Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff - © at the 2007 MuchMusic Video Awards red carpet.

born on 28/9/1987 in Houston, TX, United States

Hilary Duff

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Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff at The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection (2009)
Born Hilary Erhard Duff
September 28 1987
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Residence Toluca Lake, Los Angeles
California, U.S.[1]
Occupation Actress, author, entrepreneur, singer, songwriter, producer
Years active 1997present
Spouse(s) Mike Comrie (m. 2010–present) «start: (2010-08-13T21)»"Marriage: Mike Comrie to Hilary Duff" Location: (linkback:
Children 1
Relatives Haylie Duff (sister)

Hilary Erhard Duff (born September 28, 1987) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, author, and humanitarian. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Duff appeared in local theatre productions and television commercials before coming to prominence in the title role of Disney Channel's teen comedy Lizzie McGuire. Established as a teen idol, Duff reprised that role in The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003) and ventured into motion pictures with her early films Agent Cody Banks (2003), Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), A Cinderella Story (2004) and Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005) being among the biggest commercial successes of her career. She has performed in a string of independent films with notable roles in War, Inc. (2007) and Bloodworth (2011) and television dramas, such as Gossip Girl, in addition to sharing production credits.

After signing with Hollywood Records, Duff expanded her repertoire to include pop music and has released several albums. Her debut studio album Metamorphosis (2003) was RIAA-certified triple platinum while the subsequent studio album Hilary Duff (2004) and compilation album Most Wanted (2005) were both certified platinum. She exhibited a more adult image with the release of Dignity (2007), which displayed a shift to more of a dance-oriented sound. Certified gold, the album spawned her highest charting US single to date "With Love" which also peaked at number 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart, becoming the first of her three consecutive number ones on that chart. Prior to the release of Best of Hilary Duff (2008), a compilation of her greatest hits, Duff had sold thirteen million albums worldwide and had performed across the world on four concert tours.

Branching into various other industries, Duff has turned her hand to fashion with the launch of her own clothing lines Stuff by Hilary Duff and Femme for DKNY Jeans in addition to being signed with IMG Models and releasing two exclusive perfume collections with Elizabeth Arden. In addition to writing a series of young adult novels, comprising Elixir (2010), Devoted (2011) and True (2012), she has also contributed to several humanitarian causes. She is married to former hockey player Mike Comrie, with whom she has one child.

Early life

Hilary Erhard Duff was born on September 28, 1987, in Houston, Texas.[2] She grew up between Houston and San Antonio with her father Robert Erhard Duff, a partner in a chain of convenience stores in the two areas, her mother Susan Colleen (née Cobb), a homemaker turned film/music producer, and her older sister Haylie, who is also an actress and singer.[2] From a young age, Duff took after her older sister and, encouraged by their mother, the pair enrolled in acting, singing and ballet classes.[3] Both girls won roles in local theatre productions and, together, at the ages of six and eight, they participated in a touring BalletMet production of The Nutcracker in San Antonio.[2]

Increasingly interested about pursuing show business, the sisters and their mother moved to California in 1993, while their father stayed in Houston to take care of his business.[3] The sisters auditioned for several years and were cast in several television commercials.[3] Due to her acting career, Duff was home-schooled from the age of eight.[4]

Acting career

199702: Career beginnings and Lizzie McGuire

During her initial acting years, Duff primarily played minor roles like her uncredited part in the Hallmark Entertainment western miniseries True Women (1997) [5] and as an uncredited extra in the ensemble dramedy Playing by Heart (1998). Her first major role was as a young witch Wendy in Casper Meets Wendy (1998) but was released to mostly unenthusiastic reviews.[6][7] After appearing in the supporting role of Ellie in the television film The Soul Collector (1999), which was based on a Kathleen Kane novel, Duff accrued a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot (Supporting Young Actress).[8]

In March 2000, Duff appeared in the small guest role as a sick child in the medical drama Chicago Hope right before being cast as one of the children in the pilot episode of the NBC sitcom Daddio.[3] Her Daddio co-star Michael Chiklis stated, "After working with her the first day, I remember saying to my wife, 'this young girl is going to be a movie star'. She was completely at ease with herself and comfortable in her own skin."[3] However, prior to the airing of the show, the producers dropped Duff from the cast. Depressed, Duff was reluctant to pursue her acting career further.[3]

A week later, she landed the title role of a newly developed Disney Channel children's television series Lizzie McGuire after her manager and mother urged her to audition.[3] The character, a clumsy teen who dreams to fit in and be popular, made Duff a popular household name particularly with its target demographic of preteens and adolescents.[9] Focusing on its central character, the show's mixed media format stood out from the rest of the Disney Channel's programming of the time and, in essence, became the channel's flagship and definitive show of the early 2000s. The show first aired on the Disney Channel on January 12, 2001, and was a ratings hit that attracted about 2.3 million viewers per episode.[3] However, after Duff fulfilled her 65 episode contract with Lizzie McGuire, the show finished. Disney considered expanding the franchise to films and a prime-time television series. The plans however failed, because Duff's representatives said she was not being paid enough for the proposed series.[10]

Duff's first role in a theatrical motion picture was in Human Nature (2002) in which she portrays the younger version of a female naturalist, played by Patricia Arquette. The film was showcased first at the Cannes and Sundance film festivals.[11] Duff also starred as a free-spirited girl who struggles in a strict military school in the Disney Channel television film Cadet Kelly (2002), which became the network's most watched program in its 19-year history.[3]

