Hilary Swank - Famous Actor

Hilary Swank Net Worth


Famous American film actress Hilary Swankโ€™s net worth is estimated to be around $70 million. Despite being known for avoiding typical Hollywood movies, Swank has managed to earn impressive amounts of wealth through her critically acclaimed performances in movies such as โ€˜Boys Donโ€™t Cryโ€™ and โ€˜Million Dollar Babyโ€™, both of which she won an Academy Award for best actress.

Key facts:

  • Hilary Swank is an American film actress.
  • She is a two-time Academy Award winner, having won the Best Actress award for her roles in "Boys Don't Cry" and "Million Dollar Baby."
  • Aside from acting, Swank is also a producer and has her own production company called 2S Films.
  • In 2007, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her contributions to the entertainment industry.
  • Swank has also endorsed a perfume called "Insolence" by Guerlain.

Basic Information About Hilary Swank

CategoryCelebrities โ€บ Actors
ProfessionsActor, Film Producer
Net worth$70,000,000
Date of birth1974-07-30 (49 years old)
Place of birthLincoln
NationalityUnited States of America
Curiosities and TrademarksFrequently portrays women who attempt to achieve their goals in life despite the odds and obstacles that get in their way.
Her characters often go through an immediate or slow transformation in either appearance or skills.
Spouse18 August - Philip Schneider (ย 2018 - present)
Chad Lowe - (28 Septemberย 1997 - 1 Novemberย 2007)ย (divorced)
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Social Mediaโ†—๏ธŽ Wikipedia โ†—๏ธŽ IMDb

What Movie Awards did Hilary Swank win?


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Hilary Swank awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
AACTA Award - Best Supporting ActressNomineeI Am Mother2019
Fright Meter Award - Best Supporting ActressNomineeThe Hunt2020
Actor - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading RoleWinnerMillion Dollar Baby2005
BSFC Award - Best ActressWinnerMillion Dollar Baby2004
Critics Choice Award - Best ActressWinnerMillion Dollar Baby2005
Empire Award - Best ActressNomineeMillion Dollar Baby2006
FFCC Award - Best ActressWinnerMillion Dollar Baby2004
Gold Derby Award - Lead Actress of the DecadeNomineeMillion Dollar Baby2010
Gold Derby Award - Lead ActressWinnerMillion Dollar Baby2005
Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaWinnerMillion Dollar Baby2005
MTV Movie Award - Best Female PerformanceNomineeMillion Dollar Baby2005
OFTA Film Award - Best ActressWinnerMillion Dollar Baby2005
PFCS Award - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleWinnerMillion Dollar Baby2004
Sant Jordi - Best Foreign Actress (Mejor Actriz Extranjera)WinnerMillion Dollar Baby2006
Golden Satellite Award - Best Actress in a Motion Picture, DramaWinnerMillion Dollar Baby2005
SLFCA Award - Best ActressWinnerMillion Dollar Baby2004
WAFCA Award - Best ActressNomineeMillion Dollar Baby2004
Oscar - Best Actress in a Leading RoleWinnerBoys Don't Cry2000
BAFTA Film Award - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading RoleNomineeBoys Don't Cry2001
Actor - Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading RoleNomineeBoys Don't Cry2000
ACCA - Best Actress in a Leading RoleNomineeBoys Don't Cry1999
BSFC Award - Best ActressWinnerBoys Don't Cry1999
Critics Choice Award - Best ActressWinnerBoys Don't Cry2000
CFCA Award - Best ActressWinnerBoys Don't Cry2000
Silver Hugo - Best ActressWinnerBoys Don't Cry1999
Chlotrudis Award - Best ActressWinnerBoys Don't Cry2000
DFWFCA Award - Best ActressWinnerBoys Don't Cry2000
Empire Award - Best ActressNomineeBoys Don't Cry2001
Independent Spirit Award - Best Female LeadWinnerBoys Don't Cry2000
FFCC Award - Best ActressWinnerBoys Don't Cry2000
Best Actress - WinnerBoys Don't Cry1999
Golden Globe - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - DramaWinnerBoys Don't Cry2000
Silver Ribbon - Best Female Dubbing (Migliore Doppiaggio Femminile)WinnerBoys Don't Cry2000
Sierra Award - Best ActressWinnerBoys Don't Cry2000
ALFS Award - Actress of the YearNomineeBoys Don't Cry2001
LAFCA Award - Best ActressWinnerBoys Don't Cry1999
Festival Diploma - Best Full-Length Fiction FilmWinnerBoys Don't Cry2000
MTV Movie Award - Breakthrough Female PerformanceNomineeBoys Don't Cry2000
NYFCC Award - Best ActressWinnerBoys Don't Cry1999
OFTA Film Award - Best ActressWinnerBoys Don't Cry2000
OFCS Award - Best ActressNomineeBoys Don't Cry2000
SFFCC Award - Best ActressWinnerBoys Don't Cry2000
Golden Satellite Award - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, DramaWinnerBoys Don't Cry2000
SEFCA Award - Best ActressWinnerBoys Don't Cry2000
Best Actress - WinnerBoys Don't Cry1999
Teen Choice Award - Film - Choice Breakout PerformanceNomineeBoys Don't Cry2000
TFCA Award - Best Performance, FemaleWinnerBoys Don't Cry1999
VVFP Award - Best PerformanceWinnerBoys Don't Cry1999
Empire Award - Best ActressNomineeInsomnia2003
Golden Camera - Best International ActressWinnerFreedom Writers2008

