Swank garnered critical acclaim for her portrayal of Brandon Teena in the 1999 biographical film Boys Don't Cry, which earned her the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama.
She starred in Clint Eastwood's 2004 sports drama film Million Dollar Baby as struggling-waitress-turned-boxer Maggie Fitzgerald, which won her a second Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.
Many critics hailed her work as the best female performance of 1999 and her work ultimately won her the Golden Globe Award and Academy Award for Best Actress.
Swank again won the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for playing a female boxer in Clint Eastwood's 2004 film Million Dollar Baby, a role for which she underwent extensive training in the ring and weight room gaining 19 pounds of muscle, aided by professional trainer Grant L. Swank next starred in the horror film The Reaping (2007), as a debunker of religious phenomena.
The athlete was spotted in other social media photos wearing the exact same outfit.
When she was 15, her parents separated, and her mother, supportive of her daughter's desire to act, moved with her to Los Angeles, where they lived out of their car until Swank's mother saved enough money to rent an apartment. I didn't even feel like the teachers wanted me there.
It was just over two months ago Hilary Swank announced she was engaged to her former pro tennis player beau Ruben Torres. The actress took to Instagram to make the wedding news public with this sweet snap (above) with her new fiancé AND an impressive ring!
He popped the question after a year of dating while the two were on a romantic hike together in Palm Springs. The 41-year-old beauty was spotted over the weekend without her ring at the 2016 French Open. She captioned the precious pic: star couldn't help but acknowledge his folks during his acceptance speech, so we're not too surprised he took them out for a night on the town.
In 1994, she also starred in the drama Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story as the abused step-daughter who was protected by Donna (Jaclyn Smith)1996 she starred In a family drama Terror In The House As A troubled teenager.
In September 1997, Swank played single mother Carly Reynolds in Beverly Hills, 90210 and was initially promised it would be a two-year role, but saw her character written out after 16 episodes in January 1998.