200306: Breakthrough film roles

In 2003, Duff received her first major role in a feature film when she was cast alongside Frankie Muniz, playing his love interest in Agent Cody Banks. The film received positive reviews; Scott Foundas of Variety magazine labelled Duff's performance "charming," yet thought she was "sidelined with little to do much of the time."[12] The same year, Duff reprised her role as Lizzie McGuire for The Lizzie McGuire Movie. It received mixed reviews; some slammed her acting skills whilst David Levine from Filmcritic.com called it "an unabashed promotion of Duff's image."[13][14][15] Later that year, Duff played one of the 12 children of Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt in the family film Cheaper by the Dozen, which remains her highest grossing film to date, despite not-so-complimentary reviews of Duff's performance. Slant Magazine reviewer Nick Schager wrote that Duff "does nothing more than look perky and stylish."[16][17]

Duff also made several guest appearances in television shows which included the role of a makeup salesperson in a 2003 episode of George Lopez; she later reappeared in the show in 2005 as Kenzie, a feminist poet friend of the character Carmen (Masiela Lusha). In 2003, she also portrayed one of The Shangri-Las opposite her sister Haylie in season two of American Dreams, while in 2005, she played a classmate and idolizer of the title character in Joan of Arcadia.[18]

In 2004, she starred in the romantic comedy A Cinderella Story alongside Chad Michael Murray. Reviews of her performance mostly negative: "her appeal lies precisely in being Hilary Duff," wrote Reel critic Sarah Chauncy. However, the film went on to become a moderate box office hit, and some critics were impressed by Duff's performance.[16][19][20] Later that year, she starred in Raise Your Voice, her first drama film. While some critics praised her for appearing in a more mature and serious role than her previous films, the film itself was heavily panned and was not successful at the box office.[21] Several reviews were indifferent towards her acting performance and were critical of Duff's vocals, with critics pointing out what appeared to be her digitally enhanced voice.[22][23][24][25] Her roles in the two films combined led to her first Razzie nomination for Worst Actress in 2004.[26]

Her subsequent role in The Perfect Man (2005) and the reprisal of her character in Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005) combined accrued her second Razzie nomination for Worst Actress in 2005.[27] The former, in which she co-stars with Heather Locklear and Chris Noth, "Duff plays her standard characteran introverted romantic who falls for a guy whose hunky exterior belies an artistic soul," wrote Matt Singer from the Village Voice.[28] It was poorly received both critically and commercially. The latter, which was less successful as the original Cheaper by the Dozen, was panned by critics.[29] "Duff just looks like she'd rather be in a different movie," wrote a harsh Mike Clarke from USA Today.[30]

Additionally, the Duff sisters lent their voices to the computer animated comedy Foodfight! in late 2005, but the film has never been released.[31] Duff paired with her sister again in the satirical comedy Material Girls (2006) but it was unsuccessful, both commercially and critically, earning both sisters a shared Razzie nomination for Worst Actress, becoming Hilary's third consecutive nomination in this field in three years.[32] The two were also nominated for Worst Screen Couple.[33]

2007present: Independent films and return to television

A two-part introspective documentary television special Hilary Duff: This Is Now was produced to chronicle Duff's return to the recording industry. The show took two weeks to film and was shot in both the US and around Europe. It was broadcast on MTV in April 2007. Duff was also the guest star on The Andy Milonakis Show for its third season premiere in September 2007.

Duff was cast in War, Inc. (2008) a political satire. Her role as an oversexed Central Asian pop star garnered praise, despite the film receiving generally negative reviews from critics. War, Inc. opened on an extremely limited release in only two theaters across the United States. The film went on to open in a further thirty theaters across the United States. It was second in largest per theater gross. It closed on August 7, 2008, without a wide release, grossing only $580,862 domestically.[34]

In 2009, she starred in two independent drama films. The first, as a young suicidal and rebellious teen in According to Greta which received mixed reviews; Andrew Barker of Variety magazine was unkind to Duff's "child star" approach to acting and wanted her to stay away from teen parts.[35] However, Los Angeles Times critic Robert Abele wrote that her attempt to "transform her bright-eyed wholesomeness into rebellious snark" in Greta "is a valiant one."[36] The second, as a narcissistic seductress in What Goes Up which also received mixed reviews. Brian Lowry of Variety magazine stated that Duff's performance "amounts to a near-adult role" yet labeled her role, and the film in general, "confused."[37]

Despite turning down the lead role of Annie Mills in the television series 90210 in early 2008 as she was more interested in looking for projects outside the teen genre, Duff attained a recurring guest star role in the third season of Gossip Girl.[38][39] She played the character of Olivia Burke, a movie star who enrols at NYU in search of a traditional college experience. On the November 11, 2009 episode Duff's character was in a three way with Dan (Penn Badgley) and Vanessa played by Jessica Szhor, which led to protest by parent groups.[40] The following year, she won a Teen Choice Award for Best Female Scene Stealer for her role as Olivia Burke; Enid Portugez of the LA Times also praised her performance by giving a positive review to her involvement in this adult role.[41][42] She appeared in six episodes of the season. In 2010, Duff starred in the ABC Family television film Beauty & the Briefcase, in which she plays a fashion magazine columnist who writes about her dating struggles in the city. The film had a rating of 2.4 million viewers.[43]

Her most recent credits include Raven Halfacre, the teenage daughter of a promiscuous alcoholic mother, in the drama film Bloodworth (2011) in which Los Angeles Times reviewer Sheri Linden thought she "acquits herself well" despite not warming to the film. The Examiner also wrote that the "biggest surprise performance [in the film] probably belongs to Hilary Duff."[44] She also played Shasta O'Neil, a sexy high school senior, in the Polish brothers' comedy Stay Cool (2011) in which she co-starred with Winona Ryder, Mark Polish, Sean Astin, Chevy Chase, and Jon Cryer to neither much critical or commercial avail.[45][46] In 2012, she appeared in the independent film She Wants Me, directed by Rob Margolies, as a well-known starlet Kim Powers who enters a love triangle.[47]

In August 2012, Duff signed a deal with 20th Century Fox to develop a television comedy for which she will star and produce.[48][49][50] In early 2013, Duff guest starred in the television shows Raising Hope[51] and the season ten finale of Two and a Half Men.[52]

