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A two-time Oscar winner, Hilary Swank has found herself involved in multiple projects on the small screen of late. Swank appeared as Gail Getty in the 2018 miniseries “Trust” about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty III. In 2020, she starred in the sci-fi series “Away” on Netflix. Starting this week, Swank stars in the new ABC drama “Alaska Daily” where she plays an investigative reporter who moves north for a fresh start.

Check out our slideshow to see photos of Hilary and learn more about Swank’s past and other interesting facts about the actress.

15 things you might not know about Hilary Swank

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A portion of 15th street to A Street directly south of the Nebraska State Capitol in Lincoln, Neb., seen Thursday, June 14, 2007, was renamed Goodhue Blvd. to honor architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue of New York. The Capitol, which also is referred to as “tower on the plains,” was built in four stages from 1922 until 1932. Gov. Dave Heineman presided over the ceremony, which took place in the Rotunda of the State Capitol. (AP Photo/Bill Wolf)ASSOCIATED PRESS

1. She’s a Midwest girl.

Hilary Ann Swank was born July 30, 1974 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

2. She grew up on the West Coast

Swank’s family moved to Washington when she was still a young girl

3. She competed in the Junior Olympics

Hilary was a swimmer and gymnast growing up

4. She moved to California with her mom as a teenager

The pair had to live out of their car at first when Hilary was auditioning for roles.

5. Her first acting roles in Hollywood

Early roles included appearances on the TV show “Growing Pains” and in the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” film

Hilary Swank and Marla Sokoloff

Hilary Swank and Marla Sokoloff

6. The role that got away

Swank auditioned for the role of Lucy on “The Practice,” but lost out to Marla Sokoloff

7. Her big break

Hilary was cast as the lead in 1994 for “The Next Karate Kid”

8. The great debate

Swank was the subject of a subplot in an episode of “The Office”

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Photos of two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank after her two wins.

9. Awards season

Hilary has two Oscar wins, for “Boys Don’t Cry” in 2000 and “Million Dollar Baby” in 2005. She also won a Golden Globe for each role

Hilary Swank and Sandra Bullock

Photos of Hilary Swank and Sandra Bullock in 2005

10. A lucky break

Swank stepped in to replace Sandra Bullock in the starring role for “Million Dollar Baby”

Hilary Swank poses over the star

Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank poses over the star she received on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles Monday, Jan. 8, 2007. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)ASSOCIATED PRESS

11. A star is born

Hilary was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007

Hilary Swank with former husband Chad Lowe and current husband Philip Schneider

Hilary Swank with former husband Chad Lowe and current husband Philip Schneider

12. Her leading men

Swank used to be married to actor Chad Lowe and is currently married to entrepreneur Philip Schneider. She was also formerly engaged to writer Rubén Torres

13. On the runway

Hilary has her own luxury clothing line Mission Statement

Hilary Swank, Mariska Hargitay

Actresses Hilary Swank, left, and Mariska Hargitay attend the Hamptons Magazine Memorial Day Soiree at a private estate on Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Southampton, NY. (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)Scott Roth/Invision/AP

14. Her BFF

Swank is friends with actress Mariska Hargitay, who was also part of the wedding party for her second wedding. The pair met when Hilary’s first husband Chad Lowe was on “ER”

Hilary Swank

FILE – Hilary Swank attends the Disney 2022 Upfront presentation at Basketball City Pier 36 on May 17, 2022, in New York. Swank announced, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, the she’s pregnant with twins and says that revelation might explain some of her wardrobe alterations and other actions on set of her new ABC series “Alaska Daily.” (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

15. She’s expecting!

Hilary announced in early October, 2022 that she’s expecting twins.

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