121 Facts About Hilary Duff


Hilary Erhard Duff was born on September 28,1987 and is an American actress and singer.


Hilary Duff is the recipient of various accolades, including seven Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, four Teen Choice Awards and two Young Artist Awards.


Hilary Duff began her acting career at a young age, quickly being labeled a teen idol, as the title character of the television series, Lizzie McGuire, and in the film based on the series, The Lizzie McGuire Movie.


From 2015 to 2021, Duff starred as Kelsey Peters in TV Land's longest-running original series Younger, for which she received two People's Choice Awards nominations.


Hilary Duff first came to prominence in the music industry after releasing her debut studio album, the Christmas-themed Santa Claus Lane, through Buena Vista Records.


Hilary Duff enjoyed significant commercial success with her subsequent Platinum and Gold-certified albums released through Hollywood Records; Hilary Duff, Most Wanted and Dignity.


Hilary Duff has been hailed as an inspiration by subsequent Disney teen stars such as Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Bridgit Mendler and Selena Gomez, and has sold an estimated 15 million records worldwide.


Hilary Duff has invested in a number of businesses ranging from cosmetics to children's products.


Hilary Erhard Duff was born on September 28,1987, in Houston, Texas.


Hilary Duff's parents are Robert Erhard Duff, a partner in a chain of convenience stores, and Susan Colleen Duff, a homemaker turned film and music producer.


Hilary Duff was raised between Houston and San Antonio, the locations of her father's convenience stores.


In March 2000, Hilary Duff appeared as a sick child in the CBS medical drama series Chicago Hope.


Hilary Duff was next cast as one of the children in the pilot episode of the NBC comedy series Daddio.


Hilary Duff quickly became labeled as a teen idol and household name, particularly within the show's pre-teen adolescent target demographic.


Hilary Duff made her feature film debut in Human Nature, in which she portrayed the younger version of Patricia Arquette's character.


Hilary Duff starred in the 2002 Disney Channel television film Cadet Kelly, which became the network's most watched program in its then 19-year history.


Hilary Duff began making appearances on various soundtracks for the Disney channel, recording a cover of the Brooke McClymont song "I Can't Wait" for the soundtrack to Lizzie McGuire.


Hilary Duff later recorded a cover of "The Tiki Tiki Tiki Room" for DisneyMania.


Hilary Duff later signed a recording contract with Andre Recke of Hollywood Records to release future recordings.


In 2003, Hilary Duff earned a co-starring role in the children's action comedy film Agent Cody Banks with Frankie Muniz.


Hilary Duff recorded the original song "What Dreams Are Made Of" for the film's finale, which was later included on the film's soundtrack.


Hilary Duff recorded the single "Why Not"; the song became a top-twenty hit in Australia and New Zealand and was her first song to chart worldwide.


Hilary Duff released her second studio album, Metamorphosis, in August 2003.


The album became a major hit for Hilary Duff, selling over five million copies within its first two years of release.


Hilary Duff further promoted the album with the Metamorphosis Tour that ran from November to December 2003.


Later that year, Hilary Duff co-starred as one of the twelve children of Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt in the family comedy Cheaper by the Dozen, which remains her highest-grossing film to date.


In 2004, Hilary Duff starred opposite Chad Michael Murray in the romantic comedy A Cinderella Story.


At the 2004 World Music Awards, Hilary Duff won the Best New Female Artist award.


Hilary Duff was more involved in the production of this album than she had been in her previous record.


Later in the year, Hilary Duff starred in the musical drama Raise Your Voice, which was panned and unsuccessful at the box office.


In 2005, Hilary Duff had a starring role in the film The Perfect Man, starring alongside Heather Locklear, which went onto become a box office success.


Hilary Duff later appeared in Cheaper by the Dozen 2, which resulted in her second Razzie nomination for Worst Actress in 2005.


Hilary Duff co-starred with her sister Haylie in the satirical comedy Material Girls.


That same year, Hilary Duff was stalked by a 19-year-old Russian immigrant identified as Max and his 50-year-old roommate David Joseph Klein.


Hilary Duff filed for restraining orders against the two men, claiming that Max "threatened to kill himself" to get her attention.


Hilary Duff alleged that he threatened to "remove enemies" who stand in his way, including Duff's then-boyfriend Joel Madden.


In 2007, Hilary Duff began working on material for her fourth studio album.


Hilary Duff co-wrote thirteen of the album's fourteen songs, along with writers such as Kara DioGuardi.


The television special Hilary Duff: This Is Now was produced to chronicle Duff's return to music.


Alongside the release of Dignity and the music videos for "With Love" and "Stranger", Hilary Duff began to adapt a more mature image.


