 2005
  • Movies
  • Patty, Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story (also known as Victim of Rage), CBS, 1994
  • Deena Martin, Terror in the Family, Fox, 1996
  • Lauren Schall, The Sleepwalker Killings (also known as Crimes of Passion: Sleepwalker and From the Files of Unsolved Mysteries: "TheSleepwalker Killings"), NBC, 1997
  • Lisa Connors, Dying to Belong, NBC, 1997
  • Sylvia Orsini, Heartwood, Family Channel, 1998
  • Alice Paul, Iron Jawed Angels, HBO, 2004
  • Specials
  • Narrator, Reel Models: The First Women of Film (documentary), American Movie Classics, 2000
  • Herself, The Concert for New York City, multiple networks, 2001
  • (In archive footage) Herself, "#63: Acceptance Speech Goofs," 101 Biggest Celebrity Oops, E! Entertainment Television, 2004
  • Herself, Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope, multiple networks, 2005
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, Cybermania '94: The Ultimate Gamer Awards, TBS, 1994
  • Herself, The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2000
  • Herself, The 72nd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2000
  • Presenter, VH1 Divas 2000: A Tribute to Diana Ross (also known asDivas 2000), VH1, 2000
  • Herself, The Orange British Academy Film Awards, 2001
  • Presenter, The 73rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2001
  • Ladies' Home Journal's Most Fascinating Women to Watch, CBS, 2001
  • (Uncredited) The 2001 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel, 2001
  • Presenter, The 2002 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2002
  • Presenter, The 75th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2003
  • Presenter, The 2004 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards, Independent Film Channel and Bravo, 2004
  • Herself, The 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2005
  • Herself, The 77th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2005
  • Herself, The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2005
  • Herself, The 10th Annual Critics' Choice Awards, The WB, 2005
  • Herself, The 2005 MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2005
  • Episodic
  • Sasha Serotsky, "There Must Be a Pony," Growing Pains, ABC, 1991
  • "Harry Goes Ape," Harry and the Hendersons, syndicated, 1991
  • Sasha Serotsky, "Menage a Luke," Growing Pains, ABC, 1992
  • Herself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1999
  • Herself, Today (also known as NBC News Today and The Today Show), NBC, 2000, 2004
  • Herself, The View, ABC, 2000, 2004
  • Herself, "The Affair of the Necklace," HBO First Look, HBO, 2001
  • Herself, Beverly Hills 90210: The E! True Hollywood Story (documentary), E! Entertainment Television, 2001
  • Herself, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001, 2003, 2004
  • Herself, The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • Herself, The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with JonStewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, 2003
  • Herself, Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (also known as Ellen and The Ellen DeGeneres Show), syndicated, 2004
  • Coming Attractions, E! Entertainment Television, 2004
  • Herself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 2005
  • Herself, The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, multiple appearances in 2005
  • Host, Saturday Night Live (also known as NBC's "Saturday Night," Saturday Night, and SNL), NBC, 2005
  • Herself, Waratte iitomo, [Japan], 2005
  • Appeared as Danielle, ABC TGIF (also known as TGIF), ABC.
  • Pilots
  • Tiffany Roebuck, Leaving L.A., ABC, 1997
  • Appeared as Andi in the pilot Reality Checks.
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Executive producer, Celebrity Charades, American Movie Classics, beginning 2005
  • Stage Appearances
  • Gretel, Hansel and Gretel, Missoula Children's Theatre, Missoula,MT, 1987
  • Cinderella, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Cinderella, Bellingham Theatre, Bellingham, WA, 1988
  • Annie Sullivan, The Miracle Worker, Charlotte Repertory Theatre, Charlotte, NC, 2003
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Herself, The Gift: A Look Inside (short documentary film), 2001
  • Herself, Day for Night: The Making of "Insomnia" (short documentary film), Warner Home Video, 2002
  • Herself, Sex at 24 Frames per Second (documentary; also known as Playboy Presents "Sex at 24 Frames per Second: The Ultimate Journey throughSex in Cinema"), Playboy Entertainment Group, 2003

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Newsmakers 2000, issue 3, Gale, 2000
    Periodicals
    • Chicago Tribune, December 15, 2004
    • Empire, issue 77, 1995, pp. 67-68
    • Entertainment Weekly, October 29, 1999, p. 509; December 24, 2004,pp. 34-36; February 4, 2005, p. 35
    • Femme Fatales, September 1, 2000, pp. 12-15
    • Glamour (Great Britain), October, 2002, pp. 86-90, 92, 94
    • Harpers & Queen, September, 2002, pp. 175-77
    • InStyle, February, 1998, p. 203; September, 2002, pp. 490-91
    • Interview, April, 2000, p. 136; June, 2000, p. 87; March, 2005, pp. 181-82
    • Los Angeles Times, December 13, 2004
    • Marie Claire, July, 2002, pp. 40-44, 46
    • Newsweek, January 10, 2005, pp. 50-52
    • Now, January 23, 2002, pp. 32-33
    • Out, October, 1999
    • Parade, August 7, 1994; November 18, 2001, pp. 26-27
    • People Weekly, May 8, 2000, p. 192; April 14, 2003, p. 83
    • Premiere, November, 1999, p. 46; September, 2001, pp. 68-71
    • Seventeen, December, 2002, p. 174
    • Talk, October, 1999
    • Time, January 17, 2000, p. 88; April 18, 2005, p. 116
    • Times (London), March 27, 2003
    • USA Today, October 21, 1999
    • US Weekly, April 10, 2000, pp. 62-63
    • Washington Post, February 13, 2004, pp. C1, C8
    Electronic
    • Hilary Swank Web Page, http://www.hilaryswank.com, August 31, 1999; April 11, 2000

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