[[caption-width-right:301:One of the original Disney stars of the 2000s.]]

-> ''Let the rain fall down and wake my dreams''

Hilary Erhard Duff (born September 28, 1987) is an American actress, singer, songwriter, fashion designer and book author (1997-present). Inspired by Music/BritneySpears and her sister Haylie Duff (Material Girls, Napoleon Dynamite, various songs with/for Hilary) when she was a child to become an actor, singer and songwriter.

After working in local theater plays and television commercials in her childhood, Duff gained fame for playing the title role in the Creator/DisneyChannel television series ''Series/LizzieMcGuire''. She subsequently ventured into motion pictures and has many successful films to her credit, including ''Film/CasperMeetsWendy'', ''[[TheMovie The Lizzie McGuire Movie]]'', ''Film/CheaperByTheDozen'', ''Film/ACinderellaStory'', ''Cheaper by the Dozen 2'', ''Film/WarInc'', ''Film/AccordingToGreta'', and ''Stay Cool''. As of 2014, she's finished her ''Elixir'' book series and is now working on an album. She went on to release "All About You" and "Chasing The Sun" in 2014.

Duff has since expanded her repertoire into pop music with the release of three RIAA-certified platinum albums: ''Metamorphosis'', her debut studio album, was certified triple platinum and was supplemented by two more platinum albums, ''Hilary Duff'' and the greatest hits album ''Most Wanted''. In 2007, she released her third studio album, ''Dignity'', which was certified gold later that year and spawned singles "With Love" her highest charting U.S. single to date and "Stranger". Best of Hilary Duff, a second compilation of her greatest hits, was released in the last quarter of 2008, producing her a third #1 on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Songs chart with the single "Reach Out". Duff has sold thirteen million records worldwide; her contributions to the music industry have gained her commercial success while Billboard ranked her the 69th Artist of the 2000s decade.

She is also a [[http://twitter.com/#!/HilaryDuff Twitterer]]. Now has her own kid; [[https://twitter.com/#!/HilaryDuff/status/182942026910793728 Luca Cruz Comrie was born on March 20, 2012 ]], with Mike Comrie. She's now back on series television in ''Series/{{Younger}}'' as Kelsey.
!!Releases and Tours:

[[folder: Releases ]]

** ''[[ChristmasSongs Santa Claus Lane]]'' (2002)
** ''Metamorphosis'' (2003)
** ''[[DarkerAndEdgier Hilary Duff]]'' (2004)
** ''[[GreatestHits Most Wanted]]'' (2005)
** ''[[NewSoundAlbum Dignity]]'' (2007)
** ''Best of Hilary Duff'' (2008)
** ''[[LiveAlbum Live at Gibson Amphitheatre: August 15, 2007]]'' (2008)
** ''Breathe In. Breathe Out.'' (2015)
** ''Metamorphosis'' (2003)
** ''Most Wanted'' (2004-2005)
** ''Still Most Wanted'' (2005-2006)
** ''Dignity'' (2007-2008)
'''Music [=DVDs=]'''
** ''All Access Pass'' (2003)
** ''Girl Can Rock'' (2004)
** ''Learning To Fly'' (2004)
** Series/LizzieMcGuire Official Soundtrack (2002)
** The Series/LizzieMcGuire Movie (2003)
** Film/ACinderellaStory: Original Soundtrack (2004)
** What Goes Up: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (2009)
''Expanded Plays''
** ''Play With Fire'' (2006)
** ''Dignity Remixes'' (2007)
** ''Reach Out Remixes'' (2008)
** ''Any Other Day'' (2009)
** ''Chasing The Sun'' (2012)
** ''Elixir'' (2010)
** ''Devoted'' (2011)
** ''True'' (2013)
** ''Casper Meets Wendy'' (1998)
** ''Film/CadetKelly'' (2002)
** ''Film/AgentCodyBanks'' (2003)
** ''The Series/LizzieMcGuire Movie'' (2003)
** ''Film/CheaperByTheDozen'' (2003)
** ''Film/ACinderellaStory'' (2004)
** ''Film/RaiseYourVoice'' (2004)
** ''The Perfect Man'' (2005)
** ''Cheaper By The Dozen 2'' (2005)
** ''Material Girls'' (2006)
** ''Film/WarInc'' (2008)
** ''What Goes Up'' (2009)
** ''Film/AccordingToGreta'' (2009)
** ''Beauty and the Briefcase'' (2010)
** ''Stay Cool'' (2010)
** ''Bloodworth'' (2010)
** ''She Wants Me'' (2011)
** ''WesternAnimation/{{Foodfight}}'' (2012)
!!Tropes she exhibits:

[[folder: Tropes ]]

