Hilary Swank

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Actress

Birth Name: Hilary Ann Swank

Birth Date: July 30, 1974

Age: 49 years old

Birth Place: Lincoln, Nebraska

Spouses: Chad Lowe

Actress Hilary Swank had her major breakthrough when she earned the Academy Award for her gripping performance in the indie darling "Boys Don't Cry" (1999). Swank followed this with quality turns in Sam Raimi's supernatural thriller "The Gift" (2000), the period romantic drama "The Affair of the Necklace" (2001) and Christopher Nolan's excellent crime thriller "Insomnia" (2002). She went on to find her star-making niche playing steely women who succeeded against the odds, best exemplified by her performance as a female boxer who meets a tragic end in Clint Eastwood's moody drama "Million Dollar Baby" (2004), a role that earned her a second Oscar. From there, she etched powerful performances as real-life women such as American suffragist Alice Paul in "Iron Jawed Angels" (HBO, 2004), unorthodox teacher Erin Gruwell in "Freedom Writers" (2007) and groundbreaking aviatrix Amelia Earhart in "Amelia" (2009). Swank proved herself one of Hollywood's more versatile actresses, one who drew upon her working-class roots to deliver one informed performance after another. She continued working steadily, starring in Tony Goldwyn's legal drama "Conviction" (2010) and British thriller "The Resident" (2011) and appearing in Garry Marshall's ensemble romantic comedy "New Year's Eve" (2011). After co-starring opposite writer- director Tommy Lee Jones in period western "The Homesman" (2014), Swank moved into producing with the drama "You're Not You" (2014) and returned to television opposite Brenda Blethyn in Richard Curtis' biographical drama "Mary and Martha" (BBC 2013). After her first voice role in 3D fantasy "Spark" (2016), Swank co-starred in Steven Soderbergh's comedy "Logan Lucky" (2017) and indie dramas "55 Steps" (2017) and "What They Had" (2018). Swank's first TV series since "Beverly Hills 90201," "Trust" (FX 2018) was a limited series about the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty.

