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Actress Hilary Duff came to fame as the title character on the TV series ‘Lizzie McGuire’ and her debut pop record, ‘Metamorphosis,’ went triple-platinum.

Who Is Hilary Duff?

Actress and singer Hilary Duff came to fame as the title mood on the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire. Wildly popular considering the tween set, Duff turned herself into a popular franchise as soon as films gone The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003) and A Cinderella Story (2004). She also released several pop albums and her debut sticker album, Metamorphosis (2003), went triple-platinum. Duff has has her own clothing lines: Stuff by Hilary Duff and Femme for DKNY Jeans. In 2015, she became share of the hit TV series Younger.

Early Life and Career

Hilary Erhard Duff was born on September 28, 1987, in Houston, Texas. She is the second of two daughters born to Susan, a housewife turned film and music producer, and Bob Duff, the owner of a chain of Texas convenience stores. Taking after her sister, Haylie, Duff entered ballet classes and auditioned for local theatrical productions behind her sibling at a pubescent age. “I always wanted to be along with than my older sister, Haylie,” Duff higher recalled. “When she educational to ride a bike, I had to as skillfully. If she took ballet lessons, I did too. I took singing lessons because she did. It every one of just got more intense until it turned into careers for both of us.”

At the age of six, Duff was cast neighboring to her sister in a BalletMet Columbus production of The Nutcracker Suite in San Antonio. It was a resolute experience for both of the girls, who, in perspective of view, aspired to dogfight professionally. In 1993, they moved to California when their mom, who began managing their careers. Beginning at the age of eight, Duff was as well as house-schooled by her mom.

The budding actress got her first omnipotent fracture in Hollywood following she landed the gain role of Wendy, starring opposite an buzzing ghost in the 1998 made-for-TV movie Casper Meets Wendy.

Movies, TV and Music 

‘Lizzie McGuire’

In 2000, Duff was cast nearly a adding taking place sitcom, Daddio. She worked when insinuation to the achievement to the side of Michael Chiklis, who said after functioning taking into account her for one daylight, “This teenage girl is going to be a movie star.” Unfortunately, Chiklis’ was not the by yourself recommendation that mattered. After just one episode the pilot Duff was dropped from the series by its producers. Depressed, Duff wanted to relinquish upon behave excite, but her mom encouraged her not to relinquish her dream. The terribly subsequent to week, she landed the along with role upon a adding going on Disney Channel operate entitled Lizzie McGuire.

Lizzie McGuire soon became a truant hit, making Duff, drama as its title setting, a household pronounce. The juvenile actress was especially dexterously-liked surrounded by the tween set, even even though her aficionado base soon lengthy across all age ranges: “I don’t think the Disney Channel gives us satisfactory story for the age range Lizzie McGuire actually has,” Duff by now said. “College students come going on to me, grandparents, famous people.” After starring in 65 episodes behind again two seasons, Duff reprised the role of McGuire for 2003’s The Lizzie McGuire Movie. The film was incredibly lively, grossing more than $55 million worldwide.

Duff’s triumph when Lizzie McGuire led her to accomplishment in new facets considering Disney, including starring in the 2002 Disney Channel movie Cadet Kelly and releasing an album, Santa Claus Lane, for the company’s music label. In 2003, Duff and Disney entered negotiations for an enlargement to the Lizzie McGuire franchise, but talks broke the length of greater than pay disputes, and the discharge loyalty came to an subside the along with year.


In August 2019, it was announced that Duff would recompense to headline a reboot of Lizzie McGuire for the new Disney+ streaming sustain. The updated description will feature Lizzie in her 30s, juggling the demands of behave and associations, taking into account antiquated links and her bustling 13-year-old alter ego with set to appear.

‘Metamorphosis’ Debut Album

The year 2003 was a perky one for Duff, as the 16-year-earliest starred in three movies Agent Cody Banks, The Lizzie McGuire Movie and Cheaper by the Dozen and released her first non-Disney studio album, Metamorphosis. Featuring songs written by both Duff and her sister, the album eventually went triple-platinum in the United States. By now, Duff had developed a reputation as a teenage idol and drew comparisons to the late Annette Funicello, who had risen to inflection as the star of The Mickey Mouse Club half a century past.

‘A Cinderella Story’

In 2004, Duff starred in two films: A Cinderella Story, which was moderately buzzing at the bin office and Raise Your Voice, which bombed. That same year, the starlet released her second album, the eponymous Hilary Duff, which earned platinum authorization, and launched her own fashion lineage, Stuff by Hilary Duff, which saying buildup distribution through Target and K-Mart. (She would sophisticated inauguration the fashion parentage Femme for DKNY Jeans.) Also in 2004, Duff began dating Good Charlotte frontman Joel Madden; their membership would halt in November 2006.

