Haylie Duff

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Haylie Duff
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Duff at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
Born Haylie Katherine Duff
(1985-02-19) February 19, 1985 (age 30)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles
Occupation Actress, television presenter, author, singer, songwriter, film producer, businesswoman, food blogger
Years active 1997–present
Partner(s) Matt Rosenberg (2012–present; engaged)
Children 1
Relatives Hilary Duff (sister)

Haylie Katherine Duff (born February 19, 1985)[1] is an American actress, television presenter, author, singer, songwriter, film producer, businesswoman and food blogger.[2] 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).

Early life[edit]

Duff was born in Houston, Texas.[3] 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.[4]


Duff in Hairspray performing "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now" during a street performance of the song.

Duff's early career started by making guest appearances on made-for-television films such as 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 continued 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 again, 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.

In June 2006, Duff joined the Broadway cast of Hairspray, portraying mean girl Amber Von Tussle,[5] and left the role in early October, 2006.

Duff has also starred in Material Girls with sister Hilary, where she is credited as co-producer, with her mother and sister 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 , Love Takes Wing, Love Finds a Home and My Nanny's Secret.

Between 2008-2015, Duff appeared in various films and TV roles, including; Fear Island, Tug and Slightly Single in L.A.. She lent her voice in the animated film Foodfight!, but due to distribution issues, the film is yet to be released. Duff hosted the reality show Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods, which searched for an actress to take over the lead role in Legally Blonde: The Musical where she had been in the chorus.[6] She was also listed as an executive producer of the series.

Duff's most recent project was the poorly received film, Badge Of Honor in 2015.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Haylie and Hilary at the premiere of War, Inc., in 2008.

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."[8]'.

In April 2014, Duff announced her engagement to Matt Rosenberg after one and a half years of dating[9] and gave birth to their daughter Ryan Ava Erhard on May 11, 2015.[10]

Other ventures[edit]

Duff has recorded numerous singles for various soundtracks with her sister, with most of them appearing on the Disneymania discs. Notable soundtracks include: 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'

In 2012 she started her own blog called "Real Girl's Kitchen".[2].


Films and television film
Year Film Role Notes
1997 Hope Martha Jean Pruitt
1998 Addams Family Reunion Gina Adams
2000 Dreams in the Attic Jessica
2003 The Newman Shower Wendy Short film
2004 In Search of Santa Princess Lucinda
2004 Napoleon Dynamite Summer Wheatley
2005 I Love Your Work Fran
2006 Material Girls Ava Marchetta
2006 Dishdogz Cassidy
2007 My Sexiest Year Debbie
2007 Nightmare Molly Duggan Television film
2008 Pretty Little Devils Lana Stephens
2008 Backwoods Lee Television film
2009 Love Takes Wing Dr. Annie Nelson Television film
2009 Love Finds a Home Dr. Annie Watson Television film
2009 My Nanny's Secret Claudia Television film
2009 Fear Island Jenna / Megan Television film
2010 Tug Kim
2011 Video Girl Khloe
2011 Holiday Engagement Trisha Burns Television film
2012 Foodfight! Sweet Cakes Voice
2012 Golden Winter Rory Voice
2012 Home Invasion Jade / Megan Television film
2012 All About Christmas Eve Eve / Evelyn Wright Television film
2012 Pennhurst Megan
2013 Hats Off to Christmas! Mia Television film
2013 Taken by Grace Carrie Everett
2013 Slightly Single in L.A. Jill
2013 Christmas Belle Isabella Television film
2014 Costume Shop, TheThe Costume Shop Jessica
2014 The Wedding Pact Elizabeth Carter
2014 Muffin Top: A Love Story Jessica
2014 Sweet Surrender Chelsea
2014 A Belle for Christmas Isabella
2014 Naughty and Nice Dr. Sandra Love
2014 Til Death Do Us Part Sarah
2015 Desecrated Allie McClean
2015 Badge of Honor Brittany Gallo
TV shows and appearances
Year Film Role Notes
1997 True Women Elle Recurring role
1999 The Amanda Show Girl in Crowd "Talent Contest" (Season 1, Episode 6)
2000 Chicago Hope Jenny "Boys Will Be Girls" (Season 6, Episode 13)
2001 Boston Public Sylvia "Chapter 9" (Season 1, Episode 9)
"Chapter 16" (Season 1, Episode 16)
2002–03 Lizzie McGuire Amy Sanders (Cousin Amy) "Party Over Here" (Season 2, Episode 18)
"Xtreme Xtimas" (Season 2, Episode 20)
"Clue-Less" (Season 2, Episode 23)
2003 Third Watch Young Faith "Collateral Damage: Part 1" (Season 4, Episode 14)
2003 American Dreams Shangri-Las "Change a Comin" (Season 2, Episode 8)
2004 That's So Raven Katina "He's Got the Power" (Season 2, Episode 15)
2004 One on One Mandy "Lost in the Headlights" (Season 4, Episode 10)
2005 Complete Savages Jessica "Save a Dance for Me" (Season 1, Episode 14)
2005 Joan of Arcadia Stevie Marx Recurring role (Season 2)
2005–07 7th Heaven Sandy Jameson Main role (Season 1011)
2012 Napoleon Dynamite Summer Wheatly Voice; Recurring role
2012 Secret Life of the American Teenager, TheThe Secret Life of the American Teenager Attorney "Lies and Byes" (Season 5, Episode 4)
2012 Massholes Fictional Haylie Duff "Brokeback Boston" (Season 1, Episode 7)
"Rondo to Garnett"(Season 1, Episode 10)
2012 Blackout Suzanne Danfield Main role
2014–present Real Girl's Kitchen Presenter


