Duffy/McPhees in popular culture

History of the Irish name Duffy. Image copyright Ireland Calling

Hilary Duff is an actress and singer-songwriter from Houston, Texas. She made her name playing the role of Lizzie McGuire on the Disney TV series and movie. She has since appeared in several movies and TV shows.

History of the surname Duffy
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She has also had a successful music career. She has sold millions of albums and been on sell out tours of North America.
Hilary’s sister, Haylie Duff, is also a well-known actress and singer and has appeared in films such as Napoleon Dynamite and Material Girls.

Hilary Duff
Hilary Duff

Martin Duffy is a film director and screenwriter from Dublin. He has made a number of and has also worked as a writer for several television shows. He specialises in family friendly films. His 1996 movie, The Boy From Mercury was a hit with film critics and won several awards. In 1999, he worked with a young Elijah Wood in the film, The Bumblebee Flies Away.
Katherine McPhee is a singer and actress from Los Angeles, California. She came to prominence in 2006 when she was a runner up on the reality talent show, American Idol. She has sold around half a million albums and her music has been used on American TV shows such as CSI: NY, The Ghost Whisperer and Hellcats.
She has also begun a career in acting and has appeared in the movies You May Not Kiss the Bride and Shark 3D. She has also featured in hit TV shows such as Family Guy, Ugly Betty and CSI: NY.

Sporting Duffys

Damien Duff. Photo copyright Mikhail Slain CC2.5
Damien Duff
Damien Duff was a professional footballer from Dublin. He spent over a decade playing in the English Premier League. He spent three years at Chelsea under Jose Mourinho and won the Premier League title twice.
He was also part of the Fulham team during one of the most successful seasons in their history. They reached the UEFA Europa League final in 2010 only to lose out to Atletico Madrid.
He played 100 games for the Republic of Ireland national team and is considered to be one of the country’s greatest players of the modern era.
O.J. McDuffie was a professional American football player in the 1990s. He played as a wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins for eight seasons. He made 415 catches throughout his career which is the fourth highest in the Dolphin’s history.
History of the surname Duffys

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