|Hilarie Burton Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7½ in|
|Date of Birth||July 1, 1982|
|Spouse||Jeffrey Dean Morgan|
Hilarie Burton is an American actress and producer who became popular as Peyton Sawyer on the teen drama One Tree Hill (2003-2009) and for her stint as a VJ on MTV’s Total Request Live. She has more than 200k followers on Twitter and more than 1 million followers on Instagram.
Hilarie Ross Burton
Sterling, Virginia, United States
- Hudson Valley, New York, United States
- Manhattan, New York, United States
Hilarie attended Park View High School wherein she was captain of the cheerleading squad, student council president, and homecoming queen and graduated in 2000.
She also studied at New York University and Fordham University.
Actress, Producer, Television Host
- Father – Bill Burton (US Army Veteran)
- Mother – Lisa Burton (Real Estate Agent)
- Siblings – Johnny Burton (Younger Brother), Conrad Burton (Younger Brother), Billy Burton (Younger Brother)
- Others – Otho Foley Burton (Paternal Grandfather), Dorothy Etta Lovett (Paternal Grandmother), Harold Wayne Blankers (Maternal Grandfather), Aletha Gertrude Kolenbrander (Maternal Grandmother)
Hilarie is represented by –
- Agency for the Performing Arts in California
- Authentic Talent and Literary Management in New York
5 ft 7½ in or 171.5 cm
59 kg or 130 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Hilarie has dated –
- Ian Prange (2004-2009) – According to reports, Hilarie was married to Ian Prange, assistant director on One Tree Hill, from 2004 to 2009. However, she refuted the claims in 2019.
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan (2009-Present) – Hilarie began dating actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan in 2009. The couple has a son named Augustus Morgan (b. March 2010) and a daughter named George Virginia Morgan (b. February 16, 2018). They finally got married on October 5, 2019.
Race / Ethnicity
She has Dutch ancestry on her mother’s side and is of English, French, and Scots-Irish/Northern Irish descent on her father’s side.
However, her hair has turned gray prematurely with her advancing age.
Hilarie has endorsed the following brands –
- New Balance
- Woods and Meadow
- Plymouth Artisan Cheese
- Astor Services
- Happy Place
Hilarie Burton Favorite Things
- Films – Funny Lady (1975), Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980)
- TV Show – Freaks and Geeks
- Musicians – Loretta Lynn, Elvis Costello, David Bowie, Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton
- Book – Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
- Holiday – Fourth of July
- Farm Animal – Duck
Hilarie Burton Facts
- Her production company, Southern Gothic Productions was launched in 2007.
- In 2017, Hilarie shared a video describing how Ben Affleck groped her when she worked as a VJ on Total Request Live in the early 2000s. In response, Affleck issued a public apology to Burton.
- She co-owns Samuel’s Sweet Shop in Rhinebeck with her husband Jeffrey and good friends Paul Rudd and his wife Julie.
- One Tree Hill actresses Sophia Bush, Burton, Bethany Joy Lenz, Danneel Ackles, and many of the show’s writers accused creator Mark Schwahn of s*xual harassment in an open letter in 2017. Following the allegations, Schwahn was fired from his show, The Royals.
- In 2021, Hilarie had revealed via the podcast (with Bethany Joy Lenz and Sophia Bush) that her husband Jeffrey Dean Morgan had once auditioned for the role of Keith Scott in One Tree Hill which was finally played by Craig Sheffer.
- Each spring, she makes her own dandelion wine.
- Vanderpump Rules is her late-night guilty pleasure.
- Her house is named Mischief Farm. It has been named so because they found hand-carved headstones at that property when they were touring it.
- She always keeps Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with Almonds bars at her house.
- After watching Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl (1968) at the age of 8, she decided that she wanted to be an actress.
- She eats toast with butter and local raw honey almost daily.
- She once stole a spoon from Sean Combs‘s birthday party. In that party, she had met the singer Gladys Knight for the first time and she wanted to make it melorable.
- When she was 11, she met the band Four Tops and the Temptations. They were the first celebrities she ever met.
- She has super-crooked bottom teeth.
- She is a history nerd.
- Hilarie is obsessed with Aaron Mahnke’s podcasts such as Lore, Noble Blood with Dana Schwartz.
- Her son Augustus Morgan has been named after Robert Duvall’s character in Lonesome Dove (1989).
- Hilarie’s daughter George Virginia Morgan’s middle name ‘Virginia’ is a tribute to her home state.
- Fashion designer Rachel Antonoff was Hilarie’s partner in sophomore writing class in college.
- She calls herself an introvert.
- Her karaoke song is Dolly Parton’s Applejack.
- She loves perfumes. Her first signature scent was Fracas and then it shifted to Gucci.
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