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Haylie Duff

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Haylie Katherine Duff (born February 19, 1985) is an American actress, singer-songwriter and food blogger. 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, and as Annie Nelson in the made for television films Love Takes Wing and its sequel Love Finds a Home.

Early life

Duff was born in Houston, Harris County, Texas. 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 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 age ten, Duff landed a role in the Houston Metropolitan Dance Company's production of The Nutcracker.



Duff's early career started by making guest appearances on made for television films such as Hope 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 starred her sister Hilary.

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 summer 2006, Duff joined the Broadway cast of Hairspray, portraying mean girl Amber Von Tussle, 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.

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. She is also an executive producer of the show.

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, 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 2 episodes of the Youtube series Massholes and had a guest role on The Secret Life of the American Teenager.

As of 2013, Haylie has completed work on Taken By Grace, Muffin Top: A love Story, and 3 Hallmark films Cupid's Bed and Breakfast, Christmas Belle, & Hats Off to Christmas!. Duff's film The Costume Shop has been completed filming in May 2013.


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 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 greatest hits album Best of Hilary Duff.

Public image and personal life

Duff was featured on the cover of January 2006 issue of Maxim and is featured in their Girls of Maxim gallery. 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." Duff 's favorite TV show is "Full House." Duff started her own blog called "Real Girl's Kitchen". Duff split with boyfriend of three years actor Nick Zano in October 2011.


Year Film Role Notes
1998 Addams Family Reunion Gina Adams Direct-to-video release
1999 Hope Martha Jean Pruitt Television film
2000 Dreams in the Attic Jessica Direct-to-video release
2001 The Newman Shower Jane Direct-to-video release
2003 The Lizzie McGuire Movie Isabella Parigi Voice only, uncredited
I Love Your Work Frat Brat Girlfriend Credited as Hailey Duff
2004 Napoleon Dynamite Summer Wheatly
In Search of Santa Lucinda Voice only, Direct-to-video release
2006 Material Girls Ava Marchetta Also co-producer
Dishdogz Cassidy Direct-to-video release
2007 My Sexiest Year Debbie
Nightmare Molly Duggan Television film
2008 Backwoods Lee Direct-to-video release
Legacy Lana Stephens Direct-to-video release
2009 Love Takes Wing Annie Nelson Television film
Love Finds a Home Annie Nelson Television film
My Nanny's Secret Claudia Television film
Fear Island Jenna Television film
Foodfight! Sweet Cakes Voice only
2010 Tug Kim Awaiting release
Slightly Single in L.A. Jill Direct-to-video release
2011 Video Girl Khloe Direct-to-video release
Pennhurst Megan Awaiting release
Betrayed At 17 Student Television film
A Holiday Engagement Trisha Burns Television film
2012 Home Invasion Jade/Megan Television film
Desecrated Allie McClean Awaiting release
Golden Winter Rory Voice only
The Wedding Pact Elizabeth Carter post-production
All About Christmas Eve Eve Television film
2013 Taken by Grace Carrie Elliott Direct-to-video release
Muffin Top: A Love Story Jessica post-production
Cupid's Bed and Breakfast post-production
Christmas Belle post-production
Hats Off to Christmas! Mia post-production
The Costume Shop Jessica post-production
Television Series
Year Title Role Notes
1997 True Women Miniseries
1999 The Amanda Show Girl in crowd Episode: "Talent Contest"
2000 Chicago Hope Jenny Episode: "Boys Will Be Girls"
2001 Boston Public Sylvia Episodes: "Chapter Nine"
"Chapter Sixteen"
2002"2003 Lizzie McGuire Amy 3 episodes " "Party Over Here", "Xtreme Xmas", "Clueless"
2003 Third Watch Young Faith Mitchell Episode: "Collateral Damage: Part 1"
2004 American Dreams Shangri Episode: "Change a Comin"
That's So Raven Katina Episode: "He's Got The Power"
One on One Mandy Episode: "Lost in the Headlights"
2005 Complete Savages Jessica Episode: "Save a Dance for Me"
Joan of Arcadia Stevie Marx 3 episodes
2005"2007 7th Heaven Sandy Jameson 32 episodes
2011 Blackout Suzanne TV series
2012 Napoleon Dynamite Summer Wheatly TV series
The Secret Life of the American Teenager Defense Attorney TV series (1 episode)
Massholes Haylie Youtube series (2 episodes)


  • 2006: Hairspray
  • 2010: Love, Loss and What I Wore

Awards and nominations

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
2005 Teen Choice Award "Choice Movie Breakout Performance - Female" Napoleon Dynamite
2006 Teen Choice Award "TV - Choice Breakout Star" 7th Heaven



Year Song
2004 "Our Lips Are Sealed" (with Hilary Duff)


Year Song Soundtrack
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

Year Song Album
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

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