Hilary Duff has German, English, Scottish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Welsh, French, and possibly 1/16th Polish, roots.
Hilary Duff was born on September 28, 1987, in Houston, Texas, the United States. She was the second of two daughters born to Susan Duff, a housewife turned film and music producer, and Bob Duff, the owner of a chain of Texas convenience stores. Taking after her sister, Haylie, Hilary entered ballet classes and auditioned for local theatrical productions with her sibling at a young age. They also took up roles in local theatre productions. The passion for performing arts only heightened over the following years as the sisters decided to make a career out of it. At the age of six, Hilary was cast alongside her sister in a BalletMet Columbus production of The Nutcracker Suite in San Antonio. It was a positive experience for both of the girls, who, in turn, aspired to act professionally. In 1993, they moved to California with their mother, who began managing their careers.