Hayley Atwell is a British-American actress. She is known for her work in stage productions such as A View from the Bridge and onscreen, for period pieces, such as the 2008 drama The Duchess, the 2010 historical drama miniseries The Pillars of the Earth, her appearance as Evelyn Robin in Disney’s live action Winnie the Pooh film, Christopher Robin and for her portrayal of Peggy Carter in various films and television series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the lead role in the ABC action adventure series Agent Carter.

Birth Name

Hayley Elizabeth Atwell






British, American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Hayley Atwell was born on April 05, 1982, in London, England, United Kingdom.


She is currently 37 years old.

Sun Sign




She has American ancestry on her father’s side while she is of British descent on her mom’s side.




Hayley went to Sion-Manning Roman Catholic Girls’ School in London. Post that, she took admission into London Oratory School and gave her A-Levels. Hayley finally graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2005.


  • Father – Grant Atwell (Massage Therapist, Photographer, Shaman)
  • Mother – Allison (née Cain) (Motivational Speaker)
  • Siblings – None

Marital Status



Boyfriend / Spouse

Hayley Atwell has dated –

  • Paul Wilson (2012) – In 2012, Hayley dated the Scottish musician Paul Wilson. He has served as a bass guitarist for the rock band Snow Patrol.
  • Stephen Merchant (2013) – In 2013, she was RUMORed to be dating English writer, director, and actor, Stephen Merchant.

  • Evan Jones (2014-2015) – In 2014, she started dating Keep Up musician and model Evan Jones. They dated for about 18 months and separated in July 2015.

Physical Statistics


  • Feet – 5 feet 7 inches
  • Centimeters – 170 cm
  • Meters – 1.7 m


  • Kilograms – 68 kg
  • Pounds – 150 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 37-27-36
  • Bust – 37 inches
  • Waist –  27 inches
  • Hip – 36 inches
  • Bra Size – 32DD

Body Build


Eye Color

Light Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 9 (US).



Professional Statistics

Best Known For

Playing Peggy Carter in a number of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe films and TV shows. She is also known for appearing in films like Cassandra’s Dream (2007), The Duchess(2008), and The Pillars of the Earth (2010).

Film Debut

Hayley debuted with 2007 dramatic thriller film Cassandra’s Dream for her role as Angela Stark. It was a starring role.

Television Debut

In 2006, Hayley appeared in the BBC drama series The Line of Beauty for her role as Catherine “Cat” Fedden in just three episodes.

Brand Endorsements

She has been seen in a Pringles commercial.

Awards & Nominations

YearAssociationCategoryNominated WorkResult
2007Monte-Carlo Television FestivalGolden Nymph Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television FilmFear of FannyNominated
2008British Independent Film AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe DuchessNominated
2009Empire AwardsBest NewcomerN/ANominated
2010Golden Globe AwardsBest Actress – Miniseries or Television FilmThe Pillars of the EarthNominated
Gemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or MiniseriesNominated
Laurence Olivier AwardsBest Actress in a Supporting RoleA View from the BridgeNominated
2011Scream AwardsBreakthrough Performance – FemaleCaptain America: The First AvengerNominated
Best Science Fiction ActressNominated
2014Laurence Olivier AwardsBest ActressThe PrideNominated
2014Saturn AwardsBest Actress on TelevisionAgent CarterNominated

Hayley Atwell Favorites

  • Favorite Jeans Brand – American Rag
  • Favorite City – New York
  • Favorite Drive – From Los Angeles to Los Gatos in California
  • Favorite Hotel – The Four Seasons in Mexico City
  • Favorite Place in the British Isles – Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands

Hayley Atwell Net worth

Hayley Atwell net worth is estimated at around $4 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Hayley Atwell

  • Hayley is skilled in horse riding and can period dance.
  • When Hayley was 2, her parents split.
  • Hayley has no brothers and sisters.
  • In 2010, Hayley did a three-month course in art history from an Open University.
  • In her life, she has felt quite genderless.
  • She likes reading in her free time. She is a heavy literature fan.
  • She shares her birth date with actress Lily James. Lily is 7 years her junior. They both are the alumnus of “Guildhall School of Music and Drama.”
  • She is good friends with actress Emma Thompson.
  • In 2015, she moved to Los Angeles to be close to the production of Agent Carter, although still retained her personal base in London.
  • In a 2015 interview, Atwell discussed how her role as Peggy Carter influenced a then-recent tweet she made to her 319,000 Twitter followers about having her image digitally altered on the cover of a German magazine.
  • In February 2016, Atwell was cast in the ABC series Conviction. The series aired 13 episodes between October 2016 and January 2017; in May 2017, ABC announced it had been cancelled.
  • In 2019, Atwell starred opposite Tamara Lawrance in a three-part BBC adaptation of Andrea Levy’s novel The Long Song, about a slave on a sugar plantation in 19th-century Jamaica.


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