Hayden Panettiere has a net worth of $15 million dollars as an actor and singer in the United States.
She rose to prominence after starring in the TV show “Heroes” as cheerleader Claire Bennett. She subsequently went on to star in “Nashville,” a musical drama series (since 2012).
Lesley Vogel, a former soap opera actor, and Alan Lee Panettiere, a fire captain, welcomed Panettiere into the world on August 21, 1989, in Palisades, New York.
Jansen Panettiere, her younger brother, became an actress as well. Panettiere went to South Orangetown Middle School in New York for her primary education, but when her acting career took off, she began homeschooling.
Panettiere’s television career began when she was just a baby when she was cast in commercials. She spent a lot of her childhood acting in daytime soap operas like “One Life to Live” and “Guiding Light,” among others.
She was nominated for a Young Artist Award for her performance in the Lifetime television film “If You Believe.” She went on to star in shows like “Malcolm in the Middle” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” during the next few years.
Panettiere landed one of the lead characters on the NBC series “Heroes” in 2006, which catapulted her career to new heights due to the popularity of the show.
After “Heroes” concluded, she went on to play Juliette Barnes in the ABC musical series “Nashville.” She received numerous award nominations for her role as Barnes on the show, which lasted six seasons.
Panettiere’s cinematic career began at an early age, with a voice appearance in “A Bug’s Life,” a 1998 animated picture.
During the early 2000s, she starred in a number of successful films, including “Remember the Titans,” “Raising Helen,” and “Bring it On All or Nothing.” She starred in “I Love You, Beth Cooper” in 2009 and “Amanda Know: Murder on Trial in Italy,” based on a true event, in which she played Amanda Knox.
She also appeared in “Scream 4” in 2011 and “Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil” in 2012, in which she flexed her voice acting chops once more.
Singing and Modeling Career
Hayden Panettiere was also a well-known singer, having recorded a number of songs for films and television shows in which she starred. For her voice contribution in “A Bug’s Life,” she was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1999.
She recorded songs for Disney films such as “Tiger Cruise,” “Ice Princess,” and “Cinderella III: A Twist in Time.” She also recorded a number of singles for the television show “Nashville,” which were featured on the soundtrack.
Panettiere has also worked as a model for a number of commercials in addition to her acting and singing careers. Neutrogena chose her as the face of their 2006 global advertising campaign.
She agreed to be the official spokesman for Kohl’s and their clothing line Candie’s in 2008. From 2007 to 2008, she also worked for Dooney & Burke, designing limited-edition handbags and appearing in magazine ads.
Panettiere has spent a lot of time trying to put an end to dolphin and whale hunting. In 2007, they joined The Whaleman Foundation to stop a dolphin hunt in Japan, which led to a confrontation filmed in the award-winning film “The Cove.”
She has also personally phoned the Norwegian and Japanese ambassadors in the United States, requesting that they cease whale hunting.
Panettiere participated in an eBay auction to raise money for the Save the Whales Again campaign, which included a whale-watching excursion with Panettiere and tickets to a fundraiser dinner as prizes.
She’s also been active in politics, pushing young people to vote and publicly supporting Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election. She has been a vocal advocate for teen pregnancy prevention and began working for domestic abuse victims in 2020.
Panettiere has had a slew of high-profile romances. From 2007 until 2009, she dated Milo Ventimiglia, a co-star on “Heroes.”
After both of them were mentioned in their mutual acquaintance’s book, “Room 23,” she met world heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko of Ukraine in 2009.
They started dating in the same year and ended up breaking up in 2011, but decided to keep in touch. However, they rekindled their relationship in 2013 and announced their engagement the following year. The couple welcomed their first child in 2014.
Panettiere suffered from postpartum depression after the birth of her daughter and sought treatment for it.
Klitschko and Panettiere stayed engaged but never married. In 2018, the pair called it quits, but they are still friendly.
Panettiere began dating actor Brian Hickerson not long after that. Hickerson was arrested for domestic violence in 2019 and later released on bail.
In 2020, he was detained for domestic assault and interfering with a police officer for the second time.
After an apparent disturbance between Hickerson and Panettiere in Jackson, Wyoming, police responded to a complaint, finding Panettiere with many injuries.
Following Hickerson’s imprisonment, the two parted up, and Panettiere has since spoken out about the abuse she suffered throughout their relationship. She’s also stepped away from the spotlight to concentrate on her personal life.
Hayden purchased a mid-century modern home in Hollywood Hills for $2.635 million in March 2008. She paid $3.075 million for this house in March 2014.
Hayden purchased a brand-new house in Nashville in 2012. This house was sold for $1.65 million in October of 2018.