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HILARY SWANK (Madeleine Linscott) is the third youngest woman in history to win two Academy Awards® for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. In addition to the Oscar® for her performance as Brandon Teena in Boys Don't Cry, 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 associations. She also won the Breakthrough Performance prize from the National Board of Review.

Swank then appeared in supporting roles opposite Cate Blanchett and Keanu Reeves in Sam Raimi's The Gift and opposite Al Pacino and Robin Williams in Christopher Nolan's Insomnia. Swank next starred as Alice Paul in HBO's Iron Jawed Angels, which tells the story of the women's suffragette movement. She was honored with both SAG and Golden Globe nominations for her performance in this film. Swank was most recently seen starring opposite Clint Eastwood and Morgan Freeman as the title character in Eastwood's Million Dollar Baby: the story of a young woman's quest to realize her dream of becoming a professional boxer. For this performance, she was honored with her second Academy Award® for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role and garnered Best Actress prizes from the National Society of Film Critics, the Screen Actors Guild and the Broadcast Film Critics, as well as a Golden Globe for Best Lead Actress in a Drama.

She will next be seen starring in The Reaping, for Warner Bros. Swank recently wrapped production on Freedom Writers, the true story of Long Beach schoolteacher Erin Gruwell.

This fall, she will reunite with her Freedom Writers writer/director, Richard LaGravenese, to star in the film adaptation of Cecelia Ahern's novel "PS, I Love You.”

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