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Hayden Panettiere is one of today’s hottest young talents.
Born in August 1989 in Palisades, N.Y., Panettiere became somewhat of an overnight sensation through her role as superhuman cheerleader Claire on NBC’s breakout hit Heroes, which ran for four seasons.
The actress began her modeling career when she was just 5-months-old, and went on to appear in daytime soaps One Life to Live and Guiding Light by the age of five. Panettiere's big screen roles include Remember the Titans, Scream 4 and Raising Helen, in which she starred opposite Kate Hudson.
When she's not acting, Panettiere is an active philanthropist, and supports the protection of whales in Norway and Japan.
Romantically, she was formerly linked to Laguna Beach's Steven Coletti, and her Heroes costar, Milo Ventimiglia. After two years of dating, Panettiere split with Ukranian heavyweight boxer Wladimir Klitschko in May 2011.
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