Hayden Panettiere Bio, Age, Husband, Family, Daughter, Height, Movies

Hayden Panettiere
Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere Biography

Hayden Panettiere (born Hayden Lesley Panettiere on August 21, 1989) is a famous American actress, singer, and model. She is well known for her lead roles as Claire Bennet on the NBC superhero series Heroes (2006–2010) and Juliette Barnes on the ABC/CMT musical drama series Nashville (2012–2018), the latter of which received two nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film.

Panettiere was born and raised in New York and first made an appearance in a commercial when she was only 11 months old. She kicked off her full-time acting career with roles in Life to Live (1994–1997) as Sarah Roberts and Guiding Light (1996–2000) as Lizzie Spaulding.

Hayden went on to appear in the Disney sports drama Remember the Titans (2000), the final season of the legal comedy Ally McBeal (2002), the comedy-drama Raising Helen (2004), the sports comedy Racing Stripes (2005), the figure skating drama Ice Princess (2005), the comedy film I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009), the true-crime drama Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy (2011), the slasher horror film Scream 4 (2011), and the drama film Custody (2016).

In addition, Panettiere voiced the characters of Kairi and Xion in the video game series Kingdom Hearts (2002–2017) and Samantha “Sam” Giddings in Kingdom Hearts in the video game Until Dawn (2015).

Hayden Panettiere Career

Hayden’s mom was an actress, so it was natural for her to follow in her mother’s footsteps. She starred in her first TV commercial for ‘Playskool Toy Trains’ a month before her first birthday. Her advertising career continued with appearances as an infant and toddler for ‘McDonald’s,’ ‘Hershey’s,’ and ‘Nix Lice Shampoo.’ She was a pro-model for advertising firms at the age of four.

Panettiere’s major break in television came in 1994 when she was cast as “Sarah Roberts” in the ABC serial series “One Life to Live.” The series lasted three years, till 1997. In 1998, she was cast as “Lizzie Spaulding” in the CBS soap opera “Guiding Light,” a role she held from 1998 to 2000.

Moreover, Hayden appeared in the television film “If You Believe” in 1999, which garnered her a nomination for the coveted “Young Artist Awards.” Her film career started at about the same time. Her first film was “The Object of My Affection,” in which she played a mermaid. She appeared in a number of films, including “Remember the Titans,” “Message in a Bottle,” “Joe Someone,” and “The Affair of the Necklace.”

Furthermore, Panettiere played a key role as the title character’s daughter in Fox’s “Ally McBeal” in 2002. She went on to have a big role in HBO Films’ “Normal,” as well as a recurring role in “Malcolm in the Middle.” She also guest-starred in two different roles on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” Additionally, Hayden appeared in “Tiger Cruise,” a “Disney Channel” film.

Even though she had been in various television series by 2006, the big break eluded her until she was offered the role of Claire Bennet in the NBC series Heroes. She played one of the lead roles in the show, which aired till 2010, as a cheerleader with regenerative healing ability.

From 2004 to 2011, Hayden appeared in different films, including ‘Raising Helen,’ in which she played Kate Hudson’s character’s adolescent niece; ‘Racing Stripes,’ in which she played one of the main roles; ‘Bring It On: All or Nothing,’ in which she played a cheerleader; and ‘Shanghai Kiss,’ in which she played ‘Adelaide Bourbon.’ During this time, she also portrayed ‘Red Riding Hood’ in the animated film ‘Hoodwinked Too! ‘Horse vs. Evil.’

In 2006, Panettiere made a guest appearance on MTV’s iconic show “Punk’d.” She hosted an episode of the new series in April 2012. She earned the lead role in the ABC musical drama “Nashville” the same year. Hayden was cast in the series opposite Connie Britton. She was a regular on the show for six seasons, until 2018.

Aside from “Nashville,” Panettiere’s other television appearances include “Lip Sync Battle” and “Chopped Junior.” Hayden made an appearance in “Scream 4” in the early 2010s. She played the character “Kirby Reed” in the film. The part, which was the film’s highlight, gained her a lot of praise and attention. During this time, she also portrayed “Red Riding Hood” in the animated film “Hoodwinked Too! “Horse vs. Evil.”

