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INDEX:
1. Webgraphy2. Biography3. Music carreer 4.Other ventures 5.Philanthropy6. Personal life7.Discography8.Discography and Filmography9.External links10. Photos11.Other songs



Is an American actress, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, author, and humanitarian. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Duff appeared in local theatre productions and television commercials before coming to prominence in the title role of Disney Channel's teen comedy Lizzie McGuire.
Duff expanded her repertoire to include pop music and has released several albums. Her debut studio album Metamorphosis (2003) was RIAA-certified triple platinum while the subsequent studio album Hilary Duff (2004) and compilation album Most Wanted(2005) were both certified platinum. She exhibited a more adult image with the release of Dignity (2007)


Branching into various other industries, Duff has turned her hand to fashion with the launch of her own clothing lines Stuff by Hilary Duff and Femme for DKNY Jeans in addition to being signed with IMG Models and releasing two exclusive perfume collections with Elizabeth Arden. In addition to writing a series of young adult novels, comprising Elixir (2010) and Devoted (2011), she has also contributed to several humanitarian causes. She is married to former hockey player Mike Comrie, with whom she has one child.

BIOGRAPHY
Hilary Erhard Duff was born on September 28, 1987 in Houston, Texas. She grew up between Houston and San Antonio with her father Robert Erhard Duff, a partner in a chain of convenience stores in the two areas, her mother Susan Colleen (née Cobb), a homemaker turned film/music producer, and her older sister Haylie, who is also an actress and singer.From a young age, Duff took after her older sister and, encouraged by their mother, the pair enrolled in acting, singing and ballet classes.Both girls won roles in local theatre productions and, together, at the ages of six and eight, they participated in a touring BalletMet production of The Nutcracker in San Antonio.
Increasingly interested about pursuing show business, the sisters and their mother moved to California in 1993, while their father stayed in Houston to take care of his business. The sisters auditioned for several years and were cast in several television commercials.Due to her acting career, Duff was home-schooled from the age of eight.

MUSIC CAREER
2001–04became interested in pursuing a music career after attending a Radio Disney concert in 2001.She resumed her vocal lessons – which she had started before her acting career began – and became one of Andre Recke's clients at Hollywood Records.Duff's music career began with two soundtrack appearances: In 2002, she appeared on the soundtrack to Lizzie McGuire, performing a cover version of Brooke McClymont's "I Can't Wait", which received tremendous success on Radio Disney, and the Walt Disney Records compilation DisneyMania ^[.......]


Released on Duff's seventeenth birthday, her second studio album was the self-titled Hilary Duff (2004). This time, she was more involved in crafting of the album by co-writing songs, desiring it to be her departure from her young Lizzie McGuire image. The album takes a more rockier-edge than Metamorphosis, of which critics received negatively and compared her to Avril Lavigne and Ashlee Simpson. Despite its two singles "Fly" and "Someone's Watching Over Me" not being major hits, the album debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 192,000 copies in its first week, and became her second consecutive number one debut in Canada. The self-titled album has sold 1.8 million copies in the US and was certified platinum by the RIAA
2005–presentDuff followed her self-titled effort with her first compilation album titled Most Wanted (2005), which comprises three new songs, songs from her previous two albums and remixes.Most Wanted received mostly negative reviews from critics, who deemed the release as premature, stating that Duff did not have enough material to warrant a compilation. However, new songs "Wake Up" (which was written by then-boyfriend Joel Madden and his brother Benji– both members of Good Charlotte), "Beat of My Heart" and "Break My Heart" received favorable comments; critics believing that their dance-orientated sound stood out from the rest of the album. Most Wanted debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, becoming her second number one in the US, and became her third number one debut in Canada. It sold over two hundred thousand copies within its first week of release and was certified platinum by the RIAA a month after its release.She followed the international success of the album and its singles by embarking on her first worldwide concert tour to support the album. Titled the Still Most Wanted Tour, the tour ran from July 2005 through September 2006.
Duff co-wrote the material for her third studio album Dignity (2007), along with Kara DioGuardi, who co-produced the album with Rhett Lawrence, Tim & Bob, and Richard Vission. In contrast to the pop themes of her prior releases, Dignity takes on more of a dance sound and makes use of more instruments. The lyrics reference the events Duff experienced in the years leading to the album's release while the album's songs contain influences of rock and roll and hip hop music.220px-Hilary_Duff_MM_TO.jpg
Other ventures
Entrepreneurship
In addition to being signed with modelling agency IMG Models, Duff has launched two clothing lines. The first, "Stuff by Hilary Duff", which was distributed through Target in the US, Kmart in Australia, Zellers in Canada, and Edgars Stores in South Africa from March 2004 onwards.The company later expanded its business into furniture, fragrances and jewelry which were primarily targeted at the teen and preteen crowd but, by the end of 2008, "Stuff by Hilary Duff" was officially discontinued since Duff did not have full control of the line any longer.
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Books
Duff has set up a book writing deal. Published in October 2010, her first novel Elixir, co-written with Elise Allen, has since been released internationally and become a New York Times best-seller.The book, aimed at young adults, traces the life of a seventeen-year old photojournalist searching the world for her father after his disappearance. After fate brings her and an unknown beautiful man who had began to mysteriously feature in her photographs, the pair strike up a love triangle, racing against time to unravel their pasts in order to save their futures. The sequel to the book, titled Devoted, was released in hardcover in October 2011

Philanthropy


Duff has involved herself with various philanthropic activities.For natural disasters, she donated $250,000 to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina in addition to donating over 2.5 million meals to Hurricane Katrina victims in southern US in 2005. In August 2006, Duff traveled to a New Orleans elementary school and worked with USA Harvest to distribute meals.
A strong animal rights supporter, Duff has commented, when asked what she would do if not a celebrity, "I always wanted to be a veterinarian when I was younger, but then I figured out that animals actually die there, so that was not the job for me. Definitely something with kids or animals or something like that.

