BiographyBorn in Palisades, New York, on August 21, 1989, Hayden Panettiere didn't wait long to begin her career. When she was just 11 months old, her mother got her a part in a commercial for Playskool toys. By the time she was 4, Hayden had almost 50 commercial appearances under her belt and was chosen for a role on the soap opera One Life to Live, which she kept until 1997.
During that stint, Hayden Panettiere became a more seasoned actress with roles on Guiding Light, the miniseries A Will of Their Own and the film The Object of My Affection (1998). After lending her voice to the Disney animated films A Bug's Life (1998) and Dinosaur (2000), Hayden won the role of a football coach's daughter in Disney's Remember the Titans -- arguably one of her most eminent roles.
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Though still very young, the mature actress adapted well to her already successful career. In 2001, she appeared in The Affair of the Necklace, starring Hilary Swank, and the comedy Joe Somebody, starring Tim Allen.Hayden Panettiere went back to television for Ally McBeal in 2002 and the made-for-TV movie Tiger Cruise in 2004, but established herself as a film actress with roles in 2004's Raising Helen (starring Kate Hudson) and The Dust Factory, and 2005's Ice Princess.
hayden panettiere is cast on heroesIn 2006, Hayden Panettiere starred in Mr. Gibb and, that same year, she earned the role of a lifetime: Claire Bennet on the hit drama Heroes. Since then, her popularity has skyrocketed. She has received tons of publicity, partly because of the hit drama, but also because of her increasing number of endorsements -- Hayden Panettiere's face now appears everywhere.
hayden panettiere is named no. 51 in 2008 top 99 and in 2009 In 2008, Hayden Panettiere continued kicking ass in another great season of Heroes. With all her big- and small-screen success, Forbes estimated her 2007 income at around $2 million.
That same year, she landed on various men mags’ lists for hotties, and ranked well in Maxim, FHM and Wizard magazines. She also came in at No. 51 on AM's Top 99 Women of 2008 a position she reclaimed in 2009. However, she also found herself in newspapers and on gossip sites after her father was arrested in a domestic dispute with her mother. When Hayden Panettiere finally commented on the issue, she simply said: "It was blown way out of proportion by a sheriff who wanted his 15 minutes of fame. My family is wonderful, so very happy. We're all great."
Hayden Panettiere’s most recent film projects include roles in 2008’s Fireflies in the Garden costarring Julia Roberts, 2009’s I Love You, Beth Cooper, in which she was rumored to have a nude scene. Unfortunately, guys, despite the fact that she filmed it naked, you only get to see her bare back. A reason to check out the film? This might be the last time you see Panettiere in a cheerleading outfit: "I think I’m just going to start putting it in my contract that I refuse to wear a cheerleading outfit for the rest of my career," said Panettiere. "In this film, I only had to put it on once for a picture, but that was it."
Look for Panettiere in 2010’s Alpha and Omega with Christina Ricci and Hoodwinked 2: Hood vs. Evil with Amy Poehler.