Hilary Swank is an American actress and producer. She has received two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two Critics Choice Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Swank made her film debut with a minor role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer before receiving her breakthrough role in the fourth installment of The Karate Kid franchise, The Next Karate Kid. On television, she starred as Carly Reynolds on the eighth season of the Fox teen drama Beverly Hills, 90210 from 1997 to 1998.

Birth Name

Hilary Ann Swank

Nickname

Hilary

Profession

Actress, Producer

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Hilary Swank was born on July 30, 1974 in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States.

Age

She’s currently 44 years old.

Sun Sign

Leo

Ethnicity

Multiracial

She has German, other English, Scottish, Swiss-German, English, Dutch, Scots-Irish, Welsh, Mexican (Spanish and Native American) ancestry.

Religion

Atheist

Education

Hilary attended Happy Valley Elementary School, Fairhaven Middle School and then Sehome High School in Bellingham. She was then accepted into the South Pasadena High School in Los Angeles but dropped out later.

Family Details

  • Father – Stephen Michael Swank (Was a Chief Master Sergeant in the Oregon Air National Guard and was also a traveling salesman)
  • Mother – Judy Kay (née Clough) (Secretary and dancer)
  • Siblings – Daniel Swank (Older Brother) (He is eight years her senior)
  • Others – Frances Martha Dominguez (Maternal Grandmother)

Marital Status

Married

Boyfriend / Spouse

Hilary Swank has dated –

  • Chad Lowe (1992-2006) – In 1992, the actors Chad Lowe and Hilary started dating after meeting at the Athletic Club. He saw her across the room and according to him, the time stood still. After dating for 5 years, the couple married on September 28, 1997. After a successful happy married life of eight years, the couple split on January 9, 2006. Their divorce was finalized on November 1, 2007.
  • John Campisi (2006-2012) – In December 2006, Hilary commenced dating her agent, John Campisi. They dated for more than five years before separating in July 2012.
  • Laurent Fleury (2012-2015) – In 2012, Hilary started dating French real estate broker, Laurent Fleury (He is also an avid surfer and water skier). They dated for three years and called it quits in the summer of 2015. The reason for the split is believed to be the angry behavior of Hilary after getting drunk in a bar.
  • Ruben Torres (2015-2016) – In 2015, Hilary started dating former professional tennis player and a financial advisor with UBS, Ruben Torres. On March 22, 2016, her engagement news with Rueben came. But, by June 2016, everything had come to an end.

  • Philip Schneider (2016-Present) – Hilary met entrepreneur Philip Schneider on a blind date in 2016. They soon started dating. On August 18, 2018, the two got married. The wedding ceremony happened at the 20,000-acre conserve which had 800 years old trees around.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 6 inches
  • In centimeters – 168 cm
  • In meters – 1.68 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 55 kg
  • In Pounds – 121 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-24-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Light Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 2 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Playing Brandon Teena in the independent romantic drama film Boys Don’t Cry (1999), as Jeanne St. Rémy de Valois in The Affair of the Necklace (2001) and as Maggie Fitzgerald in sports drama film Million Dollar Baby (2004). She played Maggie Fitzgerald in “Million Dollar Baby” which was her another significant work in her career. For her stellar performance as a female boxer, she again won the Golden Globe Award and Academy Award for Best Actress.

Film Debut

In 1992, Hilary appeared in the action / comedy horror film Buffy the Vampire Slayer for her role as Kimberly Hannah.

Television Debut

Hilary earned her first acting credits in two episodes of CBS’s sitcom, “Evening Shade” in 1991. She portrayed her character as Aimee Thompson in the series.

Brand Endorsements

She has appeared in advertisements for “Insolence” eau de toilette by Guerlain in 2006, Estée Lauder in 2004, Calvin Klein underwear in 2004, and Independent Film Channel in 2000.