Hilary Swank roles

Movie / Series Role
The HuntAthena
I Am MotherWoman
FataleDetective Val Quinlan
Million Dollar BabyMaggie Fitzgerald
Boys Don't CryBrandon Teena
The GiftValerie Barksdale
Logan LuckySpecial Agent Sarah Grayson
InsomniaEllie Burr
Freedom WritersErin Gruwell
Buffy the Vampire SlayerKimberly
P.S. I Love YouHolly
The CoreBeck
The Next Karate KidJulie Pierce
The Black DahliaMadeleine Linscott
The ResidentDr. Juliet Devereau
The HomesmanMary Bee Cuddy
New Year's EveClaire Morgan (segment "Times Square")
You're Not YouKate
The ReapingKatherine
ConvictionBetty Anne Waters
Made in HollywoodSelf 6 episodes, 2009-2020
Growing PainsSasha Serotsky 2 episodes, 1991-1992
The Kelly Clarkson ShowSelf 1 episode, 2020
Evening ShadeAimee 2 episodes, 1991
Comedians in Cars Getting CoffeeSelf 1 episode, 2015
Saturday Night LiveSelf - Host 1 episode, 2005
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres ShowSelf / ... 6 episodes, 2004-2011
AwayEmma Green 10 episodes, 2020
Beverly Hills, 90210Carly Reynolds 16 episodes, 1997-1998
BoJack HorsemanJoey Pogo 5 episodes, 2019-2020
The TalkSelf 1 episode, 2010
The Late Show with Stephen ColbertSelf 1 episode, 2018
The Late Late Show with James CordenSelf 2 episodes, 2018-2020
Watch What Happens: LiveSelf 1 episode, 2017
The Daily ShowSelf 2 episodes, 2003
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf / ... 10 episodes, 2000-2013
Access HollywoodSelf 2 episodes, 2009-2021
The Oprah Winfrey ShowSelf / ... 5 episodes, 2005-2007
TrustGail Getty 8 episodes, 2018
ConanSelf - Guest / ... 3 episodes, 2014-2018
Harry and the HendersonsChelsea 1 episode, 1991
Punk'dSelf 1 episode, 2007
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf / ... 3 episodes, 1999-2007

Hilary Swank's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
Boys Don't Cryย (1999)$3,000
The Affair of the Necklaceย (2001)$3,000,000

Hilary Swank's Quotes

  • [2005 Academy Awards acceptance speech for Best Actress in a Leading Role] I don't know what I did in this life to deserve all this. I'm just a girl from a trailer park who had a dream. I never thought this would ever happen, let alone be nominated. And a working actor, for that matter. And now, this. I thank the Academy. I'm eternally grateful for this great honor. I would also like to acknowledge my fellow nominees, Annette, Imelda, Kate, and Catalina, your work inspires me beyond words.I am going to start by thanking my husband because I'd like to think I learned from past mistakes. Chad, you're my everything. Thank you for your support. It means the world. I would never be standing here if it weren't for the -- each and every one of the brilliant people I had surrounding me, supporting me and believing in me. Tom Rosenberg, Gary Lucchesi, thank you for sending me this most marvelous script. You will never know how grateful I am. Paul Haggis, for writing this beautiful script. Our other producers extraordinaire: Albert S. Ruddy (Al Ruddy), Clint, Rob Lorenz (Robert Lorenz). Phyllis Huffman, our casting director. My trainers, Grant Roberts and Hector Roca, you pushed me further than I ever thought I could push myself up to that last pound, actually to that last ounce. I thank you. My sparring partners who were so patient. And everyone at Gleason's.Well, the ever-amazing Morgan Freeman. Tom Stern, our cinematographer, you are brilliant. Joel Cox, our editor, you're amazing. You know? I'm going to thank my mom for believing in me from the beginning. My dad, for his support. My agents, Josh Lieberman, Tony Lipp, Kelly Tiffan, John Campisi. Jason Weinberg, my manager (You can't do that. I haven't gotten to Clint yet! I saved him for the end)Karl Austen (Karl R. Austen), Jeff Bernstein, my lawyers. And then Clint. Clint Eastwood. Thank you for allowing me to go on this journey with you. Thank you for believing in me. You're my "macushla" Thank you. Warner brothers, as well. And you know what? Wait! Troy Nankin, my best friend and publicist. Thank you!
  • [Newsweek magazine] My most annoying question is "Hilary, are you ever going to play a pretty girl?".
  • [on playing Annie Sullivan] I think when you're playing a real character you have an extra responsibility to do it really right, so because of that, I do extensive research. I really try and figure out the person inside and out. I read the lines, but I read in-between the lines and try and find the qualities in that person that makes them human and I hopefully try and bring that out in what I do.
  • [Woman's World, July 19, 2005] I cut coupons, love specials and believe in buying toilet paper and toothpaste in bulk. It's just who I am.
  • [on working as an actor] I've realized that as an actor you have to just keep working really hard and studying your craft. I think I thought maybe things would be easier after the first Academy Award, that I would get better job opportunities, but then you really realize that there's not a whole lot of great quality out there, for women especially. It's not just something that women say; it's the truth. Because of that I had to be specific about not just doing something that I didn't want to do, but I also needed to pay my bills. I didn't do job after job after job. I would do a job and then still keep working on acting, whether it would be reading a play - something that's inspiring - with a bunch of actors, hearing it, studying, reading books about acting, and watching actors. I think it's an ever-evolving craft. And I think it's something that you always need to work at.

