• Philip Schneider is an American producer and entrepreneur, and the husband of actress Hilary Swank.
• He attended the University of Texas, Austin and graduated in 1995 with a BA in business.
• Philip and Hilary met in 2015 on a blind date and married on 18 August 2018 in a private ceremony near Hilary’s father’s house.
• Philip is estimated to have a net worth of $50 million, while Hilary’s is around $40 million.
• Philip enjoys fishing, skiing, playing football and travelling, and his favorite actor is Matt Damon.

Philip Schneider is an American producer and entrepreneur, but probably more famous for being the husband of Hilary Swank, a popular Hollywood actress, who starred in such movies as “Million Dollar Baby” and “Freedom Writers”. Let’s find out more about his career, height, net worth, family, etc.

Early life and family

Philip Schneider was born in 1973 in California USA, so holding American nationality. The precise date of his birth is not disclosed, as Philip keeps his private life low-key. The only detail known about his family is that his father’s name is Phil Schneider; nothing is known about his mother, any siblings or childhood, as he’s never mentioned anything about these aspects of his life.

Educational background

Philip matriculated from his local high school in California in 1991, then entered the University of Texas, Austin and graduated in 1995 with a BA in business.


Philip has made a successful career of a writer and producer. Even though he tried himself as an actor in 2007, appearing in the role of a “Gorgeous Guy” in the short movie called “Love”, Philip realised that he wasn’t impressed by acting in general. In 2010, he wrote and produced a short movie entitled “Stranger Danger”, and then several more during 2013 to 2014: “TSA America: Just Relax” (2013), “TSA America: Suspicious Bulges” (2014), “TSA America: Yeah, But Is It Ticking?” (2014), all directed by Misha Collins, who also played the role of Officer Franklin in the series.

Collins is well-known for directing many episodes of the super-popular series “Supernatural” (2005 – present), in which he also plays the role of Castiel.

As of 2024, Philip is working in the position of an executive producer for J. Walter Thompson, which is a big marketing company in New York; he also had contracts with such producing companies as Draftfcb and Saatchi & Saatchi. It is also worth mentioning that Philip acts as a property master, for such movies and series as “CSI: Miami” (2002 – 2012), “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (2017), “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” (2019), and “Interrogation” (2019 – present),.

Hilary Swank and Philip Schneider

Personal life, wife Hilary Swank

Philip was introduced to his future wife, super-popular Hollywood actress Hilary Swank, in 2015. They met on a blind date which was set up by Misha Collins, who is Philip’s friend and long-term colleague, and Misha’s wife, Victoria Vantoch. No one could even expect that Hilary and Philip would like each other so much that they spent over twelve hours on their very first date! Hilary and Philip didn’t show up together much; they were caught by paparazzi only twice – during a tennis match, and on their Swiss vacation, nor did they post mutual photos on their social media accounts, keeping their relationship low-key. Eventually, the seriousness of their intentions was revealed when they married on 18 August 2018.

Nothing is known about Philip’s previous affairs and marriages, though it’s known that Hilary was earlier married to Chad Lowe, a popular American actor and director, best-known for his appearance in the “Bones” series and “Unfaithful” (2002). Hilary married Chad in 1997 and eventually divorced him in 2007. Chad is now married to Kim Painter, who is an experienced Hollywood producer. It is worth saying that Hilary stayed good friends with Chad, and he even congratulated them on their wedding anniversary on Hilary’s Instagram post. Hilary also shared the details of Philip’s proposal in her interview to Vogue in 201 – it happened in the hideout deep in the mountains of Colorado: ‘It had a stunning waterfall that cascades down to rustic cabins built in the 1800s surrounded by beautiful pines and big skies.

One evening, Philip dropped to his knee in front of the waterfall and proposed—he sweetly made sure my dogs were nearby so they could bear witness!’.

Private wedding ceremony

The private wedding ceremony took place near Hillary’s father house, as not long before his daughter’s wedding he underwent a lung transplant and couldn’t leave home. Hilary is in very close and warm relationship with her father, so she just couldn’t do it another way, so their wedding was hosted on the Santa Lucia Preserve, located in Carmel, California. Popular American actress and producer, Mariska Hargitay, was Hilary’s best maid, while Philip’s father, Phil, was his best man. As Philip is a big fan of Moby, he performed a tap dance to one of his songs, “In My Heart”, at the wedding reception. The whole event was hosted by the couple’s friend, Reverend Michael Beckwith.

