Apr 30, 2014 01:34 AM EDT
Hilary Duff is a beautiful and talented actress who came to fame as the title character on the Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire. She is also a singer and her debut pop record, Metamorphosis, went triple-platinum.
Hilary Erhard Duff was born on September 28, 1987, in Houston, Texas.
She is the younger sister of actress Haylie Duff. Daughter of film producer Susan Duff and Bob Duff, who owns a chain of convenience stores in Houston, Texas.
She has English, German, Scottish, Scots-Irish, French, and Welsh ancestry.
Hilary was born 7 and a half weeks premature.
Her mother move from Houston to Los Angeles so the girls can pursue acting. Her father remained in Houston to run the family business.
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.
She appeared in a few commercials while she was young.
Her first movie role came in 1998 when she appeared as Wendy in the feature-film comedy Casper Meets Wendy.
She was homeschooled since the age of 10. Along with her sister, she took two online correspondence courses via the Harvard Extension School.
Her first magazine cover was the April 2002 issue of Popstar magazine.
Hilary played two characters in "The Lizzie McGuire Movie" - Lizzie & Isabella. The show eventually draws two million viewers per episode, becoming the network's highest-rated offering, making Duff a household name with the tween set.
Has her own fashion line, called "stuff by hilary duff".
Duff 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.
In 2002, she starred in the Disney Channel film Cadet Kelly, which becomes the network's most-watched program in its 19-year history.
Rolling Stone proclaimed her "Teenager of the Year" in 2003.
She won the Fake ID Award in 2004 at the second annual TRL awards. The Fake ID Award is given to the hottest star under 21 and is voted by the people on mtv.com.
She performed at President George Bush's youth inaugural concert in 2005.
She donated sales from her sold out Most Wanted Tour to the Tsunami victims in South Asia in 2005.
She is a huge fan of Janis Joplin.
In 2006, Duff expands her roles in Hollywood by becoming a producer on the film Material Girls. The big-screen comedy features Duff playing a sister alongside her real-life sister Haylie.
Duff has also released her own perfume, titled "With Love... Hilary Duff," which was distributed by the Elizabeth Arden company from September 2006 onward.
With Simon & Schuster, Duff set up a book-writing deal in which Elise Allen would collaborate with her. Published in October 2010, the first young adult novel to result from her and Allen's collaboration was titled Elixir and was subsequently released internationally and become a New York Times best-seller.
Following the huge success of Elixir, its sequel, titled Devoted, was released in October 2011. Devoted picks up where Elixir left off and continues the story of the dangerous love triangle. Duff embarked on her second book tour to promote Devoted. The book tour for Devoted was carried out during Duff's pregnancy, and only covered the United States.
The third and final novel, True, was released in April 2013. True was promoted without a book tour, but Duff had a book-signing session in L.A. It was also promoted on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Collaborated with Mattel to unveil 11 different head-to-toe outfits under the Barbie Fashions Designed by Hilary Duff label. The collection includes denim pieces, accessories and even faux fur.
She likes all types of music but dislikes techno music.
Hilary Duff got a dental makeover, complete with veneers, after reportedly chipping her teeth on a microphone during a performance.
She married hockey player Mike Comrie in 2010 in Santa Barbara.
Comrie bought her an early 20th birthday present: a Mercedes-Benz G-class SUV (retail price: more than $ 100,000).
She gave birth to her 1st child at age 24, a son Luca Cruz Comrie on March 20, 2012.
She returned to work 10 months after giving birth to her son Luca in order to begin filming her guest appearance on "Raising Hope".
Was separated from her husband of 3 years Mike Comrie from January to April of 2014.
She does not like all kinds of bell peppers - yellow, red or green whether they're cooked or raw.
She can speak gibberish fluently.
Her favorite place in the world is the Bahamas.
Both her and her sister, Haylie Duff can quote every line from the movie Drop Dead Gorgeous.
She had the privilege of rapping live on stage with Snoop Dogg.
Duff was considered for the role of "Tibby" in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005). The role went to Amber Tamblyn.
The Sims is her favorite computer game.
She dated Joel Madden who is the lead singer for Good Charlotte. They broke up after two and a half years of dating. He moved on to marry Nicole Richie.
Duff was mentioned in Eminem's song Ass Like That.
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion is her favorite movie.
Hilary Duff and her pet Chihuahua Lola appear in the video game, The Sims 2: Pets.
Duff has her own celebrity doll, and she also designed its clothes. Duff the doll wears a polka-dot dress with a red sash.
For the satire War, Inc.,Hilary Duff played an Eastern European pop star, Yonica Babyyeah. "I had to sing off-key," she told PEOPLE, "But the accent made it easy."
She is left-handed.
Duff is the sixth cousin of Lance Armstrong.
Hilary is 5 feet two inches tall.
Her natural hair color is brown but she likes to keep it blonde.