Year Film Role
2006 Hairspray Amber Von Tussle
2010 Love, Loss, and What I Wore Amanda



List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak
"Our Lips Are Sealed"
(with Hilary Duff)
2004 8 7 A Cinderella Story
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Featured singles[edit]

List of singles
Title Year Album
"On the Rise Again"[13][14]
(Kool G Rap featuring Haylie Duff)
2008 Half a Klip

Other appearances[edit]

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Same Old Christmas" 2002 Hilary Duff Santa Claus Lane
"The Siamese Cat Song" 2004 DisneyMania 2
"Girl in the Band" N/A The Lizzie McGuire Movie
"What Dreams Are Made Of" (Ballad version) Yani Gellman
"Sweetest Pain" 2004 N/A Raising Helen
"A Whatever Life" Stuck in the Suburbs
"One in This World" A Cinderella Story
"Babysitting Is a Bum Deal" 2005 Seth MacFarlane Family Guy: Live in Vegas
"Material Girl" 2006 Hilary Duff Girl Next Vol.1

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director
"Our Lips Are Sealed" 2004 Chris Applebaum[15]

Songwriting credits[edit]

Title Year Performer Album Notes Ref.
"Sweet Sixteen" 2003 Hilary Duff Metamorphosis Co-writer [16]
"Inner Strength"
"Mr. James Dean" 2004 Hilary Duff
"The Last Song"
"Gypsy Woman" 2007 Dignity
"Holiday" 2008 Best of Hilary Duff


Year Book Publisher
2013 Real Girl's Kitchen[17] Rarzobill Books

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
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


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  2. ^ a b "Real Girl's Kitchen". Realgirlskitchen.com. November 11, 2013. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Where the Stars Are From: Texas". Fox News. Retrieved July 12, 2014. The singing and acting sisters were born in Houston, TX where they were encouraged by their mom to take acting classes. 
  4. ^ Wang, Julia. "Hilary Duff Biography". People. Time Inc. Retrieved July 12, 2014. Duff, 6, and Haylie, 8, land parts in the ballet The Nutcracker Suite in San Antonio. 
  5. ^ Vineyard, Jennifer (June 12, 2006). "Haylie Duff Signs on To Broadway Version Of 'Hairspray'". MTV News. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ Hetrick, Adam (May 2, 2008). "Whipped into Shape: Legally Blonde MTV Reality Show to Debut June 2; Duff Hosts". Playbill. Retrieved May 3, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Twitter / CEI_FilmStudio: We have just wrapped on 'The". Twitter.com. May 7, 2013. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  8. ^ Ross, Dena. "What Haylie Duff Can't Live Without". Beliefnet.com. 
  9. ^ Corriston, Michelle (April 3, 2014). "Haylie Duff Engaged to Matt Rosenberg". People.com. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 
  10. ^ Lily Harrison; Claudia Rosenbaum (May 11, 2015). "Haylie Duff Gives Birth to a Baby Girl, Her First Child With Fiancé Matt Rosenberg—Find Out Their Daughter's Name". E! News. 
  11. ^ "Discography Hilary Duff". Australian-Charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved February 28, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Canada Hot 100: Hilary Duff". Billboard. Retrieved May 13, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Kool G Rap – On The Rise Again / With A Bullet". Discogs. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  14. ^ "On The Rise Again". Rate Your Music. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  15. ^ "Our Lips Are Sealed (With Haylie Duff) | Hilary Duff | Music Video". MTV. MTV Networks. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 
  16. ^ "Composições de Haylie Duff". ASCAP. 2011-04-20. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  17. ^ "Real Girl's Kitchen - Haylie Duff book". Amazon. Retrieved 28 February 2010. 

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