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Hilary Ann Duff


Born in Houston, Texas on September 28, 1987, Hilary Duff began her professional career at the tender age of six. She started as a dancer with the Columbus Ballet Met touring company in their production of "The Nutcracker." Shortly after her performance in "The Nutcracker," Hilary landed a role in a television commercial which spurned her acting career.
She was featured in the mini-series "True Women" along with actresses Dana Delaney and Rachel Leigh Cook. She also starred in "Soul Collector," which earned Hilary a "Young Artist Award" for best supporting actress. She starred as Wendy in the successful video release of the movie "Casper Meets Wendy." She also acted with Dennis Quaid in the Cannes File Festival favorite "Human
Nature"


Hilary got her big break when she got the title role in Disney Channel's enormous hit series "Lizzie McGuire," which has won numerous awards. It can be seen almost every night on the Disney channel and is about a young girl who goes the turbulence


In April 2003, she began filming with Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt in the movie "Cheaper By The Dozen." Later in 2003, Hilary started filing "Cinderella Story," which is a comedy about a high school student who is transformed from an awkward teen to the most popular girl in high school.



In August 2002, the multi-talented Duff recorded her first hit single "I Can't Wait" on the "Lizzie McGuire" soundtrack. She also released her debut album "Metamorphosis" in 2003 and charted #2 on the Billboard 200 in the first week of its release.


Metamorphosis

I've been so wrapped up in my warm cocoon
But something's happening, things are changing soon
Im pushing the edge, feeling it crack
And once I get out, there's no turning back

Watching the butterfly go towards the sun
I wonder what I will become

[CHORUS:]
Metamorphosis
Whatever this is
Whatever I'm going through
Come on and give me a kiss
Come on, I insist
I'll be something new
A metamorphosis

Things are different now when I walk by
You start to sweat and you don't know why
It gets me nervous but it makes me calm
To see life all around me moving on

Watching the butterfly go towards the sun
I wonder what I will become

[CHORUS]

[Spoken:]
Every day is a transformation
Every day is a new sensation
Alteration, modification
An incarnation, celebration
Every day is a new equation
Every day is a revelation
Information, Anticipation
Onto another destination

[CHORUS]





Why Not

You act like you don't know me
When you see me on the street
You're makin' like i turn you off
When I know you think I'm sweet

It don't have to be like that
I guess you're insecure
If you say what's on your mind
I might answer 'Sure'

So I walk a little slower
And I try to catch your eye
Sometimes, it's so hard to see
The good things passing by

There may never be a sign
NO flashing neon light
Telling you to make your move
Or when the time is right

[CHORUS:]
Why not
Take a crazy chance
Why not
Do a crazy dance
If you lose the moment
You might lose a lot
So... why not
Why not

You always, dress in yellow
When you wanna dress in gold
Instead of listening to your heart
You do just what you're told

You keep waiting where you are
For what, you'lle never know
Let's just get into your car
And go, baby, go

[CHORUS]

Oh... oh
I could be the one
for you
Oh... yeah
Maybe yes,
maybe no
Oh... oh
It could be the thing to do
What I'm saying is
You gotta let me know

You'll never get to heaven or even to L.A.
If you don't believe theres a way
Why not
Take a star from the sky
Why not
Spread your wings and fly
It might take a little
And it might take a lot
But... why not
Why not

[CHORUS]




HILARY DUFF

Name:Hilary Ann Duff

Nickname:Hilary

Birthdate:September 28,1987

Star sign:Libra

Birthplace:Houston,Texas

Current residence:Los Angeles,California

Parents:Mom,(Susan) Dad(Bob)

Siblings:One sister,Haylie(she's two years older)

Pets:two dogs,L'il Dog and Remington

Best friend: Taylor (from home in Texas)

Heigth: 5'5"

Hair: Brown/Blonde

Eyes:Brown

Rigth or left: She's a rigthty

Talents:Dance,singing,acting,and all kids of sports

School:She has a tutor full time when she's working

Secret ambition:To be a superstar .


Life is sweet – and getting even sweeter – for the pop world's favorite girl-next-door. Sure, Hilary Duff starred in a monstrously huge TV show but that's, like, so yesterday 'cause Hilary's exercising her right to change her mind and act her age. No more trying to fit a circle into a square. With her first real pop-rock album, Metamorphosis, and the #1 single "So Yesterday," Hilary is finally free to be who she wants to be.

