Hilarie Ross Burton is an America based producer and actress commonly known by the name Hilarie Burton.
Burton is best known for her role of Peyton Sawyer in drama television show ‘One Tree Hill.’ Before becoming an actress, Burton also was a host on MTV.
She is estimated to earn about $1 Million.
Hilarie Burton was born on 1st July of 1982 in Sterling, Virginia, USA. She is eldest to her parents Bill and Lisa Burton. She has three younger brothers.
Burton attended the Park View High School. And in 2000, she graduated from there. During her junior year, Burton was the vice-president, and during her second year of high school, she was a student council treasurer.
She also became the homecoming queen during her senior year.
Later, Burton attended the New York University.
Hilarie Burton first started her career off as a host (VJ) in MTV. She hosted ‘ Total Request Live’ which aired on MTV.
The producer provided her a job as a permanent host even though she was first called as a guest commentator.
In 2000, she even presented MTV Video Music Awards too.
As an actress
In 2002, Burton made her debut in TV through Dawson’s Creek. In the drama, she played herself.
Later in April of 2003, she started to play Peyton Sawyer in drama series ‘One Tree Hill.’ Her character was a cheerleader who is independent and also a music artist. Her role as Peyton is considered to be her best work. She also gained a lot of exposure through the role.
But later in 2009, she left the series because she had some issues regarding her salary.
She later acted in feature drama film Our Very Own in June of 2005. Later in September of 2007, she made an appearance in Normal Adolescent Behavior which is a lifetime show. The drama follows a poly-fidelitous relationship between a group of friends.
Hilarie also made an appearance on ‘The List’ in June of 2008. He played the role of Jo Johnston.
In 2008, she also played the role of Deborah Owens in The Secret Life of Bees.
Burton acted alongside Hilary Duff and Val Kilmer in January of 2009 on Bloodworth which is a drama.
Variety made an announcement in July of 2010; Hilarie would have a recurring role in White Collar. She played the role of Sara Ellis who is an insurance investigator. Her character was made regular from February of 2011.
Burton also made an appearance in Castle of ABC in 23rd January of 2012. She played the role of Kay Cappuccio. She also played the role of Dr. Lauren Boswell in Grey’s Anatomy. Her role was recurring in the series.
Burton also played the role of Samantha in Hostages in August of 2013.
In 2015, she was again united with her co-star of ‘One Tree Hill’ Tyler Hilton as she had a recurring role in Extant. She played the role of Anna Schaefer.
As a producer
Hilarie Burton established her very own company of production in 2007. The name of the company is ‘Southern Gothic Production (SoGoPro).’ The co-owners of the company are Meg Mortimer, James Burton, Nick Grey, and Kelly Tenney.
Burton is also a member of North Carolina Film Council.
In 2006, Hilarie Burton won a Sarasota Film Festival under the category ‘Outstanding Ensemble Acting’ for her character in Our Very Own.
In 2008, she also won a Hollywood Film Awards for the movie ‘The Secret Life of Bees.’
Other than that, the actress has been nominated for different awards times for her role as Peyton in ‘One Tree Hill.’
She has a height of 1.71m, and she weighs 132lbs (60 kg). Her body measurement is 32B.
In 2007, Hilarie was ranked in the 77th position by Maxim in the list of Hot 100.
In 2006, she even appeared on the cover of the magazine with Sophia Bush.
Relationships and marriage
Burton got married to Ian Prange in 2004. He was an assistant director on One Tree Hill. The pair got a divorce in 2009.
In 2009, she got into a relationship with Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Despite media claiming that the duo is married, Morgan denied and added that they would get married in the future.
She gave birth to her first child Augustus (“Gus”) in March of 2010.
Hilarie has a following of 24.1 thousand Twitter. She also has more than three hundred thousand likes and followers on her Facebook page.
The gross income of Hilarie is a million dollars, which she earned As an actress and a producer.