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Hilary Ann Swank is an American actress and film producer.

She voices Joey Pogo in Netflix's BoJack Horseman.

Personal Life[]

Swank was born on July 30, 1974, in Lincoln, Nebraska, the younger of two children. Her mother, Judy Kay (née Clough), was a secretary and dancer, and her father, Stephen Michael Swank, was a Chief Master Sergeant in the Oregon Air National Guard and later a traveling salesman.

She has a brother, Daniel, who is eight years her senior. Many of Swank's family members are from Ringgold County, Iowa. Her maternal grandmother, Frances Martha Clough (née Dominguez), was born in El Centro, California, and was of Mexican descent. Swank's paternal grandmother was born in England; her other ancestry includes Dutch, German, Scots-Irish, Scottish, Swiss-German, and Welsh. The surname "Swank," originally "Schwenk," is of German origin.

After living in Spokane, Washington, Swank's family moved into a home near Lake Samish in Bellingham, Washington, when Swank was six. She attended Happy Valley Elementary School, Fairhaven Middle School, then Sehome High School in Bellingham until she was 16.[6][9] She also competed in the Junior Olympics and the Washington state championships in swimming, and she ranked fifth in the state in all-around gymnastics. Swank made her first appearance on stage when she was nine years old, starring in The Jungle Book.

When she was fifteen, her parents separated, and her mother, supportive of her daughter's desire to act, moved with her to Los Angeles, where they lived out of their car until Swank's mother saved enough money to rent an apartment. Swank has called her mother the inspiration for her acting career and her life.

In California, Swank enrolled in South Pasadena High School, later dropping out.

On August 18, 2018, she married entrepreneur Philip Schneider after two years of dating.

BoJack Horseman[]

She voiced Joey Pogo in BoJack Horseman.

Trivia[]

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