Hayden Panettiere is an American actress, model, singer and activist. She is known for playing cheerleader Claire Bennet on the NBC sci-fi series Heroes and Juliette Barnes in the ABC/CMT musical-drama series Nashville. A native of New York, she first appeared in a commercial at the age of 11 months. She received two nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, for her work on Nashville in 2012 and 2013.

Birth Name

Hayden Leslie Panettiere


Hayd, Hayden P, Mushroom


Actress, Singer, Model, Activist


Pop / Rock







Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Hayden Panettiere was born on 21 August 1989, in Palisades, New York, USA.


She’s currently 29 years old.

Sun Sign





Roman Catholicism



Hayden attended South Orangetown Middle School, New York. Since grade nine, she was homeschooled until the completion of her high school.

Family Details

  • Father – Alan Lee “Skip” Panettiere (Fire Department Lieutenant)

  • Mother – Lesley R. Vogel (Former soap opera actress)
  • Siblings – Jansen Panettiere (Younger Brother) (Actor)

Marital Status


Boyfriends / Spouse

Hayden Panettiere dated –

  • Stephen Colletti (October 2006 – September 2008) – They dated from 2006 to 2008. They split in September 2008, which was confirmed by
  • Milo Ventimiglia (December 2007 – February 2009) – She dated her Heroes co-star Milo for a year. Their split was revealed by
  • Harry Morton (2009) – They dated for a short time for 2 months from August to September 2009.
  • Kevin Connolly (2009) – American actor Kevin Connolly dated for a brief time in late 2009.

  • Wladimir Klitschko (December 2009 – May 2011; April 2013-2018) – Ukrainian heavyweight boxer was spotted with Hayden when she enjoyed eating her lunch alongside a pool. There is a 17-inch height difference between them. They dated for one and a half years from December 2009 until May 2011. After splitting in summer of 2011, the couple reconciled again in April 2013 (after two years). They got engaged in October 2013. The couple welcomed their first child, daughter Kaya Evdokia Klitschko on December 9, 2014. In August 2018, the news of her break-up from Wladimir came.
  • Scotty McKnight (May 2011 – December 2012) – She dated NFL player from May 2011 until December 2012.
  • Ali Raymi (2013-2014) – She was RUMORed to have had a fling with Yemeni three division Boxing World Champion, Ali Raymi during late 2013. He is around 16 years her senior.
  • Brian Hickerson (2018-Present) – In August 2018, Hayden was first spotted with Brian Hickerson while having dinner at WeHo hotspot Craig’s. They are still going strong.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 2 inches
  • In centimeters – 157.5 cm
  • In meters – 1.57 m


  • In Kilograms – 53 kg
  • In Pounds – 117 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 36-26-34
  • Bust – 36 inches
  • Waist – 26 inches
  • Hip – 34 inches
  • Bra Size – 34B

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color


Shoe Size

She wears a size 5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Her role as a cheerleader Claire Bennet on the NBC series Heroes (2006–2010).

Singer Debut

Wake Up Call is her first single which was released in 2008.

Film Debut

Hayden Panettiere debuted as a voice actress and voiced for the character called Dot in the 1998 American animated comedy-adventure film “A Bug’s Life”. Her first starring role as an actress was with the 1998 romantic comedy film “The Object of My Affection”, playing the role of Mermaid.

Television Debut

American television soap opera One Life to Live for her role as Sarah Victoria ‘Flash’ Roberts #3 from 1994 to 1997.

Singing Debut

She released her first single, Wake Up Call in 2008.

Brand Endorsements

She has appeared in several TV commercials for brands like Neutrogena, Got Milk?, Candies and Dooney & Bourke.

Awards & Nominations

1998Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Voice Over in a Feature or TV – Best Young ActressA Bug’s LifeNominated
1999Best Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot – Young Actress Age Ten or UnderIf You BelieveNominated
2000YoungStar AwardsBest Young Actress/Performance in a Daytime TV ProgramGuiding LightNominated
Best Performance in a Voice-Over TalentDinosaurNominated
Young Artist AwardsBest Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young ActressRemember the TitansWon
2001Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young ActressJoe SomebodyNominated
2004Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young ActressTiger CruiseNominated
2006Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Lead ActressHeroesWon
2007Saturn AwardsBest Supporting Actress on TelevisionWon
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: DramaWon
Choice TV: BreakoutNominated
Vail Film FestivalBreakthrough Actor of the Year AwardHayden PanettiereWon
Newport Beach Film FestivalFeature Film Award for ActingShanghai KissWon
2008Genesis AwardsTop HonorHayden PanettiereWon
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: Action AdventureHeroesWon
Saturn AwardsBest Supporting Actress on TelevisionNominated
2012Satellite AwardsBest Actress – Television Series DramaNashvilleNominated
Golden Globe AwardsBest Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television FilmNominated
Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: DramaNominated
2014Prism AwardsFemale Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode StorylineNominated
2015Teen Choice AwardsChoice TV Actress: DramaNominated
People’s Choice AwardsFavorite Dramatic TV ActressNominated
2016Critics’ Choice Television AwardsBest Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesNominated

Hayden Panettiere Favorites

  • Favorite Actors – Liam Neeson, Sean Connery, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro
  • Favorite Shoes – Converse
  • Favorite Actress – Meryl Streep

Hayden Panettiere Net worth

Hayden has an estimated net worth of $15 million dollars. She charges $75 thousand per episode for her work on Nashville.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Hayden Panettiere

  • She has appeared in many commercials. She first advertised for Playskool when she was just 11 months old.
  • She then landed a role as Sarah Roberts on the ABC soap opera One Life to Live from 1994 to 1997.
  • She has two pet dogs named Madison and Penny Lane.
  • She is good friends with Daniella Morris and Miley Cyrus.
  • She is the official supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities.
  • In 2004, Panettiere had her first starring role in the Disney Channel film Tiger Cruise.
  • She rose to fame playing the role of a cheerleader Claire Bennet in the NBC series Heroes.
  • Panettiere has voiced for several characters like Kairi in Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II and Sam in Until Dawn video games.
  • For her stellar performance in her debut film A Bug’s Life, she was nominated for a Grammy Award.
  • In September 2008, Hayden Panettiere launched her own line of calfskin leather bags for the company Dooney & Bourke.
  • In 2009, Panettiere was one of the celebrities featured in the coffee table book Room 23, produced by Diana Jenkins and photographed by Deborah Anderson.
  • In April 2015, Panettiere joined the cast of Custody, alongside Viola Davis, whom she appeared with in 2006’s The Architect.


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