Burton and her co-stars received the "Outstanding Ensemble Acting" award at the prestigious Sarasota Film Festival.In September 2007, Burton appeared in the Lifetime drama Normal Adolescent Behavior which followed a group of friends who are in a six-way polyfidelitous relationship. That same year Burton co-starred in the supernatural horror film Solstice opposite Amanda Seyfried and Elisabeth Harnois.That same year, Burton appeared in the Fox Searchlight Pictures drama The Secret Life of Bees as Deborah Owens, the deceased mother of Dakota Fanning's character.In January 2009, Burton was cast in the drama Bloodworth opposite Hilary Duff and Val Kilmer.
In 2004, Burton married One Tree Hill assistant director Ian Prange, son of executive producer Greg Prange, they divorced in 2009.Burton's first big break came when working as a VJ for the 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.Hilarie Ross Burton is an American actress and producer. Burton gained wider recognition with leading roles in the films Our Very Own, Solstice and The List.She starred as Sara Ellis on the USA crime drama White Collar (2010–13); and, in 2013, she had a recurring role as Dr.
In July 2010, Variety announced Burton would have a recurring arc in the USA Network crime drama series White Collar as Sara Ellis, an insurance investigator in the second season.