Hillary Swank Biography
Award winning actress, Hilary Swank was born in the year 1974 and celebrates her birthday on July 30, every year. Her full name is Hilary Ann Swank. She is an American actress who landed her breakthrough role in the 1994 movie The Next Karate Kid. She is also known for her outstanding performance on the movies like Boys Don’t Cry which earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress and a Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama and also received another Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Actress and also the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actress in a Leading Role for the 2004 film Million Dollar Baby. She joined the main cast of the television drama series Beverly Hills 90210 which garnered her lots of critical acclaim and made her a household name.
She was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States as a daughter to secretary and dancer mother, Judy Kay and father, Michael Swank, who served at the Oregon Air National Guard as a Chief Master Sergeant. She has an older brother. She has mixed ancestry of Welsh, German, English, Scottish, Dutch and Irish ancestry. She was raised in Bellingham, Wellington as she was moved there along with her family, at the age of 6. She got her early education form Happy Valley Elementary School and then attended Sehome High School. She was a swimmer and even competed at the Junior Olympics. Her parents divorced when she was 15, and moved to Los Angeles, to support her dream of acting. There she attended South Pasadena High School.
She made her movie debit in 1992 with Buffy the Vampire. Her breakthrough role came with the fourth movie of the Karate Kid franchise, The Next Karate Kid, in 1994. Then, she was cast in the series Beverly Hills 90210 but her character was written out after just 16 episodes. That devastated her, but worked out for the best as she got the role in Boys Don’t Cry. The movie earned her an Oscar and Golden Globe with lots of critical acclaims. Her role in the 2004 film Million Dollar Baby again earned her several awards and accolades. She has done notable work in the movies such as Insomnia, P. S. I Love You, Amelia, Conviction, The Gift, Freedom Writers, The Black Dahlia, The Reaper, and many others.
She met her soon-to-be husband, Chad Lowe, a fellow actor, on the sets of Quiet Days in Hollywood. They got married on September 28, 1997 after 5 months of dating. The relationship did not even last a decade and they separated in May 2006 with an intention to divorce. On 1 November, 2007, their divorce was finalized. Before their divorce was even finalized, she was already dating John Campsi who was also her agent. The relationship too ended in early 2012. She considers herself to be spiritual and believes in a higher power.
Although Swank rarely gets to play a pretty girl, has been blessed with a gorgeous body with the measurements of 34-24-35 inches. She has often revealed her toned body in a bikini and looks irresistibly hot. She has an average height of 5 feet and 6 inches and has the weight of just 121 pounds. She does regular works out and has a balanced diet to keep her body in shape, even at the age of 39. She is of slim build and has a flat, toned belly with smaller breasts and hips. She is quite active in of her Twitter account updating it with frequent tweets and photos. Her numerous fans and followers can get up close with her through her twitter account and find out more about her through her bio on Wikipedia and IMDb website.