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: She has a song dedicated to how rebellious and attractive Mr. James Dean was and how a suitor/stalker/random hanger on could never compare to his brilliance.
** "Danger" also discusses this phenomenon.
* AllWomenLoveShoes: Behind the scenes of the Metamorphosis tour she mentions how if she see's a clothing store she HAS to go in and check it out!
* AloneInACrowd: ''What's wrong with me, I get lonely in a crowd/everybody's smiling, but I make myself left out'' in Burned
* AntiLoveSong:
** "Little Voice"
---> ''I know I sound insane''
---> ''Like I'm playing games''
---> ''cuz all I really want is you''
---> ''But there's some things a girl won't do''
** "Beat Of My Heart" also plays with this.
** "So Yesterday" is basically about telling your ex "I'm over you".
** In "Between You and Me", Hils tells this guy who's been cruising her to leave her alone.
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: Starts rapping in "Metamorphosis" the song after an album of Pop/rock.
* AlbumTitleDrop: Clearly in "Dignity" and "Metamorphosis"
* BellyDancer: She plays one in her video for ''Stranger'' and often incorporates bellydancing moves into her live concerts.
* BreakUpSong: In a variety of ways: "Happy", "Outside Of You", "I Wish", "The Getaway", "Who's That Girl", "Stranger", "Beat of My Heart", "Break My Heart", "Holiday", "Jericho", "Crash World", "Hide Away"
* BookEnds: "Come Clean" (Let's go back, back to the beginning), "Underneath This Smile (What I'm standing on is sinking in), "Fly" (Just one moment)
* ChristmasSongs: Her debut album, ''Santa Claus Lane'', consists entirely of these.
* CoverVersion: "Our Lips Are Sealed" (For ''Film/ACinderellaStory''), "My Generation" (At Most Wanted tour), "I Can't Wait" (Originally by Brook Clement), and "Little Voice" (Basically rewrote the lyrics and the aim of the song)
* DarkerAndEdgier: Her music got darker in her self titled era, and her movies went way off the deep end in "War Inc" (Bringing the Sexy for the first time) and ''According To Greta'' (As far as character goes).
* DrivenToSuicide: In "Greta".
* DeadpanSnarker: "Between You & Me", "Little Voice", "Do Ya Want Me?", "Dreamer", "Mr James Dean", "Weird", she tends to be cynical and snarky in her music when dealing with unwanted suitors..
** She also delivered much of it when voicing [[GreekChorus Animated Lizzie McGuire]], and her fair share as [[Series/{{Younger}} Kelsey]].
* EasterEgg: Used on her first and some versions of her second musical [=DVDs=].
* ExhortTheDiscJockeySong: "Wake Up" (As well as a RockstarSong)
--> ''Give me a dancefloor/Give Me a DJ/Play me a record''
--> ''Forget what they say''
* EpicInstrumentalOpener: 30 second instrumental opening to "Happy" with obligatory symphony and off beat beat.
* FollowYourHeart: "Fly", "Rock This World", "Girl Can Rock", "No Work, All Play", "Cry", "I Am", "Inner Strength", "Supergirl, "Come Clean", "Haters", "The Last Song", "Someones Watching Over Me", "Jericho".
* FollowTheLeader: Subverted with her musical career where she did the pop-rock / rock-lite thing before it was cool (starting in 2003 going to 2005), and did the electronica/pop thing in 2006 with Beat Of My Heart, way before it became popular (2008 or so).
** Also invented the Disney girls becoming singers thing starting with her then moving to Music/MileyCyrus and then Music/SelenaGomez and then Music/DemiLovato to present.
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "You roll me, you use me, you love and then" is a drug reference in a poppy song for pre teens and young teenagers. Doesn't make sense till you grow up. Much like Music/AvrilLavigne's GCPTR.
* GenreShift: "Dignity" removed previous elements of pop/rock for a more dance, dubstep and electronic sound.
* GriefSong: "Someone's Watching Over Me"
* GreatestHitsAlbum: Due to executive meddling mostly (Both times).
* HeartbeatSoundtrack: Beat Of My Heart introduction.
* HotGypsyWoman: While performing Stranger and the other woman in Gypsy Woman.
* HeroicRROD: Narrowly averted with her musical break after the "Dignity" era and her time out before "Dignity" came out.
** Her slower pace of work without coming to a complete stop during 2010 and 2011. Getting married and all also helped her avert this assumed trope.
* HotterAndSexier: ''Dignity'' mildly, but her music from ''Reach Out'' was quite raunchy (although only compared to her music from her Disney days.) And then of course, there was her role in Film/WarInc.
* IdolSinger: Starting with her performances in [[TheMovie The Lizzie McGuire Movie]], until her last album, Best of Hilary Duff.
** Has decided to give it another go...
* IHaveBoobsYouMustObey: Her character in the film ''Material Girls'' did this, and PlayedForLaughs.
* IntercourseWithYou: "Reach Out" and "Sparks", although the latter is far more subdued than [=RCA=] labelmate Music/MileyCyrus.
* LetThereBeSnow: "When the Snow Comes Down in Tinseltown"
* ListingCities: ''Could be in New York, maybe Hollywood and Vine, London, Paris, maybe Tokyo'' in Wake Up.
* LonelyAtTheTop: The implication in "Burned".
---> What's wrong with me?/I get lonely in a crowd,
--->Everyone is smiling/But I made myself left out.
* LoveWillLeadYouBack: "Jericho" takes this tone.
* LyricalDissonance: "Dreamer" a song about a stalker and the media who hounds her constantly and is expressed singing wise very sarcastically, the background has "Bum bum bum, da da bum" and extremely happy background music with a smooth beat and chirpy background vocals.
