Hilary Duff: Snapshot

Name
Hilary Duff
Date of Birth
September 28, 1987
Birth Place
Houston, Texas
Former Lizzie McGuire star Hilary Duff matured without tarnishing her perky, mom-friendly Disney veneer – which former rival Lindsay Lohan shed.

The tween TV hit spawned a movie spin-off that launched Duff's big-screen career, and as a pop singer, she released three platinum-selling albums, two of which topped the Billboard charts. But it was a reported feud with Lohan over pop star Aaron Carter that had the tabloids buzzing. Duff eventually moved on, dating Good Charlotte rocker Joel Madden for more than two years before marrying hockey player Mike Comrie. The couple, who are parents to son Luca Cruz, announced their separation in 2014.

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Hilary Duff: Five Fun Facts

  1. Hilary Duff got a dental makeover, complete with veneers, after reportedly chipping her teeth on a microphone during a performance.
  2. Hilary Duff's hockey player love Mike Comrie bought her an early 20th birthday present: a Mercedes-Benz G-class SUV (retail price: more than $ 100,000). "I opened the garage, and I was just like shocked, just standing there," she told PEOPLE.
  3. Hilary Duff has her own celebrity doll, and she also designed its clothes. Duff the doll wears a polka-dot dress with a red sash.
  4. For the satire War, Inc., Hilary Duff played an Eastern European pop star, Yonica Babyyeah. "I had to sing off-key," she told PEOPLE, "But the accent made it easy."
  5. Hilary Duff and her pet Chihuahua Lola appear in the video game, The Sims 2: Pets.

Hilary Duff: Biography

1987

Hilary Duff

September 28

Kid Sister and Me

Bob and Susan Duff welcome Hilary to the family. Sister Haylie, who is two years older, inspires her sibling throughout childhood: "I always wanted to be like my older sister Haylie. When she learned to ride a bike, I had to as well. If she took ballet lessons, I did too. I took singing lessons because she did. It all just got more intense until it turned into careers for both of us," Duff tells the Calgary Sun.

1998

Hilary Duff

September 22

Ghost of a Chance

After appearing in a few TV commercials, Duff lands the lead role of Wendy in the feature-film comedy Casper Meets Wendy. The part marks Duff's first major role in a motion picture.

2000

Hilary Duff

Along Comes Lizzie

Duff auditions for Disney's comedy show Lizzie McGuire and is cast as the title character. The show eventually draws two million viewers per episode, becoming the network's highest-rated offering, making Duff a household name with the tween set.

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Photo Credits

Top Left: Cliff Watts/Icon INTL

BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): COURTESY DUFF FAMILY; EVERETT; EVERETT

Edited by Julia Wang

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