Hilary Swank

Hilary Swank

Highest Rated: 92% Insomnia (2002)

Lowest Rated: 7% The Next Karate Kid (1994)

Birthday: Jul 30, 1974

Birthplace: Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Actress Hilary Swank had her major breakthrough when she earned the Academy Award for her gripping performance in the indie darling "Boys Don't Cry" (1999). Swank followed this with quality turns in Sam Raimi's supernatural thriller "The Gift" (2000), the period romantic drama "The Affair of the Necklace" (2001) and Christopher Nolan's excellent crime thriller "Insomnia" (2002). She went on to find her star-making niche playing steely women who succeeded against the odds, best exemplified by her performance as a female boxer who meets a tragic end in Clint Eastwood's moody drama "Million Dollar Baby" (2004), a role that earned her a second Oscar. From there, she etched powerful performances as real-life women such as American suffragist Alice Paul in "Iron Jawed Angels" (HBO, 2004), unorthodox teacher Erin Gruwell in "Freedom Writers" (2007) and groundbreaking aviatrix Amelia Earhart in "Amelia" (2009). Swank proved herself one of Hollywood's more versatile actresses, one who drew upon her working-class roots to deliver one informed performance after another. She continued working steadily, starring in Tony Goldwyn's legal drama "Conviction" (2010) and British thriller "The Resident" (2011) and appearing in Garry Marshall's ensemble romantic comedy "New Year's Eve" (2011). After co-starring opposite writer- director Tommy Lee Jones in period western "The Homesman" (2014), Swank moved into producing with the drama "You're Not You" (2014) and returned to television opposite Brenda Blethyn in Richard Curtis' biographical drama "Mary and Martha" (BBC 2013). After her first voice role in 3D fantasy "Spark" (2016), Swank co-starred in Steven Soderbergh's comedy "Logan Lucky" (2017) and indie dramas "55 Steps" (2017) and "What They Had" (2018). Swank's first TV series since "Beverly Hills 90201," "Trust" (FX 2018) was a limited series about the 1973 kidnapping of John Paul Getty.

Highest rated movies

Logan Lucky
Insomnia I Am Mother
Million Dollar Baby
Boys Don't Cry What They Had
The Homesman




45% 88% Fatale Detective Valerie Quinlan (Character),
$6.3M 2020
57% 66% The Hunt Athena (Character) $5.3M 2020
91% 75% I Am Mother Woman (Character) - 2019
87% 82% What They Had Bridget (Character),
Executive Producer
$254.4K 2018
50% 83% 55 Steps Colette Hughes (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2017
92% 76% Logan Lucky Special Agent Sarah Grayson (Character) $27.8M 2017
13% 33% Spark: A Space Tail The Queen (Voice) $190.5K 2016
48% 70% You're Not You Kate (Character),
- 2014
80% 53% The Homesman Mary Bee Cuddy (Character) $2.4M 2014
56% 64% Mary and Martha Mary (Character) - 2013
7% 45% New Year's Eve Claire Morgan (Character) $54.5M 2011
15% 48% Something Borrowed Producer $39.0M 2011
34% 27% The Resident Dr. Juliet Dermer (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2011
68% 70% Conviction Betty Anne Waters (Character),
Executive Producer
$6.8M 2010
20% 31% Amelia Amelia Earhart (Character),
Executive Producer
$14.2M 2009
No Score Yet 44% Birds of America Laura (Character) - 2008
25% 80% P.S. I Love You Holly Kennedy (Character) $53.7M 2007
8% 49% The Reaping Katherine (Character) $25.1M 2007
70% 87% Freedom Writers Erin Gruwell (Character),
Executive Producer
$36.6M 2007
No Score Yet 28% Beautiful Ohio Producer - 2006
32% 27% The Black Dahlia Madeleine Sprague (Character) $22.5M 2006
No Score Yet 57% On Native Soil Narrator - 2006
56% 89% Iron Jawed Angels Alice Paul (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 72% Red Dust Sarah Barcant (Character) - 2004
90% 90% Million Dollar Baby Maggie Fitzgerald (Character) $100.4M 2004
92% 75% 11:14 Buzzy (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2003
40% 33% The Core Major Rebecca "Beck" Childs (Character) $31.1M 2003
92% 77% Insomnia Ellie Burr (Character) $67.3M 2002
15% 42% The Affair of the Necklace Comtesse Jeanne de la Motte-Valois (Character) $430.3K 2001
57% 55% The Gift Valerie Barksdale (Character) $12.0M 2000
89% 87% Boys Don't Cry Teena Brandon/Brandon Teena (Character) $11.5M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Heartwood Sylvia Orsini (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 18% Quiet Days in Hollywood Lolita (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 40% Kounterfeit Colleen (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 35% Dying to Belong Lisa Connors (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sleepwalker Lauren Schall (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 20% From the Files of Unsolved Mysteries: The Sleepwalker Killing Lauren Schall (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 35% Sometimes They Come Back... Again Michelle Porter (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 46% Terror in the Family Deena Marten (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 59% Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story Patty Yaklich (Character) - 1994
7% 24% The Next Karate Kid Julie Pierce (Character) $8.7M 1994
36% 43% Buffy the Vampire Slayer Kimberly Hannah (Character) $14.1M 1992


No Score Yet No Score Yet Alaska Eileen Fitzgerald (Character),
Executive Producer
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2018 2020
58% 60% Away Emma Green (Character),
Executive Producer
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
No Score Yet 90% Explained Narrator 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2009 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet GMA Day Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2018
78% 79% Trust Gail Getty (Character) 2018
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2014 2018
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen Guest 2017
41% 61% Chelsea Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2009-2011 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2014
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2011
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2009
31% No Score Yet The Jay Leno Show Guest 2009
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Host 2005
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2003
No Score Yet 94% Beverly Hills, 90210 Carly Reynolds (Character) 1997-1998
29% No Score Yet Camp Wilder Danielle (Character) 1992-1993
No Score Yet 0% Growing Pains Unknown (Guest Star) 1992