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Hilary Swank

Hilary was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Judith Kay (Clough), a secretary, and Stephen Michael Swank, who served in the National Guard and was also a traveling salesman. Her maternal grandmother, Frances Martha Dominguez, was of Mexican descent, and her other roots include German, English, and Scottish. During her early childhood, her family moved... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 50 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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1 Print Biography | 9 Interviews | 22 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 25 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 6" (1.68 m)

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[on playing Annie Sullivan] I think when you're playing a real character you have an extra responsibility to do it really right, so because of that, I do extensive research. I really try and figure out the person inside and out. I read the lines, but I read in-between the lines and try and find the qualities in that person that makes them human and I hopefully try and bring that out in what I do. See more »


Ex-sister-in-law of Rob Lowe and makeup artist Sheryl Berkoff. See more »


Frequently portrays women who attempt to achieve their goals in life despite the odds and obstacles that get in their way. See more »

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