As a household name in Hollywood, Hilary Duff is one entertainer who has recorded maximum success in both her acting and music career among other endeavors. She started acting at a very young age and after her acclaimed role as the bubbly Lizzie McGuire on the popular series Lizzie McGuire, she not only shot to prominent fame but earned herself the title of a teen idol. The series lasted from 2001 to 2004 during which she also starred in lead roles in several films like Agent Cody Banks, A Cinderella Story and many more.
With two decades of a versatile career to her credit, Hilary Duff has created an unforgettable profile as a singer, fashion designer, an author, entrepreneur and most importantly, an actress who made a smooth transition from child star to teen screen idol and now a beautiful grown woman who is a powerhouse of skills and talent.
Below are some lesser-known facts about the screen sensation you have never heard of.
Hilary Duff’s Biography, Age
On the 28th of September in 1987, the American actress was born in Houston, Texas. Growing up must have been rosy for Hilary and her siblings as her father was the owner of a chain of convenience stores. For the most part, Hilary was homeschooled which may be as a result of her interest in the arts at a very early age. Her mother was a pillar of support and encouraged Hilary and her older sister Haylie to start attending acting, singing as well as dance classes where they learned ballet. Consequently, the Duff sisters decided to build their career in the performing arts and they, alongside their mother, relocated to California to actualize this dream in 1993.
In California, they took jobs in television commercials and also did a bit of modeling for a few clothing brands. After portraying some uncredited roles in TV series like True Women and Playing by Hear, Hilary landed her first major role portraying Wendy in the film Casper Meets Wendy in 1998. This cleared the path for more major roles until her big break in January 2001 when she got rave reviews for her portrayal of the titular character in the hit Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire. The series made her a household name and the production company grossed an estimated $100 million from the show’s merchandise alone.
Professional Acing Career
Her breakthrough led to more success and in 2003, she reprised her role as the titular character in the movie spin-off of the Lizzie McGuire series which has the same title. Some of her best appearances to date include her lead roles in top movies like Agent Cody Banks (2003), A Cinderella Story (2004) and Cheaper by the Dozen 1&2 (2003 and 2005). She also played roles in indie films like War, Inc. in 2008, According to Greta in 2009 and the next year, she appeared in Bloodworth. Her role as Kelsey Peters on the TV Land comedy-drama series Younger which began in 2015 scored her nominations for People’s Choice Awards twice – 2016 and 2017.
Some of her recent appearances include in the 2018 film The Haunting of Sharon Tate and the television series The Talk (2016–2017).
Just like her acting career, Hilary Duff has also enjoyed tremendous success in her music exploits. She debuted with the Christmas-themed studio album titled Santa Claus Lane (2002) to rave review. Her subsequent albums were certified platinum and gold. Some of the albums include Metamorphosis (2003), Hilary Duff (2004), Most Wanted (2005), as well as Dignity (2007). After a long hiatus, she signed with RCA Records and through the label, she released her next album in 2015 titled Breathe In. Breathe Out. Since her debut in 2002, she has sold at least 15 million records.
As an author, Hilary co-authored a trilogy of novels which started with Elixir in 2010, a New York Times bestseller with Devoted (2011) and True (2013) as the sequels. She also excelled in fashion with labels like Stuff by Duff, Femme for DKNY and The Muse x Hilary Duff collection to her credit. She is also into the production of dolls and fragrances.
Her film and TV exploits as a child star and teen idol grossed millions and it’s absolutely safe to say the actress got a lot of fat cheques on payday. She has countless hit films and series under her belt and so far, she has accrued an estimated net worth of $26 Million.
Family Facts – Son, Husband
Hilary Duff was born to Robert Erhard Duff (father) who ran a chain of convenience stores, and Susan Colleen (mother) who went from being a homemaker to a film and music producer. She grew up with an older sister named Haylie and both showed early interest in the arts.
Hilary’s love life has been a busy one and has seen a lot of the spotlight too. She has been in romantic entanglements with several men including Aaron Carter and Joel Madden but in the end, she tied the knot with Mike Comrie in August 2010. In 2011, she announced the imminent arrival of her baby and on March 20 in 2012, the couple welcomed their son Luca Cruz Comrie.
Unfortunately, Hilary and Mike got an amicable divorce which was finalized in February 2016.
Though not among the tallest ladies in the entertainment industry, Hilary Duff makes up for what she doesn’t have in height with her versatility. She stands at a height of 1.57 M or 5ft 2in. She weighs 55 kg and has body measurements of 34-27-34 inch.
Generally, Hilary still stands out as one of the prettiest personalities the industry has ever known.