Thursday, April 28, 2011
Hilary Duff was born in 1987 in Houston Texas, USA.
It is the second child of Susan Colleen , a homemaker and film producer, and husband Robert Erhard Duff , a partner in a chain of stores. Has an older sister, Haylie Duff, who also is an actress and singer.
Her mother encouraged her to take acting lessons with his sister, resulting in various roles for both in local theater productions.
At 6 years, participated in the ballet “The Nutcracker Suite” with the Columbus BalletMet in San Antonio. Since young Hilary and Haylie appeared in several commercials.
Two sisters, excited about the idea of pursuing the career of professional actresses, they moved to California with her mother.
His father stayed in his hometown to take over and keep the family business.
Her parents separated after a long marriage. She wrote about it in her songs “Stranger” and ” Gypsy Woman ” .
Early in his career were playing small roles, not accredited, as in the miniseries, Hallmark , “True Women” (1997).
Also extra work in drama from director Willard Carroll , ” Playing by Heart “in 1998.
His first major role was in the TV movie ” Casper Meets Wendy , “which was the sequel to the film” Casper . ” While not passing through the film, was released to rave reviews several
In 1999, he appeared in a supporting role in ” The Soul Collector “TV movie based on the novel by Kathleen Kane , starring Bruce Greenwood and Melissa Gilbert . Duff won a Young Artist for her role in it.
His first major opportunity would be selected as one of the young pilot episode of “Daddio” on NBC in 2000.
However, while having impressed the cast of “Daddio” was not hired for the series that had not yet begun to be issued. This undermines their desire to become an actress but was convinced by his mother and his representative, and a week later, was playing the role of Lizzie McGuire , for the series “Lizzie McGuire” . The show was based on the life of a teenager and his experiences during adolescence.
It was originally issued by Disney Channel in January 2001 and immediately became a best rating. Your participation in the show led her to become very popular among children between 7 and 14, and was called “the 2002 d and Annette Funicello “by the critic Richard Huff of the New York Daily News.
In 2003, reinterpret its role in the movie ” The Lizzie McGuire Movie ” .
During the time of “Lizzie McGuire “, starred opposite Christy Carlson Romano and Gary Cole , the Disney film “Cadet Kelly” (2002), which became the most successful channel all its 19 year history.
Also, I perform various interests in television series. His first would as a patient in “Chicago Hope . ” Later came “George Lopez , “American Dreams” , ” Joan of Arcadia “, “The Andy Milonakis Show . “
His work also includes a contract with the agency IMG Models , New York.
As for his film career, his first serious role in “Human Nature “(2002) with Patricia Arquette and Tim Robbins . In playing the role of the younger version of a natural woman, played by Arquette .
In 2003, he had his first starring role on the big screen when she was chosen as the partner of Frankie Muniz in “Get Codie Banks . ” The film was well received by critics and was successful enough to produce a sequel, in which Hilary did not participate.
That same year, when the release was “The Lizzie McGuire Movie” , which exceeded forecasts at the box office and received mixed reviews.
Later that year, play one of the twelve children of Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt in “Cheaper by the Dozen” , which also included Ashton Kutcher and Tom Welling . It would also be part of the sequel ” Cheaper by the Dozen ” in 2005, it would not be recognized by critics as the first.
In 2004, starred in the romantic comedy ” A Cinderella Story , “with Jennifer Coolidge and Chad Michael Murray . Although the reviews were mostly negative, critics, however, praised the performance of Duff and was moderately successful in the audience.
Later that year, she starred in ” Raise Your Voice “with Oliver James , Rita Wilson and Rebecca de Mornay . This would be his first dramatic film role and would be well received by some and criticized by others. The film was a failure in terms of audience and box office in its assessment.
That year would receive his first Razzie Award nomination for his roles in ” Raise Your Voice “and “A Cinderella Story . “
In 2005, he had the lead role in “The Perfect Man “with Heather Locklear . In the film, she played the daughter of a divorced woman ( Locklear .). This year, it would be again nomineted for the Razzie awards .
In 2006, the comedy “Material Girls” , which co-starred with her sister Haylie, also would be welcomed by critics, grossing $ 16,900,500 worldwide. The same would be directed by Martha Coolidge and produced by the producer of Madonna , Maverick Entertainment .
In early 2007, the sisters Duff raised their voices for the computer animated comedy, “Foodfight , “which will be distributed by Lions Gate Films and scheduled to launch in 2008.
Also in 2008, Hilary will be with John Cusack in ” War Inc ” , “Greta” and “Safety Glass” .
Regarding his musical career in 2002, recorded a version of the song ” I Can `t wait” of Brooke McClymont . It was used for the soundtrack of ” Lizzie McGuire “, like” Why not ” . The album, “Lizzie McGuire Soundtrack “reach to be named Platinum.
