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Hilary Duff

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Hilary Duff is an American actress and singer born in 1987 in Houston, Texas. Duff rose to fame on The Disney Channel show Lizzie McGuire. She has appeared in films such as The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Cheaper by the Dozen, Agent Cody Banks, A Cinderella Story, Material Girls, and What Goes Up. Duff has also released the albums Santa Claus Lane, Metamorphosis, Hilary Duff, and Dignity. Some of her top singles include Wake Up, Beat of My Heart, Chasing the Sun, All About You, and Come Clean. She has one child and is separated from  former ice hockey player Mick Cormie.

28 Apr, 2015

Joins Tinder

Makes Statement

Duff joins Tinder and gets her first date using the app.

It’s true. I’m on Tinder…I was sitting with my friends one night at the house and we were joking around. In my life, I have always had really serious boyfriends. I’ve always met people through work and I have never been on a blind date. What’s the worst that could happen…I have my first date tonight and I’m really, really nervous. We’re going bowling, so it can’t be too expensive. I like that. I’ve never dated just a total normie.

30 Mar, 2015

On Air interview


Seacrest interviews Duff during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about her role in the TV show Younger. 

I play this girl, Kelsey Peters, who is pretty motivated and driven in her work life and her personal choices are questionable. So, it’s fun to play that for me The show is all about reinventing yourself, and if and when you get stuck in a rut, or in that wheel of life where you’re just going and not really happy, the show is kind of challenging that. F- it, we can do it.

17 Mar, 2015

Cosmopolitan Cover

Magazine Cover

11024651_10153162328659993_7775297303385707774_nDuff appears on the cover of the April 2015 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine. She talks about her views of love post-marriage and what she thought about Aaron Carter’s famous declarations of love.

Him reaching out through social media? It’s ridiculous! But then people do it all the time, like Chris Brown and Karrueche? Come on, guys. Keep it between text messages.

4 Mar, 2015

Cosmopolitan interview


Duff breaks her silence on her divorce in an interview for Cosmopolitan magazine:

It wasn’t working well enough to stay together, but there was still a lot of love involved,” she added. “It was just a slow set-in of us not being the match that we used to be. I’m lucky for the person he is and I am and how we decided to handle this.

I don’t want to sound bitter because I’m definitely not, but I don’t know if people are meant to be together forever. Things happen over a long relationship that you can’t always fight. A marriage of 20 years, the accomplishment of that must feel really great, but there are also huge sacrifices. I just always want to fight for happiness.

20 Feb, 2015

Duff, Comrie divorce


Duff files for divorce from Comrie citing irreconcilable differences. Duff asks for primary physical custody of their son, but will allow Comrie to have visitation, even though sources say she’s concerned Comrie’s partying and drinking could adversely affect their child. Duff’s mom, Susan:

They’re better friends than a married couple.

1 Dec, 2014

Elle Canada cover

Magazine Cover

hilary-duff-opens-up-on-media-attention-towards-mike-comrie-split (1)Duff appears on the cover of the December 2014 issue of Elle Canada magazine. She talks about her album, the media attention over her break up, and her show Younger.

I didn’t really mean to. My agent called me and was like, ‘I have a really good show; it’s a Darren Star show and he wants you for it.’ I said: ‘I can’t do that right now. I have Luca, and I definitely can’t move to New York.’ She told me to just read it. It was really, really good…. I either take a break or just slam myself full throttle, so here I am shooting the show and making a record at the same time again.

Health cover

Magazine Cover

hilary-duff-health-magazineDuff appears on the cover of the December 2014 issue of Health magazine. She talks about being too skinny as a teenager, still loving her ex, and losing her baby weight.

I lost my baby weight from boxing, and I have this awesome trainer, Gabe. I was already there, but I definitely shed, like, 10 more pounds from doing two-a-days for two or three weeks, an hour each session=. I live in a cul-de-sac, but I have a big hill, so I would run the hill, then box in my cul-de-sac.

12 Aug, 2014

All About You

Duff releases her single All About You. The song is written by Savan Kotecha and will be featured on Duff’s fifth studio album.

It’s really about two people that maybe shouldn’t be together, but their chemistry is wild and electric. I think people will love it. It’s super catchy.

31 Jul, 2014

Writes song about Comrie

The actress mentions writing a song about Comrie during a Billboard Pop Shop podcast. Duff’s album and the song about Comrie will be a lot darker and heavier.

I’m separated from my husband right now, which has been a very difficult thing to go through, but we have a lot of love for each other and we have this beautiful baby. There’s a song about Luca and a song about my separation and my love for this person, that maybe we’re not meant to be together, or maybe we are. It’s very, very personal.

28 Jul, 2014

Chasing The Sun video

Duff releases the the music video for Chasing The Sun, the first single off of her fifth studio album.

