Jul. 1st, 1982
Sterling, Virginia, USA
Hilarie Burton's Main TV Roles
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Hilarie Burton Morgan is an American actress and producer. A former host of MTV's Total Request Live, she portrayed Peyton Sawyer on The WB/CW drama One Tree Hill for six seasons (2003–2009). Burton gained wider recognition with leading roles in the films Our Very Own, Solstice, and The List. She starred as Sara Ellis on the USA crime drama White Collar (2010–2013); and, in 2013, she had a recurring role as Dr. Lauren Boswell on the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy. In 2014, she appeared in the short-lived ABC drama series Forever as Molly Dawes, and a recurring role in the short-lived CBS sci-fi drama series Extant as Anna Schaefer in 2015. From 2016 until 2017, Burton recurred as DEA Agent Karen Palmer on the Fox television series Lethal Weapon.
She currently stars on NBC’s Council of Dads, and on AMC's Friday Night In With the Morgans. She and her husband, The Walking Dead’s Jeffrey Dean Morgan, have largely left the typical Hollywood lifestyle behind. The couple and their ten-year-old son, Gus; two-year-old daughter, George; and a menagerie of animals—including three Highland cattle, five miniature donkeys, two dogs, chickens, ducks, and eight alpaca—have called the 100-acre Mischief Farm in upstate New York home since 2018.
On May 5, Burton Morgan released her first book, The Rural Diaries: Love, Livestock, and Big Life Lessons Down on Mischief Farm, about her life as a television star and her big move to the country.
- Her _"One Tree Hill" (2003)_ (qv) character Peyton, works with her mother Ellie ('Sheryl Lee' (qv)), who battles breast cancer, on a compilation CD called "Friends with Benefit" to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation. That CD was actually released as a tie-in album, with a portion of its proceeds going directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to assist in their efforts to promote early detection awareness among young women.
- She is the oldest of four children. She has three younger brothers-Billy, Johnny, and Conrad - whom she nicknamed Billy Awesome, Jonny Kickass, and C-Rock.
- Once having gotten her role on One Tree Hill in North Carolina, she worked Monday through Thursday, and then returned every Friday back to New York to work on MTV.
- Shares a birthday with Liv Tyler, Pamela Anderson, Claire Forlani and Dan Aykroyd.
- Was not allowed to watch MTV growing up.
- Her favorite movies are: Funny Lady and Coal Miner's Daughter.
- Bought a Gold 1986 Mercedes in March 2004.
- According to Teen People magazine, her worst vice is cussing.