An actress who was doing mostly minor things, such as starring in a short-lived sitcom with Jerry O'Connell, and playing one of the snobby friends in Buffy The Vampire Slayer (the movie).

Recently played the role of Brandon Teena in the independent movie Boys Don't Cry, where she had an incredible performance. She's since won the Golden Globe for Best Actress, was nominated for that award in the Screen Actor's Guild Awards, and won the award at the Chicao Film Critics Awards. She's also nominated for the Academy Award for best actress, and most people are expecting her to win it.

It is reported that it took her 8 weeks after filming the movie to get out of the role of Brandon and find her feminine side again.

Hilary Swank, in addition to being an Oscar-award-winning actress, attended Sehome High School in Bellingham, WA between 1990 and 1993. While there, she was active in the drama department -- such as it was -- and took part in the occasional bit of cheerleading. She was described by her former classmates as being ill-tempered and snotty, but who isn't in highschool?

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