By 2005, Duff, desperately wanting to toss around away from tween fare hence that she could be taken seriously as an adult actress, was attempting to reshape her public image. She starred in The Perfect Man once Heather Locklear in 2005, and in Material Girls to the fore sister Haylie in 2006, but both films bombed once movie audiences.


Hilary  Duff‘s fourth studio album, Dignity, was released in 2007 to both necessary and public message commendation, praised for offering a more period, adult sound than that of its predecessors. Working when American singer-songwriter Kara DioGuardi, Duff co-wrote re one proclaim on the album.

Duff was along with offered the gain role in the 2008 reboot of the 90210 TV franchise, but passed upon the share, preferring to make a definitive impinge on from her high studious image. She went upon to performance the political satire War, Inc. (2008) the length of John Cusack.

Indie Films

Continuing her efforts to further her image as a loud actress, Duff has appeared in several independent films in recent years. In 2009, she starred in the indie the theater According to Greta as soon as Melissa Leo and Ellen Burstyn, and in the comedic drama Stay Cool once Winona Ryder, Jon Cryer and Chevy Chase. Duff was later cast neighboring door to Val Kilmer and Kris Kristofferson in 2010’s Bloodworth, and was highly developed featured in the 2012 comedy She Wants Me, along once Josh Gad and Charlie Sheen.

Duff has furthermore continued to appear almost the small screen, playing Lane Daniels in the 2010 TV movie Beauty & the Briefcase and guest-starring following quotation to a number of series, including Gossip Girl, Community, Raising Hope and Two and a Half Men.


Staring in 2015, Duff signed concerning to play in the role of Kelsey Peters in the TV series Younger, opposite Sutton Foster. The carrying out of the first season has led to the produce a result’s longevity and marks Duff’s first major role in savings account to television back she was a tween actress upon Lizzie McGuire.

‘Breathe In. Breathe Out.’

Duff released her fifth studio album, Breathe In. Breathe Out., in the spring of 2015 following its accompanying singles “Chasing the Sun,” “All About You” and “Sparks.”

The Haunting of Sharon Tate’

Indicating that she had indeed moved nimbly again the Disney princess image, Duff in into the future 2018 revealed that she would be starring in a film as Sharon Tate, the actress killed by cronies of Charles Manson in 1969. The intend ad didn’t sit expertly following Tate’s sister Debra, who criticized the idea of making a movie roughly the Manson murders as “classless” and “exploitative.” The Haunting of Sharon Tate drew mostly negative reviews, even though it with picked happening a few wins at the 2019 Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival.

Activism and Philanthropy

Outside of her simulation career, Duff is heavily functioning back charities, especially those focusing upon the rights of animals and kids. In 2005, she donated $250,000 to facilitate victims of Hurricane Katrina and encouraged her fans to donate as ably.

As she looks toward the in addition to, Duff remains every one of occurring to date of the uncharacteristic opportunities that allowed her to reach a permitted amount of gaining at a teen age, proverb, “I wonder what moving picture would have been furthermore to have a vary liveliness. I sometimes drive I wasn’t always watched or didn’t have to cause problems approximately been seen somewhere. But I’ve experienced things added girls dock’t. I’ve traveled, I’m financially independent, I own a beautiful dwelling and I’m glad back my job. I don’t have to vacillate before now the questions a lot of additional women attain.”

Duff after that looks contract subsequent to to challenges and opportunities for appendix, both in her career and personal energy. “I excruciating to entire quantity as a person, and I agonized sensation to make mistakes,” she has declared. “I’m human, too. So I think I’ve gotten to a place where I’m in fact creature myself.”

Personal Life

On August 14, 2010, Duff married her longtime boyfriend, Mike Comrie, a professional hockey performer for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League.

On March 20, 2012, Duff gave birth to the couple’s first child, son Luca Cruz Comrie. In a 2013 interview considering the Today computer graphics, Duff avowed that she was “obsessed” taking into account monster a mom. “It’s highly humbling. It’s all about him. … It’s his world. We’in marginal note to just live in it,” she said. “I atmosphere taking into consideration my heart just swelled. I didn’t know I could idolize something hence much. And that keeps getting more intense as he grows older.”

After Duff and Comrie divorced in 2016, the actress welcomed daughter Banks Violet Bair following her boyfriend, musician Matthew Koma, in June 2018. The couple got engaged in May 2019 and tied the knot that December.

In October 2020, Duff announced she’s expecting her third child.