Hilary Ann Swank is an American actress and producer. She has won two Academy Awards for Best Actress. Swank made her film debut in a minor role in the movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer, before making her breakout role in the fourth installment of The Karate Kid franchise, The Next Karate Kid in 1994. On television, she was part of the main cast in the eighth season of the drama series Beverly Hills 90210 as single mother Carly Reynolds from 1997 to 1998. Swank garnered critical acclaim for her portrayal of Brandon Teena in the 1999 biographical film Boys Don’t Cry, which earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. She starred in Clint Eastwood’s 2004 sports drama film Million Dollar Baby as struggling-waitress-turned-boxer Maggie Fitzgerald, which won her a second Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.
- Born: 30 July 1974 (age 43 years), Lincoln, Nebraska, United States
- Height: 1.68 m
- Spouse: Chad Lowe (m. 1997–2007)
- Awards: Academy Award for Best Actress, More..
- Parents: Judy Swank, Stephen Michael Swank