Most of Duff’s initial couple of acting roles were small, starting off with an uncredited look of Hallmark Entertainment’s western miniseries True Women (1997). She additionally served as an additional, once again uncredited, in writer director Willard Carroll’s ensemble dramedy Playing by Heart (1998).
The very first major component of her was when the star of the 1998 movie Casper Meets Wendy, playing the young witch, Wendy, whom encounters the animated character Casper. Like Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997), the next sequel to the excellent Casper (1995), the film was launched direct-to-video with typically unenthusiastic ratings. Duff later came out in a supporting role in the tv movie The Soul Collector (1999), that had been grounded on a Kathleen Kane novel and starred Bruce Greenwood as an angel that helps out a female farmer (Melissa Gilbert) whose husband has just recently died. Duff finished up earning a Young Artist Award for “Best Performance in a television Movie or maybe Pilot (Supporting Young Actress)”. Duff’s very first really serious shot at fame came when she was cast as 1 of the kids in the pilot episode of the NBC sitcom Daddio (2000). Actor Michael Chiklis, co star of Daddio stated, “After dealing with her the very first working day, I can remember thinking to the wife of mine ,’ This young female is actually likely to be a film star’. She was entirely at ease with herself and comfy in her personal skin.”She made the Forbes list of richest younger stars beneath twenty five, she made fifteen dolars million for the season of 2005. She beat out rival stars as Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes.