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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 54 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

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Million Dollar Baby
Million Dollar Baby Maggie Fitzgerald
P.S. I Love You
Boys Don't Cry
Boys Don't Cry Brandon Teena
Insomnia Ellie Burr


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I usually die in my movies. I don't live to see the credits. See more »


Got the role of Madeline Linscott in the crime drama The Black Dahlia (2006) after Eva Green turned down. 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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