Credits

Ordinary AngelsStream

Actor
Sharon Stevens
Movie
2024
84%

The Good MotherStream

Actor
Marissa
Movie
2023
22%

Alaska DailyStream

Actor
Eileen Fitzgerald
Series
2022
74%

Alaska DailyStream

Executive Producer
Series
2022
74%

Becoming Annika

Narrator
Movie
2022

The Drew Barrymore ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2020

AwayStream

Actor
Emma Green
Series
2020
59%

AwayStream

Executive Producer
Series
2020
59%

The Hunt

Actor
Athena
Show
2020

Shelter Me: In Times of Need

Host
Show
2020

The HuntStream

Actor
Athena
Movie
2020
57%

FataleStream

Actor
Detective Valerie Quinlan
Movie
2020
45%

FataleStream

Producer
Movie
2020
45%

Opasno iskušenje

Actor
Movie
2020

The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2019

Today With Hoda & Jenna

Guest
Show
2019

I Am Mother

Actor
Woman
Movie
2019

GMA Day

Guest
News
2018

Explained

Narrator
Show
2018

TrustStream

Actor
Gail Getty
Series
2018
78%

Trust: Extras

Actor
Show
2018

What They Had

Actor
Bridget
Movie
2018

What They Had

Executive Producer
Movie
2018

Live with Kelly and Ryan

Guest
Talk
2017

Logan LuckyStream

Actor
Special Agent Sarah Grayson
Movie
2017
92%

Eleanor & Colette

Actor
Colette Hughes
Movie
2017

Eleanor & Colette

Executive Producer
Movie
2017

ChelseaStream

Guest
Talk
2016
41%

Spark: A Space Tail

Voice
The Queen
Movie
2016

The All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration

Executive Producer
Show
2015

The 100 Women Interviews

Guest
Show
2015

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

Guest
Talk
2015

Celebrated

Self
Show
2015

The Late Late Show With James Corden

Guest
Talk
2015

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

Guest
Show
2014

Fox's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular

Executive Producer
Show
2014

Fox's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular

Host
Show
2014

q

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Show
2014

The Meredith Vieira Show

Guest
Talk
2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

Guest
Talk
2014

The Homesman

Actor
Mary Bee Cuddy
Movie
2014

You're Not You

Actor
Kate
Movie
2014

You're Not You

Producer
Movie
2014

Ti nisi ti

Producer
Movie
2014

Mary and Martha

Actor
Mary
Movie
2013

Larry King NowStream

Guest
Talk
2012

CBS This Morning

Guest
Show
2012

Dish Nation

Guest
Talk
2011

Something Borrowed

Producer
Movie
2011

The Resident

Actor
Dr. Juliet Dermer
Movie
2011

The Resident

Executive Producer
Movie
2011

New Year's Eve

Actor
Claire Morgan
Movie
2011

ConanStream

Guest
Talk
2010

The Talk

Guest
Talk
2010

The Making Of: Conviction

Actor
Show
2010

Access Hollywood Live

Guest
Show
2010

Mark at the Movies

Guest Star
Show
2010

ConvictionStream

Actor
Betty Anne Waters
Movie
2010
68%

ConvictionStream

Executive Producer
Movie
2010
68%

ES.TV

Guest
Show
2009

The Jay Leno Show

Guest
Show
2009

Watch What Happens Live With Andy CohenStream

Guest
Talk
2009

AmeliaStream

Actor
Amelia Earhart
Movie
2009
19%

AmeliaStream

Executive Producer
Movie
2009
19%

Stand Up to Cancer

Guest
Show
2008

Birds of America

Actor
Laura
Movie
2008

Hollywood Shootout

Guest
Show
2007

The Better Show

Guest
Show
2007

The Reaping

Actor
Katherine
Movie
2007

Freedom WritersStream

Actor
Erin Gruwell
Movie
2007
70%

Freedom WritersStream

Executive Producer
Movie
2007
70%

P.S. I Love You

Actor
Holly Kennedy
Movie
2007

Rachael Ray ShowStream

Guest
Talk
2006

etalk

Guest
Show
2006

The Black DahliaStream

Actor
Madeleine Sprague
Movie
2006
32%

Beautiful Ohio

Producer
Movie
2006

On Native Soil

Narrator
Movie
2006

Made in Hollywood

Guest
Series
2005

Entertainment Tonight Canada

Guest
Show
2005

Popcorn

Guest
Show
2005

Red Dust

Actor
Show
2004

Tavis Smiley

Guest
Talk
2004

Red Dust

Actor
Sarah Barcant
Movie
2004

Iron Jawed AngelsStream

Actor
Alice Paul
Movie
2004
56%

Million Dollar BabyStream

Actor
Maggie Fitzgerald
Movie
2004
90%

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Guest
Talk
2003

The CoreStream

Actor
Major Rebecca "Beck" Childs
Movie
2003
39%

11:14

Actor
Buzzy
Movie
2003

11:14

Executive Producer
Movie
2003

InsomniaStream

Actor
Ellie Burr
Movie
2002
92%

Live With Regis and Kelly

Guest
Show
2001

The Affair of the Necklace

Actor
Comtesse Jeanne de la Motte-Valois
Movie
2001

Entertainment Studios.com

Guest
Show
2000

The GiftStream

Actor
Valerie Barksdale
Movie
2000
57%

The Daily Show With Jon StewartStream

Guest
Talk
1999

Boys Don't CryStream

Actor
Teena Brandon/Brandon Teena
Movie
1999
90%

Kickin' It: With Byron Allen

Guest
Show
1998

Heartwood

Actor
Sylvia Orsini
Movie
1998

The View

Guest
Talk
1997

Leaving L.A.

