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Hilary Swank lived in car with her mom before fame, Oscar

Million dollar back seat.

Hilary Swank’s long road to becoming part of the world Hollywood’s biggest A-listers It started with humble beginnings.

The Oscar winner, 49, recently reflected on the start of her career, admitting that she slept in her car with her mother Judy when she first arrived in Hollywood.

Swank recalled in a new interview with the magazine that he dropped out of high school in Washington after two years to make it in Los Angeles. wall street journal.

Swank and his mother Judy pose together after Swank received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in January 2007. Jim Smeal/BEI/Shutterstock

The ‘Million Dollar Baby’ star explained that her mother had just given birth. Separated from his father Stephen, And they drove from her hometown of Bellingham, Washington, to LA.

“I started the process of getting into business in Los Angeles, where my mother and I first lived. Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme It’s in a quiet residential area,” she said.

“When I wasn’t sleeping in my car, I was staying at the house of a new friend my age who had moved in with her family and was trying to sell her house. We slept on air mattresses,” Swank recalled.

Judy then found work as a secretary in California and rented a bedroom from her single mother.

“At first, I only booked some decent TV shows and I didn’t care,” the “Ordinary Angels” actress added. She was “excited to be able to make my dream come true.”

And she thanked her mother, who has always been her biggest supporter and “understands the excitement of performing.”

This actress has won two Oscars. AFP/Getty Images

Swank first starred in a feature film in 1992’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” and went on to appear in hits such as “The Next Karate Kid” and “Boys Don’t Cry.”

Then she won an Academy Award For her roles in 2000’s “Boys Don’t Cry” and 2005’s “Million Dollar Baby.”

Despite her rise to fame, the Nebraska-born star is currently content living outside of Tinseltown.

She currently lives in Colorado with her husband, Philip Schneider. 10 month old twins, Aya and Om.

Swank’s first major role was in 1992’s “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Corbis/VCG (via Getty Images)

“We have horses, dogs, and parrots,” she said of her rural home. “We would like to add goats, chickens and maybe even pigs.”

“I’m glad to be away from L.A., but sometimes when I go to L.A. for meetings, I drive down the streets of Pasadena where my mom and I parked and slept,” Swank continued. “Despite the difficulties, I feel nostalgic for those days when nothing happened.”

Swank and Schneider married in 2018 after dating for two years.When the little ones arrived, they became first-time parents In April 2023.

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