Hilarie Burton | Biography
Hilarie Burton, ex-host of Total Request Live, is a celebrated American personality. She is a successful actress who has also tried her hands in production sector. Best known for portraying the role of Peyton Sawyer in popular television sitcom One Tree Hill, Hilarie has never failed to impress the viewers with her outstanding acting skills and her pretty appearance. Active as an actress since 1999, Hilarie has appeared in over 25 movies and television programs.
Popular by her professional name Hilarie Burton, the actress was actually named as Hilarie Ross Burton on 1st July, 1982. Born as the first of four kids, she is the only daughter of her parents, Bill and Lisa. Her father is a former United States Army who is now an antiques collector while her mother works as a real-estate mediator. Best known as the star of One Tree Hill, Hilarie did not only gain popularity but also met her love on the set of One Tree Hill. During the filming of the series, she fell in love with Ian Prange, assistant director of the series. Ian is the son of famous film editor and executive producer of One Tree Hill Greg Prange. The two began dating in late 2003 and were married 2004. Their marriage ended with the finalization of divorce in 2009. Following their divorce, Hilarie began a relationship with American actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan. The Grey’s Anatomy star had previously been in relationship with actresses such as Sherrie Rose and Mary-Louise Parker. Starting to date since 2009, Hialrie became mother for the first time with Jeffrey’s son in March 2010. They named the child Augustus ‘Gus’. Although Gus is Hilarie’s first child, he is Jeffrey’s second child. Jeffrey first became father with his partner Sherrie Rose’s son Dean Morgan.
Born in Sterling, Virginia, Hilarie was raised in her hometown with her three brothers, Conrad, Johnny and Billy. She studied at the Park View High School in Sterling from where she received her graduation degree in 2000. Renowned for her active involvement in school’s extra-curricular activities, Hilarie had held the posts such as Student Council Treasurer, Vice-President, Student Council President and cheerleading squad’s captain. She was the homecoming queen during her senior year. After passing out from the high school, she enrolled herself at universities like Fordham University and New York University. As soon as she graduated from Park View High School, she launched her career as the co-host of Total Request Live, a popular show on MTV. She continued working as the show’s co-host till 2004. During this time period Hilarie appeared in several other television shows such as Birds of Prey, Dawson’s Creek, MTV’s Iced Out New Year’s Eve, MTV Does Miami, MTV Diary, The Real World: Las Vegas and Pepsi Smash. It was during this period when she received the role of Peyton Sawyer in the series One Tree Hill. It is the most important role of her career which earned her international fame and several award nominations. She worked for the series from 2003 to 2009, appearing in 130 episodes of early 6 seasons of the series. Following the success she achieved through One Tree Hill, Hilarie has played major roles in television series such as White Collar, Hostages, Grey’s Anatomy, etc. Castle and Forever are other television series she has appeared in. Hilarie debuted as a film actress in 2005 by playing the role of Bobbie Chester in the movie Our Very Own. The film role earned her an award at the Sarasota Film Festival for phenomenal ensemble acting. She has appeared in several movies, some of which are Normal Adolescent Behavior, The List, Bloodworth, The Secret Life of Bees, Naughty or Nice, etc. Hilarie has accumulated huge net worth throughout her career which is estimated to be approximately 1 million USD.
Cited as one of the most beautiful actresses, Hilarie has caught attention of many people by getting enrolled in lists of Hot 100, Sexiest 100, Femme Fatales, etc a number of times. The kickass beauty loves spending time with her pet cat Poe. The cat was named after a writer named Edgar Allan Poe. Apart from playing with Poe, she likes knitting, crocheting and collecting antiques in her spare time.
Hilarie has a huge fan base who loves her for what she is. Beautiful in and out, Hilarie’s fans adore her for making outstanding performances on screen. Her television roles has made her popular around the world.