Hilary Duff, born September 28, 1987, at Houston, Texas, is an american actress and singer.
Hilary Duff started in some advertising spots at the age of 6, influenced by her sister whom Hilary Duff considers as an example to follow. Hilary Duff then performed at the age of 8 in “Casper Meets Wendy” before being noticed in a casting for TV serial Lizzie McGuire in 2001, produced by Disney and adapted to movie in 2003. Lizzie McGuire, which first aired on the Disney Channel in January 2001, was really a ratings hit, drawing in over 2 million viewers per episode. Her participation in the show led to Hilary Duff becoming highly popular among children. After Hilary Duff fulfilled her contract with Lizzie McGuire, Disney toyed with the idea of continuing the franchise in further films, but Hilary Duff was already busy for another movie. A successful feature film spin-off, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, was produced, it grossed over 40 million in the box office and became one of the years most popular movies. The career of Hilary Duff in Lizzi Mcguire ended there. Since “Casper Meets Wendy”, career of Hilary Duff literally took off. Hilary Duff acts in several movies a year and is always very solicited.
However, Hilary Duff has another dream: singing. Hilary Duff then decided to spend time, in addition to cinena, on music. But it is not her first try in music, as Hilary Duff has already recorded for Disney with “I Can’t Wait” the original song television soundtrack for Lizzie McGuire in 2002 and that Hilary Duff also released a cd album with Chrismas songs: Santa Clause Lane. The really first cd album of Hilary Duff “Metamorphosis” was released in 2003. Since then, Hilary Duff has released 2 other cd albums: “Hilary Duff” and “Most Wanted” featuring her biggest hits, her preferred songs and some remix. In the US, Hilary Duff fans had the choice between two versions for “Most Wanted”: the simple version with 13 songs (including 3 new ones and the collector version with 17 songs (including 4 new ones).
After gaining fame for her starring role on the TV show Lizzie McGuire, Hilary Duff went on to have a film career, and her most commercially successful movies include “Cheaper by the Dozen” in 2003 and “A Cinderella Story” in 2004. Upcoming movies in 2007 include “Foodfight!” and “Outward”.
Hilary Duff has also enlarge her repertoire into pop music, with four cd albums, including one “A Dramatic Life” scheduled for release in December 5, 2006.
October 15, 2002 : Santa Clause Lane (I Heard Santa on the Radio, Jingle Bell Rock, Last Christmas, Same Old Christmas, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, Santa Claus Lane, Sleigh Ride, Tell Me a Story, What Christmas Should Be, When the Snow Comes Down in Tinseltown, Wonderful Christmastime), a cd album where Hilary Duff sings her favorite holiday songs with a pop twist!
August 26, 2003 : Metamorphosis (Anywhere but Here, Come Clean, Inner Strength, Little Voice, Love Just Is, Metamorphosis, Party Up, So Yesterday, Sweet Sixteen, The Math, Where Did I Go Right?, Why Not, Workin’ It Out).
September 28, 2004 : Hilary Duff (Cry, Dangerous To Know, Do You Want Me?, Fly, Haters, Hide Away, I Am, Jericho, Mr. James Dean, Rock This World, Shine, Someone’s Watching Over Me, The Getaway, The Last Song, Underneath This Smile, Weird, Who’s That Girl?).
August 16, 2005 : Most Wanted (Beat Of My Heart, Break My Heart, Come Clean (Remix 2005), Fly, Girl Can Rock (Remix 2005), Metamorphosis, Mr. James Dean, Our Lips Are Sealed, Rock This World (Remix 2005), So Yesterday, The Getaway, Wake Up, Why Not (Remix 2005)), an album with a good mix of pop songs.
In addition to cinema and music, Hilary Duff has even launched her own brand of clothes: Stuff By Hilary Duff. Also, Hilary Duff just has had her gaming dreams realised with her and her pet Chihuahua Lola to make their video game debuts in “The Sims 2 Pets.”
Hilary Duff is involved with several charities. Hilary Duff is a member of “Kids with a Cause”, an association which Hilary Duff supports with her sister Haylie Duff, US actor Micheal Welch and her best friend british top model Adam Anderson. Hilary Duff has donated US$250,000 to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Last year, Hilary Duff donated more than 2.5 million meals to Hurricane Katrina victims in the south. In late August of this year Hilary Duff traveled to a New Orleans elementary school and worked to distribute meals to people.
Hilary Duff began dating singer Aaron Carter in 2002. They met on the set of Lizzie McGuire. The relationship between Hilary Duff and Aaron lasted a year and a half. Hilary Duff is currently dating Good Charlotte singer Joel Madden. Hilary Duff and him have been in couple since three years.
The main friends of Hilary Duff are Taylor Hoover, Britney Stone, David Jamoto, Marco Milani, Alex Stamm, Eliana Reyes, Greg Carney and of course her sister Haylie Duff.
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