|In 2007, Hayden Panettiere reprised her role as the lovely immortal Claire Bennet
on the NBC hit show Heroes, turned 18, killed the internet, and appeared in a saucy
photo spread for the December issue of GQ. In the coming year we look forward to
seeing more of Hayden on Heroes and in the film Fireflies in the Garden, in which she’ll
appear alongside such Hollywood heavyweights as Julia Roberts, Ryan Reynolds and
Willem Dafoe. All hail Hayden!
Hayden Leslie Panettiere was born on 21st August 1989 in Palisades, New York. She
still lives in New York with her parents, Lesley and Skip Panettiere, and younger
brother Jansen Panettiere. She began her acting career at 11 months when she appeared
in a commercial for Playskool. Then, at only 4 1/2, she was cast on the soap opera "One
Life to Live" (1968), where she remained until 1997. Since then, she has gone on to
appear in many feature films and TV movies. But she is probably best known in the
United States for her role as "Claire" on the hit TV show "Heroes".
As for movies, Hayden starred in Remember the Titans (2000) with Denzel Washington
and Joe Somebody (2001) with Tim Allen. When Hayden isn't working, she enjoys
singing, dancing, horseback riding, gymnastics, taking piano lessons, and swimming.
She has been involved with many animated movies, beginning with A Bug's Life (1998)
as "Dot", later to follow was Dinosaur (2000), the video games Kingdom Hearts, and
The Mark of Kri. Her next movie is Racing Stripes (2005), a partly animated film, but
Hayden will star in the human role; other cast members include the voices of Whoopi
Goldberg, Dustin Hoffman, Joshua Jackson and Mandy Moore.
In 2003, she joined the likes of Jessica Lange, Tom Wilkinson, and Clancy Brown in
Jane Anderson's Normal a film about a Midwestern husband and father who announces
his plans to have a sex-change operation. In July of the same year, Hayden appeared in
a John Guare play, "Landscape of the Body", for the Williamstown theater festival in
Delta 99 Most Desirable Women Debuted at #6
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, - Saturn Award Best Supporting
Actress in a Television Program for: "Heroes"
Newport Beach Film Festival - Feature Film Award Acting for: Shanghai Kiss
Teen Choice Awards - Choice TV Actress: Drama for: "Heroes"
Vail Film Festival - Rising Star Award
Young Artist Awards - Young Artist Award Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy
or Drama) - Supporting Young Actress for: "Heroes"
Young Artist Awards - Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actress
for: Remember the Titans
2000: Childstarlets.com's - Actress of the Year.