Hayden Panettiere, co-star of the "Ice Princess" Movie!
The adorable and sexy actress is a rising Hollywood star with an impressive resume of feature film, television, animation and commercial credits that have made her name synonymous with rising star. Hayden’s film, "Normal" opposite Jessica Lange and Tom Wilkinson and directed by Jane Anderson for HBO, premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. She just finished filming "Raising Helen," opposite Kate Hudson and directed by Gary Marshall. Hayden surprised and delighted audiences by joining the cast of the award winning TV series, "Ally McBeal," as Ally's fiery and precocious long-lost daughter. Her spitfire characters in both, the recent film, "Joe Somebody" as Tim Allen's daughter, and the riveting female lead in the much acclaimed story, "Remember the Titans" in which she co-starred with Denzel Washington, have established her a unique talent. Her portrayal of a young Jeanne, played by Hilary Swank, in "The Affair of the Necklace" is a cameo performance of depth beyond her years. Hayden's other film credits include "Message In a Bottle" with Kevin Costner and "Object of My Affection" with Jennifer Aniston. Her television experience extends from her Hollywood Reporter's nomination for Best Young Actress in a Daytime Series, for her portrayal of Lizzie Spaulding on "Guiding Light," a role as an abused child on "Law and Order SVU," to the miniseries, "Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke" where Hayden played the distraught young Doris opposite Lauren Bacall, "If you Believe", as the magical and intuitive inner-child of Ally Walker for Lifetime, as a cancer patient guest-starring on "Touched by an Angel" opposite Sheri Stringfield and a guest lead role as an eccentric teenager on "Malcolm in the Middle."
Her voice is recognizable as her face! She starred in the delightful animated feature, “A Bug’s Life”, as Princess Dot. Her work for “A Bug’s Life Read-a-long” garnered her a Grammy Nomination for Best Spoken Word Album, as well as a nomination for The Hollywood Reporter’s Young Star Award for Best Young Voiceover Talent. Hayden is also the voice of Suri in Disney’s, “Dinosaurs.”
In addition to being one of the foremost gifted young actresses, Hayden is an accomplished gymnast and dancer, enjoys singing, equestrian, volleyball, and is now trying her hand in surfing!
Hayden Leslie Panettiere was born on 21st August 1989 in Palisades, New York. Hayden still lives in New York with her parents, Lesley & Skip and younger brother Jansen. Her mom got her started in the business by doing commercials when she was just 11 months old. Then at only 4 1/2 she was cast on the soap opera One Life To Live, where she remained until 1997. Since then, she has gone on to appear in many feature films and TV movies. But she is probably best known in the United States for her role as Lizzie Spaulding, whom she has portrayed since 1996, on the daytime drama Guiding Light.
Hayden has starred in Remember the Titans with Denzil Washington and Joe Somebody with Tim Allen. She lives in a suburb of New York City with her parents, younger brother, and a houseful of animals. When Hayden isnt working on her movies, she enjoys singing, dancing, horseback riding, gymnastics, taking piano lessons, and swimming.
More fun stuff about Hayden Panettiere
Began her acting career at 11 months when she appeared in a commercial for Playskool
Has appeared in over 50 commercials
Childstarlets.com's Actress of the Year 2000
Parents, Lesley & Skip Panettiere
She takes karate & boxing lessons
Soap Opera Magazine's star of the week, 7/21/98 issue
Appeared on the Jay Leno show on December 30, 1998
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.
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.
Was nominated for a Grammy for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for A Bug's Life Read-Along 
Her last name was printed wrong in an issue of the "Discovery Girls" magazine where she was considered an "Exceptional Tween."
Her mother used to be an actress.
Was originally cast to play Sarah Altman in Panic Room (2002) but was later replaced by Kristen Stewart.
Her personal quotes:
'' When the camera comes on, I am not Hayden any more, I am Lizzie!''
'' I hate how people say I'm growing up fast.''
Top Young Talent Hayden Panettiere to Represent The 'Face' of Neutrogena
A leading manufacturer of premium skin, hair and cosmetics products, Neutrogena Corporation today announced that actress Hayden Panettiere will act as the newest spokesperson for the brand.
"Hayden Panettiere is a young, talented and vivacious woman who radiates the fresh, healthy look of Neutrogena and we are thrilled to have her join our team," says Neutrogena President, North America, Jan Hall.
Young and high-spirited, with a feature film and television resume beyond her years, Ms. Panettiere is currently starring on the big screen this month in the delightful family film "Racing Stripes" and will soon be seen starring in the heart-wrenching Lifetime TV movie "Lies My Mother Told Me." She most recently charmed us as the rebellious teen in "Raising Helen" opposite Kate Hudson. Her feisty characters in notable films such as "Joe Somebody," as Tim Allen's daughter and "Remember the Titans," where she co-starred with Denzel Washington, have certified her as a rising star.
Ms. Panettiere has received numerous nominations including nods for Best Young Actress in a Daytime Series from the Hollywood Reporter and a Young Star Award for Best Young Voiceover Talent, for her work on "A Bug's Life." She also received a Grammy Nomination for Best Spoken Word Album, for "A Bug's Life Read-A-Long."
Ms. Panettiere recently made her singing debut when she performed on the USS Intrepid at the Premiere of "Tiger Cruise," a Disney production in which she starred, based on the dramatic event of September 11th and she is currently in the studio recording her first CD. In March Ms. Panettiere's unique skills as a figure skater will be on display in Disney's "Ice Princess" and she will also be seen in several independent feature films.
