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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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Goodwin vs. Swank: Who'd You Rather?

Goodwin vs. Swank
Who'd You Rather?

Ginnifer Goodwin, 34, and Hilary Swank, 36, shared the spotlight and a smile while posing for a picture on a red carpet in West Hollywood on Wednesday.The question is... READ MORE >

Celebrity Shnozzes -- Is Bigger Better?

Celebrity Shnozzes
Is Bigger Better?

We did a little rhinoplasty on some of the biggest names in Hollywood -- but sometimes the original is best. Click through the pics and decide -- work ... or no work? READ MORE >

- 1334 days ago
Gloria Allred: Now We REALLY Want to Meet Ms. Swank

Gloria Allred: Now We REALLY Want to Meet Ms. Swank

Gloria Allred and some of the family members of the murder victim portrayed in the new Hilary Swank movie "Conviction" were treated to a private screening of the film last night ... and it just… READ MORE >

- 1383 days ago
'Conviction' Producers To Gloria: Come On Down!

'Conviction' Producers To Gloria: Come On Down!

Gloria Allred was not ignored ... Producers of "Conviction" have invited G.A. -- along with the family of the murdered woman portrayed in the film -- to a private screening Friday night.But TMZ… READ MORE >

- 1384 days ago
Murdered Woman's Kids: Answer Us, Hilary Swank!

Murdered Woman's Kids: Answer Us, Hilary Swank!

Hilary Swank has disrespected the children of a murdered woman ... so claims Gloria Allred.Gloria just held a news conference with the children of Katharina Brow -- the woman whose 1980 murder is… READ MORE >

- 1385 days ago
Gloria Allred To Throw the Book at 'Conviction'

Gloria Allred
To Throw the Book at 'Conviction'

Gloria Allred has the movie "Conviction" in her crosshairs, and will go after the star/Executive Producer Hilary Swank for not bothering to speak with the children of the murder victim before… READ MORE >

- 1385 days ago
Juliette vs. Minnie vs. Hilary: Who'd You Rather?

Juliette vs. Minnie vs. Hilary
Who'd You Rather?

"The Other Sister" star Juliette Lewis, 37, "Good Will Hunting" beauty Minnie Driver, 40, and Oscar winner Hilary Swank, 36, all showed up to the premiere of their new film "Conviction" in Beverly… READ MORE >

- 1393 days ago
Hilary Swank -- Bikini Hard Body

Hilary Swank -- Bikini Hard Body

Hilary Swank strapped a pink bikini to her muscles and rolled around Hawaii yesterday with her boyfriend.  Gym. Tan. Laundry.  READ MORE >

- 1447 days ago
Stars Who Shine in Orange

Stars
Who Shine in Orange

With Lindsay Lohan's upcoming clothing options potentially limited to an orange jumpsuit -- we thought it was fitting to showcase some stars who look great in this sexy secondary color! READ MORE >

- 1471 days ago
Justin Bieber -- Boys Don't Cry

Justin Bieber
Boys Don't Cry

Here's teen pop's new boy wonder Justin Bieber in Vegas last month (left) -- and actress Hilary Swank around the time "Boys Don't Cry" came out (right).Only one of them won an Oscar for playing a… READ MORE >

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