Hilary Erhard Duff was born on September 28th, 1987 in Houston Texas. åÊShe is primarily of German descent with a large portion of her great great grandparents hailing from the European country. åÊHer father, Bob Duff, owns a chain of convenience stores in Houston. åÊHilary was primarily home-schooled perhaps in part to her early success as a ballet dancer touring with the Cechetti Ballet company. åÊIt was during her stints touring with Cechetti that she decided to become an actress and started attending auditions. åÊDuff is a huge Janis Joplin fan and good friends with Frankie Muniz whom she met on the set ofåÊAgent Cody Banks. åÊ
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Duff’s first acting success came when she landed a large part in the movieåÊThe Soul Collector in 1999, but it wasn’t until she was cast in the Disney producedåÊLizzy McGuire as the title character that she became a mega star known internationally. åÊBuilding on the success of the TV Show,åÊThe Lizzy McGuire MovieåÊhit theaters in 2003 and grossed $42 million domestically. åÊThat same year Hilary appeared inåÊAgent Cody Banks,åÊwhich was also a commercial success. åÊGroomed within the Disney mega-star machine, Duff also was a world renowned platinum selling pop star. åÊHer first album, Metamorphosis (2003), landed in the #2 spot on the Billboard 200 selling 203,000 copies its first week and went on to be certified triple-platinum. åÊCombined success in multi-genres had Rolling Stones calling her “Teenager of the Year” in 2003. åÊIt only took 2 weeks for the her debut album to hit the #1 spot on the Billboard charts. åÊNot content with being just an actor and a singer, in 2010 Duff released a novel aimed at the young adult demographic. åÊThe novel titled,åÊElixir,åÊreached the New York Times best seller list. åÊThe book was followed by the sequelsåÊDevoted,åÊandåÊTrue.
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At approximately $25 million there is not a lot that Duff can not buy if she wanted, however she probably gets the Barbie Doll Mattel made in her likeness for free. åÊHer first clothing line Stuff by Hilary DuffåÊåÊwas launched at the peak of her success in 2004. åÊThe line featured not only clothes but entire gamut of designed goods including furniture, fragrances, and jewelry and was targeted toward theåÊLizzy McGuireåÊtween and pre-teen audience. åÊThe line brought in about $5 million dollars in its inaugural year, but has since been discontinued. åÊIn that same year, 2004, Duff landed in a spot near the bottom at #46 on Rolling Stone’s 50 Richest Rockers – not too shabby for a list that featured the likes of The Rolling Stones and U2. åÊFor her Pop Star singing efforts Duff brought home the bacon to the tune of about $17.1 million that year. åÊDuff also landed on the Richest Young Stars Under 25 Forbes list in 2005. åÊIn ’07 Forbes pegged her earnings for the year at a cool $12 million. åÊWith that wealth Duff purchased an extremely elegant Mediterranean-styled home in Toluca Lake. åÊIt was bought in 2004 for $3.5 million and recently listed for $7 million. åÊAt a gigantic 9,500 square feet, the home features 6.5 bathrooms and 6 bedrooms. åÊIt has a separate boat storage and is said to be extremely well designed – especially the interior with features such as antique french doors, paneled walls and doors, a wine cellar, and a covered pergola. åÊAll-in-all the house has an ancient grand, yet intimate and gracious feel. åÊIt is on 6 private acres and in good company with neighbors such as Miley Cyrus (also of Disney fame), Jennifer Love Hewitt, Bob Hope, and the incomparable Denzel Washington.Recently Duff purchased a more traditional colonial-style home that is somewhat smaller in the Summit neighborhood of Los Angeles. åÊIt is 5,260 square feet and features an outdoor fireplace, fountain, 3 car garage and 4 en-suite bedrooms with one master bedroom that includes separate his and her bathrooms. åÊAbout town Duff has been spotted driving a Range Rover and a Mercedes-Benz G500.