From her breakout with a convincing performance in the teen sitcom Lizzie McGuire that ran from 2001 to 2004 to Bloodworth in 2011, and then The Haunting of Sharon Tate in 2019, Hilary Duff is one of those actresses that many cannot remember a time when she was not there.
The former teen star whose career as an entertainer began in 1993 reached the status of a teen idol in the early 2000s when she was one of the most popular teenagers in Hollywood alongside people like Lindsay Lohan. Through the years, she has remained consistent and has enjoyed success as an actress, singer, and writer with more than 50 movies and TV shows to her name, three books, and over 15 million of her records sold.
Hilary Duff Biography
On September 28, 1987, a convenience stores owner, Robert Erhard Duff and his wife Susan Colleen gave birth to their daughter, Hilary Erhard Duff in Houston, Texas.
It was also in Houston that she grew up together with Haylie Duff who is her elder sister, also an actress, singer, and writer. Since from a very early age, the two girls got the encouragement of their mother to go into different art classes including ballet, acting, and singing. On her part, Colleen later went into the production of films and music videos.
With various local theatre opportunities coming her way, her mother decided to move Hillary and her sister to California in 1993 to afford them the opportunity to pursue their careers as entertainers.
Because of their many engagements, Hilary and her sister were homeschooled since Hilary was 8. While in California, Duff started with appearances in many commercials and then she got some modeling gigs for various kids clothing brands which she did with her sister.
Hilary Duff began acting professionally on TV with an uncredited role in the 1997 CBS miniseries, True Women, followed by The Soul Collector in 1999, and Chicago Hope in 2000. Her first big role which sold her to the world was as the title character in the teen sitcom, Lizzie McGuire in 2001.
As a singer, she has thus far released five studio albums, two extended plays, and 2 live albums. Duff released her first album, Santa Claus Lane in 2002 and it went on to peak on the Billboard 200 in the US at the 154th spot. Also, it sold close to half a million copies in the United States.
Her next album, Metamorphosis (2003) was highly successful selling over 5 million copies and topping the charts in the US and Canada. Her next albums, Hilary Duff (2004), Dignity (2007), and Breathe In. Breathe Out. (2015) were all successful with the last as the only one that sold less than a hundred thousand copies in the US.
A peep into her personal life, Duff got into a relationship with NHL player Mike Comrie in 2007 and by February 2010, they were already engaged. They tied the knot in August 2010. The two “amicably” separated in 2014 and were finally divorced in 2016. The union produced a son who was born in March 2012.
After her marriage ended, Duff dated Jason Walsh who was her personal trainer from 2015 to 2016 and then she began dating American singer Matthew Koma in 2017. In October 2018, the actress gave birth to her first child, a daughter, with Koma.
Movies and TV Shows
More than she has achieved as a singer, Hilary Duff has so much to show on the silver screen.
By the time she took a part in her 2019 thriller, The Haunting of Sharon Tate which she appeared in as Sharon Tate while also serving as its Executive producer, Duff has appeared in over 20 films. These include Casper Meets Wendy (1998) which was her first movie, Human Nature (2002), The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003), Material Girls (2006), and Stay Cool (2009). Also, she was in Bloodworth in 2011, She Wants Me (2012), Wings (2013), and Flock of Dudes (2016).
On TV, she appeared in many other shows after Lizzie McGuire which ran for three years from 2001. They include Cadet Kelly (2002), Gossip Girl (2009), Younger (2015- ), and Who Do You Think You Are? (2018). Also, she has appeared in the web series The Chase in 2009.
Duff also had some voice roles on both TV and films. She voiced for Crystal in In Search for Santa (2004) and Sunshine Goodness in Foodfight! (2012).
For all her efforts as an actress and singer, she has received many awards including the Young Hollywood Awards, 2 Young Artist Awards,4 Teen Choice Awards, 7 Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards- Australia, 2 Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards, and a Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival Awards.
Still in her 30s, Hilary Duff has already spent close to two decades in the entertainment industry. Within the time, she has recorded great successes in her music, acting, and writing. It is thanks to all these that she has a net worth which is now estimated at $25 million.
Beyond the aforementioned, Duff is also into fashion having her own eyewear line which is a collaboration with GlassesUSA- the “Muse x Hilary Duff” collection. She is also cashing in from her ‘With Love…Hilary Duff’ line of clothing and perfume.