Hilary is the first woman to win an Oscar for the role of a boxer and one of the few who has won two Academy Awards at such a young age. She plays only those roles, which cause her great interest, the images she creates almost never repeat. The audience learned about her through such films as Boys Don’t Cry (1999), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Black Dahlia (2006) and more.
Date of Birth: July 30, 1974
Zodiac Sign: Leo
In her childhood, she did not dream about film industry, but rather a sports life path. Her passion was swimming and gymnastics and she achieved significant success in those fields. Everything had changed when Hilary was involved in the school theater and performed for the first time on the stage.
Boys Don’t Cry star along with her mother moved to Los Angeles in 1990, where she entered the South Pasadena High School. Her first TV debut was Buffy the Vampire Slayer, where he appeared as a Kimberly Hannah in 1992. Two years later, she played in The Next Karate Kid but the picture was not critically acclaimed.
The real breakthrough in career took place after two Oscar nominations for the best lead actress that ended up winning. She received the first statuette for Boys Don’t Cry, where she played the Brandon Teena, an American trans man who tragically falls victim to a brutal hate crime. The second statuette came after no less dramatic Million Dollar Baby, where she played the role of a boxer, for which she also received the Golden Globe.
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Chad Lowe (ex-husband)
Duration of marriage: September 28, 1997 – November 2007 (10 years)
Date of Birth: January 15, 1968
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
He is a remarkable actor, director and film producer of English, Irish, Welsh, and Scottish origin, who gained recognition in the mid-eighties. Chad along with his older brother Rob Lowe became the teenage idols after Oxford Blues (1984) comedy-drama sports film, where two of them played the lead roles.
Chad was nominated for an Emmy Award for the character of Michael Wells in an episode of the CBS Schoolbreak Special (1988). His next breakthrough was the television role of Jesse McKenna, a patient with AIDS, in the ABC series Life Goes On (1991-1993) for which he received the Emmy and Quality TV Award in 1993. He also appeared as a guest on other TV series, including ABC Afterschool Specials (1996), Melrose Place (1996-1997), Now and Again (1999-2000) and more. He won the jury award of the Sarasota Film Festival award for the directorial debut of Beautiful Ohio (2006).
He met Million Dollar Baby (2004) star while filming Quiet Days in Hollywood (1997), where they starred together. The reason for the divorce, according to rumors, was the spouse’s interest in drugs. Now Lowe is married to Kim Painter, a film producer and together they had three daughters.
John Campisi (ex-boyfriend)
Duration of Relations: 2007-2012 (5 years)
John was Hilary’s personal agent, so they were acquainted during work and soon they realized an instant connection and sympathy. John is not a public person, so little is known about him. The couple split after 4 years of relations. Now John lives in Los Angeles and works at Creative Artists Agency.
Ruben Torres (ex-fiance)
Duration of Relations: May 2015 – June 2016 (got engaged in March 2016)
He is a financial adviser with UBS and former professional tennis player. He is a tennis coach at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California. He went to the University of Southern California.
He had presented the Million Dollar Baby star with a diamond and emerald ring. Unfortunately, Hilary Swank has called off her two-month engagement and they go their separate ways.
Laurent Fleury (ex-boyfriend)
Duration of Relations: 2012-2015 (3 years)
Date of Birth: September 13, 1973
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Laurent is a French real estate broker, who predominantly resides in Paris. He is an avid surfer and water skier. He has two children, a son, and a daughter. Laurent studied business law at Université Montesquieu Bordeaux IV and is an associate partner at Regenium Capital in Paris.
Philip Schneider (husband)
Duration of marriage: August 18, 2018 – present
Philip is a social venture entrepreneur. He has also worked in the film industry as a property master for films like Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) and Marley & Me (2008). He met Swank on a blind date, they recently got married in a secret wedding.