Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank, born on July 30, 1974, in Lincoln, Nebraska, is an American actress known for her versatility and powerful performances. She comes from a supportive family and has a mixed German, English, and Native American ancestry.

  • Birthday: July 30, 1974
  • Age: 48
  • Height: 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 meters)
  • Net worth: Approximately $60 million
  • Profession: Actress

Career:

  1. Hilary Swank rose to prominence with her role as Brandon Teena in the film “Boys Don’t Cry” (1999), which earned her critical acclaim and her first Academy Award for Best Actress.
  2. She solidified her acting prowess by winning a second Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as Maggie Fitzgerald in the boxing drama “Million Dollar Baby” (2004).

Controversies:

  1. In 2007, Swank faced criticism for attending a birthday celebration in Chechnya hosted by Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, who had been accused of human rights abuses.
  2. She faced backlash in 2011 for attending an event in honor of the Chechen leader again, this time on the anniversary of the Grozny-City Hall.

Lesser-known facts:

  1. Hilary Swank pursued her passion for acting from a young age and even moved to Los Angeles at the age of 16 to pursue her dreams, with the support of her mother.
  2. She worked several odd jobs to make ends meet while auditioning for acting roles, including as a live-in maid and as a secretary.
  3. Swank is a talented athlete and has a black belt in Taekwondo.
  4. She once took a break from acting to care for her father, who underwent a lung transplant. She put her career on hold for a few years to be his primary caregiver.