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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 55 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Million Dollar Baby
Million Dollar Baby Maggie Fitzgerald
(2004)
P.S. I Love You
(2007)
Boys Don't Cry
Boys Don't Cry Brandon Teena
(1999)
Insomnia
Insomnia Ellie Burr
(2002)

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Other Works:

Print ad and TV commercial for "Insolence" eau de toilette by Guerlain See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Alternate Names:

Hilary

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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[2005 Academy Awards acceptance speech for Best Actress in a Leading Role] I don't know what I did in this life to deserve all this. I'm just a girl from a trailer park who had a dream. I never thought this would ever happen, let alone be nominated. And a working actor, for that matter. And now, this. I thank the Academy. I'm eternally grateful for this great honor. I would also like to ... See more »

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Has two dogs: Karoo, a Corgi/Jack Russell mix, and Lucky, a German Shepherd/Labarador Retriever mix. See more »

Trademark:

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

Star Sign:

Leo

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