Hayley Atwell Biography

Birthday: 1982-04-05
Place of Birth: London, England UK
Height: 5' 6½" (1.69 m)
Wiki Biography: Born in London, England, Hayley Elizabeth Atwell has dual citizenship of the United Kingdom and the United States. An only child, Hayley was named after Hayley Mills. Her parents, Grant and Alison, both motivational speakers, met at a London workshop of Dale Carnegie's self-help bible "How to Win Friends and Influence People". He was born in Missouri and is of part Native-American descent; his Native American name is Star Touches Earth. Her parents divorced when she was age 2. Her father returned to America and Hayley remained with her mother in London, but she spent her summers in Missouri with her father. Hayley's mother saw theater as an important communal experience, so she was introduced to theater from a young age. At age 11, she had memorable trip to see Ralph Fiennes playing Hamlet. She would later work with him on The Duchess (2008). She went to Sion-Manning Roman Catholic Girl's School in West London where she excelled academically. She took her A-levels at the London Oratory School. She took two years out of her education, traveling with her father and working for a casting director. In 2005, she graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a degree in Acting. Hayley began her career with parts on a few BBC television productions. Her first big break came in the television miniseries, "The Line of Beauty" (2006). The following year, she got her first film role in How About You... (2007). She followed this with Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream (2007). Her breakthrough role came four years later as British agent Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011).

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Sweeney DC Nancy Lewis 1975
Love Hate Hate 2009 Comedy
The Prisoner (2009) Lucy 2009
The Pillars of the Earth Aliena 2010 Drama
Pillars of the Earth Aliena 2010 Drama
Love Life Freya Deverell 2011
Falcon Consuelo Jiménez 2012 Crime
Life of Crime Denise Woods 2013 Crime
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
How About You Ellie Harris 2007 Comedy, Drama
Cassandra's Dream Angela 2008
Brideshead Revisited Julia Flyte 2008 Drama, Romance
The Duchess Bess Foster 2008 Drama, History
Captain America: The First Avenger Peggy Carter 2011 Sport, 0
The Sweeney DC Nancy Lewis 2012 0, Comedy
I, Anna Emmy 2012 Drama, Thriller
All Is by My Side Kathy Etchingham 2013 Biography, Drama, Music
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Peggy Carter 2014 0