"Change is a very important and natural thing," says Hilary. "We called the album Metamorphosis because it's about changes that everybody experiences. It's not just about me, but it is very personal. The change might seem a little sudden because most people are used to seeing me as a character through Lizzie McGuire and movie roles that I played. So this music is a good way to get everyone to know the real me. Everyone evolves and changes."

A triple-threat talent, Hilary has become a music, film and television phenomenon thanks to an unbroken string of hits that began with her starring role in the Disney Channel Original Series Lizzie McGuire, the record-breaking #1 show in its timeslot. Hilary made her singing debut on that hit sit-com, lending her fresh vocals and sunny style to "I Can’t Wait" from the RIAA-certified platinum Lizzie McGuire Television Soundtrack. In her motion picture debut, Hilary co-starred with Frankie Muniz in this summer's action-adventure hit Agent Cody Banks. Next came singing and starring roles in The Lizzie McGuire Movie, in which Hilary played – prophetically enough – an American tourist mistaken for a huge singing star.

Proving that life imitates art, Hilary’s singing career is exploding on Top 40 radio, MTV and Top 200 retail charts. Metamorphosis – her amazingly appealing debut solo album of 13 songs – shipped well in excess of gold with 800,000 copies on August 26, 2003 and charted #2 on the Billboard 200 its first week of release. Its debut single, "So Yesterday," became an instant #1 retail hit at Walmart.com, and stormed the pop singles charts on July 29, hitting the #1 spot after quickly making top-request waves at national Top 40 radio and on MTV’s signature program "Total Request Live," where Hilary's "Why Not" music video (from the RIAA-certified platinum The Lizzie McGuire Movie Soundtrack) had already been a Top 10 staple for months.

MTV also hosted a prestigious premiere for the "So Yesterday" music video on its July 21 presentations of Making The Video and TRL All-Star Backyard BBQ and featured Hilary in MTV Diary. Duff recently was a presenter at both the MTV Video Music Awards and the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, where she accepted the trophy for "Favorite TV Show" on behalf of Lizzie McGuire. And although there’s not one molecule of space left for another top award her shelf, "So Yesterday" has become the #1 most-streamed video on AOL.


"I’ve always sung, ever since I could talk," says Hilary. "At home, at school, in the choir, everywhere. But about two years ago I decided to be a real singer, and started working with really cool singers, musicians and songwriters. Best of all, I started working in the studio, experimenting and putting material together. I’ve really fallen in love with the studio. I just know that a lot of my fans relate to the album."

What kind of music can fans expect from Hilary on Metamorphosis? A chameleon-like variety of changing moods, from the romantic ballad "Where Did I Go Right?" to the ultimate break up song, "So Yesterday." From the tough-talkin' "Party Up" to the hard rockin' "Little Voice."

"The music on the album is a little different from the pop songs everyone’s heard from me before, because Metamorphosis has all the kinds of music I like to listen to," Hilary explains. "There are a lot of different sounds, from rock to eletronic – with a whole range of tempos from some deep, slow songs, to some high-energy rock songs to give me a boost. Everybody goes through different moods and different feelings and sometimes when you put on your favorite song it makes you feel a little bit better."

The 13 pop-rock songs on Metamorphosis were produced, arranged, written and mixed by the very best in the business. The album’s behind-the-scenes-talent includes Charlie Midnight (Joe Cocker, James Brown, Joni Mitchell) who contributed to nine tracks; The Matrix (Avril Lavigne, Christina Aguilera), the producing masterminds behind "So Yesterday," "Where Did I Go Right?" and "The Math"; Chico Bennett (Madonna, Usher, Destiny’s Child); Matthew Gerrard (Nick Carter); John Shanks (Michelle Branch); Kara DioGuardi (Celine Dion, Enrique Iglesias); singer-songwriter-producer Meredith Brooks; plus some of the best pop-rock musicians anywhere.

"Can I tell you how awesome everyone’s been to work with? They are the very best writers and producers and musicians ever, and they’ve been so open to my opinions," Hilary says. "It was important to me that all the songs we recorded really meant something special to me personally. I got to talk with some of the writers and say, 'You know, I feel like this . . .' and they really got it, which is so cool. I loved the whole process. It’s so exciting. I love that the whole album really relates to me and my life."