Hilary Duff recorded the songs "Boom Boom Bang Bang" and "I Want to Blow You Up" for the film.


Best of Hilary Duff received little promotion prior to its release, entering the Billboard 200 at number 125.


Hilary Duff announced to MTV that she would begin writing another album in December 2008, but it was never developed.


Hilary Duff had a leading role as the title character of the film According to Greta, which chronicled the life of a suicidal and rebellious teen.


Hilary Duff portrayed famous actress Olivia Burke, who enrolled at New York University in search of a traditional college experience.


In 2009, Hilary Duff collaborated with DKNY Jeans and co-designed an apparel line titled Femme for DKNY Jeans.


Hilary Duff then co-starred as Raven Halfacre, the teenage daughter of a promiscuous alcoholic, in the drama Bloodworth.


Hilary Duff collaborated with Elise Allen on a young adult novel titled Elixir which was published in October 2010.


In January 2012, Hilary Duff confirmed that she had again begun working on music.


In early 2013, Hilary Duff guest starred in the Fox sitcom Raising Hope.


Hilary Duff provided voice work for the animated film Wings, alongside Jesse McCartney and Josh Duhamel; she later appeared in its sequel the following year.


That same year, Hilary Duff released the third and final novel in her Elixir trilogy, titled True.


On January 15,2014, Hilary Duff signed on to co-star opposite Sutton Foster in the comedy-drama pilot Younger.


Hilary Duff was cast as Kelsey Peters, an "ambitious 20-something" who persuades Foster's character to work in a publishing firm.


Hilary Duff attended the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards on May 1,2014, where she confirmed that she was working with songwriter Savan Kotecha and English singer Ed Sheeran.


On July 23,2014, it was revealed that Hilary Duff had signed with RCA Records.


Hilary Duff released the single "Chasing the Sun" and its accompanying music video on July 29,2014.


In November 2014, Hilary Duff provided voice work for a special Dora the Explorer episode as Jessica the Ice Witch.


Hilary Duff had planned to tour in support of the album in early 2016, but announced in February 2016 that she would not be touring.


In June 2016, Hilary Duff revealed that she was working on a new album.


Hilary Duff teased a new song via her Snapchat post, which was then confirmed to be titled "Tied to You".


In January 2017, Hilary Duff became one of the investors for the cosmetic line Kopari Beauty.


Hilary Duff returned to her fashion designing career in January 2018 for the first time in nine years since "Femme for DKNY".


Hilary Duff launched a collaborative eyewear line with GlassesUSA called the "Muse x Hilary Duff" collection.


The film was written and directed by Daniel Farrands while Hilary Duff served as an executive producer on the film.


Hilary Duff starred alongside Lydia Hearst and former Cheaper by the Dozen 2 co-star, Jonathan Bennett.


The film was released in April 2019 and at the 2019 Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival; Hilary Duff won the Best Actress award for her portrayal of the title character.


The Haunting of Sharon Tate was panned by major mainstream film critics and Variety called Hilary Duff as being "too contemporary" to portray Sharon.


The film was nominated for several categories at the 40th Golden Raspberry Awards, and Hilary Duff was awarded the Worst Actress award.


In September 2018, it was confirmed that Hilary Duff would be lending her voice as the lead character in the animated film Meet Your Tooth Fairy.


Hilary Duff launched a capsule collection under her sister Haylie's children clothing line "Little Moon Society".


In January 2019, Hilary Duff invested with comedian Chelsea Handler in the cosmetics line "Nudestix".


Hilary Duff's investment resulted in her launching her own make-up kit named "Daydreamer", in September 2019.


Hilary Duff announced at the D23 Expo in August 2019 that she would reprise her role as the titular character in a revival of the Lizzie McGuire series on the streaming service Disney+.


The creator Terri Minsky initially was to return as the showrunner, with Hilary Duff serving as an executive producer.


Hilary Duff claimed that restricting it to such rating would be a "disservice" to fans and urged for it to be instead moved to Hulu.


In November 2019, Hilary Duff was announced to be the new co-owner and chief brand officer of Naturalena Brands' line of products: the baby products brand "Happy Little Camper" and its sister company, the feminine care products brand "Veeda".


Later that month, Hilary Duff made a cameo in the music video for the single "CVS" by Koma's band, Winnetka Bowling League.


In May 2020, it was reported that Hilary Duff would be starring in a spinoff series of Younger, reprising her role as Kelsey Peters.


The Younger soundtrack album was released digitally in July 2021, and Hilary Duff's cover of Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" which she performed in the season six premiere together with Sutton Foster and Miriam Shor was included.


Hilary Duff's 2016 cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Little Lies" was featured.


