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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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 2016 Spark (filming)
The Queen (voice)
 2015 The One Percent (TV Series) (pre-production)
Laura Murphy
- Episode #1.10 (2015) ... Laura Murphy
- Episode #1.9 (2015) ... Laura Murphy
- Episode #1.8 (2015) ... Laura Murphy
- Episode #1.7 (2015) ... Laura Murphy
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... Laura Murphy
 2013 Mary and Martha (TV Movie)
 2004 Iron Jawed Angels (TV Movie)
Alice Paul
 2003 11:14
 2003 The Core
 2002 The Space Between (Short)
 2000 The Audition (Short)
 1997 Leaving L.A. (TV Series)
Tiffany Roebuck
- Dead Elvis (1997) ... Tiffany Roebuck
- Now? (1997) ... Tiffany Roebuck
- The Black Widower (1997) ... Tiffany Roebuck
- The Eyes of the City (1997) ... Tiffany Roebuck
- Give Them Names (1997) ... Tiffany Roebuck
 1997 The Sleepwalker Killing (TV Movie)
Lauren Schall
 1997 Dying to Belong (TV Movie)
Lisa Connors
 1996 Kounterfeit (Video)
 1996 Terror in the Family (TV Movie)
Deena Marten
 1992-1993 Camp Wilder (TV Series)
- That Was Thin, This Is Now (1993) ... Danielle
- Love Stinks (1993) ... Danielle
- Forget-Me-Not (1993) ... Danielle
- Bringing Up Brody (1993) ... Danielle
 1991-1992 Growing Pains (TV Series)
Sasha Serotsky
- Menage a Luke (1992) ... Sasha Serotsky
- There Must Be a Pony (1991) ... Sasha Serotsky
 1991 Evening Shade (TV Series)
Aimee #1
- I Do, I Don't (1991) ... Aimee #1
- The Road Trip (1991) ... Aimee #1
 1991 Harry and the Hendersons (TV Series)
- Harry Goes Ape (1991)
 1990 ABC TGIF (TV Series)
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Starred in a short film The Audition (2000), directed by her husband, Chad Lowe. See more »

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

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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 »


Was considered for the role of Satine in Moulin Rouge! (2001), but Nicole Kidman, who went on to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, was cast instead. 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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