Music career

200103: Lizzie McGuire, Santa Claus Lane and Metamorphosis

Duff became interested in pursuing a music career after attending a Radio Disney concert in 2001.[53] She resumed her vocal lessons which she had started before her acting career began and became one of Andre Recke's clients at Hollywood Records.[54] Duff's music career began with two soundtrack appearances: In 2002, she appeared on the soundtrack to Lizzie McGuire, performing a cover version of Brooke McClymont's "I Can't Wait", which received tremendous success on Radio Disney, and the Walt Disney Records compilation DisneyMania, performing a cover of "The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room".[53]

The same year, she released her first album titled Santa Claus Lane (2002) which was a collection of Christmas songs that included duets with her sister, Lil' Romeo, and Christina Milian. Accompanied by the Disney Channel-only single "Tell Me a Story (About the Night Before)", the album peaked at 154 on the US Billboard 200 album chart and was certified gold.[55][56] While her songs were hits on Radio Disney, including "Why Not" and "What Dreams Are Made Of" which had been featured in The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003), Recke and executives at Buena Vista Music Group envisioned Duff reaching a more mature audience.[53]

She released her debut album Metamorphosis (2003) shortly after her departure from the Lizzie McGuire franchise. The album received mixed reviews from music critics; some complimented it for being a modern-day bubblegum album, while others considered the album to be a promotional gimmick for the singer, lacking real substance. Nonetheless, Metamorphosis reached number one on the Billboard 200 and Canadian Albums Chart and sold over five million copies worldwide by late 2005.[2][57] Its lead single "So Yesterday" was a top ten hit in several countries despite not impacting in her native US; its follow-up "Come Clean" had the same effect and was made the Laguna Beach theme song.[58] The third single "Little Voice" was not released in the US but was a minor hit in Australia.[59]

Duff further promoted the album with the Metamorphosis Tour that ran from November to December 2003. Most shows scheduled in major cities were sold out.[60] Metamorphosis earned Duff her first Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Female Singer as well as Best New Female Artist at the World Music Awards in 2004. Before embarking on another American tour titled Most Wanted from July to September 2004, Duff also recorded a cover of The Go-Go's "Our Lips Are Sealed" with her sister for the soundtrack of A Cinderella Story.[61]

200406: Hilary Duff, Most Wanted and 4ever Hilary Duff

Released on Duff's seventeenth birthday, her second studio album was the self-titled Hilary Duff (2004). This time, she was more involved in crafting of the album by co-writing songs, desiring it to be her departure from her young Lizzie McGuire image.[62] The album takes a more rockier-edge than Metamorphosis, of which critics received negatively and compared her to Avril Lavigne and Ashlee Simpson. Despite its two singles "Fly" and "Someone's Watching Over Me" not being major hits, the album debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 192,000 copies in its first week, and became her second consecutive number one debut in Canada. The self-titled album has sold 1.8 million copies in the US and was certified platinum by the RIAA.[63]

Duff followed her self-titled effort with her first compilation album titled Most Wanted (2005), which comprises three new songs, songs from her previous two albums and remixes.[64] Most Wanted received mostly negative reviews from critics, who deemed the release as premature, stating that Duff did not have enough material to warrant a compilation. However, new songs "Wake Up" (which was written by then-boyfriend Joel Madden and his brother Benji both members of Good Charlotte), "Beat of My Heart" and "Break My Heart" received favorable comments; critics believing that their dance-orientated sound stood out from the rest of the album. Most Wanted debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming her second number one in the US, and became her third number one debut in Canada.[65] It sold over two hundred thousand copies within its first week of release and was certified platinum by the RIAA a month after its release.[66][67] She followed the international success of the album and its singles by embarking on her first worldwide concert tour to support the album. Titled the Still Most Wanted Tour, the tour ran from July 2005 through September 2006. In 2006, an Italy-only compilation 4ever Hilary Duff was released alongside an exclusive DVD due to Italian fans not getting as many of the normal releases of her albums pressed in the country. With her sister, Duff also recorded a cover version of Madonna's "Material Girl" to for their movie Material Girls (2006).[68]

2007-2009: Dignity and Best of Hilary Duff

Duff co-wrote the material for her third studio album Dignity (2007), along with Kara DioGuardi, who co-produced the album with Rhett Lawrence, Tim & Bob, and Richard Vission. In contrast to the pop themes of her prior releases, Dignity takes on more of a dance and electropop[69][70][71] sound and makes use of more instruments.[72] The lyrics reference the events Duff experienced in the years leading to the album's release while the album's songs contain influences of rock and roll and hip hop music. Critical response was mostly positive; while Duff's weak singing voice was noted, the album was praised for its songwriting and her new musical direction. Upon release, Dignity debuted at number three in the US, a lower peak than Duff's previous albums and with lower sales, which Billboard attributed to the loss of fans during her musical evolution. Despite the relatively poor performance of the album, it produced Duff's highest-peaking US single to date, "With Love" (number 24), which also peaked at number 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart, becoming the first of her three consecutive number ones on that chart; her second being "Stranger", the album's third single.[73] Dignity has reached the top ten in several countries and was certified gold in the US by the RIAA. She embarked on her fourth concert tour, simply titled Dignity, from July 2007 to February 2008, which went around North America, Brazil and Australia. Following this, Duff had sold thirteen million albums worldwide and had performed across the world on four concert tours.[74]

