Haylie Duff

Haylie Duff

Birth name: Haylie Katherine Duff
Born: February 19, 1985
Age: 39
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States
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Haylie Katherine Duff (born February 19, 1985) is an American actress, television presenter, author, singer, songwriter, film producer, businesswoman, writer, and food blogger. She is the older sister of former Lizzie McGuire actress 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 along with its sequel Love Finds a Home (2009).


Early life

Duff was born in Houston, Texas. Duff's mother, Susan Colleen Duff (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 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 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, 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 and 2015, Duff appeared in various films and TV roles, including; Fear Island, Tug and Slightly Single in L.A.. She lent her voice to the animated film Foodfight!, but due to distribution issues, the film was delayed for years until it finally saw a release in 2012. 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. She was also listed as an executive producer of the series.

Duff's most recent project was the film Badge of Honor in 2015.

Other ventures

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", which was later picked up by the Cooking Channel and made into a show in 2014. In 2013, Duff released her first book called "The Real Girl's Kitchen".

Personal life

In 2009, Duff stated, "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 a lot of 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."

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


Year Title 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 TV film
2008 Pretty Little Devils Lana Stephens
2008 Backwoods Lee 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
2010 Tug Kim
2011 Video Girl Khloe
2011 Holiday Engagement Trisha Burns TV film
2012 Foodfight! Sweet Cakes Voice role
2012 Golden Winter Rory Voice role
2012 Home Invasion Jade / Megan TV film
2012 All About Christmas Eve Eve / Evelyn Wright TV film
2012 Pennhurst Megan
2013 Hats Off to Christmas! Mia TV film
2013 Taken by Grace Carrie Everett
2013 Slightly Single in L.A. Jill
2013 Christmas Belle Isabella TV 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
2015 His Secret Family Allison Goodman TV film

Television show appearances

Year Film Role Notes
1997 True Women Elle Recurring role
1999 The Amanda Show Girl in Crowd Episode: "Talent Contest" (1.6)
2000 Chicago Hope Jenny Episode: "Boys Will Be Girls" (6.13)
2001 Boston Public Sylvia 2 episodes (1.9, 16)
2002, 2003 Lizzie McGuire Amy Sanders (Cousin Amy) 3 episodes (2.18, 20, 23)
2003 Third Watch Young Faith Episode: "Collateral Damage: Part 1" (4.14)
2003 American Dreams Shangri-Las Episode: "Change a Comin" (2.8)
2004 That's So Raven Katina Episode: "He's Got the Power" (2.15)
2004 One on One Mandy Episode: "Lost in the Headlights" (4.10)
2005 Complete Savages Jessica Episode: "Save a Dance for Me" (1.14)
2005 Joan of Arcadia Stevie Marx Recurring role (Season 2)
2005-2007 7th Heaven Sandy Jameson Main role (Seasons 10-11)
2012 Napoleon Dynamite Summer Wheatly Recurring role; voice
2012 Secret Life of the American Teenager, TheThe Secret Life of the American Teenager Attorney Episode: "Lies and Byes" (5.4)
2012 Massholes Fictional Haylie Duff 2 episodes (1.7, 10)
2012 Blackout Suzanne Danfield Main role
2014-present Real Girl's Kitchen Host


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



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.

Guest singles

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

Other appearances

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" 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

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

Songwriting credits

Title Year Performer Album Notes Ref.
"Sweet Sixteen" 2003 Hilary Duff Metamorphosis Co-writer
"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 Rarzobill Books

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
1999 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a TV Movie / Pilot / Mini-Series or Series - Supporting Young Actress Addams Family Reunion Won
2005 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Breakout Performance - Female Napoleon Dynamite Won
2006 Teen Choice Awards TV - Choice Breakout Star 7th Heaven Nominated
2014 Stellae Awards Best Actress Taken by Grace Won

[ Source: Wikipedia ]

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