Similarly, Panettiere appeared in the 2016 film “Custody” with Viola Davis. They had previously collaborated on “The Architect.” She later appeared in the video game sequel “Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep.” She later voiced the character “Xion” in “Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance.”

Aside from acting, Hayden has also tried singing. She has performed songs for films including “A Bug’s Life,” “Tiger Cruise,” “The Dust Factory,” and “Ice Princess.” One of her tracks was even nominated for a “Grammy.” In 2008, she released her first single, “Wake Up Call.” She also recorded various songs for “Nashville,” which were released as singles and included on the soundtrack album.

Furthermore, Hayden has worked as a model. She was the cover girl for “Neutrogena,” and she also starred in the Heroes-themed “Got Milk?” commercial. From 2007 to 2008, she worked as a designer for the handbag company, “Dooney & Bourke,” creating limited-edition handbags. She also worked as a model for the brand.

Hayden Panettiere Age

How old is Hayden? Hayden is 32 years old as of 2021. She was born Hayden Lesley Panettiere on August 21, 1989, in Palisades, New York, the United States of America. In addition, she celebrates her birthday on the 21st of August every year and her zodiac sign is Leo. Moreover, her nationality is American and she belongs to mixed ethnicity (Italian, English, and German).

Hayden Panettiere Family

Hayden is the daughter of Skip Panettiere (father) and Lesley Vogel (mother). She was born and partly raised in Palisade, New York, the United States of America. Her dad was a fire captain in the Fire Department of New York City while her mom is a former soap opera actress.

Moreover, she has a brother named Jansen Panettiere who is also an actor. Regarding her education, Hayden went to South Orangetown Middle School in New York. However, from grade nine, she was homeschooled until she finished her high school education in order to match her acting schedule.

Hayden Panettiere Husband

Is Hayden married? Hayden and her Heroes co-star Milo Ventimiglia started dating in December 2007, when she was 18 and he was 30. They called it quits in February 2009.

Panettiere met then-world heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko in 2009 during the book launch party for mutual acquaintance Diana Jenkins’ Room 23, which featured both Panettiere and Klitschko. They started dating soon after. On September 11, 2010, Panettiere was ringside for Klitschko’s knockout victory over Samuel Peter. However, she confirmed their breakup in May 2011.

Both mentioned the long-distance aspect of their relationship as the reason for their separation and stated that they would remain close friends. In an April 2013 interview, Panettiere confirmed allegations that she and Klitschko had rekindled their love relationship.

Hayden announced her engagement to Klitschko in October 2013. Panettiere gave birth to their daughter in December 2014. Panettiere’s mother confirmed the couple had broken up again in August 2018, but they were still on good terms.

She revealed in 2015 that she suffered from postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter. It’s “dangerous and needs to be talked about,” she remarked on Live with Kelly and Michael on September 28. Panettiere willingly enrolled in a treatment facility in October, leading her to miss filming for a few episodes of Nashville. In May 2016, she returned to treatment.

After her breakup with Klitschko in 2018, she began dating Brian Hickerson. They split up in 2020 after he was arrested for corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant, assault, and intimidating a witness (Panettiere). The allegations arose from alleged actions that occurred between May 2019 and June 2020.

Hayden Panettiere Daughter

Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko have a daughter named Kaya Evdokia Klitschko born in December 2014

Hayden Panettiere Height

Panettiere stands at an average height of 5 feet 0 inches (1.53 m) and weighs 53 kg (117 lbs). Her body measurements are 34-27-34. In addition, she has green eyes and her hair is blonde.

Hayden Panettiere Net Worth

How much is Hayden worth? Hayden has an estimated net worth of $15 million. Her fortune stems from her career as an actress, model, and singer.

Hayden Panettiere Awards

  • Panettiere received her first award, a ‘Special Recognition Award,’ from the ‘Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.’
  • She won the ‘Young Artists Award’ for ‘Best Supporting Actress for ‘Remember the Titans’ in 2001.
  • Panettiere won several awards for her role in ‘Heroes,’ including the ‘Saturn Award’ for ‘Best Supporting Actor,’ the ‘Teen Choice Best Actress Drama,’ the ‘Teen Choice Breakout Actress,’ the ‘Teen Choice TV Actress for Action Adventure,’ and the ‘Young Artists Award’ for ‘Best Actor in a Supporting Role.’