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Duff at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
|Born||Haylie Katherine Duff
February 19, 1985
Houston, Texas, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Occupation||Actress, author, singer, songwriter, film producer, record producer, blogger|
|Partner(s)||Matt Rosenberg (2013-present; engaged)|
|Relatives||Hilary Duff (sister)
Mike Comrie (brother-in-law)
Haylie Katherine Duff (born February 19, 1985) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, producer and food blogger. She is the older sister of actress and singer-songwriter Hilary Duff. She is best known on her role as Sandy Jameson in the television series 7th Heaven (2005–07), as Summer Wheatley in Napoleon Dynamite (2004), and as Annie Nelson in the made-for-television films Love Takes Wing and its sequel Love Finds a Home (2009).
Duff was born in Houston, Texas. She is two and a half years older than her sister, Hilary. Duff's mother, Susan Colleen (née Cobb) is a homemaker and film producer (co-executive producer of A Cinderella Story (2004) and producer of The Perfect Man (2005) and Material Girls (2006), as well as the manager of her sister Hilary). Her father, Robert Erhard "Bob" Duff, is a partner and owner in a chain of convenience stores with his father John B. Duff and who resides at the family home in Houston to maintain the family's business. She began her acting career as an offshoot of her early dance training. Growing up in Texas, Duff began ballet at an early age. By the age of eight, Duff landed a role in the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company's production of The Nutcracker Suite.
Duff's early career started by making guest appearances on made-for-television films such as Hope[disambiguation needed] and True Women and on TV series such as The Amanda Show. In addition to guest-starring roles on Chicago Hope, Boston Public, and Third Watch, Duff became a familiar face starting in late 2002 as Amy Saunders/Sanders on the children's television series, Lizzie McGuire, which her sister Hilary starred in as the title role.
In 2004, Duff made a guest appearances on That's So Raven as Katina Jones. After making guest appearances on television, Duff received her first role in a feature film when she was cast as Summer Wheatley in Napoleon Dynamite. The film earned her first Teen Choice Award win. She then continued acting by making guest appearances, which include Joan of Arcadia and American Dreams. She also lent her voice talent to the Christmas animation film In Search of Santa which also featured sister Hilary. In 2005, Duff joined the cast of the television series 7th Heaven, playing Sandy Jameson, best friend to Simon's girlfriend Rose, who ended up getting pregnant by Martin Brewer (Tyler Hoechlin).
In June 2006, Duff joined the Broadway cast of Hairspray, portraying the mean girl Amber Von Tussle, and playing the part through the beginning of October 2006. Duff has also starred in Material Girls with her sister Hilary, where she is credited as co-producer and her mother and sister are credited as producers.
Following Material Girls, Duff appeared in various made-for-television or straight-to-DVD films including Nightmare, My Sexiest Year, Legacy, Backwoods (with Ryan Merriman), Love Takes Wing, Love Finds a Home and My Nanny's Secret.
Throughout 2009 and 2010 she appeared in Fear Island, Tug and Slightly Single in L.A.. She lent her voice in the animated film Foodfight! alongside Charlie Sheen, Hilary Duff and Eva Longoria but due to distribution issues the film is yet to have an official release. She also completed work on the independent film Video Girl in which she will be starring alongside Meagan Good and Ruby Dee.
Duff hosted the reality show Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods, which searched for the next actress to take over the lead role in Legally Blonde: The Musical where she was previously in the chorus. She is also an executive producer of the show.
As of 2011, Duff has completed work on A Holiday Engagement in which she will be starring alongside Bonnie Somerville and Jordan Bridges. She has also completed work on Pennhurst, Home Invasion, and finished filming a pilot for a thriller television show entitled Blackout.
Throughout 2012 she has finished work on films Desecrated, Golden Winter, The Wedding Pact, & All About Christmas Eve. She also voiced Summer Wheatly in the animated version of Napoleon Dynamite, appeared on two episodes of the YouTube series Massholes and had a guest role on The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
As of 2013, Duff has completed work on Taken By Grace, Muffin Top: A love Story, Badge of Honor, and four Holiday themed movies films Sweet Surrender, Christmas Belle, Hats Off to Christmas!, and Jingle Belle. Duff's film The Costume Shop has been completed filming in May 2013.
Duff has recorded numerous singles for various soundtracks with her sister, with most of them appearing on the Disneymania discs. Notable soundtracks are: In Search of Santa, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, A Cinderella Story, and Material Girls. She was featured on rapper Kool G Rap's album Half a Klip, providing the background vocals on the track "On the Rise Again" produced by DJ Premier. Duff also sang "A Whatever Life" for the Stuck in the Suburbs soundtrack and "Sweetest Pain" for the Raising Helen soundtrack. She is also featured on song "Babysitting Is a Bum Deal" on the album Family Guy: Live in Las Vegas, singing a duet with Seth MacFarlane (as his character Stewie).
In addition to singing, Duff has also written and co-written several songs for her sister Hilary's first two studio albums, Metamorphosis and Hilary Duff, as well as the song "Gypsy Woman" based on their parents' separation in 2006 for Hilary's fourth studio album, Dignity. Duff, Hilary and Ryan Tedder co-wrote the song "Holiday" for Hilary's 2008 greatest hits album Best of Hilary Duff.
