August 21, 1989
Place of Birth:
Palisades, New York
Hayden Panettiere’s Music Career:
Panettiere sings on the soundtrack to Ice Princess and her first CD launched in 2007. She also contributed songs on the soundtracks to Cinderella III, Shanghai Kiss, and Bridge to Terabithia.
Panettiere earned a Grammy nomination for Best Spoken Word Album for her work on A Bug’s Life Read-A-Long. She also earned a Hollywood Reporter Young Star Award for Best Young Voiceover Talent nomination.
Role That Really Got Her Noticed:
Despite appearances in a number of feature films, it wasn’t until she landed the role of Claire Bennet, the cheerleader with superhealing powers, in Heroes that Panettiere broke through.
Notable Movie Roles:
Hayden Panettiere has been acting in feature films since 1998 when she had a small role in The Object of My Affection and lent her voice to the character of Dot in the animated family film A Bug’s Life. Panettiere followed up those roles with parts in Raising Helen with Kate Hudson, the independent film The Dust Factory, the animal adventure movie Racing Stripes and the ice-skating film, Ice Princess. Other movie credits include Cinderella III, The Architect, The Good Student, and I Love You, Beth Cooper.
According to her official site on MySpace, Panettiere enjoys singing, dancing, and gymnastics.