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Hilary Swank: The Unconventional Hollywood Royalty

When it comes to Hollywood, Hilary Swank reigns as the unconventional beauty, with a cup full of awards and accolades. While romantic comedies and other sweet love stories are not her forte, thereโ€™s no denying that her performances push the audience both emotionally and mentally. This article is an in-depth look into the extraordinary life and career of this talented actress.

Hilary Swankโ€™s Biography

What is Hilary Swank known for?

Born on July 30th, 1974 in Lincoln, Nebraska, Hilary Ann Swank moved to Spokane, Washington, at a very young age. She lived most of her early childhood in Spokane until they moved to Bellingham. Hilary started acting at a young age and made her first breakthrough role in the film Buffy the vampire slayer.

In the mid-90s, Hilary starred in movies such as The Next Karate Kid, Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story, Kounterfeit, among others before receiving critical acclaim for her trans man portrayal in Boys Donโ€™t Cry. She also won an Academy Award nomination for Million Dollar Baby in which she played a determined boxer fighting the tide of time.

Early Life and Education

Hilary Swankโ€™s mother was her champion and biggest motivator. At age 15, after her parents divorced, Hilary moved to Los Angeles with her mom. They had limited resources and slept in their car when they moved. Nonetheless, Hilary had a passion for acting that grew stronger with time.

Inspired by a family friend that discovered acting from outside L.A., Hilary watched videos of actors honing their craft, copied them, and videotaped her performances. Slowly, she started attracting offers in the industry, and her family was back on their feet.

When it comes to her education, Hilary attended Sehome High School in Bellingham, where she was an accomplished gymnast and a state-level swimmer. She was even awarded with Junior Olympic Trials beside ranking fifth nationally as a swimmer at the state level.


Once she moved to Los Angeles, Hilary Swank started appearing in movies and television shows quickly. The 1992 movie Buffy the Vampire Slayer marked her debut, which soon followed with a major role in Quiet Day in Hollywood alongside other small and big roles.

Not long after, Swank became a series darling, and she booked a recurring role in Beverly Hills 90210. Following her exit from the show, she bounced back with an award-winning performance as Brandon Teena in Boys Donโ€™t Cry, which opened doors for more significant roles and opened up conversations on issues like gender identity that was new to Hollywood at the time.

Thereโ€™s no turning back from there; Swank quickly became one of Hollywoodโ€™s most famous actresses in the early 200s. Her career is highlighted by exhilarating performances in film and television series such as Million Dollar Baby, Insomnia, Iron Jawed Angels, Amelia, and Conviction among others. Today, even as pacing has slowed down a notch, she continues to maintain her status in Hollywood by producing films through her production company Two S Films.


The Academy Award winner has received various accolades throughout her remarkable career, including two Gold Statues for the Best Actress Awards for Boys Donโ€™t Cry and Million Dollar Baby respectably.

She has also added a Gold Globe, Critics Choice, Screen Actors Guild and several other nominations and awards into her portfolio. Hilary Swank has won over audiences and critics alike with her outstanding portrayal of characters and her passion for acting certainly shines through in every role.

