A spokesman for Oscar winner Hilary Swank confirmed to NBC News that the actress is expecting twins with husband Philip Schneider.
In their fourth year of marriage, Swank, 48, and Schneider, 32, have no plans to separate. They tied the knot in a low-key ceremony in Carmel, California. She gushed to Vogue about how it felt like a “dream come true” for her. They went on a blind date in 2016, and around a year and a half later they got engaged.
The actor previously wed Chad Lowe in 1997, but they split up in 2007.
Swank Currently Portrays Eileen Fitzgerald in The Tv Drama Series “Alaska Daily”
She takes on the role of a reporter who decides to start over in Anchorage, Alaska after being unhappy in New York City.
The “Million Dollar Baby” star had to take time away from acting in 2015 so she could help care for her father, retired Sgt. Stephen Michael Swank, who had recently undergone a lung transplant. (She mentioned that her dad had died in October 2021 in January of this year.)
I’ve worked on some stunning projects, but right now, nothing matters more to me than being at my father’s side as he undergoes treatment for cancer. In March of 2018, she claimed on an episode of “The Late Show” that “you can’t get this time back.”
Who Is Hilary Ann Swank?
Actress and film producer Hilary Ann Swank was born in the United States on July 30, 1974. In 1992, she initially came to public attention for her appearance on the TV series Camp Wilder, and in the film Buffy the Vampire Slayer, she made her debut (1992).
Success followed with roles as Julie Pierce in The Next Karate Kid (1994), the fourth film in the Karate Kid franchise, and Carly Reynolds on the eighth season of Beverly Hills, 90210. (1997–1998).
Swank gained widespread acclaim for her portrayals of transgender characters, including Brandon Teena in Kimberly Peirce’s Boys Don’t Cry (1999) and Maggie Fitzgerald in Clint Eastwood’s Million Dollar Baby (1989). (2004).
She received multiple awards for both of her performances, including two Oscars, two Golden Globes, two Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Time magazine recognized her as one of the year’s 100 most important individuals.
On July 30, 1974, in Lincoln, Nebraska, Swank entered the world. Both her mother Judy Kay (née Clough) and father Stephen Michael Swank (who was a Chief Master Sergeant in the Oregon Air National Guard and afterward a traveling salesman) had careers outside the home. Somewhere in between [not citeable] and Swank has a large family tree that has deep roots in the Iowa county of Ringgold.
Frances Martha Clough (née Dominguez), her maternal grandmother, was a California native of Mexican (Spanish and Native American) ancestry.
Swank’s paternal grandmother was English, and she also had lineage from the Dutch, the Germans, the Scots, the Swiss, and the Welsh. The Germanic given name Schwank is where the surname Swank got its start.
As a child, Swank and his family lived in Spokane, Washington, before relocating to Bellingham, Washington, to be closer to Swank’s father’s workplace and to Lake Samish.
Until she turned 16, she lived in Bellingham, where she received her education at Happy Valley Elementary, Fairhaven Middle, and Sehome High.
Swank made her acting debut as a supporting character in the 1992 comedic horror picture Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She then played alongside her future husband, Chad Lowe, in the direct-to-video movie Quiet Days in Hollywood.
Her breakout performance as Julie Pierce came in the fourth Karate Kid film, The Next Karate Kid (1994). Her background in gymnastics was put to use, and she was cast opposite Pat Morita.
She played Donna Yaklich’s abused stepdaughter in the 1994 drama Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story (Jaclyn Smith). She co-starred with British actor Bruce Payne in 1995’s Kounterfeit.
Thanks to her dismissal from Beverly Hills, 90210, she was able to try out for the part of Brandon Teena in Boys Don’t Cry. Swank spent a month dressing and acting like a male and lost a total of seven percent of her body fat to play the part.
She made a total of $3,000 for her labor on the film, which comes to $75 each day. With her meager salary, she did not even meet the minimum requirement for health insurance.
Upon its initial release, her performance received widespread critical acclaim, with Premiere magazine even including it on their list of the “100 Greatest Performances of All Time.” As James Berardinelli noted at the time, Swank “gives the performance of her career.”
Hilary Swank is now the proud owner of her own production firm, 2S Films. It was her and producer Molly Smith that created the company.
Swank has gained traction on several different social networking sites. Actually, she’s one of the most famous Hollywood actresses and a Golden Globe winner.
She has a dual career as an actor and a producer. There’s now a star for Hilary on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, too. Actor Quiet Days in Hollywood is worth an estimated $60 million.