2010present: Fifth studio album

Duff's most recent release and first greatest hits album was titled Best of Hilary Duff (2008). Like Most Wanted (2005), the album features songs from her previous three albums, remixes and two new tracks: "Reach Out" and "Holiday". "Reach Out", which samples Depeche Mode's "Personal Jesus", was released in the preceding month of the album's release as its first single. The song became Duff's third number one dance hit in the US, but the album failed to reach the success of its predecessors, was her first album not to receive any RIAA certifications and peaked at number 125 on the US chart.[75] Duff said she hoped to write a third new song for the release and to have "Holiday" released as a single. Hollywood Records later scrapped these plans, adding to their large list of cancelations which, in turn, led Duff to make the decision to leave the label after six years of service and develop this album to quickly end her contract, which had expected one more album.[76]

She announced to MTV that she would begin work on her new album in December 2008.[77][78] In 2009, Duff and Richard Vission contributed on a song titled "Any Other Day" for the What Goes Up soundtrack. In October 2011, Duff mentioned plans of a possible new album to E! Online.[79] In January 2012, she confirmed that she had begun recording via her official website and Twitter.[80][81] No official date has been announced.[82]

Other ventures


In addition to being signed with modelling agency IMG Models, Duff has launched two clothing lines. The first, "Stuff by Hilary Duff", which was distributed through Target in the US, Kmart in Australia, Zellers in Canada, and Edgars Stores in South Africa from March 2004 onwards.[83] The company later expanded its business into furniture, fragrances and jewelry which were primarily targeted at the teen and preteen crowd but, by the end of 2008, "Stuff by Hilary Duff" was officially discontinued since Duff did not have full control of the line any longer.[84][85]

Her second was a collaboration with DKNY Jeans where she co-designed a collection of special pieces. In the objective of designing a clothing line for girls her own age, the collaborative apparel line, titled Femme for DKNY Jeans, debuted in the US in August 2009 and was around for a limited time.[86][87][88][89] A series of three-minute long shorts titled The Chase were released to promoted the brand.

Duff has also released her own perfume, titled "With Love... Hilary Duff", which was distributed by the Elizabeth Arden company from September 2006 onward. The perfume was initially sold only in Macy's in the US, but later branched out to Europe, Japan and Canada. "With Love...Hilary Duff" was one of the three best-selling fragrances launched at US department stores in late 2006. A summer version of the perfume, titled "Wrapped with Love", was released in January 2008 while a spring gift set version was released in time for that year's Valentine's Day.[90]


With Simon & Schuster, Duff has set up a book writing deal. Published in October 2010, her first novel Elixir, co-written with Elise Allen, has since been released internationally and become a New York Times best-seller.[91] The book, aimed at young adults, traces the life of a seventeen-year-old photojournalist searching the world for her father after his disappearance. After fate brings her and an unknown beautiful man who had began to mysteriously feature in her photographs, the pair strike up a love triangle, racing against time to unravel their pasts in order to save their futures. The sequel to the book, titled Devoted, was released in hardcover in October 2011. Devoted picks up where Elixir left off and continues the story of the dangerous love triangle.[92] It is followed by True, released in 2013.[93] Duff also had plans to release a non-fiction book in 2012 based on children coping with divorce.[94]


Duff has involved herself with various philanthropic activities.[95] For natural disasters, she donated $250,000 to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina in addition to donating over 2.5 million meals to Hurricane Katrina victims in southern US in 2005. In August 2006, Duff traveled to a New Orleans elementary school and worked with USA Harvest to distribute meals.[96][97]

She also has helped various youth charities and is a member of Kids with a Cause. Duff has also served on the Advisory Board of the Audrey Hepburn Child Benefit Fund and the Celebrity Council of Kids with a Cause.[98] October 2008 saw Duff starring in a public service announcement for The Think Before You Speak Campaign by Ad Council and GLSEN to prevent youth from using anti-LGBT vocabulary, such as the phrase "That's So Gay."[99] In July 2009, Duff was named as a Youth Ambassador to the children of the Colombian capital, Bogotá. As a Youth Ambassador, she spent five days in the country, distributing backpacks filled with food to needy children.[100]

A strong animal rights supporter, Duff has commented, when asked what she would do if not a celebrity, "I always wanted to be a veterinarian when I was younger, but then I figured out that animals actually die there, so that was not the job for me. Definitely something with kids or animals or something like that."[101]

Public image

Following her success from her Lizzie McGuire days, Richard Huff of the New York Daily News called Duff "a 2002 version of Annette Funicello" yet admitted that the character of Lizzie McGuire was both a blessing and burden for her. In 2003, Huff stated that Duff's public image is "tied" to Lizzie McGuire.[3][102] In 2005, Katie Long from the Centre of Parent/Youth Understanding wrote an analysis about Duff and her suitability as an idol for young teens. Duff "is not like Britney Spears or Christina Aguilerayet" who supposedly use their sex appeal to sell albums and "is someone that adolescent girls can relate to." The writer also stated that because Duff is all over the media, "how can [fans] not love her?"[103] However, while Duff is a "positive role model" who has a "close relationship" with her family, the writer acknowledged that as Duff matures, "her looks and message will most likely mature as well."[103]

Over the years, she has striven to distance herself from her wholesome Disney image, which has included a revamp of her image and sound with the release of Dignity (2007). Since then, she has performed in more mature roles in films and appeared in more provocative photo shoots. In 2007, she graced the covers of Us Weekly and Shape in a bikini whilst her appearance on the cover of Maxim was accompanied by the declaration that she had gone "from the queen of teen to breakout sex symbol."[104] Following this, Duff placed at #23 on the annual Hot 100 Women list composed by Maxim. She has remained on the list ever since in addition to being regularly listed on the annual FHM list of the 100 Sexiest Women (she peaked at #8 in 2008). The Associated Press wrote that this sudden provocativeness was representative of "a clear move [on Duff's part] to put her Lizzie McGuire past behind her," and that more provocative imaging of her would help her singles to garner mainstream radio play: "Ultimately, nature, time and genetics may help Duff in a way Disney, despite all its might, cannot."[104] However, despite "the fact that she is grown up," Duff "has managed to maintain her sweet persona," wrote Young Hollywood.[105]

