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Hilary Swank

Hilary Ann Swank (born July 30, 1974) is an American film actress. She has won the Academy Award for Best Actress twice, as Brandon Teena in Boys Don't Cry (1999) and as struggling waitress-turned-boxer Maggie Fitzgerald in Million Dollar Baby (2004). She also put in a notable performance in Insomnia (2002), working alongside Al Pacino. Since 2003, Swank has also worked as an executive producer. Swank was born in Lincoln, Nebraska. Her mother, Judy Kay (née Clough), was a secretary and dancer, and her father, Stephen Michael Swank, was an officer in the Air National Guard and later a traveling salesman. She has a brother, Daniel, who is eight years her senior. Her surname, originally Schwenk, is of German origin. Many of Swank's family members hail from Ringgold County, Iowa, and her maternal grandmother was of Spanish and Shoshone (Native American) ancestry. After having lived in Spokane, Washington, Swank's family moved to a trailer park near Lake Samish in Bellingham, Washington, when Swank was six. She attended Happy Valley Elementary, Fairhaven Middle, then Sehome High School in Bellingham until she was sixteen. She also competed in the Junior Olympics and the Washington state

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Lena Dunham -- 'Girls' Don't Cry

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'Girls' Don't Cry

Here's glammed up "Girls" creator/star Lena Dunham at the Golden Globes on Sunday -- and Hilary Swank winning her first Oscar for "Boys Don't Cry" in 2000.They're Justin Bieber's spirit… READ MORE >

Hilary Swank -- Drops Gloves in Legal Fight Over 'Million Dollar Baby' Face

Hilary Swank
Drops Gloves in Legal Fight Over 'Million $$$ Baby' Face

Hilary Swank decided to bow out early in her legal battle against an electronics company in California ... dropping the lawsuit she had filed against them for using her pretty mug without… READ MORE >

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Hilary Swank -- Boys Don't Cry, But Girls File Lawsuits

Hilary Swank
Boys Don't Cry But Girls File Lawsuits

Hilary Swank is ready to touch gloves and come out fightin' -- she's filed a lawsuit against a company in Southern California for allegedly using pics of her from "Million Dollar Baby" in their… READ MORE >

- 807 days ago
Hilary Swank -- Reportedly Axed By PR Team Over Chechnya Debacle

Hilary Swank
Reportedly Axed By PR Team Over Chechnya Debacle

Ya hang out with one blood-thirsty warlord ... and your whole life falls apart ... so seems to be the story with Hilary Swank. The 2-time Oscar winner was dropped by her publicity team at the… READ MORE >

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Hilary Swank -- Cleaning House After Chechnya Blunder

Hilary Swank
Cleaning House After Chechnya Blunder

Hilary Swank got serious backlash after appearing at the birthday party for a murdering warlord ... so she's reportedly firing the people who put her in that position.Swank attended a concert in… READ MORE >

- 1004 days ago
Hilary Swank -- The Biggest BS Apology EVER?

Hilary Swank
The Biggest BS Apology EVER?

Hilary Swank may owe the world ANOTHER apology ... because her first "I'm Sorry" letter for appearing at an event honoring an alleged bloodthirsty warlord ... had some MAJOR holes ... and the… READ MORE >

- 1021 days ago
Hilary Swank -- I REGRET Attending Party for Alleged Murdering Warlord

Hilary Swank
I REGRET Attending Party for Alleged Murdering Warlord

Hilary Swank says she probably should have said "no" ... when she was invited to a birthday party for the President of Chechnya last week ... saying she had no idea he's been accused of torturing… READ MORE >

- 1021 days ago
Hilary Swank -- Million Dollar Body

Hilary Swank
Million Dollar Body

Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank showed off her toned bod in a black two-piece in Kauai on Thursday.Boys don't cry when they see the 37-year-old in a bikini. READ MORE >

- 1069 days ago
Million Dollar Question -- Is Swank Hot or Not?

Million Dollar Question -- Is Swank Hot or Not?

Hilary Swank was straight up called "not pretty" by a radio host -- which begs the question ... IS Hilary Swank actually un-pretty? FINALLY, an issue that brings NPR and TMZ together! Check out… READ MORE >

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Radio Host to Hilary Swank: You're Not a 'Pretty Girl'

Radio Host to Hilary Swank: You're Not a 'Pretty Girl'

Hilary Swank's hotness level has long been a subject of debate -- it was an entire storyline on "The Office" once -- but during a radio interview yesterday, Hilary got a brutally honest verdict… READ MORE >

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