Hilary Duff released a children's picture book titled My Little Brave Girl in March 2021, which was published by Random House Children's and illustrated by Kelsey Garrity-Riley.


Hilary Duff said that she was inspired to write this book by her daughter Banks.


Hilary Duff announced in April 2021 that she would star in a spinoff of How I Met Your Mother titled How I Met Your Father.


Just three days into filming the series, Hilary Duff contracted COVID-19, pausing the show's shoot.


On May 18,2022, Hilary Duff became the first-ever chief mom officer of the children's apparel company Carter's.


Hilary Duff cited listening to rock music as a child for the main influence behind the theme.


Hilary Duff worked heavily with The Matrix for her second studio album, leading critics to compare the effort to releases from artists such as Avril Lavigne, Ashlee Simpson and Lindsay Lohan.


Hilary Duff co-wrote multiple songs for the album, with the lyrics speaking on topics such as criticism, following your dreams, and love.


Hilary Duff co-wrote all but one of the songs on the album, which dealt with topics including her stalker, her breakup with Joel Madden, and her parents' divorce.


Hilary Duff was credited with the revival of Hollywood Records following the release of Metamorphosis.


Hilary Duff's song "Come Clean" was used as the theme song to the MTV reality series Laguna Beach, which is in turn credited with helping promote the song in the United States.


Multiple dates on her Most Wanted Tour to promote Hilary Duff sold out in minutes.


Hilary Duff stated that she revamped her diet and hired a personal trainer.


Hilary Duff has credited her weight loss success to a balanced lifestyle and the practice of flexible "macro counting" or IIFYM because it makes for allowances in indulgences such as bread and chocolate.


Hilary Duff created media attention in Halloween of 2016 due to the costumes she and then boyfriend Jason Walsh wore to a party.


In May 2018, Hilary Duff uploaded a series of Instagram stories to her account, publicly condemning her New York apartment neighbor.


Hilary Duff claimed he smoked "cigarettes and weed all night long" and that her "apartment reeks".


Hilary Duff is very vocal about her disapproval of paparazzi photographing children.


In 2014, Hilary Duff expressed her anger on Twitter regarding two paparazzi who were taking pictures of her son without her consent.


In February 2020, Hilary Duff uploaded an Instagram video post documenting her confrontation with a photographer who was taking photographs of her children at her son's football game.


Hilary Duff clarified the situation in a series of Instagram stories uploads the day after, saying that it was "really highly frustrating" and that the police dismissed her complaint because she was at a public park when the incident happened.


Hilary Duff voiced her dissatisfaction and demanded for the law to be changed.


In 2001, it was confirmed that Hilary Duff was in a relationship with fellow teen star Aaron Carter.


Hilary Duff later guest-starred in an episode of Lizzie McGuire with Duff.


In July 2004,16-year-old Hilary Duff began dating Good Charlotte singer Joel Madden, who was then 25 years old.


Hilary Duff began dating Canadian National Hockey League player Mike Comrie in 2007.


Hilary Duff announced her pregnancy in 2011, and gave birth to their son on March 20,2012.


In February 2015, Hilary Duff filed for divorce from Comrie, citing irreconcilable differences, and requesting primary physical and legal joint child custody of their son.


Hilary Duff briefly dated businessman Ely Sandvik in the summer of 2017, when she and Koma took a temporary break from their relationship.


On October 25,2018, Hilary Duff gave birth to their first daughter.


On October 24,2020, Hilary Duff announced her third pregnancy via Instagram.


On January 31,2005, Hilary Duff began taking classes at Harvard University as part of the Harvard Extension School.


Hilary Duff has helped various youth charities and is a member of Kids with a Cause.


Hilary Duff has served on the advisory board of the Audrey Hepburn Child Benefit Fund and the Celebrity Council of Kids with a Cause.


In 2012, Hilary Duff was actively involved in the Johnson's Baby Cares campaign.


In November 2013, Hilary Duff teamed up with Duracell in Canada for a campaign for kids in hospitals.


Hilary Duff discussed the campaign on Breakfast Television Toronto, a radio show, and in numerous magazine interviews.


Hilary Duff has participated in various online charity campaigns, including a partnership with Claritin, and raising relief efforts for the 2018 Hanalei floods via sales of her "Muse x Hilary Duff Collection".


Hilary Duff was one of the celebrities who participated in the 2017 telethon for the Houston floods and contributed an essay about the devastating effect the hurricane left on her hometown on Marie Claire's official website.


In 2020, aside from sharing a donation of a sum of money with her husband Matthew Koma for the Australian bushfires relief efforts, Hilary Duff donated baby products to parents in need during the COVID-19 pandemic via her "Happy Little Camper" brand.