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Who Is Faith Hill? Actress Who Plays Margaret Dutton in 1883

Who Is Faith Hill? Actress Who Plays Margaret Dutton in 1883

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When it comes to influential figures in the country music scene, Faith Hill unquestionably ranks among the most renowned.

With a career that spans more than three decades, Hill has significantly shaped the genre, and her contributions are duly recognized and celebrated. However, her creative talents are not confined to music alone.

Hill has also ventured into acting, and her recent role in the television series 1883 has garnered much interest.

In this detailed guide, we will explore Faith Hill’s background, her rise to stardom in the music industry, and her transition into acting, focusing on her role as Margaret Dutton in 1883.

Who Plays Margaret Dutton in 1883?

Margaret Dutton in the Yellowstone prequel series 1883 is played by Faith Hill. Born Audrey Faith Perry on September 21, 1967, in Ridgeland, Mississippi, Faith Hill was adopted as an infant by Edna and Ted Perry.

Actress and singer Faith Hill at the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in 2018
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Age:55 years (as of 2023)
Height:5 feet 9 inches
Husband:Tim McGraw
Birthplace:Ridgeland, Mississippi, U.S.
Birthdate:September 21, 1967
Net Worth:$165 million (Estimated in 2021)

Taking on the role of Margaret Dutton in 1883 marked a significant move for Hill, as it was her first major television role. The character of Margaret Dutton is integral to the series, as she is the matriarch of the Dutton family.

Hill’s portrayal of Margaret has been lauded for bringing a depth of character and strong presence to the screen.

Faith Hill Movies & TV Shows Appearances

  • Touched by an Angel (1994-2003) as Karen Lamar
  • The Stepford Wives (2004) as Sarah Sunderson
  • Dixieland (2015) as Arletta
  • 1883 (2021-2022) as Margaret Dutton
  • Yellowstone (2018-present) as Margaret Dutton

8 Fascinating Facts About Faith Hill

She Was Adopted

Faith Hill was put up for adoption by her birth mother when she was born. She was adopted by Edna and Ted Perry and they raised her alongside their two biological sons.

Hill went on to meet her birth mother when she was an adult. However, the meeting wasn’t a particularly pleasant one for Hill.

“I don’t even remember what I said. I don’t remember what she said. We kind of just stared at each other. It was very strange, it wasn’t normal,” she said.

She Began Singing at Churches and Rodeos

Hill’s love for singing began at a young age. When she was just seven years old, she had her first public performance at a 4-H luncheon.

At nine years old, Hill attended an Elvis Presley concert which left her thoroughly impressed. She went on to sing at various churches in the area. At the age of 17, she joined a band that would perform at local rodeos.

She Auditioned to Be a Backup Singer for Reba McEntire But Was Turned Down

At the age of 19, Faith Hill quit school and moved to Nashville to pursue her passion for singing. She went on to audition for a job as a backup singer for Reba McEntire but she didn’t get the role.

Faith Hill and her husband, Tim McGraw
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A few years later, the singer who landed the role Hill auditioned for died in a plane crash. The crash also killed six other members of Reba’s band.

She is an Award Winning Singer

In her career as a singer, Hill has won five Grammy Awards, 15 Academy of Country Music Awards and six American Music Awards. She has also taken home many other awards for her singing.

In 2009, Hill was named the Adult Contemporary Artist of the Decade by Billboard. In 2019, Hill received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Hill has also received many other honors in Hollywood. In 2001, she was named one of the “30 Most Powerful Women in America” by Ladies Home Journal.

She is One of the Most Successful Country Singers

After struggling to get her music career rolling, Hill had her big break after a co-worker at the music publishing company heard her singing. Her co-worker encouraged her to be a demo singer for the company.

In addition to this, Hill supplemented her work by singing backup vocals for Gary Burr. While performing at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe, Hill was discovered by Martha Sharp, an executive from Warner Bros. Records. Impressed by Hill’s voice, Sharp began signing her to a record deal.

Hill’s debut album, Take Me as I Am, was released in 1993. By 1994, her song “Wild One” held Billboard’s number one position for four consecutive weeks, a feat that no female country singer had achieved in 30 years.

She went on to have great success with her first two albums, Take Me as I Am and It Matters to Me, as they had a combined three number ones on Billboard’s country charts.

She managed to see even more success with her other albums Faith, Breathe, Cry and Fireflies. To date, she has sold over 40 million albums, making her one of the most successful country music artists of all time.

Also read: 20 Best 1883 Characters Ranked

She is Married to Tim McGraw, Her On-Screen Husband, in 1883

Faith Hill is married to fellow country music artist Tim Mcgraw who plays James Dutton in 1883, Margaret Dutton’s husband.

John Dutton, Margaret Dutton, and James Dutton in 1883
John Dutton, Margaret Dutton, and James Dutton in 1883.

Hill began touring with McGraw on the Spontaneous Combustion Tour in the spring of 1996. The two quickly formed an attraction and began a relationship shortly after meeting.

Hill and McGraw went on to marry on October 6, 1996. They have released multiple duets together.

She Founded The Faith Hill Family Literacy Project

Hill founded The Faith Hill Family Literacy Project in honor of her father who struggled with employment due to literacy challenges. During her 1999 tour, she received over 35,000 donated books which were then given to hospitals, schools, libraries and daycares.

Hill and McGraw have also done other philanthropy work together. They helped raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina and victims of the 2010 flooding in Tennessee.

A Horseback Riding Incident Left Her Scared to Ride for Nearly Two Decades

Prior to her role in 1883 as Margaret Dutton, Faith Hill had experience in horseback riding. However, a horseback riding incident left her traumatized, leading her to take a break from riding horses for two decades.

“Most people who ride know this, but never run your horse when they see the barn,” said Hill. “Well, I didn’t know that, and I just let my horse Bandit just like — for almost half a mile — fly to the barn. It was terrifying … after that moment I said, ‘You know what? I’m gonna stay off horses for awhile.'”

Fortunately, she was able to get her confidence back in the saddle thanks to show creator Taylor Sheridan’s Cowboy Camp. The Cowboy Camp taught the actors of 1883 how to ride and prepared them for their roles.

“I learned so much during the process of the ‘cowboy camp,’ is what Taylor [Sheridan] called it, and thank God for it,” she said.

Also read: Who the 1883 Cast Are Dating in Real-Life

FAQs About Faith Hill

Does Faith Hill Have Any Children?

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw have three daughters together, Gracie, Maggie and Audrey. Gracie was born on May 5, 1997, Maggie was born on August 12, 1998 and Audrey was born on December 6, 2001.

Where Do Faith Hill and Tim McGraw Live?

Faith Hill and Tim McGraw live together in Nashville, Tennessee. Their stunning house is 22,460 square feet and includes five bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.

Is Faith Hill Working on a New Album?

Yes, Faith Hill is working on a new album. She has been teasing new music on social media, and she recently announced that the album will be released in 2023.

Hill has not yet released any details about the album, but she has said that it will be a “personal and reflective” collection of songs. She has also said that she is excited to share the new music with her fans.

On October 16, 2022, Hill made a post on Instagram honoring the 20th year anniversary of her album Cry. See the post below: