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HILARY SWANK (Bridget, Executive Producer) is the epitome of what it means to be a consummate professional as an actress and producer, with a career spanning more than 20 years as one of Hollywood's most dynamic and nuanced voices. She has worked with such leading filmmakers as Clint Eastwood, Christopher Nolan, Mira Nair, Richard LaGravenese, Garry Marshall, Phillip Noyce, Brian De Palma and Sam Raimi. Swank's most recent films include You're Not You, which she starred in as well as produced through her 2S Films banner, and The Homesman, in which she co-starred opposite Tommy Lee Jones. Next, Swank will be seen in the science-fiction thriller I Am Mother, directed by Grant Sputore.

This year Swank starred in FX's new limited series "Trust," alongside Donald Sutherland. She plays Gail Getty, the mother of the kidnapped heir to the Getty oil fortune. Swank also appeared in Steven Soderbergh's Logan Lucky, alongside Riley Keough, Adam Driver and Channing Tatum. Her other recent work includes Bille August's 55 Steps, opposite Helena Bonham Carter; Spark: A Space Tail, an animated film also featuring the voice acting of Susan Sarandon and Jessica Biel; Conviction, for which Swank received a SAG Award nomination; Mira Nair's Amelia, the story of the legendary aviatrix; and Freedom Writers, directed by LaGravenese.

Swank's breakout role as Brandon Teena in the 1999 drama Boys Don't Cry earned her an Oscar for Best Actress. Her much-lauded performance was also honored with Golden Globe and Critics' Choice awards and the top honors of critics' associations in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, as well as the National Society of Film Critics. Additionally, the National Board of Review recognized Swank's work with the Breakthrough Performance of the Year Award.

In 2005 Swank won her second Academy Award for her starring role in Clint Eastwood's Best Picture winner Million Dollar Baby. She also won her second Golden Globe, a SAG Award and the National Society of Film Critics and Critics' Choice awards for Best Actress. That same year she earned Golden Globe and SAG nominations for her role in HBO's "Iron Jawed Angels."

Swank's other film credits include LaGravenese's P.S. I Love You, De Palma's The Black Dahlia, Charles Shyer's The Affair of the Necklace, Sam Raimi's The Gift, Stephen Hopkins' The Reaping, Christopher Nolan's Insomnia and Marshall's New Year's Eve. She also produced the romantic comedy Something Borrowed, the first film produced under the banner of her production company, 2S Films, which she formed in partnership with Molly Mickler Smith.

Long committed to animal welfare and rescue, Swank participated in the 2009 IAMS Home for the Holidays campaign dedicated to placing homeless pets. During the campaign more than 1.4 million animals found forever homes. She's also been involved with Best Friends Animal Society for more than a decade and is an ambassador for this organization, which works tirelessly on behalf of animals through adoption, spay/neuter programs and education programs for "pet parents." On two Thanksgivings Swank executive produced and co-hosted "Fox's Cause for Paws: An All-Star Dog Spectacular," a groundbreaking primetime special aimed at dog rescue. During the event, more than 60 dogs were rescued and tens of thousands of dollars raised to help grassroots charities.

Swank continues her dedication and commitment to animal welfare through the launch of her charity, the Hilaroo Foundation. It helps youth and animals heal one another through rescue, rehabilitation and responsibility training.

Swank added clothing designer to her resume with her clothing line, Mission Statement. In a world where women are often objectified and trivialized, Swank focused on creating clothes that merge high performance and high fashion to allow the wearer to find the perfect balance of movement while they are working, resting or playing.

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