Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere

TV Actress

Hayden Lesley Panettiere is an American actress, model, and singer. She is best known for her lead roles as Claire Bennet on the NBC superhero series Heroes and Juliette Barnes in the ABC/CMT musical ...

Full Name
Hayden Lesley Panettiere
Aug 21, 1989
5′ 0″
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Hayden Leslie Panettiere was born on August 21, 1989 in Palisades, New York. She is an American actress and singer. Hayden's mother, Lesley Vogel, is a former soap opera actress, and her father, Alan Lee "Skip" Panettiere, is a fire department lieutenant who had also played semi-professional football. She has Italian and Polish ancestry. 

At the age of 11 months old, Hayden starred in her first commercial for Playskool toys. She made her film debut at the age of 11 in the 1994 drama The Object of My Affection. In 1998 she landed the role of Sarah Roberts on the ABC daytime soap opera One Life to Live; she would later appear in commercials for products such as Bounty, Raid, Hasbro and others. 

In 2006 Hayden starred as Claire Bennet on the television series Heroes which earned her many awards like a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Leading Young Actress and Satellite Awards for Best Actress – Television Series Drama. In 2008 she won an MTV Movie Award for Best Hero Award with her performance in I Love You Beth Cooper. In 2011 she starred in Scream 4 and also voiced Kairi in Kingdom Hearts Re:coded video game series. 

Hayden has appeared on stage performing roles such as Belle in Beauty and the Beast (2002), Juliet Capulet in Romeo & Juliet (2003) and Kit Kellerin The Miracle Worker (2005). Additionally she has been involved with philanthropic activities such as being an ambassador to YouthAIDS organization since 2004 and working closely with Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant over 200 wishes to children with life threatening illnesses around the world.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1989</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Hayden Panettiere is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On August 21, 1989, Hayden Panettiere was born in Palisades, New York.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1994</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">1st Appearence on Television</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">At the age of four, Panettiere makes her first appearance on television, playing Sarah Roberts on One Life To Live. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1998</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins the Cast of Ally McBeal</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Panettiere joins the cast of the hit show Ally McBeal, portraying the daughter of Calista Flockhart's character.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in Heroes</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Panettiere lands a starring role in the NBC superhero drama series Heroes as the cheerleader Claire Bennet.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Nashville Debuts on ABC</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Panettiere stars as Juliette Barnes in the musical drama Nashville, which debuts on ABC.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Engaged to Wladimir Klitschko</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Panettiere announces her engagement to Ukrainian professional boxer Wladimir Klitschko.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Welcomes Daughter Kaya</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Panettiere and Klitschko welcome their first child, a daughter named Kaya.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's Talented</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Hayden Panettiere is an incredibly talented actress. She has appeared in many popular television shows and movies, including Heroes, Nashville, and Scream 4. Her range of roles show her versatility as an actor.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Charismatic</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Hayden Panettiere has a natural charm and charisma that draws people in. Her magnetic personality has made her one of the most popular actresses on television today.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's an Advocate</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Hayden Panettiere is also an advocate for various causes. She is a tireless campaigner for animal rights, environmental protection and ending child abuse. Her commitment to making a difference in the world is admirable.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started Acting at Just 11 Months Old</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Hayden Panettiere started her career in acting at just 11 months old, appearing in a commercial for Playskool.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Has an Album</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Hayden Panettiere released a country album called 'Unbroken' in 2008.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Was Raised as a Vegetarian</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Hayden Panettiere was raised as a vegetarian from the age of 11, though she later began eating fish and poultry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Has a Star on the Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Hayden Panettiere has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, having earned it in 2011 for her work on the TV show 'Heroes'.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Is Fluent in Italian</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Hayden Panettiere is fluent in Italian due to her father who is of Italian descent and lived in Italy for several years.</p></div>


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