Guess what! I am feeling so loved, So grateful for all my many blessings.

16 Apr, 2013



Duff releases third and final installment in her Elixir Trilogy. The novel titled True follows the final chapters of a love story between main character Clea and character Sage as well as the adventures between Clea and her best friend Ben.

There is so much adventure and love in the book. There is a little bit for everyone so it was a big moment for me.

22 Mar, 2012

Luca Comrie born


duffDuff and Comrie welcome their son Luca Cruz Comrie into the world.

Welcome to the World Luca Cruz Comrie! Tuesday evening, we became proud parents of a healthy 7 pound 6 ounce beautiful boy. We are overjoyed and feel like the luckiest parents in the world. He is surrounded by so much love!! Mom and baby are both doing extremely well.

11 Oct, 2011



Screen Shot 2014-06-24 at 2.37.41 PMDuff releases the second book in the Elixir Trilogy. Devoted follows Clea who tries to find and figure out if her soulmate Sage is alive or dead after being kidnapped. Elise Allen co-wrote on the novel with Duff.

She’s (Clea) going to team up with Ben again, who’s her best friend. They’ve ended on bad terms, so now she has to be the bigger person and go back to him and beg him to help her even though she’s really upset with him, and then the story goes on from there. They go on to have a really big adventure, and there’s a huge fight scene at the end of the book that was a lot of fun to write and a lot of new characters. It’s fun.

14 Aug, 2011

Expecting first child

duff1Duff and Comrie are expecting their first child together.

We also want to share the exciting news that… BABY MAKES THREE. We are extremely happy and ready to start this new chapter of our lives.

4 Nov, 2010


Cameo/Guest AppearanceTV Appearance

Duff guest stars on NBC comedy Community, playingMeghan, a mean girl who insults the main characters Britta, Shirley and Annie, but is taken down by character Abed played by Danny Pudi.

I think that it was fun for me to get to play a mean girl because it is so different than anything I’ve ever done before. But she is like – it was fun to play a character that’s super – acts super confident but is totally, you know, shallow and scared inside.

1 Nov, 2010

Health cover

Magazine Cover

hilary-duff-health-magazine-november-2010Duff appears on the cover of the November 2010 issue of Health magazine. She talks about Thanksgiving plans and baking.

Before the wedding I was baking all the time and giving it away and my friends were, like, ‘We know what you are doing—you are making us eat it [so you don’t eat it]. This is mean!’

12 Oct, 2010



200px-ElixirDuff releases her first young adult novel titled Elixir. The novel is co-written by Duff and Elise Allen that follows a paranormal romance theme. The novel is on the New York Times’ Best Sellers List.

I have always been interested in the paranormal and afterlife, everything from ghosts to angels. I think that everyone has that curiosity of the great unknown. It is fun to add the paranormal element because there aren’t any limits to what you can do.

15 Aug, 2010

Comrie, Duff marry


Hillary_Duff_Wedding_DressComrie and Duff get married. The couple exchanged vows at the Mediterranean Villa La Quinta under an arch of flowers and in front of 100 guests. The newlyweds spent their wedding night at the nearby historic San Ysidro Ranch.

Mike held his arm around Hilary for most of the romantic, candlelit ceremony, and they both looked extremely happy.

1 May, 2010

Lucky cover

Magazine Cover

hilary-duff-lucky-magazine-may-2010-coverDuff appears on the cover of the May 2010 issue of Lucky magazine. She talks about online shopping, her favorite shopping site, and her style.

I’m a jeans girl. When I’m going out, I tend to just transition my outfits from day to night.

18 Apr, 2010

Beauty & the Briefcase

Film Appearance

Duff stars in the ABC Family movie Beauty & the Briefcase. Duff plays Lane, who is an aspiring fashion journalist looking for love in the business world while writing a piece for Cosmopolitan magazine.

You know what? A few of my friends had read the book, Confessions of a Working Girl, and this script is based on that book so it was pretty intriguing to me and I read the story and it was fun and it was lighthearted and it kind of brought me back to my roots a little bit with all the physical comedy that was involved and it was a chance for me to executive produce a project which I’ve been looking for and this seemed like a good fit.

22 Feb, 2010

Comrie, Duff engaged

duff2Comrie and Duff are engaged. Source:

She was completely surprised. I don’t think that happens all the time. I think most of the time people figure it out or have some idea that it’s going to happen, and I think it’s great he was able to do a surprise like that for her.

1 Jan, 2010

Nylon cover

Magazine Cover

hilary-duff-nylon-coverDuff appears on the cover of the January 2010 issue of Nylon magazine. She talks about how she felt joining the cast of Gossip Girl and being fake towards the public.