Two songs were special contributions from Hilary’s number one idol: her talented big sister, Haylie Duff. "Since she knows me better than anyone else in the world, Haylie wrote 'Sweet Sixteen,' a really fun song that totally relates to my life right now. She also came up with 'Inner Strength' and it's really beautiful. Very empowering and uplifting."

Speaking of idols, here's what another one has to say: "Hilary is just completely a light to the world," no less an authority than Britney Spears told Popstar! magazine. "So beautiful and so incredibly sweet. Her music is amazing . . . she should just be herself and never change."

It's difficult to comprehend all that Hilary Duff has accomplished in the past few years. Prior to Metamorphosis, Hilary had already sold 2.2 million albums, spent six weeks in the Billboard Top 10 and earned two platinum album awards. She has starred in one #1 television series, two hit movies, and has already made two more major films (20th Century Fox’s Cheaper By The Dozen with Steve Martin, and Warner Bros.' A Cinderella Story) to be released later this year. Plus, not one but two television specials will honor the big day she turns "Sweet Sixteen."

Not bad for someone who really just wants her driver's license.



HILARY´S CHARITY


Hilary was one of the charter members of Kids With A Cause in 1999 and continues to offer her dedication and support to this worthwhile organization whenever she can. Her sister, Haylie, is also one of the charter members and is the Spokesperson for 2003.

Kids With A Cause (www.kidswithacause.org) is a non-profit organization that lends a helping hand to the children of the world who, through no fault of their own, suffer from poverty, hunger, sickness, lack of education, abandonment, neglect and/or abuse.

Hilary donates her time through a variety of events with the charity. She visits children in hospitals to help make their day a little brighter. She escorts disadvantaged youth to theme parks and shares in the fun and the thrill of the rides. Spending time with less fortunate children is very important to Hilary and she also supports the efforts of Kids With A Cause through special fundraising projects.

Her most recent projects in support of Kids With A Cause include “Send a Greeting by Phone” (www.dtelegrams.com) where you can send greetings from Hilary for those special occasions and special friends and t-shirts with original art by Hilary (www.angelwear.com). There will also be collectible items of Hilary’s soon on eBay to offer additional support towards her charitable interests.

We hope that you, too, will offer your support to children in need.


In July of 2003, Hilary Duff, came to visit famed wild horse sanctuary Return to Freedom and met Spirit the horse that inspired the Dreamworks animated film. Upon meeting him, Hilary became a little star struck herself. “I had to catch my breath when I saw him,” she said. “Oh my God, he’s like stunning.”

During her visit Return to Freedom, Hilary met with its founder, Neda DeMayo, and learned about the organization and how it rescues wild horses. When Neda asked Hilary to be Return to Freedom’s official Youth Ambassador, Hilary instantly agreed.

“I’m so honored,” Hilary said. “It’s so important to raise the awareness of other kids and that’s the best part of being in the position I’m in. I think it’s really important to give back to your community and it makes you feel so good to get involved with a charity. I look up to people who are involved with organizations that help people and animals.

“So when I first heard about Return to Freedom, and how civilization is closing in on the wild mustangs, I knew that I wanted to get involved with this cause. It is so great that the mustangs have the American Wild Horse Sanctuary at Return to Freedom to roam free on and to be wild. If their land and freedom is lost these wild horses are in real danger of becoming extinct and we must not let that happen. I hope that Return to Freedom will be able to get more land so that they can rescue and bring more horses to the sanctuary.”




A Perfect Man , 2005
Directed by Mark Rosman
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romantic
Cast: Hilary Duff, Heather Locklear, Chris Noth

In The Perfect Man , teenager Holly Hamilton (Hilary Duff) is tired of moving every time her single mom Jean (Heather Locklear) has another personal meltdown involving yet another second-rate guy. To distract her mother from her latest bad choice, Holly conceives the perfect plan for the perfect man…an imaginary secret admirer who will romance Jean and boost her shaky self-esteem. When the virtual relationship takes off, Holly finds herself having to produce the suitor, borrowing her friend's charming and handsome Uncle Ben (Chris Noth) as the fact behind the emails, notes and gifts. Holly must resort to increasingly desperate measures to keep the ruse alive and protect her mom's newfound happiness…almost missing the real perfect man when he does come along.