Actor
Show
1997

Sleepwalker

Actor
Lauren Schall
Movie
1997

Dying to BelongStream

Actor
Lisa Connors
Movie
1997

From the Files of Unsolved Mysteries: The Sleepwalker Killing

Actor
Lauren Schall
Movie
1997

Kounterfeit

Actor
Colleen
Movie
1997

Quiet Days in Hollywood

Actor
Lolita
Movie
1997

Access HollywoodStream

Guest
News
1996

Terror in the Family

Actor
Deena Marten
Movie
1996

Sometimes They Come Back... Again

Actor
Michelle Porter
Movie
1996

Entertainers: With Byron Allen

Guest
Show
1994

Extra

Guest
News
1994

Inside the Actors Studio

Guest
Talk
1994

Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story

Actor
Patty Yaklich
Movie
1994

The Next Karate Kid

Actor
Julie Pierce
Movie
1994

Late Show With David Letterman

Guest
Talk
1993

Camp WilderStream

Actor
Danielle
Series
1992

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno

Guest
Talk
1992

Buffy the Vampire SlayerStream

Actor
Kimberly Hannah
Movie
1992
36%

Beverly Hills 90210Stream

Actor
Carly Reynolds
Series
1990

The Oprah Winfrey ShowStream

Guest
Talk
1986

Growing PainsStream

Guest Star
Series
1985

Entertainment Tonight

Correspondent
News
1981

Entertainment Tonight

Guest
News
1981

CBS News Sunday Morning

Guest
News
1979

Good Morning America

Guest
News
1975

Saturday Night LiveStream

Host
Series
1975

Canada AM

Guest
Show
1972

Today

Guest
News
1952

News aboutHilary Swank

Milo Ventimiglia, Roselyn Sánchez, Amanda Warren

10 Now-Unemployed TV Actors We Need Back on Screen ASAP

Hilary Swank in 'Alaska Daily'
Preview

Hilary Swank Previews Eileen’s Intense Hostage Situation When ‘Alaska Daily’ Returns

ABC's Alaska Daily

Hilary Swank’s ‘Alaska Daily’ Midseason Return Pushed Back

Alaska Daily, Season 1 - Hilary Swank and Grace Dove
Q&A

Hilary Swank Introduces Her Journalist on a Mission in ‘Alaska Daily’

Pablo Castelblanco, Hilary Swank in Alaska Daily

‘Alaska Daily’ Trailer: Hilary Swank Seeks Redemption at Anchorage Newspaper (VIDEO)

Hilary Swank, Grace Dove in Alaska Daily
Fall Preview

‘Alaska Daily’ Creator Wants Hilary Swank Series to ‘Inspire an Appreciation’ for Reporters

Hilary Swank in Alaska Daily (L) and Andre Braugher in 'The Good Fight' (R)

Hilary Swank, Andre Braugher & More Favorites Returning to TV in Fall 2022

NATHAN FILLION, NIECY NASH

‘The Rookie’ Spinoff, Gina Rodriguez Comedy & Hilary Swank Drama Ordered at ABC

The Next Karate Kid, Hilary Swank

5 ‘Karate Kid’ Characters We Still Haven’t Seen on ‘Cobra Kai’

Hilary Swank - SiriusXM's Entertainment Weekly Radio Spotlight

Hilary Swank Teams With Tom McCarthy for Untitled ABC Drama

Hilary Swank Away Netflix Review
Review

Roush Review: Hilary Swank Heads to Mars in Netflix’s ‘Away’

Away - Season 1 - Hilary Swank
Preview

‘Away’ Star Hilary Swank Talks About Quarantine, in Space (VIDEO)

Away Hilary Swank Preview
Q&A

Hilary Swank Takes Us Inside the Space Scenes of Netflix’s ‘Away’

Ray Panthaki and Hilary Swank in Away

Hilary Swank Heads to Mars in ‘Away’ Trailer (VIDEO)

Away Netflix Season 1

Hilary Swank Gets Ready to Launch in Netflix’s First Look at ‘Away’ (PHOTOS)

Weird Al Bojack Horseman

13 ‘BoJack Horseman’ Celebrity Cameos That Surprised Us (PHOTOS)

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Meet the Cast Joining Hilary Swank and Josh Charles in Netflix Sci-Fi Drama ‘Away’ (PHOTOS)

Trust

‘Trust’ Creator Simon Beaufoy Talks His Dark Comedic Twist on the Getty Family

Hilary Swank attends the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Oscar Winner Hilary Swank Joins the Cast of FX’s ‘Trust’