Public image and personal life
Duff has said she is a Christian. "I am a Christian, but I also don't really see myself as a religious person. I see myself as more of a spiritual person. There are things that I do agree with in Christianity and things that I don't agree with. I'm not a regular churchgoer, but I do think that I have my own beliefs that I feel strongly about."
|1998||Addams Family Reunion||Gina Adams||Direct-to-video|
|2000||Dreams in the Attic||Jessica|
|2001||The Newman||Princess Lucinda||Voice only, direct-to-video|
|2004||Napoleon Dynamite||Summer Wheatley|
|2006||Material Girls||Ava Marchetta|
|2007||My Sexiest Year||Debbie|
|2008||Pretty Little Devils||Lana Stephens||Direct-to-video|
|2012||Foodfight!||Sweet Cakes||Voice only|
|2012||Golden Winter||Rory||Voice only|
|2013||Taken by Grace||Carrie Everett||Direct-to-video|
|2013||Slightly Single in L.A.||Jill|
|2014||Costume Shop, TheThe Costume Shop||Jessica|
|2014||The Wedding Pact||Elizabeth Carter||Completed|
|2014||Muffin Top: A Love Story||Jessica||Post-production|
|2014||Badge of Honor||Brittany Gallo||Post-production|
|2014||Naughty and Nice||Dr. Sandra Love||Post-production|
|2014||Til Death Do Us Part||Sarah||Pre-production|
|2000||Chicago Hope||Jenny||Episode: "Boys Will Be Girls"|
|2001||Boston Public||Sylvia||Episodes: "Chapter 9", "Chapter 16"|
|2002||Lizzie McGuire||Cousin Amy||Episodes: "Party Over Here", "Xtreme Xmas"|
|2003||Lizzie McGuire||Cousin Amy||Episode: "Clue-Less"|
|2003||Third Watch||Young Faith||Episode: "Collateral Damage: Part 1"|
|2003||American Dreams||Shangri-Las||Episode: "Change a Comin"|
|2004||That's So Raven||Katina||Episode: "He's Got the Power"|
|2004||One on One||Mandy||Episode: "Lost in the Headlights"|
|2005||Complete Savages||Jessica||Episode: "Save a Dance for Me"|
|2005||Joan of Arcadia||Stevie Marx||Episodes: "Romancing the Joan", "Independence Day", "Shadows and Light"|
|2005–2007||7th Heaven||Sandy Jameson||Main role (32 episodes)|
|2007||Nightmare||Molly Duggan||TV film|
|2009||Love Takes Wing||Dr. Annie Nelson||TV film|
|2009||Love Finds a Home||Dr. Annie Watson||TV film|
|2009||My Nanny's Secret||Claudia||TV film|
|2009||Fear Island||Jenna (Megan)||TV film|
|2011||Holiday Engagement||Trisha Burns||TV film|
|2012||Napoleon Dynamite||Summer Wheatly (voice)||Recurring role (4 episodes)|
|2012||Home Invasion||Jade / Megan||TV film|
|2012||Secret Life of the American Teenager, TheThe Secret Life of the American Teenager||Attorney||Episode: "Lies and Byes"|
|2012||Massholes||Haylie Duff||Episodes: "Brokeback Boston", "Rondo to Garnett"|
|2012||All About Christmas Eve||Eve / Evelyn Wright||TV film|
|2012||Blackout||Suzanne Danfield||Episodes: "Part 1", "Part 2", "Blackout"|
|2013||Christmas Belle||Isabella||TV film|
|2013||Hats Off to Christmas!||Mia||TV film|
- 2006: Hairspray
- 2010: Love, Loss and What I Wore
Awards and nominations
|1999||Young Artist Award||"Best Performance in a TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-Series or Series – Supporting Young Actress"||Addams Family Reunion||Won|
|2005||Teen Choice Award||"Choice Movie Breakout Performance – Female"||Napoleon Dynamite||Won|
|2006||Teen Choice Award||"TV – Choice Breakout Star"||7th Heaven||Nominated|
|2007||Golden Raspberry Awards||"Worst Actress"||Material Girls||Nominated|
|2007||Golden Raspberry Awards||"Worst Screen Combo"||Material Girls||Nominated|
|2014||Stellae Awards||"Best Actress"||"Taken by Grace"||Won|
|2004||"Our Lips Are Sealed" (with Hilary Duff)|
|2003||"Girl in the Band"||The Lizzie McGuire Movie|
|"What Dreams Are Made Of (Ballad Version)" (With Yani Gellman)|
|2004||"Sweetest Pain"||Raising Helen|
|"A Whatever Life"||Stuck in the Suburbs|
|"One in this World"||A Cinderella Story|
|"Our Lips Are Sealed" (with Hilary Duff)|
|2005||"Babysitting Is A Bum Deal" (with Seth MacFarlane in character of Stewie Griffin)||Family Guy: Live in Vegas|
|2006||"Material Girl" (with Hilary Duff)||Material Girls|
|2002||"Same Old Christmas" (with Hilary Duff)||Santa Claus Lane|
|2004||"The Siamese Cat Song" (with Hilary Duff)||DisneyMania 2|
|2005||"The Siamese Cat Song" [Cat-Scratch Remix] (with Hilary Duff)||DisneyRemixMania|
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The singing and acting sisters were born in Houston, TX where they were encouraged by their mom to take acting classes.
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Duff, 6, and Haylie, 8, land parts in the ballet The Nutcracker Suite in San Antonio.
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