Hilarie Burton was born in Sterling, Virginia. Her father is a former Green Beret and her mother is a real estate agent. She is the eldest of four children with three brothers. Her big break came in 2000, when she was given a slot on the hosting roster of MTV’s Total Request Live. She made her acting debut on an episode of Dawson’s Creek, which led to her best-known role to date, as Peyton Sawyer on the WB’s One Tree Hill.
The popularity of OTH led to Burton getting several Teen Choice Awards nominations. It also led to a relatively successful film career: she appeared in features such as Our Very Own, Solstice and The Secret Life of Bees. In 2009, she left OTH alongside Chad Michael Murray; she then took a recurring role in the action series White Collar. While working on “One Tree Hill”, she worked on movies, such as Our Very Own (2005), The List (2007), Normal Adolescent Behavior (2007) and Solstice (2008), with her “One Tree Hill” co-star,Elisabeth Harnois.
Height: 5’9″ /174 cm
Weight: 132 lbs/60 kg
Shoe size: 7
Dress size: 4
Bra size: 32B
Measurements: 34-24-35/ 86-61-89 cm
Hair Color: White
Eye Color: Green
Name: Hilarie Ross Burton
Nickname: H- Bomb, Hil
Date of Birth: July 1, 1982
Place of Birth: Sterling, Virginia, United States
Place of Residence: Wilmington, North Carolina
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Education: New York University, Fordham University
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan (2009-now)
- Ian Prange (2004 to 2009)
Awards and Honors:
- 2008 Hollywood Film Award, Ensemble Acting of the Year, Won
- 2008 Teen Choice Award, Choice TV Actress: Drama, Nominated
- 2005 Teen Choice Award, Choice TV Actress: Drama Nominated
- 2004 Teen Choice Award, Choice TV Actress – Drama/Action Adventure, Nominated
Hobbies and Interests: Collecting antiques, knitting, and crocheting
Favorite Color: Pink, Red, Blue
Favorite Food: Hot dogs, Red vine, potato chips
Favorite Music: Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Elvis Costello, David Bowie
Favorite Perfume: Clean
Favorite Book: “Dandelion Wine”
Favorite Sports: Basketball
Favorite Movie: Funny Lady, Coal Miner’s Daughter
Favorite TV Show: Freaks and Geeks
Was not allowed to watch MTV growing up.
Appears in the Jack’s Mannequin video “The Mixed Tape”.
Ranked #77 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
When she got her role on One Tree Hill (2003) in North Carolina, she worked Monday through Thursday, and then returned every Friday back to New York to work on MTV.
She has a cat named Poe (named after writer Edgar Allan Poe).
According to Teen People magazine, her worst vice is cussing.
In 2007, Burton created her own production company called Southern Gothic Production (SoGoPro) along with Nick Gray, Kelly Tenney, James Burton and Meg Mortimer.
Ranked No. 2 on Femme Fatales: The 50 Sexiest Women of 2005 and #12 on Much Music’s 20 Hottest Women of 2003.
Bought a gold 1986 Mercedes in March 2004.
Appeared on cover of the Jan/Feb 2004 issue of American Cheerleader magazine.
In July 2015, Burton had a recurring role on CBS sci-fi drama Extant as Anna Schaefer where she reunited with One Tree Hill co-star Tyler Hilton.
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