It seemed for a time there were people who hated each other – and I knew they hated each other – but they were in pictures together all the time, smiling and throwing their arms around each other. I was like, ‘You’re in the same business I am – how can you do that and feel okay? I so wouldn’t do that.’

11 Dec, 2009

According to Greta

Film Appearance

Duff stars in the indie film According to Greta. Duff plays the main character, Greta, who is a suicidal teenager living with her grandparents for the summer. Throughout her summer Greta gets involved with a boy who has a criminal past and tries to drown herself while out sailing. The film also features actors Evan Ross, Michael Murphy and Ellen Burstyn.

It was a different character for me. It’s a coming of age story for a young girl. She has this list and plans to enter life before her eighteenth birthday. I think it’s a cry for help, trying to be noticed and trying to find her place in the world.

16 Nov, 2009

Gossip Girl

TV Appearance

Duff plays recurring character Olivia Burke on the television series Gossip Girl. Duff’s character Olivia is a famous actress that attends NYU and hopes for a normal life as a young person in college, but ends up in scandal among the Gossip Girl characters. Olivia also becomes one of Dan’s—played by Penn Badgley—love interests.

I don’t think the character is based on a particular person, but her name is Oliva Burke and she’s been in a movie franchise … She’s had this lifestyle where everyone knows who she is. She’s been working for years and years and years and just wants to escape it all

16 Sep, 2009

Stay Cool

Film Appearance

Duff stars in film Stay Cool with costars Winona Ryder, Mark Polish and Jon Cryer. The movie follows author Henry—played by Polish—who reunites with an old high school flame Scarlett—played by Ryder—in his hometown to give a commencement speech. Duff’s character Shasta O’Neil tries to weasel her way into Henry’s love life by inviting him to her prom.

She (Shasta) is a very normal girl. She is a high school student graduating, but she is really spunky and kind of larger than life and she’s a huge flirt. That’s not really me in real life so it was fun to get to do.

1 Jan, 2009

Maxim cover

Magazine Cover

133cover_slideshow_l1Duff appears on the cover of the January 2009 issue of Maxim magazine. She talks about the worst thing ever written about her, her music video for Reach Out, and being a virgin.

I’ve been accused by the press of giving lap dances at clubs. I mean, little ol’ me? It’s shocking. People love to believe it—it’s way more exciting to talk about than the truth! And they’re so descriptive about these lap dances. I don’t even know how to do a lap dance!

4 Sep, 2008

War, Inc.

Film Appearance

Duff stars in political satire film War, Inc. Duff plays Yonica Babyyeah, an over sexualized pop star caught in the middle of a plot to kill a oil mogul in the middle east. Duff co-stars with John Cusack, Joan Cusack and Dan Aykroyd.

When I did War, Inc. with John, he called me up on the phone and said ‘I want you for this movie. I have never met you before, but, I think you would be perfect. I think you would kill this role, I heard you do really good accents.’

1 Apr, 2008

Lucky cover

Magazine Cover

hilary-duff-lucky-magazine-april-2008Duff appears on the cover of the April 2008 issue of Lucky magazine. She talks about outfits, her fashion label, and her perfume.

This new perfume is lighter and sweeter than my last one. I wanted the scent to seem springy, like when you first throw on a sundress in warm weather and feel really girly.

1 Aug, 2007

Maxim cover

Magazine Cover

116cover_slideshow_l1Duff appears on the cover of the August 2007 issue of Maxim magazine. She talks about her success and why she isn’t a train wreck.

A lot of people keep me in check. It’s not exactly hard being so young and having so much—I’m thankful. But young people in Hollywood get so used to being told “yes” all the time, and that’s not reality. When you get everything you want at a young age, you become bored. You’re like, “What’s next? What else is there?” I think that might be the problem.

18 Aug, 2006

Material Girls

Film Appearance

Duff stars in film Material Girls, playing Tanzie who finds she is not allowed to spend money with her sister Ava—played by real life sister Haylie Duff—after a media scandal involving their family comes to light.

We look out for each other, like in the movie, but those girls are very materialistic. Haylie and I, we can’t say that we don’t like to shop every once in a while, but we’re not like these girls.

21 Dec, 2005

Cheaper By The Dozen 2

Film Appearance

Duff stars in feature film sequel Cheaper By The Dozen 2. Duff comes back to play one of 12 Baker children Lorraine with co-stars Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt and Eugene Levy who plays Jimmy Murtaugh the rival family of the Baker’s. In one last family vacation Lorraine and her siblings help her family win in a summer vacation competition between them and the Murtaugh family.

The franchise rocks, and the sequel’s gonna be fun.

