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

Year Association Category Work Result
1998 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Voice Over in a Feature or TV – Best Young Actress A Bug’s Life Nominated
1999 Best Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot – Young Actress Age Ten or Under If You Believe Nominated
2000 YoungStar Awards Best Young Actress/Performance in a Daytime TV Program Guiding Light Nominated
Best Performance in a Voice-Over Talent Dinosaur Nominated
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress Remember the Titans Won
2001 Best Performance in a Feature Film – Leading Young Actress Joe Somebody Nominated
2004 Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young Actress Tiger Cruise Nominated
2006 Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) – Lead Actress Heroes Won
2007 Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actress on Television Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama Won
Choice TV: Breakout Nominated
Vail Film Festival Breakthrough Actor of the Year Award Hayden Panettiere Won
Newport Beach Film Festival Feature Film Award for Acting Shanghai Kiss Won
2008 Genesis Awards Top Honor Hayden Panettiere Won
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Action Adventure Heroes Won
Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actress on Television Nominated
2009 Nominated
2010 Nominated
2012 Satellite Awards Best Actress – Television Series Drama Nashville Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Nominated
2013 Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama Nominated
2014 Prism Awards Female Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline Nominated
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Actress: Drama Nominated
People’s Choice Awards Favorite Dramatic TV Actress Nominated
2016 Critics’ Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated

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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