** Similarly, "Between You and Me" has the girl telling some random guy to piss off, all together with very preppy, almost cynical background music.
* MsFanservice: See ''Film/WarInc''.
* {{Metamorphosis}}: her non-Holiday music debut pop album was called this, as it was about her metamorphosis from actor to singer.
** ButterflyOfTransformation: Used in the visuals of the final page of the album.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''Dignity'' is this compared to Hilary Duff and Metamorphosis as she exploited the techno and electronic powers of pop music...and started songwriting the majority of the album for the first time.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: Metamorphosis (The Song) has acoustic, electronic, rap and rnb elements.
** Dignity is a mash up of dance beats, rock instruments, Bollywood/Indian music, trip pop and power pop.
* NiceGirl: Has some amazing, positive press, fan experiences and is in general accepted as being a good kind girl and star. She made fun of this image on a talk show, after becoming pregnant by her husband. "Everyone thinks I'm a good girl, but I figured it out."
* NonAppearingTitle: "Between You and Me" does not feature the phrase "Between You and Me".
* OneWomanSong: Australian '''Popstars''' winner Scott Cain's second album ''Roller Coaster'' includes a song called [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSN6VtUFX6A "Hilary Duff"]] (aka "I've Got A Crush On Hilary Duff").
* ObsessionSong: "Do You Want Me"
* PastInTheRearViewMirror: "The Getaway"
* TheRival: LindsayLohan back in the day.
* RockstarSong: "Wake Up"
---> ''Could be in New York, maybe Hollywood and Vine, London, Paris, maybe Tokyo''
---> ''Somethings goin on everywhere I go tonight''
** And
---> ''There's people talking/They talk about me/They know my name''
---> ''They think they know everything/But they don't know anything''
---> ''About me''
** and "Haters", "Burned", "Dignity", "Crash World", "Who's That Girl".
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[WordOfGod According to]] [[http://hilarynewsblog.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/hilarynews-exclusive-interview-hilary-tells-all/ an "impromptu interview"]] a fansite gave her in 2013, Hilary felt after the end of the ''Dignity'' tour very overwhelmed at her fame and success and very confused about which direction to go to next. She claimed she shut down her clothing line, fired her manager, left her record label, and deliberately laid low for a while, learning to fend for herself and live a normal life, even pondering going to college to study in interior design. In the meantime, she met her future husband and settled down to domestic life for a few years.
* StudioChatter: Used in "Workin' It Out" amongst others on her first two albums.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Hilary has so many successors, like Music/MileyCyrus (who is a big fan of Hilary), Music/BridgitMendler (who has the same qualities and looks as Hilary), and even her channel's rival equivalent, Creator/MirandaCosgrove (who is literally the network's answer to Miley) that to list all those who owe their success to Hilary would overload this page.
** Music/SelenaGomez deserves a special mention. She was discovered after auditioning for the lead role in a spin-off of ''Series/LizzieMcGuire''. She actually did get the role, but the project was cancelled. Even so, she later did get to play a counterpart to a Hilary Duff character in Film/AnotherCinderellaStory.
* SelfEmpowermentAnthem: "Fly" being the most obvious one, but Rock This World, Girl Can Rock, Wake Up, No Work All Play, Inner Strength, Belong and Workin' It Out all also apply.
* SpokenWordInMusic: "Inner Strength" and "Gypsy Woman" has a spoken intro.
* SelfTitledAlbum: Her second album was self titled.
* StalkerWithACrush: Implied by "Mr James Dean", "Between You and Me", "Dreamer", "Little Voice"...and others.
** Also dealt with a stalker while dating Joel Madden.
* SillyLoveSongs: ''Where Did I Go Right?, Anywhere But Here, Never Stop''
* TypeCast: At this point, she seems to have two types. In the years immediately following ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'', every character she played was basically "Lizzie [=McGuire=] with a different name" and she still plays these sort of roles now and then. ''Film/WarInc'' established another type for her, the popular, likely spoiled starlet and/or rich girl -- in other words, [[AdamWesting an exaggerated version of herself]].
* TakeThat: ''Dignity'' to the various controversial people in 2007 including LindsayLohan, Creator/ParisHilton and Music/BritneySpears. ''Who's That Girl'' about how her boyfriend cheated on her with Creator/LindsayLohan and ''Haters'' to general gossip culture and people spreading lies to make themselves feel better about themselves...[[RuleOfThree also]] LindsayLohan.
* TitleTrack: Metamorphosis and Dignity
* ThisIsASong: In full force in "I Wish".-''I guess that's why I'm writing you this song''.
* TeenIdol: She was the "It" girl when she was about 16 when she really hit it big and started relaxing her fame when she was about 20 and took less jobs and focused more on having a life.
* {{Yandere}}: "Do You Want Me?"
* YourCheatingHeart: Heavily implied in "Who's That Girl"
** "Stranger" and "Gypsy Woman" deal with her father's cheating.
---> ''Let it wash away my sanity''