The couple subsequently welcomed twins in in April 2023 – a daughter they named Ohm and son Aya.

Hilary Swank short bio

Hilary Ann Swank was born on 30 July 1974 in Lincoln, Nebraska USA, under the sign of Leo, and so holding American nationality. She is mostly famous for her acting achievements; she started her career in 1985, when just 11 years old. She has always been interested in performing and acting, so she was more than happy to accept her first offer and appear in the series “Growing Pains” (1985 – 1992). Later she played minor roles in such series and movies as “ABC TGIF” (1989 – 2018) as Danielle; “Evening Shade” (1990 – 1994), in which she played Aimee; the legendary “Beverly Hills, 90210” (1990 – 2000), in the role of Carly Reynolds, appearing in several episodes; and “Cries Unheard: The Donna Yaklich Story” (1994).

The fun fact about her fee for starring in the movies could amuse anybody: for her appearance in the movie “Boys Don’t Cry” (1999), in which she played her first major role of Brandon Teena, she got $3,000; in just two years, she got 100 times more for starring in the movie called “The Affair of the Necklace” (2001) – $3 million for her role of Jeanne St. Remy de Valois. The secret was simple – the young actress won a Golden Globe and an Oscar for her performance in the movie “Boys Don’t Cry”, in the category “Best Actress”, so the price for her appearance in following projects got higher than anyone could expect. Later she received another Oscar for her stunning performance in the movie “Million Dollar Baby” (2004), in which she played the role of Maggie Fitzgerald, telling the story of her hard life, unexpected sport success, and tragic suicide.

Her latest and most successful works include such movies and series as “Freedom Writers” (2006), “P.S. I Love You” (2007), “Mary and Martha” (2013), Trust (2018 – present), and “I Am Mother” (2019). Most recently, Hilary appeared in “The Hunt” and “Fatale” both in 2020, “The Good Mother” (2023) and “Ordinary Angels” in 2024.

Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

As to his hobbies and favorite activities in his spare time, Philip enjoys being close to nature, and likes fishing, skiing, playing football, and travelling. As to his favorite cuisine, he likes Italian food, but also enjoys vegetarian meals, just as his friend Misha Collins, who has recently published his book “The Adventurous Eaters Club”, consisting of recipes for vegan and vegetarian dishes. Misha also wrote a poem for Philip and Hilary, and read it during their wedding ceremony. Philip is a big fans of music of almost any kind. One of his favorite songs is “Two Sunsets” by Ludovico Einaudi, and it was used to accompany Hilary’s walk down the aisle.

Hilary Swank and Philip Schneider

Philip likes to shorten his evening drinking some champagne – his favorite one is entitled “Perrier-Jouët” of 2008 and 2011. His favorite actor is Matt Damon, and his favorite actress Alexandra Daddario. His favorite travelling destination is Paris, France. Philip and Hilary have four adopted dogs

Social media presence

Philip is far from being active on social media platforms, and doesn’t have any accounts. However, his wife, Hilary Swank is very popular on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Her Instagram  account is full of videos of her regular workouts, motivational quotes and personal photos, her Twitter is also popular, while her Facebook page is ‘liked’ and followed by more than 11,000 fans.

Appearance, clothing style

Philip has short dark brown hair and grey eyes. He is 6ft (1.81m) tall, weighs around 174lbs (79kgs), and his vital statistics are 40-32-35. As to his clothing style, he prefers casual and classy looks, and often wears jeans, trenches, suits and shirts.

Net worth and salary

Philip doesn’t need to count on his celebrity wife’s net worth, as he is  wealthy himself. According to authoritative sources, his net worth is estimated to be over $50 million, as of mid-2024, accumulated by working hard as a property master and producer for many successful movies and series. As he’s still working with new projects, his net worth is sure to grow. As to his wife, Hilary Swank, authoritative sources estimate her net worth to be around $40 million. As she is also signed to several upcoming series and movies, her net worth is also going to grow.

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