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Personal lifeDuff dated pop singer Aaron Carter on and off between 2001 and 2003 before he met and dated Lindsay Lohan. It was reported that Carter soon left Lohan and went back to dating Duff, starting a feud between the two actresses. After Duff showed up to the red carpet premiere for Lohan's film Freaky Friday (2003), Lohan further fueled this feud by appearing at a red carpet premiere for Duff's film Cheaper by the Dozen (2003). In 2007, it was reported that the two reconciled, with Lohan accepting an invitation to Duff's Dignity album release party. A spat with Avril Lavignehas also made headlines because the Canadian singer called Duff a "mommy's girl". The two have never had any public reconciliation.
In 2007, Duff began dating NHL player Mike Comrie. On February 19, 2010, Duff and Comrie announced their engagement. The couple married on August 14, 2010 in Santa Barbara, California. Duff gave birth to their first child, a son named Luca Cruz Comrie, on March 20, 2012

DISCOGRAPHY AND FILMOGRAPHY
Studio albums

  • Santa Claus Lane (2002)
  • Metamorphosis (2003)
  • Hilary Duff (2004)
  • Dignity (2007)

Compilation albums
  • Most Wanted (2005)
  • 4Ever (2006)
  • Best of Hilary Duff (2008)

Live albums
  • Live At Gibson Amphitheatre - August 15th, 2007 (2009)

Films

List of film credits||~ Year


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Title

Role

Notes
1998
Casper Meets Wendy
Wendy
Nominated-Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Movie
Direct-to-video
1998
Playing by Heart
Extra
Uncredited
1999
The Soul Collector
Ellie
Young Artist Award for Best Supporting Young Actress
Television film
2002
Cadet Kelly
Kelly
Disney Channel Original Movie
2002
Human Nature
Young Lila Jute

2003
Agent Cody Banks
Natalie Connors

2003
The Lizzie McGuire Movie
Lizzie McGuire / Isabella Parigi
Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Breakout Star
Nominated-Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Actress Comedy
2003
Cheaper by the Dozen
Lorraine Baker
Young Artist Award for Best Young Ensemble in a Feature Film
Nominated-Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Blush Scene
2004
A Cinderella Story
Samantha "Sam" Montgomery
Kids' Choice Awards for Favorite Movie Actress
Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Blush Scene
Nominated-Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
Nominated-Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Love Scene
Nominated-Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress
2004
Raise Your Voice
Teresa "Terri" Fletcher
Australian Kids' Choice Awards for Fave Movie Star
Nominated-Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress
2004
In Search of Santa
Crystal (voice)
Direct-to-video
2005
The Perfect Man
Holly Hamilton
Nominated-Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Actress Comedy
Australian Kids' Choice Awards for Fave Movie Star Female
Nominated-Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress
2005
Cheaper by the Dozen 2
Lorraine Baker
Nominated-Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Actress: Comedy
Nominated-Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress
2006
Material Girls
Tanzania "Tanzie" Marchetta
Nominated-Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress
Nominated-Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screen Couple/Ensemble
Also producer
2008
War, Inc.
Yonica Babyyeah

2009
Stay Cool
Shasta O'Neil

2009
What Goes Up
Lucy Diamond

2009
According to Greta
Greta
Also executive producer
2010
Beauty & the Briefcase
Lane Daniels
ABC Family Original Movie
Also producer
2011
Bloodworth
Raven Halfacre

2012
She Wants Me
Kim Powers



Television
Hilary Duff's television credits||~ Year
Title
Role
Notes and episode(s)
1997
True Women
Uncredited
Mini-series
2000
Chicago Hope
Jessie Seldon
"Cold Hearts" (Season 6, episode 17)
2001–04
Lizzie McGuire
Elizabeth Brooke McGuire
Lead role
2003
George Lopez
Stephanie
"Team Leader" (Season 2, episode 22)
2003
American Dreams
The Shangri-Las (with Haylie Duff)
"Change a Comin" (Season 2, episode 8)
2004
Frasier
Voice of Britney
"Frasier-Lite" (Season 11, episode 12)
2005
Joan of Arcadia
Dylan Samuels
"The Rise & Fall of Joan Girardi" (Season 2, episode 14)
2005
George Lopez
Kenzie
"George's Grand Slam" (Season 4, episode 19)
2005
Dear Santa
Herself
Television special
2007
The Andy Milonakis Show
Herself
"Andy Moves to L.A." (Season 3, episode 1)
2007
Hilary Duff: This Is Now
Herself
MTV documentary
2009
Ghost Whisperer
Morgan Jeffries
"Thrilled to Death" (Season 4, episode 19)
2009
Law & Order: SVU
Ashlee Walker
"Selfish" (Season 10, episode 19)
2009
Gossip Girl
Olivia Burke
Recurring (Season 3); 6 episodes
2010
Community
Meghan
"Aerodynamics of Gender" (Season 2, episode 7)
2012
Project Runway
Herself
"It's Fashion Baby: (Season 10, episode 11)
2013
Raising Hope
Rachel
"The Old Girl"




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