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Hilary Ann Swank
July 30, 1974,
Bellingham, Washington, USA
Moved to Pasadena in her last year of high school.
Education: Graduated from South Pasadena High School, Pasadena California
Mother: Judy Swank
Heritage: Spanish and Native American
Husband: Chad Lowe, brother of Rob
Lowe, married September 28, 1997.
(filed for divorce)
Pets: 2 dogs: Karoo, a Corgi/Jack Russell mix, and Lucky, a German Shepherd/Labarador Retriever mix.
Raised in Bellingham, Washington,
Swank moved to Pasadena, California, with her mother to pursue an
acting career when she was sixteen. Her first professionally paid acting
job, two lines on the TV version of Harry And The Hendersons,
led to other TV roles, and her first movie roles--Kimberly in Buffy
The Vampire Slayer, and the title role in The Next Karate
Kid. She is best known for her oscar winning performances in
Boys Don't Cry and Million Dollar Baby.
A trained athlete, Hilary has
been swimming since she was three years old, later competing in
the Junior Olympics and Washington state championships for the sport.
She was also ranked fifth in her state for the all-around competition
in gymnastics. An aficionado for anything that involves the outdoors,
Hilary enjoys: sky diving, river rafting, and skiing.
She currently resides in Los Angeles
and Greenwich Village, New York.
Hilary on TV
Hilary Swank feels she was fated to play her Oscar-winning role in Boys Don't
Cry. "The first movie I did was Buffy the Vampire Slayer. My character's
name was Kimberly. In my second movie, The Next Karate Kid, my character's last
name was Pierce. The script for Boys Don't Cry came to me from the writer/director
Kimberly Pierce. I'm a really superstitious person, so I believe in signs and
omens like that."