Hayden Leslie Panettiere was born on August 21, 1989, in Palisades, New York.Her father, Skip Panettiere, was a lieutenant in the local fire department, and her mother, Lesley Panettiere, was a soap opera actress."It was definitely eye-opening, seeing shantytowns," she recalls.
you can never just have a bad day like everyone else.".When the filming was complete, Panettiere decided not to return to school in New York and instead completed her freshman year of high school with a tutor while traveling around South Africa.Panettiere went on to appear in dozens of commercials as an infant and toddler, including spots for Mc Donalds, Hershey's and Nix Lice Shampoo..The 11-year-old Panettiere received rave reviews for her portrayal of Sheryl Yoach, a coach's daughter with an extraordinary passion for football, winning the Young Artist's Award for Best Supporting Young Actress for her performance. Despite her extraordinarily busy young acting career, Panettiere attempted to live a somewhat normal childhood.In 2008, shortly after her 18th birthday, Panettiere began dating 30-year-old co-star Milo Ventimiglia, and their relationship provoked public concern over their 12-year age gap.
However, Panettiere insists that criticisms of her personal life are unfounded.Apart from the world of acting, Panettiere is also an animal rights activist.In 2007, she participated in a dramatic protest against Japanese dolphin hunters, joining a group of activists who swam out into the ocean, placing themselves between the dolphins and fishermen in an attempt to stop a hunt.She has met with both Chelsea Clinton and President Barack Obama to discuss their stances on marine wildlife protection, and she operates a fundraiser called Panettiere's Closest, where she regularly auctions off her old outfits to raise money for wildlife preservation campaigns.If you've ever wondered if the phrase "opposites attract" was for real, Hayden Panettiere and fiancé Wladimir Klitschko are pretty much the living, breathing poster couple for it. So how did Hayden Panettiere and Wladimir Klitschko meet? In May everyone was finally forced to realize that the Cheerleader Who Was Supposed To Save The World had finally grown up when Panettiere announced she was expecting a baby with Klitschko.Before her first birthday, Panettiere had already begun modeling and acting.