Hilary Erhard Duff born September 28, is an American actress, singer, songwriter, businesswoman, and author.
Duff began her acting career at a young age and quickly became labeled a Erotic hillary duff and frankie muniz stories idol as the title character of the Disney Channel television series Lizzie McGuire — and in the theatrical film based off the series, The Lizzie McGuire Movie After experiencing commercial and critical failure in Material GirlsDuff began appearing in independent films such as War, Inc. Sinceshe has starred as Kelsey Peters on the TV Land comedy-drama series Youngerfor which she has received nominations for People's Choice Awards in and ; and as of has logged five seasons.
Duff first came to prominence in music after releasing her Christmas -themed debut studio album Santa Claus Lane through Walt Disney Records. She then enjoyed Erotic hillary duff and frankie muniz stories commercial success and platinum and gold certifications with her subsequent studio albums released through Hollywood Recordsincluding MetamorphosisHilary DuffMost Wantedand Dignity In addition to music and acting, Duff has also co-authored a trilogy of novels, beginning with Elixirwhich became a New York Times best sellerand followed by the sequels Devoted and True Duff's success in both acting and music has led to her becoming a household name, also seeing success with merchandise such as dolls, clothing, and fragrances.
She has been the subject of media attention throughout her career, with interest focusing on her romantic relationships, friendships, and public image, especially her relationships with Aaron Carter and Joel Madden when she was a teenager. Duff was married to former professional hockey player Mike Comrie from towith whom she shares a son. Duff has been described as an inspiration by subsequent Disney teen stars such as Miley CyrusDemi Lovatoand Selena Gomezand has sold an estimated 15 million records since her debut in Duff was born on September 28,in HoustonTexas.
Duff has one older sister named Haylie. Encouraged by their mother, both Hilary and her sister enrolled in acting, singing and ballet classes. Parents support them and push them. During her initial acting years, Duff primarily played minor roles, such as her uncredited part in the Hallmark Entertainment western miniseries True Women  and as an uncredited extra in the Erotic hillary duff and frankie muniz stories comedy-drama Playing by Heart She was next cast as one of the children in the pilot episode of the NBC comedy series Daddio.
The album was initially distributed through Walt Disney Recordswith Buena Vista later re-releasing the project.
Duff later signed a recording contract with Andre Recke of Hollywood Records to release future recordings. Scott Foundas of Variety called Duff's performance "charming," and thought she was "sidelined with little to do much of the time.
Duff recorded the original song "What Dreams Are Made Of" for the film's finale, which was later included on the film's soundtrack. Duff released her second studio album, Metamorphosisin August Slant Magazine reviewer Nick Schager wrote that Duff "does nothing more than look perky and stylish.
Erotic hillary duff and frankie muniz stories McGuire aired its final episode on February 14, following the fulfillment of Duff's episode contract. Despite reports that the series was in talks Erotic hillary duff and frankie muniz stories a second film and further television spin-off, these plans fell through as Duff's salary for the proposal was insufficient. The film went on to become a moderate box office hit despite negative reviews.
Duff was more involved in the production of this album than she had been in the production of her previous record, hoping of departing from the image she had developed during Lizzie McGuire. Later in the year, Duff starred in the musical drama Raise Your Voice. The film, however, was panned by just about everyone and unsuccessful at the box office. The line was distributed by Target in the U. The Village Voice's Matt Singer wrote, "Duff plays her standard character—an introverted romantic who falls for a guy whose hunky exterior belies an artistic soul.
Duff co-starred with her sister Haylie in the satirical comedy Material Girls The Erotic hillary duff and frankie muniz stories earned both sisters a shared Razzie Award nomination for Worst Actress, becoming Duff's third consecutive nomination in three years.
Hilary Duff ," in September The line was distributed by the Elizabeth Arden company. Initially only sold in Macy's department stores, the fragrance became available in Europe, Japan, and Canada and was one of the three best-selling fragrances launched in department stores in She filed for restraining orders against the two men,  claiming that Max "threatened to kill himself" to get her attention.
She also alleged that he threatened to "remove enemies" who stand in his way, including Duff's boyfriend at the time Joel Madden. Max, later identified as Maksim Myaskovskiy, was sentenced to days in prison. Init was confirmed that Duff's parents had separated following her father's infidelity. Duff co-wrote Erotic hillary duff and frankie muniz stories of the album's fourteen songs, along with writers such as Kara DioGuardi.
The album was praised for its lyrical content and new musical direction. Despite a positive critical reception, Dignity failed to match the commercial success of her previous releases. Debuting at number three on the Billboardthe album failed to receive higher than a Gold certification from the RIAA.
This Is Now was produced to chronicle Duff's return to music. The two-part project aired on MTV before the album's release.
Following the release of Dignity and the music videos for "With Love" and "Stranger," Duff began to adapt a more mature image. Duff's new image inspired some to consider her a "sex symbol. She announced to MTV that she would begin writing another album in Decemberbut it was never developed. Duff had a leading role as the title character of the film According to Gretawhich chronicled the life of a suicidal and rebellious teen. Her performance received mixed reviews.
Andrew Barker of Variety magazine criticized Duff's "child star" approach to acting and wanted her to stay away from teen roles. Brian Lowry of Variety magazine stated that Duff's performance "amounts to a near-adult role," yet Erotic hillary duff and frankie muniz stories her role and the film "confused.
Duff's character sparked a romantic relationship with male lead character Dan Humphrey, and was later the center of controversy when the two had a threesome with Humphrey's friend Vanessa Abrams. With the objective of designing a clothing line for women her own age, the collaborative apparel line, titled Femme for DKNY Jeans, debuted in the United States in August and was around for a limited time.
The film saw Duff as a fashion magazine columnist who wrote about her dating struggles in the city. The film inexplicably attracted 2. It was subsequently released internationally and became a New York Times best-seller.
The following year, Duff co-starred in the Polish brothers' comedy Stay Cool to neither much critical nor commercial acclaim or success.