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Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank
Swank receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, January 8, 2007
Personal information
Birth nameHilary Ann Swank
Birth dateJuly 30, 1974(age 42)
Place of birthLincoln, Nebraska, U.S.
OccupationActress, producer
Years active1990 present
SpouseChad Lowe (1997 2007)

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Hilary Ann Swank (born July 30, 1974) is an American actress. Swank's film career began with a small part in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) and then a major part in The Next Karate Kid (1994), as Julie Pierce, the first female protégé of sensei Mr. Miyagi. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice, as Brandon Teena, a transman in Boys Don't Cry (1999) and as struggling waitress-turned-boxer, Maggie Fitzgerald, in Million Dollar Baby (2004). Since 2003, Swank has worked as an executive producer.


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