Hilary Swank

Biography: Like the characters she plays in her movies, Hilary Swank has survived every challenge life has thrown her way. Through all of her struggles -- parents' separation, poverty, homelessness, public divorce -- she has remained steadfast with her dream of becoming a successful actress. With already two Oscars under her name and the admiration of her peers, Swank is truly an inspiration in the entertainment industry.

Born in Lincoln, Nebraska on July 30, 1974, Hilary was raised in Bellingham, Washington. When she was nine years old, she made her acting debut in the local theater production of The Jungle Book where she played Mowgli. She continued to appear in the local theater. Before she turned sixteen, Hilary, along with her supportive mother, moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue an acting career. She landed her first minor role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) followed by a lead role in The Next Karate Kid (1994). In 1997, she was cast in the popular TV series
Like the characters she plays in her movies, Hilary Swank has survived every challenge life has thrown her way. Through all of her struggles -- parents' separation, poverty, homelessness, public divorce -- she has remained steadfast with her dream of becoming a successful actress. With already two Oscars under her name and the admiration of her peers, Swank is truly an inspiration in the entertainment industry.

Born in Lincoln, Nebraska on July 30, 1974, Hilary was raised in Bellingham, Washington. When she was nine years old, she made her acting debut in the local theater production of The Jungle Book where she played Mowgli. She continued to appear in the local theater. Before she turned sixteen, Hilary, along with her supportive mother, moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue an acting career.

She landed her first minor role in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) followed by a lead role in The Next Karate Kid (1994). In 1997, she was cast in the popular TV series Beverly Hills, 90210 but was later fired.

In 1999, Swank got the role that would earn her international fame and critical acclaim in the indie drama Boys Don't Cry. In the film, she played a small-town woman whose decision to live her life differently ended in tragedy, a portrayal for which she won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.

After less-noteworthy projects in the early 2000's, Hilary blew audiences away with her brilliant performance in Clint Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby. Her portrayal of a champion boxer in the movie won her a second Oscar and another Golden Globe and solidified her status as one of the best actresses in Hollywood.
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Hilary Swank's Scores

Average career score: 46
Highest Metascore: 46 Beverly Hills, 90210: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 46 Beverly Hills, 90210: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
1 tv review
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 15 Jun 5, 2006 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 13 Jun 7, 2004 Guest tbd
tbd Iron Jawed Angels Feb 15, 2004 Alice Paul 5.5
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 11 Jun 3, 2002 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 9 Aug 1, 2000 Guest tbd
tbd Beverly Hills, 90210: Season 8 Sep 10, 1997 Carly Reynolds (Episodes 210 - 226) 7.3
tbd Beverly Hills, 90210: Season 6 Sep 13, 1995 Carly Reynolds (Episodes 210 - 226) 7.7
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 3 Nov 28, 1994 Guest tbd
tbd Beverly Hills, 90210: Season 4 Sep 8, 1993 Carly Reynolds (Episodes 210 - 226) 8.3
tbd Beverly Hills, 90210: Season 3 Jul 15, 1992 Carly Reynolds (Episodes 210 - 226) 8.8
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 1 May 25, 1992 Guest 4.5
46 Beverly Hills, 90210: Season 1 Oct 4, 1990 Carly Reynolds (Episodes 210 - 226) 7.7
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 10 May 25, 1992 Guest tbd