A Few things you may, or may not know about Miss Hayden…

  1. Fullname is Hayden Leslie Panettiere
  2. Mushroom was her childhood nickname, now her friends call her Hayde.
  3. Still living in New York Palisades. She grew up there and she still lives there. (February 2005)
  4. Began her acting career at 11 months when she appeared in a commercial for Playskool
  5. Has appeared in over 50 commercials
  6. Hayden has the top of her right ear pierced.
  7. Has been homeschooled since she reached high school age. “With my schedule, going back and forth to sets, it’s better.”
  8. Appeared in Commercials such as ‘jingles for Band Aid’, ‘Kentucky Fried Chicken’, ,Hasbro’, ‘Nix Hair Treatment’ and ‘CVS Drug Stores’.
  9. Favorite place to visit is Winona Lake, a place where she gets to do her own thing, like learning to wakeboard.
  10. Childstarlets.com’s Actress of the Year 2000
  11. Has an uncanny relemblence with a young Jennifer O’ Dell
  12. Parents, Lesley & Skip Panettiere.
  13. Younger brother, Jansen Panettiere
  14. Grandaughter of Dr. John and Tam Vogel of Winona Lake
  15. Hayden sang ‘My Hero is You’ at the NY after part for ‘Tiger Cruise’.
  16. She takes karate & boxing lessons
  17. Had/Has a dream of living in Hawaii
  18. Soap Opera Magazine’s star of the week, 7/21/98 issue
  19. Appeared on the Jay Leno show on December 30, 1998
  20. For Hayden’s character Lizzie’s battle with leukemia, Guiding Light received a Special Recognition Award from The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for bringing national awareness of leukemia to the attention of daytime viewers.
  21. Hayden likes to get her nail’s painted (nail art, manicures and white tips)
  22. As Lizzie Spaulding on Guiding Light, Hayden has had to deal with difficult storylines in which she has shot and killed her mother’s abuser, been kidnapped, gone through both of her parents remarrying, and just recently battled leukemia.
  23. David Polland, who writes The Hot Button for RoughCut.com, says Hayden “is like the little girl equivalent of Haley Joel Osment in terms of poise, but with sass to spare and movie star looks that probably will not distort with age. I mean, we’re talking a little Ann-Margret here. It may be a good idea for her parents to invest in one of those house arrest ankle bracelets now. She’s gonna be serious trouble in a few years.”
  24. Was nominated for a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for A Bug’s Life Read-Along [2000]
  25. Hobbies include singing, dancing, horseback riding, gymnastics, taking piano lessons, and swimming.
  26. Her last name was printed wrong in an issue of the “Discovery Girls” magazine where she was considered an “Exceptional Tween.”
  27. Her mother used to be an actress.
  28. Was originally cast to play Sarah Altman in Panic Room (2002) but was later replaced by Kristen Stewart.
  29. I’d love to go to college and study psychology and work with animals. “But I do love acting. I’ve been very fortunate.”
  30. Has acted alongside her younger Brother Jansen in movies
  31. Shares her birthday, August 21st, with her onscreen mom (Kim Cattrall) in Ice Princess (2005).
  32. Hayden Panettiere’s greatest passion are animals and her dream is to live in Hawaii — and host the animal kingdom in her backyard!
  33. In addition to being an accomplished young actress, Hayden Panettiere also enjoys singing and can be heard in commercial jingles for Band-Aid, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Hasbro, and CVS Pharmacies.
  34. On television, Hayden Panettiere has appeared in Unhappily Ever After for the WB Network, How Do You Spell God? for HBO, Edgar for Hallmark Entertainment, Aliens in the Family for ABC, and the pilots It Ain’t Easy and Out of the Box.
  35. As Lizzie Spaulding on The Guiding Light (1952), Hayden has had to deal with difficult storylines in which she has shot and killed her mother’s abuser, been kidnapped, gone through both of her parents remarrying, and just recently battled leukemia.
  36. Hayden Panettiere is dating Steven from Laguna Beach. (As of Summer 2006).