Monday, May 16, 2011
Hilary Duff pictures 2011 news
Duff, the second of two daughters of Susan Colleen (née Cobb), a homemaker, and Robert Erhard Duff, a partner in a chain of convenience stores, was born in Houston, Texas and grew up with elder sister Haylie Duff, who is also an actress and singer. She was encouraged by her mother to take up acting classes alongside Haylie, resulting in both girls winning roles in various local theatre productions. At the ages of six and eight, the two sisters participated in a BalletMet Columbus production of The Nutcracker Suite in San Antonio. After becoming more enthused at the idea of choosing acting as a profession, the siblings eventually relocated to California with their mother while their father continued to reside at the family home in Houston to take care of their business. The pursuit of an acting career from an early age resolved in Duff being home-schooled. After several years of auditions and meetings, the sisters were cast in various television commercials.