Hilary Swank Biography, Kids, Age, Family, Husband, Net Worth, Movies

Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank is an award-winning American actress and filmmaker. She is best known for her Oscar-winning roles as Brandon Teena in “Boys Don’t Cry” and as Maggie Fitzgerald in “Million Dollar Baby”. She first came into the spotlight by playing Julie Pierce in the fourth film of The Karate Kid franchise. In her successful acting career, Swank has appeared in a number of box-office hit and award-winning movies like “The Homesman”, “The Resident”, “The Gift”, “P.S. I Love You” and “Logan Lucky”.  In 2018, she was seen in the FX series “Trust”, playing Abigail Harris Getty opposite Donald Sutherland as J. Paul Getty.

Hilary Swank Biography

Hilary Swank was born on the 30th of July 1974 in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America. According to her birthday, she’s 49 years old as of 2024.

Birth NameHilary Ann Swank
Date of BirthJuly 30, 1974
Place of BirthLincoln, Nebraska, U.S.
Age49 years old
Sun SignLeo
ProfessionActress, Producer
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.

Family and Education

Hilary Swank is the youngest of Judy Kay (née Clough) and Stephen Michael Swank. Her father was a Chief Master Sergeant in the Oregon Air National Guard and later a traveling salesman. On the other hand, her mother was a secretary and dancer. She has one older brother named Daniel, who is eight years older than her.

Her ancestry is Mexican, English, and German, with smaller amounts of Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), Swiss-German, Dutch, Scottish, and Welsh. Hilary attended Happy Valley Elementary School, Fairhaven Middle School, and then Sehome High School in Bellingham. She was then accepted into the South Pasadena High School in Los Angeles but she dropped out after a while.

Hilary Swank Husband and Kids

Hilary Swank has been in a few relationships over the years. Her first marriage was with actor Chad Lowe in 1997 but they divorced in 2007. She was in a relationship with her agent, John Campisi, from 2007 until they broke up in May 2012. In 2015, she began dating Ruben Torres, a financial advisor with UBS and a former professional tennis player. They got engaged in March 2016, but they called off it in June 2016.

Swank married entrepreneur Philip Schneider on 18 Aug 2018 after two years of dating. On April 10, 2023, the couple welcomed their twins, a son and a daughter.

Physical Statistics

HeightFeet – 5 feet 6 inches
Centimeters – 168 cm
Meters – 1.68 m
WeightKilograms – 55 kg
Pounds – 121 lbs
Body BuildSlim
Body Measurements34-24-35
Body ShapeHourglass
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorLight Brown
Shoe Size9 (US)
Dress Size4 (US)
Distinctive Features High Cheekbones

Professional Statistics

Film Debut

Hilary made her on-screen debut in a minor role in the action/comedy horror film “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” in 1992. She played the role of Kimberly Hannah.

Her big break came in 1994 when she was cast in the fourth installment of the Karate Kid series, “The Next Karate Kid”, opposite Pat Morita.

Television Debut

Hilary earned her first acting credits in two episodes of CBS’s sitcom, “Evening Shade” in 1991. She portrayed her character as Aimee Thompson in the series.

Famous For

She earned lots of appreciation for her performance in the movie “The Next Karate Kid”, after which her career graph saw a meteoric rise, being cast in several high-profile films and TV shows.

Her performance as Brandon Teena in the biographical film “Boys Don’t Cry” was one of her remarkable works in her early career. She did a lot of homework and reduced her weight for her role as a young transman who is brutally murdered when people realize his sexuality. She the Golden Globe Award and Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in the film.

She played Maggie Fitzgerald in “Million Dollar Baby” which was another significant work in her career. For her stellar performance as a female boxer, she again won the Golden Globe Award and Academy Award for Best Actress.

Brand Endorsements

She has done endorsement work for Guerlain and Calvin Klein.

Favorite Things

  • Film – Citizen Kane (1941), The Graduate (1967), The Godfather (1972), The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  • Filmmaker – Elia Kazan, Orson Welles

Hilary Swank Net Worth

As of 2024, Hilary Swank has a net worth of $70 million. She has few properties in possession including a $9.5 million California house in Pacific Palisades and a luxurious house in Los Angeles. She owns a Porsche 911 Carrera, a 2006 Mercedes Benz CLK350 Coupe, and a BMW Hydrogen 7.

Social Media Profiles

Hilary Swank Facts

She began acting at the age of nine by appearing as Mowgli in “The Jungle Book”. She has since appeared in several local theaters and school plays.

Her parents divorced when she was 16 and later she moved to Los Angeles with her mother.

She was featured in People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People” list in 2000, 2004, and 2005.

She was paid $75 a day for her work in the drama movie Boys Don’t Cry (1999).

Hilary is the first woman in history to win an Academy Award for portraying a boxer.

She has two dogs: Karoo, a Corgi/Jack Russell mix, and Lucky, a German Shepherd/Labrador Retriever mix.

On January 8, 2007, Hilary was conferred with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6925 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

She was originally considered for the role of Satine in Moulin Rouge! (2001), but it finally went to Nicole Kidman.

Hilary is the third youngest actress to win two Academy Awards for Best Actress, only after Luise Rainer and Jodie Foster.

She is good friends with actress Mariska Hargitay.

Her most recent appearances include The Hunt, The Good Mother, Ordinary Angels, Away, and Alaska Daily.