Born: Sept. 28, 1987 Houston, Texas, USA
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Born September 28th, 1987 in Houston, Texas, Hilary Duff performed in the Columbus Ballet production of The Nutcracker when she was six years old.
Hilary’s next role was in the straight-to-video Casper Meets Wendy in 1998. She appeared in 1999’s The Soul Collector opposite Bruce Greenwood and Melissa Gilbert but Duff’s star really started to shine when she was cast as the title character on the Disney Channel’s Lizzie Maguire in 2001. That same year, she was cast to play the younger version of Patricia Arquette in Human Nature, a feature that also starred Tim Robbins. The next year, she starred in Cadet Kelly, a made-for-TV movie.
Heading back to features, Hilary played Frankie Muniz’s love interest in Agent Cody Banks. She then starred in the film version of her popular TV show, The Lizzie Maguire Movie and was then cast as one of twelve children to Bonnie Hunt and Steve Martin in Cheaper By the Dozen.
Taking another lead role, Duff starred in 2004’s A Cinderella Story. Her mother Susan Duff was a producer on the film. She then starred in the performing arts high school drama Raise Your Voice.
In 2005, she starred with Heather Locklear and Chris Noth in The Perfect Man and then reteamed with Steve Martin and the gang for Cheaper by the Dozen 2. The next year, she worked with her sister Haylie in Material Girls.
2008 saw Hilary playing a Middle Eastern pop star in the political satire War, Inc., which was co-written by her co-star, John Cusack.
Offscreen, Duff is the spokesperson for a whole line of Duff Stuff, a line that features clothes, makeup and other items designed to separate teenage girls from their money. Her personal life has also been fodder for the tabloids, including a supposed battle rivalry between her and fellow teen queen Lindsay Lohan that apparently erupted when they were both dating bubblegum pop star Aaron Carter.
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