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Hilary Farr

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Hilary Farr
Hilary Farr.jpg
Hilary in 2012
Born
Hilary Labow

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
NationalityBritish-Canadian
OccupationDesigner
CEO of Hilary Farr's Designs
Television host
Years active2008–present
Notable credit(s)
Love It or List It
(2008–present)
Net worthIncrease US$7 million (est.)
Websitewww.hilaryfarrdesign.com

Hilary Farr is a Canadian home designer, television host and actress. She is known as the co-host of the HGTV and W Network television show Love It or List It with David Visentin.[1] She is president of Hilary Farr's Designs, established in Toronto and in New York City.

Early life[edit]

Farr was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and grew up in London, England, UK.[2] She took an interest in theatre and was introduced to interior design by helping her mother to decorate her childhood home.

Career[edit]

Farr moved to Los Angeles, where she bought various properties and renovated them. She worked at part-time jobs, renovating homes as well as various film and television show sets. Acting under the name Hilary Labow, Farr made small appearances in movies such as Layout for 5 Models (1972), Sex Farm (1973), Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width (1973), Legend of the Werewolf (1975), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), City on Fire (1979) and The Return (1980). She also performed a singing role in Grease in London in 1973.[3]

Farr designed and renovated properties in Australia, the United Kingdom, California, New York and later Toronto. She renovated homes for notable celebrities, including Jenna Elfman's home and Jennifer Hudson's loft in Chicago.

Farr returned to Toronto in 2008 after a divorce. She was signed as a co-host of Love It or List It by the W Network, Big Coat Productions and Corus Entertainment, along with David Visentin.[4] The show was broadcast on HGTV and W Network. In Spain, the show was broadcast with dual sound-track (Spanish voices-over / English) on Divinity.

Farr also served as a judge on W Network's Search for the Next W Expert 2010. In 2011, she made a number of guest appearances at the Canadian International Interior Design Show, hosted in the cities of Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver. She also made guest appearances on The Marilyn Denis Show and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post.[5]

In June 2014, Farr was a guest and design expert along with CNN and USA Today pundit and journalist Amy Tara Koch at the Art Van Furniture convention in Orland Park and Chicago, Illinois.[6]

In 2016, Farr appeared in Ross Petty's stage version of Sleeping Beauty at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto, in the role of Malignicent.[3][7] (Although the character is more commonly known as Maleficent, she was renamed "Malignicent" for this production.)

TV work[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2008–present Love It or List It Co-host Actress/Designer
2010 Search for the Next W Expert 2010 Judge
2012/13/14 The Marilyn Denis Show Herself Celebrity judge and guest (6 episode)
2012/13/14 Steven and Chris Herself Celebrity guest (6 episode)
2012 ETalk Herself Celebrity guest (1 episode)
2013/14 George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight Herself Celebrity guest (2 episode)
2013–present Brother Vs. Brother Herself Celebrity judge
2014 Fox News Channel Herself Celebrity guest (1 episode)
2014 Makeover Manor Herself Celebrity guest (1 episode)
2014 You and Me this Morning Herself Celebrity guest (1 episode)
2014 HuffPost Live Herself Contributor
2015 This Hour Has 22 Minutes Herself Celebrity guest (1 episode)

Personal[edit]

Farr is divorced and has one son.[8][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lambe, Stacy (05-15-2013). http://www.vh1.com/celebrity/2013-05-15/hilary-farr-talks-about-love-it-or-list-it/. VH1 Celebrity. Retrieved 27 December 2014
  2. ^ "‘Love It Or List It’ host the new villainess in Ross Petty panto". Toronto Star, Bruce DeMara, May 26, 2016
  3. ^ a b Carly Maga, "Sleeping Beauty brings fresh faces to fighting fairies". Toronto Star, November 23, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Hilary Farr Redirect Anger and be Grateful for the Bad. Notable.ca (2013-05-17). Retrieved on 2014-08-13.
  5. ^ Hilary Farr's Holiday Decorating Tips: Quick Study. Huffingtonpost.ca (2011-12-14). Retrieved on 2014-08-13.
  6. ^ HGTV Love It or List It Star Hilary Farr To Solve Design Dilemmas At Art Van Furniture In Orland Park On Thursday, June 5. WVUE, May 27, 2014.
  7. ^ Brad Wheeler, "Shameless hawking aside, Ross Petty’s Sleeping Beauty is amusing". The Globe and Mail, December 02, 2016."
  8. ^ Love It or List It: Advantage Hilary | styleNorth. Stylenorth.ca (November 2010). Retrieved on 2014-08-13.

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