Hilary Swank is an American actress and film producer who began her career in 1991. Although she began her career in television, she is now predominantly known for her films. The actress has won numerous awards for her performances. Due to her career success, Hilary Swank’s net worth is now estimated at $60 million, and here is how she accrued her wealth.
Swank’s Early Life
Hilary Swank was born in Nebraska on July 30, 1974. Her family spent some time living in Spokane, Washington, then settled in Bellingham, also in Washington. Swank was talented in many sports, especially swimming and gymnastics. As a young swimmer, she competed in the Washington state championships and the Junior Olympics. Swank also competed in the state championships as a gymnast, ranking fifth in all-around gymnastics. The actress first began performing as a child, and her earliest stage appearance was in ‘The Jungle Book’ when she was nine. Her mother was supportive of Swank’s dreams of becoming an actress. When Swank’s parents divorced when she was 15, her mother moved with her to Los Angeles so that she would have more opportunities in the entertainment industry. At first, they lived in a car until Swank’s mother had enough money to rent an apartment.
Hilary Swank’s Career Up to 2000
Swank’s career began in 1991 when she made appearances in television series such as ‘Evening Shade’ and ‘Growing Pains.’ The actress became well known after landing the main role in Camp Wilder, in which she appeared between 1992 and 1993. Her television career continued throughout the 1990s. During that time, the actress was in four television films and played main roles in ‘Leaving L.A.’ and ‘Beverly Hills, 90210.’ Hilary Swank also began her film career during the 1990s. She made her film debut with a small role in the 1992 film ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer.’ However, it was her role in the 1994 film ‘The Next Karate Kid’ that allowed Swank to become known to a wider audience. In 1996, Swank had roles in the films ‘Sometimes They Come Back… Again’ and ‘Kounterfeit.’ A year later, she played Lolita in ‘Quiet Days in Hollywood,’ then Sylvia Orsini in the 1998 movie ‘Heartwood.’ Next, she played trans man Brandon Teena in the 1999 film ‘Boys Don’t Cry.’ For her performance in this film, Swank won 23 awards, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. A year later, Swank had roles in the films ‘The Gift’ and ‘The Audition.’
Swank’s Film and Television Career from 2001 Onwards
In the early 2000s, Swank’s films included ‘The Affair of the Necklace,’ ‘Insomnia,’ ’11:14,’ ‘The Core,’ and ‘Red Dust.’ However, her best-known film from around this time is ‘Million Dollar Baby’, which also starred Clint Eastwood. Swank played a boxer in the film and underwent extensive training for the role. Her performance earned her an Academy Award and a Golden Globe. Over the next three years, Hilary Swank’s films included ‘The Black Dahlia,’ ‘The Reaping,’ ‘Freedom Writers,’ ‘P.S. I Love You,’ and ‘Birds of America.’ In 2009, Swank established the production company 2S Films with Molly Smith. The first film they produced was ‘Amelia,’ which was a biopic about pioneering aviator Earhart, and Swank played the titular role. Her next film in which she starred and executive produced was the 2010 movie ‘Conviction.’ The following year, Swank had roles in ‘The Resident’ and ‘New Year’s Eve.’ Swank then had a three-year break from appearing in film before playing Mary Bee Cuddy in ‘The Homesman.’ During this time, Swank took on a different project in 2012, when she recorded an audiobook. It was Caroline Knapp’s ‘Pack of Two: The Intricate Bond Between People and Dogs.
Another film in which Swank appeared in 2014 was ‘You’re Not You,’ and she received critical acclaim for her performance. In this film, Swank played the role of a woman whose life falls apart after she is diagnosed with a degenerative disease. Swank was also a producer of this film. A year later, Swank appeared as herself in the documentary film ‘Lauda: The Untold Story.’ Swank then provided the voice of The Queen in the 2016 animated film ‘The Spark.’ In 2017, the actress had roles in both ‘Logan Lucky’ and ’55 Steps.’ Hilary Swank played Bridget Ertz in the 2018 movie ‘What They Had,’ which was a film she also executive produced. In 2019, she had a small role in ‘I Am Mother.’ Most recently, Swank had roles in two films in 2020. The first was ‘The Hunt,’ in which the actress played Athena Stone. Her second film in that year was ‘Fatale,’ in which she played Detective Valerie Quinlan. Swank has also continued to appear on television to a lesser extent, including two television films. In 2018, Swank played the main role in ‘Trust.’ The following year, the actress provided the voice of Joey Pogo in five episodes of BoJack Horseman. Most recently, she played the main role of Emma Green in the Netflix science fiction drama series ‘Away’ in 2020.
Hilary Swank’s Net Worth
According to The Things, Hilary Swank’s net worth is $60 million. The actress has predominantly made her money from films, although she has also made money from her television work. A contract with Guerlain to become the face of their fragrance, Insolence, also earned Swank Money.
Her Personal Life and Relationships
Although Hilary Swank has no children, she has been married twice. Her first husband was actor Chad Lowe, who she married in 1997, but they then divorced in 2007. Swank then dated her agent, John Campsie, for five years. Her next relationship was with Ruben Torres, a financial advisor and former professional tennis player. They began dating in 2015, then became engaged in 2016. However, later in 2016, they ended their engagement. Hilary Swank started dating entrepreneur Philip Schneider in 2016, and they married in 2018.