Net Worth Details

As one of Hollywoodโ€™s finest actresses, it is not surprising to see that Hilary Swank has a net worth of $70 Million as stated by wealthy gorilla. A few years ago the Independent suggested that the actress was one of Hollywoodโ€™s underdogs with an unmatchable work ethic that could give others a run for their money for more opportunities in the industry.

Swankโ€™s net worth an offset of a portion of her earnings from film, television series, brand endorsements and real estate. The actress also earns money as a film producer (an occupation where her accomplishments have gone widely underappreciated.

Brand Endorsements

In 2006, Guerlain made headlines when it announced that celebrity actress Hilary Swank would front their upcoming perfume, Insolence. An industry insider reported asking, โ€œwhat was interesting about the collaboration was the decision by Guerlain to use a relatively edgy, unconventional beauty like Swank will in turn lead to a shifting preference among the growing female population demographic, influenced by celebrities.โ€

Real Estate

Hilary Swank has recently been in the news for her constant purchases of lavishing properties. Her first major home purchase was a three-bedroom apartment in New York City. She moved onto bigger estates with the purchase of a five-acre ranch just West of Pacific Palisades. Other purchases include an ocean-side mansion in Youlala County and an extraordinary new apartment complex in Paraiso District in Miami amongst recent ones. Safe to say that success has not only shown in Hilary Swankโ€™s career but manifested in financial increments that many can only dream of.


In the end, Hilaryโ€™s story reminds us that no matter how challenging life gets, thereโ€™s always hope. Her story portrays hard work and determination, despite insurmountable odds. Leading lady to never shy from reigniting her fire even in the midst of challenges. Today Hilary Swank continues to make waves in Hollywood, and we canโ€™t wait for whatโ€™s next on her journey from here on forward!

Interesting Facts about Hilary Swank

  1. Named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2000, 2004 and 2005.
  2. Swank won the lead role of Brandon Teena in Boys Don't Cry (1999) after hundreds of other actresses had been considered and rejected over the course of three years. She told director Kimberly Peirce that, like her character, she was also 21 and hailed from Lincoln, Nebraska. But she was fibbing (except about being from Lincoln, Nebraska, where she was, in fact, born); when Peirce later confronted her with the lies, Swank winningly responded: "But that's what Brandon would do." Later, she cut off all of her hair and lived as a boy for a month to prepare herself for the role.
  3. Acting professionally since she was age 16, Swank was discovered as a child actor by producer Suzy Sachs.
  4. Has a parrot and a cat named Tallinn.
  5. Competed in the Junior Olympics and Washington state championships in swimming; ranked fifth in the state in all-around gymnastics.
  6. Ex-sister-in-law of Rob Lowe and makeup artist Sheryl Berkoff, Swank met Chad Lowe in 1997 on the set of Quiet Days in Hollywood (1997), and the two wed five months later. In June 2002, they moved into a 4-story brownstone home in Greenwich Village (New York City) purchased for $4 million. In January 2006, it was announced that Swank and Chad Lowe were separating after eight years of marriage.
  7. Mother Judy Swank moved with her to Los Angeles at age 16, where, impoverished for a while, they lived out of their car.
  8. Earned $75 a day for the drama movie Boys Don't Cry (1999).
  9. Auditioned for the role of Lucy Hatcher on the television series The Practice (1997), which went to Marla Sokoloff.
  10. Her maternal grandmother, Frances Martha Dominguez, was born in California, to a family of Mexican ancestry (with Spanish and Native American roots). Her other ancestry is English and German, with smaller amounts of Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), Swiss-German, Dutch, Scottish and Welsh. Her patrilineal line traces back to Balthasar Swank, who was born in Wuerttemberg, Germany, c. 1716. Her paternal grandmother was born in England.
  11. Hilary's 20th birthday party was a 1974 themed party and was held in Hollywood at The Crush Bar.
  12. Although she was naturally athletic from high school, she totally changed physically to play Maggie in Million Dollar Baby (2004). She gained nearly 20 pounds, becoming so buff that her former clothes are still too small for her.
  13. Attended Santa Monica College.
  14. Is the first woman to receive an Academy Award in a role as a boxer.
  15. Is the third youngest actress to receive two Best Actress Academy Awards. Luise Rainer and Jodie Foster were the first and second, respectively.
  16. (January 15, 2005) Fined NZ$200 (AUD$190) for bringing undeclared fruit into New Zealand. She was found with an apple and orange at New Zealand's Auckland International Airport. She has since contested the fine.
  17. Both of her Oscar-winning roles required huge physical changes.
  18. Has two dogs: Karoo, a Corgi/Jack Russell mix, and Lucky, a German Shepherd/Labarador Retriever mix.
  19. Announced that she and her husband Chad Lowe are separating after 8 years of marriage. [January 2006]
  20. Her performance as Brandon Teena in Boys Don't Cry (1999) is ranked #83 on Premiere magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).

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