In a June 2006 interview with Elle magazine, Duff was quoted as saying: "...(virginity) is definitely something I like about myself. It doesn't mean I haven't thought about sex, because everyone I know has had it and you want to fit in."[106][107] Duff later told MuchMusic that she did not say the quotes attributed to her in the article; the subject was "definitely not something that I would talk about..."[108] She denied the quotes again in a 2008 interview with Maxim magazine.[109]

Personal life

Duff dated pop singer Aaron Carter on and off between 2001 and 2003 before he met and dated Lindsay Lohan. It was reported that Carter soon left Lohan and went back to dating Duff, starting a feud between the two actresses.[110] After Duff showed up to the red carpet premiere for Lohan's film Freaky Friday (2003), Lohan further fueled this feud by appearing at a red carpet premiere for Duff's film Cheaper by the Dozen (2003).[111] In 2007, it was reported that the two reconciled, with Lohan accepting an invitation to Duff's Dignity album release party.[112] A spat with Avril Lavigne has also made headlines because the Canadian singer called Duff a "mommy's girl". The two have never had any public reconciliation.[113]

In July 2004, a 16-year-old Duff began dating Good Charlotte singer Joel Madden (who was 25).[114] After a long period of tabloid speculation, Duff's mother Susan announced their relationship in a June 2005 interview for Seventeen magazine.[115] In November 2006, Duff and Madden broke up.[116] The same year, Duff's parents separated after 22 years of marriage. She wrote about the pain caused by the separation in her songs "Stranger" and "Gypsy Woman".[117]

In 2006, Duff was stalked by a 19-year-old Russian immigrant identified as Max and his roommate David Joseph Klein, aged 50. She filed for restraining orders against the two men,[118] claiming that Max "threatened to kill himself" to get her attention. She also alleged that he threatened to "remove enemies" who stand in his way, including Duff's then-boyfriend Joel Madden. Max, later identified as Maksim Myaskovskiy, was sentenced to 117 days in prison.

In 2007, Duff began dating NHL player Mike Comrie. On February 19, 2010, Duff and Comrie announced their engagement.[119][120] The couple married on August 14, 2010, in Santa Barbara, California.[121] Duff gave birth to their first child, a son named Luca Cruz Comrie, on March 20, 2012.[122][123]



List of film credits
Year Title Role Notes
1997 True Women Extra Uncredited
1998 Casper Meets Wendy Wendy Nominated-Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie
1998 Playing by Heart Extra Uncredited
1999 The Soul Collector Ellie Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Young Actress
Television film
2002 Cadet Kelly Kelly Disney Channel Original Movie
2002 Human Nature Young Lila Jute
2003 Agent Cody Banks Natalie Connors
2003 Lizzie McGuire Movie, TheThe Lizzie McGuire Movie Lizzie McGuire / Isabella Parigi Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Breakout Star
Nominated-Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Actress Comedy
2003 Cheaper by the Dozen Lorraine Baker Young Artist Award for Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film
Nominated-Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Blush Scene
2004 Cinderella Story, AA Cinderella Story Samantha "Sam" Montgomery Kids' Choice Awards for Favorite Movie Actress
Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Blush Scene
Nominated-Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
Nominated-Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Love Scene
Nominated-Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress
2004 Raise Your Voice Teresa "Terri" Fletcher Australian Kids' Choice Awards for Fave Movie Star
Nominated-Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress
2004 In Search of Santa Crystal (voice) Direct-to-video
2005 Perfect Man, TheThe Perfect Man Holly Hamilton Nominated-Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Actress Comedy
Australian Kids' Choice Awards for Fave Movie Star Female
Nominated-Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress
2005 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 Lorraine Baker Nominated-Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
Nominated-Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress
2006 Material Girls Tanzania "Tanzie" Marchetta Nominated-Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress
Nominated-Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple/Ensemble
Also producer
2008 War, Inc. Yonica Babyyeah
2009 Stay Cool Shasta O'Neil
2009 What Goes Up Lucy Diamond
2009 According to Greta Greta Also executive producer
2010 Beauty & the Briefcase Lane Daniels ABC Family Original Movie
Also producer
2011 Bloodworth Raven Halfacre
2012 She Wants Me Kim Powers
2012 Foodfight! Sunshine Goodness (voice)
2014 Flock of Dudes Amanda Post-Production


List of television credits
Year Title Role Notes and episode(s)
1997 True Women Uncredited[124] Mini-series
2000 Chicago Hope Jessie Seldon[124] "Cold Hearts" (Season 6, episode 17)
200104 Lizzie McGuire Elizabeth Brooke McGuire[124] Lead role; Disney Channel Original Series
2003 George Lopez Stephanie[124] "Team Leader" (Season 2, episode 22)
2003 American Dreams The Shangri-Las (with Haylie Duff)[124] "Change a Comin" (Season 2, episode 8)
2004 Frasier Voice of Britney[124] "Frasier-Lite" (Season 11, episode 12)
2005 Joan of Arcadia Dylan Samuels "The Rise & Fall of Joan Girardi" (Season 2, episode 14)
2005 George Lopez Kenzie "George's Grand Slam" (Season 4, episode 19)
2005 Dear Santa Herself Television special
2007 Andy Milonakis Show, TheThe Andy Milonakis Show Herself "Andy Moves to L.A." (Season 3, episode 1)
2007 Hilary Duff: This Is Now Herself MTV documentary
2009 Ghost Whisperer Morgan Jeffries "Thrilled to Death" (Season 4, episode 19)
2009 Law & Order: SVU Ashlee Walker "Selfish" (Season 10, episode 19)
2009 Gossip Girl Olivia Burke Recurring (Season 3); 6 episodes
2010 Community Meghan "Aerodynamics of Gender" (Season 2, episode 7)
2012 Project Runway Herself "It's Fashion Baby" (Season 10, episode 11)
2013 Raising Hope Rachel[125] "The Old Girl" (Season 3, episode 20)
2013 Two and a Half Men Stacey "Cows, Prepare to be Tipped" (Season 10, episode 23)


