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Hilary Swank

Hilary was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Judith Kay (Clough), a secretary, and Stephen Michael Swank, who served in the National Guard and was also a traveling salesman. Her maternal grandmother, Frances Martha Dominguez, was of Mexican descent, and her other roots include German, English, and Scottish. During her early childhood, her family moved... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 55 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

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Boys Don't Cry
Boys Don't Cry Brandon Teena
P.S. I Love You
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Million Dollar Baby Maggie Fitzgerald
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The Homesman Mary Bee Cuddy


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 2018 Trust (TV Series) (post-production)
Gail Getty
- Episode #1.9 (2018) ... Gail Getty
- Episode #1.8 (2018) ... Gail Getty
- Episode #1.7 (2018) ... Gail Getty
- Episode #1.6 (2018) ... Gail Getty
- Episode #1.10 (2018) ... Gail Getty
 2018 What They Had
Bridget Ertz
 2017 55 Steps
Colette Hughes
 2017 Logan Lucky
Special Agent Sarah Grayson
 2014 Fergie Feat. YG: L.A. Love (La La) (Video short)
 2014 Le Second souffle
 2014 The Homesman
Mary Bee Cuddy
 2013 Mary & Martha: Deux mères courage (TV Movie)
 2011 Happy New Year
Claire Morgan (segment "Times Square")
 2011 La locataire
Dr. Juliet Devereau
 2010/II Conviction
Betty Anne Waters
 2009 Amelia
Amelia Earhart
 2008 Birds of America
 2007 P.S. I Love You
 2007 Les châtiments
 2007 Écrire pour exister
Erin Gruwell
 2006 Le dahlia noir
Madeleine Linscott
 2004 Million Dollar Baby
Maggie Fitzgerald
 2004 Red Dust
Sarah Barcant
 2004 Iron Jawed Angels (TV Movie)
Alice Paul
 2003 Onze heures quatorze
 2003 Fusion
 2002 The Space Between (Short)
 2002 Insomnia
Ellie Burr
 2001 L'affaire du collier
Jeanne St. Remy de Valois
 2000 Intuitions
Valerie Barksdale
 2000 The Audition (Short)
 1999 Boys Don't Cry
Brandon Teena
 1998 Un amour en or
Sylvia Orsini
 1997-1998 Beverly Hills (TV Series)
Carly Reynolds
- The Elephant's Father (1998) ... Carly Reynolds
- Illegal Tender (1998) ... Carly Reynolds
- Ready or Not (1998) ... Carly Reynolds
- Santa Knows (1997) ... Carly Reynolds
- Comic Relief (1997) ... Carly Reynolds
 1997 Hollywood People
 1997 Leaving L.A. (TV Series)
Tiffany Roebuck
- Dead Elvis (1997) ... Tiffany Roebuck
- Now? (1997) ... Tiffany Roebuck
- The Black Widower (1997) ... Tiffany Roebuck
- The Eyes of the City (1997) ... Tiffany Roebuck
- Give Them Names (1997) ... Tiffany Roebuck
 1997 Le somnanbule (TV Movie)
Lauren Schall
 1997 Mort sur le campus (TV Movie)
Lisa Connors
 1996 Kounterfeit (Video)
 1996 Les enfants du diable (Video)
Michelle Porter
 1996 Terror in the Family (TV Movie)
Deena Marten
 1994 Miss Karate Kid
Julie Pierce
 1994 De l'autre côté de l'amour (TV Movie)
Patty Yaklich
 1992-1993 Camp Wilder (TV Series)
- That Was Thin, This Is Now (1993) ... Danielle
- Love Stinks (1993) ... Danielle
- Forget-Me-Not (1993) ... Danielle
- Bringing Up Brody (1993) ... Danielle
 1992 Buffy, tueuse de vampires
 1991-1992 Quoi de neuf, docteur? (TV Series)
Sasha Serotsky
- Menage a Luke (1992) ... Sasha Serotsky
- There Must Be a Pony (1991) ... Sasha Serotsky
 1991 Evening Shade (TV Series)
- I Do, I Don't (1991) ... Aimee
- The Road Trip (1991) ... Aimee
 1991 Harry et les Henderson (TV Series)
- Harry Goes Ape (1991)
 1990 ABC TGIF (TV Series)
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Every day when I look at my pets, I know they're thankful I've adopted them. I'm just as thankful they've adopted me. See more »


Competed in the Junior Olympics and Washington state championships in swimming; ranked fifth in the state in all-around gymnastics. See more »


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