Hilarie Burton - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 1, 2022

Hilarie Burton
Nick Name: H-Bomb, Hil
Profession: Actress, Producer
Best Known For: One Tree Hill (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $5 million

Personal Details

Born on : July 1, 1982 (age 41)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Hilarie Ross Burton
Birth Place: Sterling, Virginia, USA
Horoscope: Cancer
Father's Name: Bill Burton
Mother's Name: Lisa Burton
Siblings: 3

Billy Burton (younger brother)
Johnny Burton (younger brother)
Conrad Burton (younger brother)

High School: Park View High School
University: New York University, Fordham University
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (English, French, Scottish, Irish, Dutch)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Married Date: October 5, 2019
Husband's Name: Jeffrey Dean Morga
Children: 2

Augustus "
Gus "
Morgan (son)
George Virginia Morgan (daughter)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.71 meter (5 feet 7 inch)
Weight: 60 kg (132.28 lb)
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Green
Shoe Size: 7 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 25 inch
Hip Size: 35 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: B

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Who is Hilarie Burton?

Hilarie Burton is an actress, producer by profession, and American by nationality. She is well known for hosting Total Request Live and starring as Peyton Sawyer in One Tree Hill, and Sara Ellis in White Collar.

Hilarie Burton – Age, Parents, Siblings

Hilarie Burton’s birth took place on July 1, 1982, in Sterling, Virginia, USA. She was born Hilarie Ross Burton to her father Bill Burton, an antique collector, and her mother Lisa Burton, a real estate agent.

She is not the only child of her parents and has 3 siblings – younger brothers Billy Burton, Johnny Burton, and Conrad Burton.

young Hilarie Burton (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

For education she attended Park View High School, graduating in 2000. There she was a student council treasurer in her sophomore year, vice president her junior year and in her senior year, Burton was a captain of the cheerleading squad, student council president, and was voted the homecoming queen.

For her further education, Hilarie Burton went on to study at New York University and Fordham University. Her ethnicity is English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, remote French from her father's side, and Dutch from her mother's side.

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Hilarie Burton – Boyfriend, Husband, Children, Divorce                                                                 

Hilarie Burton began dating actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan in 2009. She and her boyfriend welcomed two children – a son Augustus Morgan (born March 2010) and a daughter George Virginia Morgan (born February 2018). Burton also revealed that she has a series of miscarriages between the birth of her two children.

The couple married on October 5, 2019, 10 years after dating. Burton had been first married to Ian Prange. 

As of 2020 Burton and her husband are living a blissful marriage without rumors of extra-marital affairs or divorce.

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Hilarie Burton – Career

Early Career

As a budding actress, Hilarie Burton’s big break came while working as a VJ for MTV's Total Request Live (TRL). She landed the opportunity to present at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards and eventually went on to land a role in the teen drama series Dawson's Creek (2002).

Just a year later, in 2003, Burton was cast in WB’s drama series One Tree Hill as Peyton Sawyer, which is considered her breakout role.

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Hilarie Burton, Chad Michael Murray on One Tree Hill (Image: IMDb)

Films, Series

Since then Hilarie Burton has starred in films Our Very Own (2005), Solstice (2007), The Secret Life of Bees (2008), and Bloodworth (2010).

In TV series Burton has had roles in White Collar (2010-2013) as Sara Ellis, Grey's Anatomy (2013) as Dr. Lauren Boswell, Extant (2015) as Anna Schaefer, Lethal Weapon (2016-2017) as Karen Palmer, among numerous others. 

Moreover, she has had an appearance in Jack's Mannequin’s music video for the single The Mixed Tape.

In 2007 Hilarie Burton created Southern Gothic Production (SoGoPro), a production company along with Nick Gray, Kelly Tenney, James Burton, and Meg Mortimer. 


Hilarie Burton's fellow One Tree Hill cast includes Bethany Joy Lenz, Chad Michael Murray, Antwon Tanner, Danneel Ackles, and Lee Norris.

One Tree Hill cast (Image: EW)

Hilarie Burton – Awards, Nominations

Hilarie Burton has had nominations for 3 Teen Choice Awards and has won awards at Sarasota Film Festival (2006) and Hollywood Film Awards (2008).

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Hilarie Burton – Sexual Assault

Amid the October 2017 Harvey Weinstein scandal, Burton retweeted a video clip from TRL Uncensored. The video showed her interview in 2003, recalling how actor Ben Affleck "wraps his arm around me, and comes over and tweaks my left boob". Shortly afterward Affleck apologized via Twitter, “I acted inappropriately toward Ms. Burton and I sincerely apologize." 

However, when Affleck addressed the issue on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in November 2017, he replied that he “I don't remember it” but “absolutely apologize for it.”

The same month Hilarie Burton spoke on sexual assault charges against One Tree Hill creator Mark Schwahn by the female crew, alleging that she had also been sexually harassed by Schwahn.

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Hilarie Burton – Net Worth, Salary

Her net worth has been estimated to be around $5 million while the figures on her annual salary are not yet made public.

Hilarie Burton – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On social media handles such as Instagram and Twitter, Hilarie Burton has around 1 million and 166k followers respectively but is absent from Facebook.

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