HILARY SWANK (Ellie Burr) won the 1999 Academy Award for
Best Actress for her performance as Brandon Teena in Boys Don't Cry. In
addition to the Oscar, Swank won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a
Drama and Best Actress prizes from the New York Film Critics, the Los Angeles
Film Critics, the Chicago Film Critics and the Broadcast Film Critics.
A native of Bellingham, Washington, Swank made her feature
film debut in Buffy, The Vampire Slayer uttering the immortal line,
"That's so five minutes ago." Swank then starred as the title
character in The Next Karate Kid. In Sam Raimi's acclaimed thriller, The
Gift, Swank played a pivotal role opposite Cate Blanchett and Keanu Reeves.
Swank most recently starred in the Academy Award-nominated romantic drama Affair
of the Necklace.
Swank currently lives in New York and recently completed
production on The Core, in which she stars opposite Aaron Eckhart.
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