Awards & Nominations

Year Work Award Result
1993 Camp Wilder Young Artist award, Best Young Actress in a New Television Series Nominated
1999 Boys Don’t Cry Award Circuit Community award, Best Lead Actress Nominated
Boston Society of Film Critics award, Best Lead Actress Won
Chicago International Film Festival award, Best Lead Actress Won
Gijon International Film Festival award, Best Lead Actress Won
Los Angeles Film Critics Association award, Best Lead Actress Won
National Board of Review award, Breakthrough Performance – Female Won
New York Film Critics Circle award, Best Lead Actress Won
Stockholm Film Festival award, Best Lead Actress Won
Toronto Film Critics Association award, Best Lead Actress Won
Village Voice Film Poll award, Best Lead Actress Won
2000 Academy award, Best Lead Actress Won
Chicago Film Critics Association award, Best Lead Actress Won
Chlotrudis award, Best Lead Actress Won
Critics Choice award, Best Lead Actress Won
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association award, Best Lead Actress Won
Florida Film Critics Circle award, Best Lead Actress Won
Golden Globe award, Best Lead Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Won
Independent Spirit award, Best Female Lead Won
Las Vegas Film Critics Society award, Most Promising Actress Won
Las Vegas Film Critics Society award, Best Lead Actress Won
Molodist International Film Festival award, best Full-Length Fiction Film Won
MTV Movie + TV award, Best Breakthrough Performance – Female Nominated
MTV Movie + TV award, Best Kiss Nominated
National Society of Film Critics award, Best Lead Actress Nominated
Online Film & Television Association award, Best Lead Actress Won
Online Film Critics Society award, Best Lead Actress Nominated
Santa Fe Critics Circle award, Best Lead Actress Won
Satellite award, Best Lead Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Won
Screen Actors Guild award, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Lead Role Nominated
ShoWest Convention award, Female Star of Tomorrow Won
Boys Don’t Cry Southeastern Film Critics Association award, Best Lead Actress Won
Teen Choice award, Choice Breakout Performance – Female Nominated
2001 British Academy Film award, Best Lead Actress Nominated
Empire award, Best Actress Nominated
London Critics Circle Film award, Best Lead Actress Nominated
The Gift Saturn award, Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2003 Insomnia Empire award, Best Actress Nominated
2004 Million Dollar Baby Award Circuit Community award, Best Lead Actress Nominated
Award Circuit Community award, Best Cast Ensemble Nominated
Boston Society of Film Critics award, Best Lead Actress Won
Florida Film Critics Circle award, Best Lead Actress Won
Iron Jawed Angels Gold Derby award, Best Lead Actress in a Television Movie/Miniseries Nominated
Million Dollar Baby Kansas City Film Critics Circle award, Best Lead Actress Won
Iron Jawed Angels Online Film & Television Association award, Best Lead Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Nominated
Million Dollar Baby Phoenix Film Critics Society award, Best Lead Actress Won
St. Louis Film Critics Association award, Best Lead Actress Won
Utah Film Critics Association award, Best Lead Actress Won
Washington DC Area Film Critics Association award, Best Lead Actress Nominated
2005 Academy award, Best Lead Actress Won
Central Ohio Film Critics Association award, Best Lead Actress Won
Critics Choice award, Best Lead Actress Won
Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association award, Best Lead Actress Won
Gold Derby award, Best Lead Actress Won
Gold Derby award, Best Ensemble Cast Nominated
Golden Globe award, Best Lead Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Won
Iron Jawed Angels Golden Globe award, Best Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television Nominated
Million Dollar Baby International Online Cinema award, Best Lead Actress Nominated
Italian Online Movie award, Best Lead Actress Nominated
MTV Movie + TV award, Best Female Performance Nominated
National Society of Film Critics award, Best Lead Actress Won
Online Film & Television Association award, Best Lead Actress Won
Online Film Critics Society award, Best Lead Actress Nominated
Satellite award, Best Lead Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama Won
Screen Actors Guild award, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Lead Role Won
Screen Actors Guild award, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture Nominated
Iron Jawed Angels Screen Actors Guild award, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Nominated
Million Dollar Baby Vancouver Film Critics Circle award, Best Lead Actress Nominated
2006 11:14 DVD Exclusive award, Best Lead Actress – in a DVD Premiere Movie Nominated
Million Dollar Baby Empire award, Best Actress Nominated
Jupiter award, Best International Actress Won
Sant Jordi award, Best Foreign Actress Won
SESC Film Festival award, Best Foreign Actress Won
The Black Dahlia The Stinkers Bad Movie award, Worst On-Screen Couple Nominated
TV Land award, Little Screen/Big Screen Star – Women Won
2007 The Black Dahlia Alliance of Women Film Journalists award, Actress Most In Need of a New Agent Won
Walk of Fame, Star on the Walk of Fame – Motion Picture 6925 Hollywood, Blvd. Won
2008 P.S. I Love You /Freedom Writers Golden Camera award, Best International Actress Won
P.S. I Love You Irish Film and Television award, Best International Actress Won
2009 Birds of America Alliance of Women Film Journalists award, Actress Most In Need of a New Agent Won
Amelia Hollywood Film Festival award, Best Lead Actress Won
Women’s Image Network award, Outstanding Actress Feature Film Nominated
2010 Million Dollar Baby Gold Derby award, Best Lead Actress of the Decade Nominated
2010 Gotham award, Tribute award Won
2011 The Resident Fright Meter award, Best Lead Actress Nominated
Giffoni Film Festival award, Francois Truffat award Won
Conviction Screen Actors Guild award, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Lead Role Nominated
2012 Conviction /New Year’s Eve / The Resident Yoga award, Worst Foreign Actress Won
2014 The Homesman Boston Society of Film Critics Society award, Best Lead Actress Nominated
Phoenix Critics Circle award, Best Lead Actress Nominated
Phoenix Film Critics Society award, Best Lead Actress Nominated
San Diego Film Critics Society award, Best Lead Actress Nominated
Telluride Film Festival award, Silver Medallion award Won
The Homesman Women Film Critics Circle award, Courage in Acting award Nominated
Women Film Critics Circle award, Invisible Woman award Nominated
Women Film Critics Circle award, Best Ensemble Cast Won
2015 Bambi award, Film – International Won
2016 You’re Not You Jupiter award, Best International Actress Nominated

