Hilary Erhard Duff is an American actress and recording artist earning about $12 million annually in her two chosen professions. Born in Houston, Texas on September 28, 1987, the second of two children, she began work as a child actress in local theater plays and also found work in a TV commercial. Fame found her when she landed the title role in the hit TV series, Lizzie McGuire.
It was an easy leap forward to movies and she quickly landed roles in three well-received films: Cheaper by the Dozen (2003); The Lizzie McGuire Movie) 2003); and A Cinderella Story (2004). After these successes, Duff expanded her career into the world of pop music. She has had great success in this area of endeavor, as well, having achieved three RIAA-Certified Platinum Albums and 3 Number One Singles, too. Hilary Duff also has begun two clothing lines and, in concert with Elizabeth Arden, has lent her name to 2 perfume collections. She is an active philanthropist and regularly contributes to charities. She has also begun producing movies for general theater distribution.