Haylie Duff

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Haylie Duff
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Duff at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
BornHaylie Katherine Duff
(1985-02-19) February 19, 1985 (age 29)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress, author, singer, songwriter, film producer, record producer, blogger
Years active1997–present
Partner(s)Matt Rosenburg (2013-present; engaged)
RelativesHilary Duff (sister)
Mike Comrie (brother-in-law)
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Haylie Duff
Haylie Duff by David Shankbone 2.jpg
Duff at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival
BornHaylie Katherine Duff
(1985-02-19) February 19, 1985 (age 29)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress, author, singer, songwriter, film producer, record producer, blogger
Years active1997–present
Partner(s)Matt Rosenburg (2013-present; engaged)
RelativesHilary Duff (sister)
Mike Comrie (brother-in-law)

Haylie Katherine Duff (born February 19, 1985) is an American actress, singer-songwriter, producer and food blogger.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]



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,[4] 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.[5]

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.[6] She is also an executive producer of the show.

Duff in Hairspray performing "Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now".

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,[7] 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.[8] Duff's film The Costume Shop has been completed filming in May 2013.[9]


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[edit]

Duff was featured on the cover of January 2006 issue of Maxim and is featured in their Girls of Maxim gallery.[10] Duff and sister Hilary Duff are ranked number two on E!'s "Favorite Famous Sisters".

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."[11]

Duff's favorite television show is Full House. Duff started her own blog called "Real Girl's Kitchen".[1]

In April 2014, Duff announced her engagement to Matt Rosenberg.[12]



1998Addams Family ReunionGina AdamsDirect-to-video
2000Dreams in the AtticJessica
2001The NewmanPrincess LucindaVoice only, direct-to-video
2004Napoleon DynamiteSummer Wheatley
2006Material GirlsAva Marchetta
2007My Sexiest YearDebbie
2008Pretty Little DevilsLana StephensDirect-to-video
2011Video GirlKhloe
2012Foodfight!Sweet CakesVoice only
2012DesecratedAllie McClean
2012Golden WinterRoryVoice only
2013Taken by GraceCarrie EverettDirect-to-video
2013Slightly Single in L.A.Jill
2014Costume Shop, TheThe Costume ShopJessica
2014Wedding Pact, TheThe Wedding PactElizabeth CarterCompleted
2014Muffin Top: A Love StoryJessicaPost-production
2014Sweet SurrenderChelsea
2014A Belle for ChristmasKate Rivers
2014Badge of HonorBrittany GalloPost-production
2014Naughty and NiceDr. Sandra LovePost-production
2014Til Death Do Us PartSarahPre-production


2000Chicago HopeJennyEpisode: "Boys Will Be Girls"
2001Boston PublicSylviaEpisodes: "Chapter 9", "Chapter 16"
2002Lizzie McGuireCousin AmyEpisodes: "Party Over Here", "Xtreme Xmas"
2003Lizzie McGuireCousin AmyEpisode: "Clue-Less"
2003Third WatchYoung FaithEpisode: "Collateral Damage: Part 1"
2003American DreamsShangri-LasEpisode: "Change a Comin"
2004That's So RavenKatinaEpisode: "He's Got the Power"
2004One on OneMandyEpisode: "Lost in the Headlights"
2005Complete SavagesJessicaEpisode: "Save a Dance for Me"
2005Joan of ArcadiaStevie MarxEpisodes: "Romancing the Joan", "Independence Day", "Shadows and Light"
2005–20077th HeavenSandy JamesonMain role (32 episodes)
2007NightmareMolly DugganTV film
2008BackwoodsLeeTV film
2009Love Takes WingDr. Annie NelsonTV film
2009Love Finds a HomeDr. Annie NelsonTV film
2009My Nanny's SecretClaudiaTV film
2009Fear IslandJenna (Megan)TV film
2011Holiday EngagementTrisha BurnsTV film
2012Napoleon DynamiteSummer Wheatly (voice)Recurring role (4 episodes)
2012Home InvasionJade / MeganTV film
2012Secret Life of the American Teenager, TheThe Secret Life of the American TeenagerAttorneyEpisode: "Lies and Byes"
2012MassholesHaylie DuffEpisodes: "Brokeback Boston", "Rondo to Garnett"
2012All About Christmas EveEve / Evelyn WrightTV film
2012BlackoutSuzanne DanfieldEpisodes: "Part 1", "Part 2", "Blackout"
2013Christmas BelleIsabellaTV film
2013Hats Off to Christmas!MiaTV film


Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
1999Young Artist Award"Best Performance in a TV Movie/Pilot/Mini-Series or Series – Supporting Young Actress"Addams Family ReunionWon
2005Teen Choice Award"Choice Movie Breakout Performance – Female"Napoleon DynamiteWon
2006Teen Choice Award"TV – Choice Breakout Star"7th HeavenNominated
2007Golden Raspberry Awards"Worst Actress"Material GirlsNominated
2007Golden Raspberry Awards"Worst Screen Combo"Material GirlsNominated
2014Stellae 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

Other singles[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b "Real Girl's Kitchen". Realgirlskitchen.com. November 11, 2013. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  2. ^ "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." 
  3. ^ 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." 
  4. ^ Vineyard, Jennifer (June 12, 2006). "Haylie Duff Signs On To Broadway Version Of 'Hairspray'". MTV News. Retrieved July 12, 2014. 
  5. ^ Shadowandact.com
  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. ^ Horror-asylum.com
  8. ^ "Blog Archive » Cupid's Bed and Breakfast". Adam-mayfield.net. March 21, 2013. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Twitter / CEI_FilmStudio: We have just wrapped on 'The". Twitter.com. May 7, 2013. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  10. ^ Maximonline.com
  11. ^ Ross, Dena. "What Haylie Duff Can't Live Without". Beliefnet.com. 
  12. ^ Corriston, Michelle (April 3, 2014). "Haylie Duff Engaged to Matt Rosenberg". People.com. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 

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