Hilary Swank Favorites

  • Favorite Film – Citizen Kane (1941), The Graduate (1967), The Godfather (1972), The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • Favorite Filmmaker – Elia Kazan, Orson Welles

Hilary Swank Net worth

Hilary Swank has a net worth of $40 million dollars as of 2019. She has few properties in possession including a $9.5 million California house in Pacific Palisades and a luxurious house in Los Angeles. She owns a Porsche 911 Carrera, a 2006 Mercedes Benz CLK350 Coupe and a BMW Hydrogen 7.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Hilary Swank

  • She began acting at the age of nine by appearing as Mowgli in “The Jungle Book”. She has since appearance in several local theater and school plays.
  • When 16, she relocated to Los Angeles with her mom as a result of her parents’ divorce.
  • Hilary was formerly a vegetarian.
  • She was featured in People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” list in 2000, 2004 and 2005.
  • Hilary had participated in Junior Olympics and the Washington state championships to compete in swimming.
  • She was paid $75 a day for her work in the drama movie Boys Don’t Cry (1999).
  • Hilary is the first woman in history to win an Academy Award for portraying as a boxer.
  • She has two dogs: Karoo, a Corgi/Jack Russell mix and Lucky, a German Shepherd/Labarador Retriever mix.
  • She was originally considered for the role of Satine in Moulin Rouge! (2001), but it finally went to Nicole Kidman.
  • Hilary is the third youngest actress to win two Academy Awards for Best Actress, only after Luise Rainer and Jodie Foster.
  • Hilary is best friends with actress Mariska Hargitay.
  • On January 8, 2007, Hilary was conferred with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
  • In 2017, she appeared in Steven Soderbergh’s heist comedy Logan Lucky as Special Agent Sarah Grayson, alongside Channing Tatum and Daniel Craig and portrayed lawyer Colette Hughes in Bille August’s drama film 55 Steps.
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