Hayden Panettiere

Hayden Panettiere

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Hayden Panettiere is a famous American actress, model, and singer. Hayden Panettiere is also popular for her role on the NBC superhero series Heroes in the ABC/CMT musical drama series Nashville.

Early Life and Education

Hayden Panettiere was born on August 21, 1989, in Palisades, New York, the U.S. Her mother is Lesley R. Vogel, a former soap opera actress, and Alan Lee “Skip” Panettiere, a fire captain is her father. She has Italian ancestry and also some English and German. Hayden’a full name is Hayden Leslie Panettiere. She is 31 years old.

Likewise, she has one younger brother, fellow actor Jansen Panettiere. Her mother’s family lives in Indiana. She attended South Orangetown Middle School in New York. After that, she was home-schooled and had private tutors from grade nine to the completion of high school to accommodate her acting schedule.

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Caption: Hayden Panettiere in her childhood days with Stella Maeve. (Source: Instagram)

Career

Her mother was an actress so it was only natural for Hayden to follow suit. So, just a month before her first year birthday, she appeared in her first TV commercial for ‘Playskool Toy Trains.’ Hayden’s stint in advertisements continued as she featured as an infant and toddler for ‘McDonald’s,’ ‘Hershey’s,’ and ‘Nix Lice Shampoo.’ Soon by the age of four, she became a pro-model for advertising agencies.

She had her big break in television with the role of ‘Sarah Roberts’ in the ABC soap opera ‘One Life to Live’ in 1994. The series was on for three years till 1997.  In 1998, she played the role of ‘Lizzie Spaulding’ in the CBS soap opera ‘Guiding Light’ in which she starred from 1998 to 2000. Similarly, in 1999, she featured in the television movie ‘If You Believe.’ Then she started her career in films as well. Hayden’s first film was The Object of My Affection’ in which she played the role of a mermaid. After that, she did small roles in several films, including ‘Message in a Bottle,’ ‘Remember the Titans,’ ‘Joe Somebody,’ and ‘The Affair of the Necklace.’

In 2002, she played an important role of the title character’s daughter on Fox’s ‘Ally McBeal.’ Then she followed it up with a prominent role in HBO Films’ ‘Normal’ and a recurring role in ‘Malcolm in the Middle.’ Moreover, she also guest-starred in ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ in two different roles.

She also appeared in the ‘Disney Channel’ film ‘Tiger Cruise.’ Later, NBC series ‘Heroes,’ offered her the role of ‘Claire Bennet.’ The show lasted till 2010 and she appeared in the lead roles of a cheerleader who had regenerative healing ability. She did several films from 2004 to 2011 such as; ‘Raising Helen’ where she portrayed Kate Hudson’s character’s adolescent niece; ‘Racing Stripes’ where she played one of the main roles.’  Likewise, ‘Bring It On: All or Nothing’ in which she appeared as a cheerleader; and ‘Shanghai Kiss’ where she played ‘Adelaide Bourbon.’

More about her career

She also did voice roles in ‘Scooby Doo and the Goblin King,’ ‘Alpha and Omega,’ and ‘Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil.’ In 2006, Hayden guest-appeared on MTV’s popular show ‘Punk’d.’ She also hosted an episode of the new series in April 2012. The same year, she played the lead role in the ABC musical drama ‘Nashville.’ In the series, she cast opposite Connie Britton. A regular on the show, she reprised her role in six seasons until 2018. Her small screen includes ‘Lip Sync Battle’ and ‘Chopped Junior.’

In the early-2010s, Hayden appeared in ‘Scream 4.’ In the film, she played the role of ‘Kirby Reed.’ During this period, she also voiced the character of ‘Red Riding Hood’ in the animated film ‘Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil.’ In 2016, she was featured in the film ‘Custody,’ alongside Viola Davis. The pair had previously worked together for ‘The Architect.’ She then reprised her role in the video game sequel ‘Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep.’ Then she voiced ‘Xion’ in ‘Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance.’ Apart from acting Hayden has also pursued her singing career.

She has sung songs for films, such as ‘A Bug’s Life,’ ‘Tiger Cruise,’ ‘The Dust Factory,’ and ‘Ice Princess. Her first single ‘Wake Up Call’ was released in 2008. Additionally, she recorded several songs for ‘Nashville,’ which were released as singles and included on the show’s soundtrack album. Moreover, she was the cover girl for ‘Neutrogena’ and also appeared in the Heroes-themed ‘Got Milk?’ ad. She also worked as a designer for the handbag brand ‘Dooney & Bourke’ from 2007 to 2008, designing limited-edition handbags. She also modeled for the brand.

Awards and Net worth

Hayden’s first award was a ‘Special Recognition Award,’ bestowed upon her by the ‘Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.’ It was for improving national awareness of the disease through her role in ‘Guiding Light.’ In 2001, Hayden received the ‘Young Artists Award’ for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ for ‘Remember the Titans.’ Hayden’s role in ‘Heroes’ earned her several awards, including the ‘Saturn Award’ for ‘Best Supporting Actor,’ ‘Teen Choice Best Actress Drama,’ ‘Teen Choice Breakout Actress,’ ‘Teen Choice TV Actress for Action Adventure,’ and ‘Young Artists Award’ for ‘Best Actor in a Supporting Role.’

‘Young Artist Awards,’ nominated her for her role in the movie ‘If You Believe’. Similarly, one of her songs received ‘Grammy’ nomination. Hayden has been earning an enormous amount of money from her acting, modeling, and singing career. Her estimated net worth is $15 million dollars and her salary is $75 thousand per episode.

Relationship status

As of now, she is single. Hayden had dated Milo Ventimiglia, her colleague from December 2007 to February 2009. In 2009, she met then-world heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko. They soon began dating but separated after two years. In April 2013, they reconciled and resumed their romantic relationship.

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Caption: Hayden Panettiere with Wladimir Klitschko. (Source: Franchise Herald)

They engaged by October 2013. In December 2014, they welcomed their first child, a daughter named Kaya Evdokia Klitschko. In 2015, Hayden stated that following the birth of her daughter she experienced postpartum depression. Also, In her appearance on Live with Kelly and Michael, she even spoke that it’s “scary and needs to be talked about”. In October, she voluntarily checked into a facility for processing, causing her to miss filming for a few episodes of Nashville.

In May of 2016, she returned to treatment. Hayden’s mother confirmed in August 2018 that the couple has split but remain on friendly terms. In 2018, she started dating Brian Hickerson after her break up with Klitschko. In 2020 the duo broke up after he got arrested for corporal injury on a spouse/cohabitant, assault, and threatening a witness (her). The charges arose from alleged conflicts. between May 2019 and June 2020.

Body Measurements and Social Media

Hayden has beautiful green eyes and blonde hair. She stands at a height of 5ft (152 cm) and she weighs about 53 kg. She is very active in her social media accounts.

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Caption: Hayden Panettiere posing for a picture. (Source: Pinterest)

On her Instagram account (@haydenpanettiere), she has 257k followers and her Twitter account (@haydenpanettier) has 682k followers. Her Facebook account is @HaydenPanettiereL that has 2 million followers.