Most notably known for her role as Claire Bennett in the television series Heroes, Hayden Panettiere began her career in modeling moving quickly into television and movie roles that have made her a star. Smoothly transitioning from child actor/model to sexy leading lady, Hayden Panettiere seems to put the focus on her work and steers clear of the drama that is Hollywood. Hayden started her career as a baby in modeling and then landing her first television roles on One Life to Live and Guiding Light. Playing a girl battling with cancer, Panettiere received her first award for bringing light on the serious disease by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She didn't stopped there; in 2007 Hayden was the recipient of the Compassion in Action Award by PETA and continues her activism in her membership with Sea Shepard, a group trying to stop dolphin hunting.
Of course, with numerous television and movie roles to her name, Hayden Panettiere has made a reputable name for herself in the acting industry. With over five nominations for Youngest Artist Award, Panettiere has had roles in Malcom in the Middle, Ally McBeal, Remember the Titans, A Bug's Life, and Ice Princess just to name a few.
Acting and modeling isn't all Hayden offers as an artist, in fact, Hayden Panettiere was nominated for a Grammy in 1999 for her recording of My Hero is You from A Bugs Life. She continues to stretch her vocal chords and released her first single in August 2009.
Hayden Panettiere has made an impression on critics and viewers alike. Capitalizing on her success from Heroes, the world is Hayden Panettiere's oyster.
Monday, August 21, 1989
Palisades, New York, USA