Sunday, April 1, 2007

Hilary Duff

Name: Hilary Duff
Birth Name: Hilary Ann Duff
Height: 5' 4"
Sex: F
Nationality: American
Birth Date: September 28, 1987
Birth Place: Houston, Texas, USA
Profession: actress, musician
Education: Home-schooled since the age of 10
Relationship: Joel Madden (member of Good Charlotte; born March 11, 1979; announced their relationship in June 2005; split November 27, 2006), Aaron Carter (actor, musician; born December 7, 1987; dated in 2003)
Father: Bob Duff (a convenience store owner)
Mother: Susan Duff (producer; born May 12, 1953)
Sister: Haylie Duff (actress, musician; born on February 19, 1985)
Claim to fame: Titular character on The Disney Channel's Lizzie McGuire

Hilary Duff made a name for herself on the enormously successful Disney Channel/ABC Kids show Lizzie McGuire, which she parlayed into careers as a pop singer and film actress. Like most overnight successes, Duff paid her dues for a few years before her big break. Appearances in the 1997 women's Western True Women, 1998's Casper (as the Friendly Ghost's human friend Wendy), and 1999's The Soul Collector paved the way for her best-known role. Duff also appeared in the indie film Human Nature, reflecting her continuing big-screen aspirations.

Duff began her first steps toward her singing career with the song "Santa Claus Lane," which appeared on the soundtrack to The Santa Clause 2, as well as her own Christmas album, also named Santa Claus Lane. That year, production ended on Lizzie McGuire, freeing up Duff to pursue other opportunities. Episodes of the show continued to run into 2003, but by that time Duff had begun to move on, appearing in the teen spy movie Agent Cody Banks. The soundtrack to the movie also featured several songs by Duff, including the singles "Why Not" and "I Can't Wait," which were both successes in their own right; the soundtrack went platinum in summer 2003.

Around that time, Metamorphosis, Duff's bona fide debut as a singer, was released. The album charted number two on the Billboard 200 on the week of its release, and its single "So Yesterday" topped the pop singles chart earlier that summer. Duff's omnipresence in 2003 continued with appearances at that year's MTV Video Music Awards and the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, where she accepted Lizzie McGuire's trophy for Favorite TV Show. She also appeared in that year's film Cheaper By the Dozen and embarked on a tour that fall. The year 2004 looked to be just as busy for Duff, with movies like A Cinderella Story and Agent Cody Banks 2 on the docket, as well as a new TV series with CBS in the work

2007 War Inc.
2006 Material Girls
2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2
2005 The Perfect Man
2004 Hilary Duff: Learning To Fly
2004 A Cinderella Story
2004 Raise Your Voice
2004 Hilary Duff: The Concert - The Girl Can Rock
2003 The Lizzie McGuire Movie
2003 Agent Cody Banks
2003 The Lizzie McGuire Movie
2003 Cheaper by the Dozen
2002 Cadet Kelly
2002 Lizzie McGuire: Season 02
2001 Lizzie McGuire [TV Series]
2001 Lizzie McGuire: Season 01
1998 Casper Meets Wendy

2006 Material Girls

2004 Laguna Beach [TV Series]

Albums,Compilations,Singles, Videos

2007 Dignity [CD/DVD]
2007 Dignity
2005 Most Wanted [Japan Bonus Tracks]
2005 Most Wanted
2005 Hilary Duff [Import Bonus Track]
2005 Hilary Duff [Bonus DVD]
2004 Metamorphosis [Japan Bonus DVD]
2004 Metamorphosis [Bonus DVD]
2004 Hilary Duff [Japan Bonus Tracks]
2004 Hilary Duff
2004 Girl Can Rock [Bonus DVD]
2003 Santa Claus Lane [Bonus Track]
2003 Metamorphosis [UK Bonus Tracks]
2003 Metamorphosis
2002 Santa Claus Lane

* Russian teenager Maksim Myaskovskiy, who was accused of stalking Duff, has been sentenced to 117 days in jail by a Californian court. (January 22, 2007)
* Is being “made into” a Barbie doll by toymakers Mattel. (December 23, 2006)
* Duff and Joel Madden have dropped their restraining orders against Los Angeles paparazzo David Joseph Klein, a man they had accused of working in tandem with their alleged stalker, Maksim Myaskovskiy. (December 20, 2006)
* Has split from rocker boyfriend Joel Madden. The couple have blamed their eight year age difference on the split. (November 29, 2006)
* Stalker Maksim Miakovsky, an 18-year-old Russian, has been arrested after he threatened to kill Duff. (November 7, 2006)
* Has designed a new clothing range for Barbie dolls and young girls called Stuff by Duff. (October 27, 2006)
* Duff and her pet Chihuahua Lola will make their video game debuts in The Sims 2 Pets for Electronic Arts Inc. (October 6, 2006)
* Used the opportunity as guest editor of Seventeen magazine to hand out financial advice. (October 5, 2006)
* Said she was so embarrassed when a tabloid called her too fat or too thin that she decided to try to please only herself from then on. (July 5, 2006)
* Hit out at radio station programmers for not playing her music saying they are missing the point of her songs. (June 15, 2006)
* One of Forbes' most powerful celebrities under 25 in 2005.
* Duff and boyfriend Joel Madden deny reports they are planning to wed, insisting they are happy just the way they are. (January 9, 2006)
* Duff and Good Charlotte boyfriend Joel Madden have been shooting their own reality show - but only for their private collection. (November 25, 2005)
* Is desperate to take a month off after a manic year with three movies, a sell-out tour and, a greatest hits album release. (November 15, 2005)
* Has pledged to donate $250,000 US to help hurricane Katrina victims on the Gulf of Mexico coast. (September 3, 2005)
*Says she’s looking forward to shedding her image and playing quirkier, more offbeat roles as she gets older. (August 18, 2005)
* Is amused when learning Eminem rapped about her bottom in his single Ass Like That. (July 27, 2005)
* Says she'll never understand why she and former phone pal Lindsay Lohan became enemies over their romances with Aaron Carter. (July 26, 2005)
* Is to set to star in comedy sequel CHEAPER BY THE DOZEN 2, reprising her role from the 2003 movie. (May 14, 2005)
* Donated a portion of all ticket sales from her sold-out Most Wanted tour to aid tsunami relief efforts. (January 11, 2005)
* Burst into tears backstage at the 2004 World Music Awards because her stylist untangled her necklace for her.
* Launched her clothing line Stuff on March 12, 2004.
* Has a new mystery actor boyfriend who she has been dating for just a month. (February 11, 2004)
*Nickname: Hil
* Older sister-actress Haylie Duff, is in the music group Inventing Venus.
* Is sometimes credited as Hilary Ann Lisa Duff
* Is paid $1,000,000 for THE LIZZIE MCGUIRE MOVIE (2003)
* Is paid $4,000,000 for Agent Cody Banks (2003)
* Was paid $35,000 an epidode for LIZZIE MCGUIRE (2001)