Hilary Swank, Best Actress 1999: MovieMonday.com

BOYS DON'T CRY (R - brutal rape scene, drugs & language)

Hilary Swank won her Best Actress Oscar for her powerful portrayal of Teena Brandon, a "transgendered youth" who lives her life in her preferred male identity as Brandon Teena when her family moves to a new town. When her real identity is discovered, disaster descends upon her, ripping her life apart.


Hilary Swank (1974 - )

Hilary Swank was born on July 30, 1974, in Lincoln, Nebraska. Hilary's acting career started early at the age of nine years old, when she did her first play, portraying "Mowgli" in "The Jungle Book." Hilary Swank continued to be in school productions and community theater. In 1990, at the age of 16, Hilary Swank and her mother moved to Pasadena, California, where she started her professional career. Hilary Swank's big break in the film business was her movie, "The Next Karate Kid."

Her other film credits include:

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER
THE NEXT KARATE KID
SOMETIMES THEY COME BACK AGAIN
KOUNTERFEIT
QUIET DAYS IN HOLLYWOOD
HEARTWOOD
THE AUDITION
THE GIFT
THE AFFAIR OF THE NECKLACE
THE CHAMBERMAID
INSOMNIA
THE SPACE BETWEEN
THE CORE

Hilary Swank's Television credits inlcude:

"Growing Pains" (Episodes: # 7.8 & # 7.17)
CAMP WILDER (series)
BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 (series)
LEAVING L.A. (series)

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