Main article: Hilary Duff discography
Studio albums
  • Santa Claus Lane (2002)
  • Metamorphosis (2003)
  • Hilary Duff (2004)
  • Dignity (2007)
Compilation albums
  • Most Wanted (2005)
  • 4ever Hilary Duff (2006)
  • Best of Hilary Duff (2008)

Awards and nominations

Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Hilary Duff


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Hilary Duff Biography. People. Retrieved on 2007-11-24.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Huff, Richard (2002-12-02). Hilary Duff makes the most of TV fame. NY Daily News. Retrieved on 2008-01-16.
  4. Klappholz, Adam (2009-04-24). Was Hilary Duff Too Cool for High School?. Vanity Fair. Retrieved on 2010-09-02.
  5. True Women. New York Times. Retrieved on 2013-05-03.
  6. Rabin, Nathan (2002-04-23). Casper meets Wendy. AVClub.com. Retrieved on 2007-11-23.
  7. Scheib, Richard. Casper meets Wendy Review. Archived from the original on 2007-10-23. Retrieved on 2007-11-23.
  8. 21st Annual Awards. Young Artist Awards. Retrieved on 2007-12-30.
  9. Phares, Heather. Hilary Duff biography on Yahoo! Music. Yahoo ! Music. Retrieved on 2007-11-24.
  10. Silverman, Stephen M. (2003-05-27). 'Lizzie McGuire' Star Divorces Disney. People. Retrieved on 2012-06-25.
  11. [[[:Template:BillboardURLbyName]] Hilary Duff Music News & Info Billboard.com]. Billboard. Retrieved on 2007-07-25.
  12. Foundas, Scott (2003-03-02). Variety Reviews - Agent Cody Banks - Film Reviews - New U.S. Release - Review by Scott Foundas. Variety. Retrieved on 2012-06-12.
  13. Levine, David. The Lizzie McGuire Movie movie guide, DVD Release - Filmcritic.com. Filmcritic.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-01. Retrieved on 2007-11-23.
  14. McCarthy, Todd, Variety Reviews - The Lizzie McGuire Movie - Film Reviews - New U.S. Release - Review by Todd McCarthy, Variety, 2003-05-01. URL accessed on 2007-11-23.
  15. Smith, Neil (2003-10-04). BBC - Films - review - The Lizzie McGuire Movie. BBC. Retrieved on 2007-11-23.
  16. 16.0 16.1 Hilary Duff Movie Box Office Results. Box Office Mojo. Retrieved on 2007-11-24.
  17. Schager, Nick (2003-11-30). Cheaper by the Dozen Film Review Slant Magazine. Slant. Retrieved on 2012-06-12.
  18. Hilary Duff Credits. TVGuide.com. Retrieved on 2010-03-12.
  19. A Cinderella Story (2004) - Box Office Mojo. Boxofficemojo. Retrieved on 2010-03-13.
  20. Chauncey, Sarah. A Cinderella Story (2004). Reel.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-01. Retrieved on 2007-11-25.
  21. Bell, Josh (2004-10-07). Las Vegas Weekly. Las Vegas weekly. Retrieved on 2007-11-24.
  22. Cohn, Angel. Raise your voice Review. TV Guide. Retrieved on 2008-01-20.
  23. Cordova, Randy (2004-10-08). Raise Your Voice. The Arizona Republic. Retrieved on 2005-06-23.
  24. Hanke, Ken (2004-10-13). Movie Review: Raise Your Voice. Mountain Xpress. Retrieved on 2005-06-23.
  25. Ringel Gillespie, Eleanor. Access Atlanta: Raise Your Voice review. Cox news service. Access Atlanta. Retrieved on 2005-06-23.
  26. Rashbaum, Alyssa (2005-01-25). Britney Spears And Hilary Duff Got Acting Nominations? Oh, Right, For That .... MTV. Retrieved on 2012-06-29.
  27. Razzie nominations deride remakes, BBC, 2006-01-30. URL accessed on 2012-06-29.
  28. Singer, Matt (2005-06-07). 'The Perfect Man'. Village Voice. Retrieved on 2012-06-29.
  29. Germain, David. Cheaper by the Dozen 2 : Critics' Reviews. MSN movies. Retrieved on 2007-11-24.
  30. Clarke, Mike (2005-12-20). Call this a 'Cheaper' holiday film. USA Today. Retrieved on 2012-06-29.
  31. Animated Foodfight! at Lions Gate. Coming Soon.net (2005-03-22). Archived from the original on 2005-03-23. Retrieved on 2009-03-04.
  32. Christy Lemire. Material Girls: Critics' Reviews. MSN movies. Retrieved on 2007-11-24.
  33. Serpe, Gina (2007-01-22). Stone, Wayans Bros. Get Razzed. E!. Retrieved on 2012-06-29.
  34. War, Inc. (2008). Box Office Mojo (2008-08-07). Retrieved on 2012-10-26.
  35. Variety Reviews - According to Greta - Film Reviews - New U.S. Release - Review by Andrew Barker
  36. Hilary Duff's brat is tamed in 'According to Greta' - Los Angeles Times
  37. Variety Reviews - What Goes Up - Film Reviews - New U.S. Release - Review by Brian Lowry
  38. Kristin Dos Santos (2008-04-28). Hilary Duff not bound for 90210?. E! Online  Watch with Kristin. Retrieved on 2009-12-13.
  39. Hilary Duff Biography. Yahoo! Movies. Retrieved on 2009-12-13.
  40. Michael Ausiello (2009-07-01). Hilary Duff joins Gossip Girls. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2009-07-04.
  41. Teen Choice awards 2010. Retrieved on 2011-01-14.
  42. 'Gossip Girl': Menage a what?!? - latimes.com