10 Aug, 2005

Most Wanted

Hilary_Duff_-_Most_WantedDuff releases her first compilation album Most Wanted. The record features 13 tracks, 10 tracks have been previously released and three newly recorded songs. The album also features a collaboration with Haylie Duff on the song Our Lips Our Sealed.

My favorite songs on the album are the three new ones produced by Benji and Joel from Good Charlotte. I’ve been such a big fan of their music for such a long time.

17 Jun, 2005

The Perfect Man

Film Appearance

Duff stars in the romantic comedy The Perfect Man. Duff plays Holly, the daughter of Jean played by Heather Locklear. Jean moves her family to a different location every time her heart is broken by another man so Holly decided to create the perfect man for her mother just to stay in one place.

I loved the relationship between the mother and daughter, the love that they found and the romance. It has a lot of heart. I think it gives people faith out there and reminds them that fate is still out there, especially in this day and age, that nice things really do happen like that.

8 Oct, 2004

Raise Your Voice

Film Appearance

Duff stars in the feature film Raise Your Voice. Duff plays main character Terri Fletcher who overcomes emotional hardship to rediscover her confidence and love for singing. The film also features actors David Keith and Jason Ritter.

I think luckily whenever I had a dream my parents have been 100 percent supportive and I’ve never had to sneak around. I think that Terri was so naive when she got into that school. She’s such an open minded girl and I think it hit her hard when she gets to the school and see that people really are that evil. She doesn’t know how to handle it at first.

15 Sep, 2004

Hilary Duff

220px-Hilary_Duff_selftitledDuff releases her third studio album, Hilary Duff. The 17 track record features collaborations with Charlie Midnight, John Shanks and Kara DioGuardi who all collaborated on Duff’s Metamorphosis album.

On the second album I worked with a lot of people that I worked with on the Metamorphosis album. And when I worked on Metamorphosis I was so nervous and shy about going into the studio and working with people, they eventually toward the end made me feel so comfortable and so secure with myself. I loved working with them.

16 Jul, 2004

A Cinderella Story

Film Appearance

Duff stars in the feature film A Cinderella Story. Duff plays high school character Sam who falls in love with character Austin Ames—played by Chad Michael Murray—while wearing a mask at a school dance. A modern twist on the Cinderella story, Austin tries to find out who Sam is after she drops her cell phone leaving the dance.

Well, I’m kind of like Sam in a way. You’re very cautious and you don’t want to put yourself out there to get yourself let down or hurt or something. But I guess if you really care about someone and they really care about you too, then you sometimes just go for it and let everything go. And have fun with it. It can be exciting.

25 Dec, 2003

Cheaper By The Dozen

Film Appearance

Duff stars in feature film Cheaper By The Dozen. Duff plays one of the 12 Baker children Lorraine who is the third eldest child in the family. Duff’s co-stars include Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt who play Tom and Kate Baker, Lorraine’s parents.

Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt were both really cool. There were 12 kids in the movie so it was never boring and always pretty hectic on set.

26 Aug, 2003


Hilary_Duff_-_MetamorphosisDuff releases her second full-length studio album, Metamorphosis. The 13 track record features singles So Yesterday and Come Clean. The production team The Matrix and Charlie Midnight collaborated on the records production. Writers Meredith Brooks, Kara DioGuardi and Duff’s sister, Haylie Duff, also contributed to the album.

I’ve gotten to collaborate with some writers and tell them what I want to sing about and my sister is actually writing about three songs for my album.

2 May, 2003

The Lizzie McGuire Movie

Film Appearance

Duff stars in the Disney Channel original movie The Lizzie McGuire Movie. Duff plays main character Lizzie who is mistaken for a famous Italian pop star, Isabella, while on a school trip in Rome. The film also features actors Adam Lamberg, Hallie Todd and Jake Thomas.

I feel pressure definitely. When the movie comes out you feel like oh my God what if it doesn’t do good, what if nobody goes to see it, what if it gets bad reviews, because it hurts your feelings. But you just gotta learn not to take it too seriously.

14 Mar, 2003

Agent Cody Banks

Film Appearance

Duff stars in feature length film Agent Cody Banks. Duff plays character Natalie Connors who is Agent Cody Banks’, played by Frankie Muniz, love interest in the film.

I haven’t had much time off lately and I went to the movies with my friends to see View From the Rooftop, and I saw a Cody Banks poster and a Lizzie McGuire poster and I was like, Oh my God! You just forget about it, you know, until you see it and you’re like, Wow, that’s cool.

8 Mar, 2002

Cadet Kelly

Film Appearance

Duff stars in the Disney Channel original movie Cadet Kelly. Duff plays character Kelly who gets sent to military school by her new stepfather. The film also features Disney Channel actress Christy Carlson Romano as Kelly’s school rival.

I had to learn how to twirl these big riffles, stand up straight and salute. It was so hard.

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