Real name: Hilarie Ross Burton
Hilarie Ross Burton (born July 1, 1982) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Peyton Sawyer on The CW Television Network (previously The WB Network) television series One Tree Hill.
Prior to her role on One Tree Hill, Burton worked as a VJ for the television show Total Request Live on MTV. She was supposed to be a guest commentator for one segment, but producers decided to offer her a permanent job. Burton appeared once on the television series Hey Dude, and currently portrays Peyton Sawyer on the teen hit series One Tree Hill, which debuted in 2003.
Burton and husband Ian Prange, an assistant-director for the show reside together in Wilmington, North Carolina. Her Mom is a kindergarten teacher.