Hilary Duff has been famous for most of her life but, unlike some of her contemporaries (ahem, Lindsay Lohan), the fame has never gone directly to her head. She’s always been level headed and mature beyond her years, which is why she hasn’t been involved in any major scandals that could derail her career. She’s going to be celebrating her 29th birthday soon, so we have 9 things here that you probably didn’t know about the former tween star:
She was born on September 28, 1987 in Houston, Texas, to Robert, a partner in a chain of convenience stores in Texas and San Antonio, and Susan, a homemaker. She has one older sister, Haylie, who is also an actress and a singer. Both she and her sister were enrolled in acting, singing, and ballet classes when they were young before they began auditioning for local theatre productions. When she was six, she and Haylie were cast in The Nutcracker Suite in San Antonio. In 1993, Hilary and her sister moved to California with their mother in search of stardom.