  43. Original Series Drive ABC Family to All-Time June Highs in Prime in Total Viewers - Ratings | TVbytheNumbers. Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com (2010-06-29). Retrieved on 2012-10-26.
  44. Review: 'Bloodworth' - Los Angeles Times
  45. "Provinces of Night" films in Pender County with Hilary Duff, Faye Dunaway, Val Kilmer, Kris Kristofferson, Dwight Yoakam, Hilarie Burton, Sheila Kelley, Reece Thompson, StarNewsOnline.com, 2009-04-24. URL accessed on 2010-02-17.
  46. Borys Kit, Hilary Duff joins 'Cool' school, Hollywood Reporter, 2008-06-24. URL accessed on 2008-06-25.
  47. Lodderhose, Diana, Hilary Duff joins 'She Wants Me', Variety, 2010-10-25.
  48. Lambert, Evan (2012-08-14). Hilary Duff Tweets Son Luca's Latest Milestone: Teething. People. People.com. Retrieved on August 15, 2012.
  49. Ross, Robyn (2012-08-14). Hilary Duff Signs TV Deal with 20th Century Fox. TV Guide. TVGuide.com. Retrieved on August 17, 2012.
  50. Busis, Hillary (2012-08-14). Nostalgia alert! Hilary Duff plots a return to TV. Entertainment Weekly. Popwatch.EW.com. Retrieved on August 17, 2012.
  51. http://www.eonline.com/news/381091/casting-scoop-hilary-duff-guest-stars-on-raising-hope-as-jimmy-s-ex-girlfriend
  52. http://www.tvfanatic.com/2013/04/hilary-duff-to-guest-star-on-two-and-a-half-men-season-finale/
  53. 53.0 53.1 53.2 Rosen, Craig. "Hilary Duff: A Performer's Metamorphosis". Billboard. January 26, 2004.
  54. "Hilary Duff comes clean". News Times. January 21, 2005.
  55. [Hilary Duff at All Music Guide Santa Claus Lane Album charts position]. Allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2010-02-19.
  56. 2003 Ends With a Bang!. RIAA (2003-12-18). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  57. Disney Stars on the Rise, Billboard magazine. URL accessed 2011-01-27.
  58. Music Square chart positions for "So Yesterday". Musicsquare.net. Retrieved on 2008-03-02.
  59. Little Voice on Music Charts. aCharts. Retrieved on 2009-12-12.
  60. Material Girls, SeattlePi.com. URL accessed on 2007-07-30.
  61. Moss, Corey. "Hilary And Haylie Give The Go-Go's A Double-Duff Treatment". MTV News. May 20, 2004. Retrieved October 27, 2006.
  62. Dover community news. Dover Community news (2004-12-31). Retrieved on 2007-11-24.
  63. Chris Harris (2005-05-20). Hilary Duff Lines Up 32 Summer Dates. MTV. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  64. Hilary Duff Bio on iTunes. iTunes.com. Retrieved on 2010-02-20.
  65. Margo Whitmire (2005-08-24). Duff Is 'Most Wanted' On Billboard Album Chart. Billboard. Retrieved on 2008-02-01.
  66. Most Wanted certified platinum. Retrieved on 2012-01-03.
  67. Hilary Duff Is 'Most Wanted' in US. Accessallareas.net. Retrieved on 2010-02-20.
  68. Mike Bell (2006-01-10). Jam ! Music: Interview with Hilary Duff. JAM ! Music. Retrieved on 2006-05-10.
  69. Billboard CD reviews: Hilary Duff, Martina McBride. Reuters. Thomson Reuters (March 31, 2007). Retrieved on February 23, 2010.
  70. Bernstein, Jonathan (April 6, 2007). Dignity Review. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on February 22, 2010.
  71. de Sylvia, Dave (April 12, 2007). Hilary Duff - Dignity Review. Sputnikmusic. Archived from the original on July 11, 2007. Retrieved on February 23, 2010.
  72. For The Record: Quick News On Hilary Duff. MTV (2006-08-14). Retrieved on 2007-10-09.
  73. RIAA Database search. RIAA.com (2008-01-08).
  74. Hilary Duff returns With Love and Dignity!. Access All Areas (2007-02-26). Archived from the original on 2007-12-27. Retrieved on 2008-01-14.
  75. Karen Bliss. Off the Cuff with Hilary Duff. AOL Music, Canada. Retrieved on 2007-11-23.
  76. Off the Cuff with Hilary Duff - AOL Music Canada. Music.aol.ca (2009-03-24). Retrieved on 2010-07-26.
  77. Jennifer Tormo (2008-07-23). Hilary Duff to begin recording new album. Celebrity News Service. All Headline News. Archived from the original on 2008-07-30. Retrieved on 2008-07-24.
  78. Hilary Talks new LP at event. MTV. Retrieved on 2009-05-26.
  79. Malkin, Marc. Pregnant Hilary Duff Reveals Post-Baby Plans!. E! Online. Retrieved on 27 November 2011.
  80. Yeaaaaa baby!just got back fro. Hilary Duff (2012-01-09). Retrieved on 2012-03-28.
  81. Another great studio day! Its . Hilary Duff (2012-01-11). Retrieved on 2012-03-28.
  82. 09:00 AM ET (2011-07-31). Hilary Duff: I Love Changing Diapers! Moms & Babies Moms & Babies - People.com. Celebritybabies.people.com. Retrieved on 2012-06-15.
  83. IMG World-Hilary Duff. IMG World modelling agency. Archived from the original on 2008-05-30. Retrieved on 2008-05-17.
  84. Daniel Jimenez. Hilary Duff: The Right Stuff. Young Money. Retrieved on 2007-07-25.