Raise Your Voice , 2004
Directed by Sean McNamara
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romantic
Cast: Hilary Duff, Oliver James, Jason Ritter, Dana Davis, Lauren Mayhew

"Raise Your Voice" stars Hilary Duff as Terri Fletcher, a small town girl with the voice of a big-time singer. When a personal tragedy interrupts her steady life, Terri defies her father´s wishes and secretly heads off to spend a summer at a Los Angeles performing arts academy. But the school brings a whole new set of challenges to Terri, who suddenly finds herself part of a highly cempetetive program in an intimidating new city. Though initially overwhelmed by her new surroundings, Terri rises to the occasion with the help of some new freinds, an encouraging teacher, and a first love that captures her heart


Cheaper By The Dozen, 2003
Directed by Shawn Levy
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Cast: Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Tom Welling, Piper Perabo, Hilary Duff, Ashton Kutcher, Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott, etc.

A remake of the original 1950 "Cheaper By the Dozen", based on the real-life story of the Gilbreth family, follows them from Providence, Rhode Island, to Montclair, New Jersey, and details the amusing anecdotes found in large families. Frank Gilbreth, Sr., was a pioneer in the field of motion study, and often used his family as guinea pigs (with amusing and sometimes embarrassing results). He resisted popular culture, railing against his daughters' desires for bobbed hair and cosmetics.



The Lizzie McGuire Movie, 2003
Directed by Jim Fall
Genre: Comedy, Family, Adventure
Cast: Hilary Duff, Adam Lamberg, Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine, Jake Thomas, Ashlie Brillault, Clayton Snyder, etc.


Lizzie McGuire is a teenager graduating from Junior high school, and eager to find adventures in Rome, Italy on a School trip. Upon arriving there, she discovers that she is the identical spitting image of an Italian beauty who is half of a famous pop duo. Meeting Paolo, the other half of the duo, she is reeled into posing as Isabella on what becomes a journey of self-discovery.
Summary by Dismal Angel



Agent Cody Banks, 2003
Directed by Harald Zwart
Genre: Action, Comedy, Adventure, Family
Cast: Frankie Muniz, Hilary Duff, Angie Harmon, Keith David, Cynthia Stevenson, Arnold Vosloo, etc.


To his family and friends, Cody Banks is a typical teen--he loves to skateboard, hates math, and feels like a complete idiot around girls. But Cody's got a secret--he's actually part of a secret teen CIA program. Cody's living every boy's dream life--he can drive like a stuntman, has an incredible arsenal of cool gadgets, and his agency mentor, Ronica Miles, is totally hot. But Cody's training is put to the test when he's sent to pose as a prep school student and befriend fellow teen Natalie Connors in order to gain access to her father--a scientist unknowingly developing a fleet of deadly nanobots for the evil organization ERIS. From runaway cars and high-speed snowboard chases to a spectacular final mountaintop showdown, Cody has to use everything he's learned to prove himself as an agent and stop ERIS from completing their mission--and, maybe, even get the girl.



Cadet Kelly, 2002 (TV)
Directed by Larry Shaw
Genre: Comedy, Family
Cast: Hilary Duff, Christy Romano, Gary Cole, Shawn Ashmor, Aimee Garcia, Linda Kash, Nigel Hamer, etc.

Kelly Collins (Hilary Duff) is a normal teenager in New York. Everything is going perfect, until she found out that her and her family were moving(which is quite an upset for Kelly) - but, things got worse. Kelly had to go to Military School. Unfortuantly, she couldn't convince her parents to not make her go there. In Military School, she meets Carla (Andrea Lewis), who tries to guide her but Kelly refuses to listen to Carla, leading Kelly into a heap of trouble. Cadet Captain Jennifer Stone (Christy Carlson Romano), the "meanest 16-year-old in America," tries everything she can to get Kelly into trouble. Kelly, while doing her punishment job (polishing shoes for the drill team), she spots the drill team and thinks that it is beautiful the way they do it, so she tried it. Cadet Captain Jennifer Stone's assitant, Gloria (Aimee Garcia), desides to help Kelly.

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