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Hayden Panettiere          

Actress Known for "Nashville" & "Heroes" & Animal Rights Activist

Hayden Panettiere is an American actress, model, singer, voice actress and activist. She is known for her roles as cheerleader Claire Bennet on the NBC series "Heroes" and as Juliette Barnes in the ABC musical drama series "Nashville."

She began her acting career by playing Sarah Roberts on "One Life to Live," and Lizzie Spaulding on "Guiding Light," before starring at age 10 as Sheryl Yoast in the Disney feature film Remember the Titans. Other notable roles include her portrayal of the title character in the true crime drama Amanda Knox: Murder on Trial in Italy and Kirby Reed in the slasher film "Scream 4." 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.

In late 2006, Neutrogena made Panettiere the cover girl for their new worldwide ad campaign. In September 2007, Panettiere appeared in a Heroes-themed Got Milk? ad for which the photographs were shot by Annie Leibovitz. In February 2008, Kohl's announced that Panettiere would be their next Candie's spokesperson.

In 2007, Panettiere became an official supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities and is a member of their celebrity board, called the Friends of RMHC.

In 2007, Panettiere joined with The Whaleman Foundation to try to disrupt the annual dolphin hunt in Taiji, Wakayama, Japan. Later that year, she was awarded the "Compassion in Action Award" from the animal rights group PETA for her efforts to stop the dolphin hunt in Japan. On January 28, 2008, Panettiere handed a letter of protest to the Norwegian ambassador in the U.S. arguing that Norway should stop its hunt for whales. She’s also become deeply involved in the Americans Against Fracking crusade.

She was a teen ambassador for the Candie's Foundation, whose mission is to prevent teen pregnancy.

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