  85. Hilary Duff Discontinues Clothing Line And Starts New Venture. Fashion Rules!. Retrieved on 2012-03-28.
  86. Hilary Duff Joins Forces With DKNY. Celebrity Clothing Line. Retrieved on 2010-02-17.
  87. Hilary Duff Takes her Femme for DKNY Jeans Line on a "Chase". People (2009-07-28). Retrieved on 2010-02-17.
  88. Hilary Duff and DKNY Jeans Launch Femme for DKNY Jeans. PRNewswire (2009-02-05). Retrieved on 2009-02-05.
  89. Tracey Lomrantz (2009-02-05). Hilary Duff For DKNY Jeans: Would You Wear It?. Retrieved on 2009-02-05.
  90. Wrapped With Love. Hilaryduff.com (2008-01-15). Retrieved on 2008-02-03.
  91. Duff inks deal for young adult book series. UPI (2010-03-10). Retrieved on 2010-05-20.
  92. Books : Devoted : Online Retailers. Books.simonandschuster.com. Retrieved on 2011-07-26.
  93. True. Simon & Schuster (April 2013). Retrieved on May 25, 2013.
  94. Hilary Duff to write a YA series. URL accessed on March 22, 2013.
  95. Hilary Duff turns from tunes to toys to help visually impaired children (2005-01-14). Archived from the original on 2008-02-17. Retrieved on 2006-05-10.
  96. Hilary Duff Donates $250,000 To Katrinas Victims. Softpedia.com. Retrieved on 2006-05-10.
  97. Hilary Duff Visits Hurricane Victims on First Anniversary of Storm. Modern Guitars Magazine (2006-08-22). Retrieved on 2006-09-16.
  98. Hilary Duff biography. About.com (2003-08-20). Retrieved on 2008-01-11.
  99. Stuart Elliott, A push to curb use of ugly phrases, New York Times, 2008-10-07. URL accessed on 2008-10-11.
  100. Duff made youth ambassador in Colombia. DigitalSpy.com (2009-07-09).(disputed)
  101. PETA2 // Out There // On Our Radar. Peta2.com. Retrieved on 2010-02-17.(disputed)
  102. Huff, Richard (2003-04-29). For Hilary Duff, 'Lizzie' Is A Blessing & A Burden - New York Daily News. Articles.nydailynews.com. Retrieved on 2012-06-15.
  103. 103.0 103.1 Cultural Analysis: Hilary Duff. Cpyu.org. Retrieved on 2012-06-15.
  104. 104.0 104.1 Hit Disney Acts Find No Love at Top 40 - washingtonpost.com
  105. Hilary Duff: Moving Beyond Lizzie McGuire & The Child Star Curse. Young Hollywood (2011-08-26). Retrieved on 2012-06-15.
  106. Hilary Duff: Elle magazine interview. Elle Magazine (June 2006). Archived from the original on 2008-06-23. Retrieved on 2008-02-07.
  107. Hilary Duff Is Saving Herself for Marriage. Starpulse.com (2006-06-16). Retrieved on 2006-06-17.(disputed)
  108. Hilary Denies Elle Virginity Quotes. MuchMusic.com (2006-07-27). Archived from the original on 2007-03-09. Retrieved on 2006-07-28.
  109. Exclusive: Hilary Duff 'Absolutely Did Not Say' She Was a Virgin, Fox Newsom, 2008-12-16. URL accessed on 2008-12-22.
  110. Aaron Carter - Carter Reveals All About Hilary And Lindsay Love Triangle - Contactmusic News. Contactmusic.com. Retrieved on 2012-06-15.
  111. Silverman, Stephen M. (2003-12-17). Duff and Lohan See Red on Red Carpet - Hilary Duff, Lindsay Lohan. People.com. Retrieved on 2012-06-15.
  112. Hilary Duff & Lindsay Lohan: Mean Girls No More - Hilary Duff, Lindsay Lohan. People.com (2007-04-04). Retrieved on 2012-06-15.
  113. Orloff, Brian (2008-04-16). Hilary Duff Dishes on Avril, Lindsay and Miley - Avril Lavigne, Hilary Duff, Miley Cyrus. People.com. Retrieved on 2012-06-15.
  114. Hilary Duff Moviefone. AOL.com. Retrieved on 2007-11-25.
  115. How Hilary Found 'The Perfect Man' !!. Extra TV. Warner Bros. (2005-06-16). Archived from the original on 2008-02-05. Retrieved on 2006-05-10.
  116. For The Record: Quick News On Raekwon, Jay-Z & More. MTV (2006-11-28). Retrieved on 2006-12-09.
  117. Saroyan, Strawberry, The outsider, The Telegraph, 2007-07-01. URL accessed on 2008-02-17.
  118. Hilary Duff | Duff Seeks Restraining Order Against Russian 'Stalker' | Contactmusic.com
  119. Catherine Donaldson-Evans, Hilary Duff Engaged to Hockey Player Beau, People magazine, 2010-02-19. URL accessed on 2010-02-19.
  120. Hilary Duff is Engaged. Toronto Sun. Retrieved on 2010-02-19.
  121. Gena Oppenheim, OK! Exclusive: Hilary Duff & Mike Comrie Tie the Knot, OK!, 2010-08-14. URL accessed on 2010-08-14.
  122. Welcome to the World Luca Cruz Comrie. Hilary Duff. Retrieved on 2012-03-28.
  123. "Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie Welcome a Son". CBS. March 22, 2012.
  124. 124.0 124.1 124.2 124.3 124.4 124.5 Rettenmund, Matthew (July 2005). Hilary Duff: All Access, Berkley Trade.
  125. Ready for her comeback! Hilary Duff shows off her gym honed body as she is announced as Raising Hope guest star | Mail Online. Dailymail.co.uk (2013-01-24). Retrieved on 2013-02-04.

Further reading

  • Dougherty, Terri (2007). Hillary Duff, Lucent Books.

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