His first album was “Santa Claus Lane , “released in 2002. He himself was a collection of Christmas songs which included duets with her sister Haylie , Lil ‘Romeo and Christina Milian
Along with the single Disney Channel ” Tell me a store (about the night befote) ” , peaked at number 154 in the chart of Billboard and was certified gold. The song ” What Christmas Should Be “was used in “Cheaper by the Dozen” .
Their second studio album and first was ” Metamorphosis “(2003), which reached number 1 in Canada and the United States. He became one of the biggest sales of the year in the U.S.. His main song, ” So Yesterday ” was a hit in the top ten in several PITI, followed by ” Come Clean ” used in the series “Laguna Beach” .
In late 2003, began her first tour, called The metamorphosis tour , and later, Most Wanted Tour . Most of their shows sold out tickets sold.
In January 2004, was released the second Disneymania, “DisneyMania 2″ . The duo was advertised as “The Siamese Cat Song , “which she sang with her sister. Another of his songs ” Circle of Life “, included Duff along with other stars of Disney .
Along with her sister recorded a cover of the The Go Gos , called ” Our Lips Are Sealed “for the soundtrack of the movie “A Cinderella Story” . The video for this song, became popular on MTV, but the song did not reach the Billboard Hot 100.
His third album was titled “Hilary Duff” , which he co-wrote some songs. This was described by her as more personal and more influenced by rock. It was released in September 2004 and debuted at No. 2 in the U.S. and 1 in Canada.
Their only single ” Fly ” failed to enter the Billboard top 100, but he made a post 40 in Australia, where he released a second single, ” Someone `s Watching over Me” . The song ” I `ll Give Anything up “was used on the album” Marlo Thomas & Friends: Thanks & Living All Year Long ” (2004).
His fourth album ” Most Wanted ” (2005), met their favorite songs from previous albums, remixes and new songs inspired by pop musicians of the rock as The Killers and Muse . To achieve the same participate more actively in the creative process, co-writing with producers Joel Madden and his brother, both members of Good Charlotte .
The single principal was ” Wake Up “which became the largest rise Duff on the Billboard chart in the United States. The video for the song also was highly touted by MTV. The album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard 200 and became her third No. 1 in Canada.
In 2006, he released a compilation called ” 4Ever ” , only to Italy. In addition, he recorded a series of new songs for the movie “Material Girls”, which included a cover of the song by Madonna , “Material Girl” .
Her fifth album, ” Dignity ” , was produced with Kara DioGuardi , who also work with other producers such as Richard Vission and Rhett Lawrence . The same was described as more electronic than the previous, more influence of dance music.
His first single, ” Play with fire ” , was a minor hit in the clubs but did not reach the U.S. charts, and “With Love” , was more successful, topping the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play Chart .
The video for the song ” With Love was used as a commercial of her first fragrance, With Love .. Hilary Duff , released in 2006 and peaked at No. 1 for the most requested (Total Request Live).
Although scheduled to be released in 2006, the album was released in April 2007, achieving top five U.S. and Canada. His tour The Dignity Tour , started in mid-2007 and a third single, ” Stranger “was number one in the U.S. nightclubs.
In 2007, Duff announced that it will record their next single, “Reach Out “, which will use influences from Depeche Mode and their song ” Personal Jesus ” .
Always diverse, launched her clothing line ” Stuff “in March 2004 with the distribution of firm Target , Kmart and Zellers, in different countries.
The company Playmates toys, launched a doll with your picture that year, and in 2006, Mattel released the Barbie Hilary Duff.
In December 2006, launched her perfume With Love … Hilary Duff , which was distributed by Elizabeth Arden . In January 2008, launched the summer version of it.
In his private life, began a relationship with Aaron Carter in 2001. They met on the set of “Lizzie McGuire “during an appearance by Carter in a Christmas episode. Both would end their engagement after Duff was deceived by Carter with Lindsay Lohan and her best friend.
In 2004, started dating the lead singer of Good Charlotte , Joel Madden . The two separated in 2006.
In 2007, he was seen with Mike Comrie , although none of them has said anything about their relationship.
Hilary is involved in several charitable foundations related to animal rights and is a member of Kids with a Cause . He has also donated money to victims of Hurricane Katrina.
In 2007 he was ranked number 23 on the Hot 100, issue of Maxim , and this year 2008, was seventh in the ranking of the world’s sexiest women, the edition of FHM.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Stephanie Meyer, look out! Actress-turned-popstar-turned-writer Hilary Duff has signed a deal to write young adult novels for publishing company Simon & Schuster.
The newly engaged 22-year-old has already penned her first novel, Elixir, which will be published in October. There are no handsome vampires or shirtless werewolves in the teen story, but it does have an interesting heroine. It follows the global adventures of photojournalist Clea Raymond, whose gifted photography skills prevent tragedies before they occur.
Her next one is a nonfiction book about kids coping with divorce. Her parents are divorced and she will reportedly use her own personal experiences for the book, which is scheduled for release in 2012. Fans will remember that Hilary has written about her own parents’ separation in the songs “Stranger” and “Gypsy Woman.”