As a new spokesperson for Neutrogena, Ms. Panettiere will be featured in both national TV and print campaigns. She joins fellow Neutrogena spokespersons Kelly Preston, Mischa Barton, Gabrielle Union, Jennifer Freeman, Julie Bowen, Kristin Kreuk, Paola Rey and Jason Taylor, each of whom will continue in their role as Neutrogena representatives.
‘Racing' star Hayden Panettiere charges ahead
Hayden Panettiere, 15-year-old star of the family film "Racing Stripes," says 15 is a tricky time for a teen actress.
"In real life, kids have demarcations for their ages," Panettiere says. "There's the moment you turn 10 and get to the cool double digits. Then there's 13, when you become a teenager. Then at 16 you drive, and at 18 you're an adult.
"In Hollywood, though, you have different landmarks, like your first kissing scene."
But Panettiere, who's still waiting for that first kiss, says she's ready to go way beyond that teen romance stuff "on my way to doing really gutsy films."
"Racing Stripes" isn't exactly a gutsy movie, but Panettiere gets a star turn as a girl who trains a lost zebra (voiced by "Malcolm in the Middle's" Frankie Muniz) to be a prize-winning racer.
Much of the vocabulary belongs to the animals, including Dustin Hoffman as a grousing Shetland pony, Whoopi Goldberg as a sassy goat, Snoop Dogg as a sleepy bloodhound and Joe Pantoliano as a wiseguy goose. The all-star voice cast had already recorded their dialogue when Panettiere, Wendie Malick ("Just Shoot Me") and the other on-screen actors went to work with the animals.
Panettiere was born and raised in Rockland County, N.Y., and began doing commercials as a toddler. Her mother, Lesley Vogel, is an actress; her father was until recently an FDNY firefighter. By 4, she was a cast member on "One Life to Live," and at age 8 joined "Guiding Light" as Elizabeth Spaulding.
In 2000, the year she left "Guiding Light," she made an impression in "Remember the Titans" as a precocious preteen offering advice on how to execute a zone blitz to Denzel Washington's tough high-school football coach.
Her blond curls and blue eyes helped win her the role of Calista Flockhart's daughter in the final season of "Ally McBeal," and she had feisty screen presence in movies like "Joe Somebody" and last year's "Raising Helen," in which she played a troubled teen opposite Kate Hudson. Later this year she'll play a rebellious ice skater in the drama "Ice Princess."
But Panettiere, who's been home-schooled since eighth grade, says she's old enough to begin searching for different kinds of movies.
"I want to do Angelina Jolie-type things, actiony roles or a totally scary psycho, a nutso girl!" she says. "The edgier the better. I think those roles would be incredibly fun!"
With college looming, Panettiere says she'd like to major in either veterinary medicine or psychology.
But she definitely doesn't want to become the next Hilary Duff or Lindsay Lohan, despite her plans to record a pop album. Of course, Duff is 17 and Lohan is 18, so they're significantly older.
"I don't want to be the next anything, really," she says. "Sometimes people want to force a comparison because that's easy.
"While I think Lindsay and Hilary are very good at what they do, I'm trying to stay away from the sort of movies they've done. I want to do my own thing."
Hayden Panettiere: Racing towards a dream
ANYTHING is possible, even more so in films. Where else but in films can you find a talking donkey, a flying man and trees that walk, talk and fight back?
In the family comedy drama Racing Stripes, a domesticated zebra – which was accidentally abandoned by a travelling circus as a baby – dreams of racing with thoroughbred horses, which many think is a silly idea. With the help of his teenage mistress Channing and a group of barnyard friends, Stripes trains hard to become a real racehorse, but it’s not an easy task at all.
This film features the voices of some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Dustin Hoffman and Whoopi Goldberg, who play a grumpy Shetland Pony named Tucker and a wise old goat named Franny respectively. Teen actor Frankie Muniz provides the voice of the star character Stripes, which is a real zebra, mind you.
Other voice talents include Joe Pantoliano as Goose, a big-city pelican who thinks he’s a goose; Mandy Moore as Sandy, a horse who believes in Stripes; Snoop Dogg as Lightning, the lazy farm dog; Jeff Foxworthy as Reggie, the rooster who crows like a madman (or is it mad rooster?); Michael Clarke Duncan as Clydesdale; Joshua Jackson as Trenton’s Pride; and Michael Rosenbaum as Ruffshodd.
Hayden Panettiere plays the girl who cares for the abandoned zebra, while her former champion thoroughbred trainer father is played by Bruce Greenwood. Other actors in the film are Wendie Malick, M. Emmet Walsh and Gary Bullock.
In the middle of all the real-life animals and humans, are two CGI-animated horseflies who are as annoying as, well, flies on a picnic. These buzzing nuisance are voiced by comedians Steve Harvey (as Buzz) and David Spade (Scuzz).
The movie was directed by Belgian director Frederick Du Chau, whose only previous work was the animated feature Quest for Camelot (1998). It was filmed entirely in South Africa, in the town of Nottingham Road, and the city of Pietermaritzburg. However, in the film, the story is set in the fictional Turfway Park, somewhere in Kentucky, the United States.
Racing Stripes includes some good music too, with many of the songs comically performed by Harvey and Spade. Some of the songs they perform are M.C. Hammer’s U Can’t Touch This, Smokey Robinson’s My Girl, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder’s Ebony and Ivory and Ini Kamoze’s Here Comes the Hotstepper. New songs include It Ain’t Over Yet by Bryan Adams and Taking the Inside Rail by Sting.
The film promises to be funny and memorable, although perhaps more so for younger audiences than the adults. It opens for general screening nationwide on Feb 3.