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Hayden Panittiere

Hayden Panettiere in Nashville

Hayden Panettiereplays the troubled young starletJuliette Barneswho is trying to cement her place in country music. However Panettiere has managed to cement her own career in television having started acting at just eleven months old.

She is best known as cheerleader Claire Bennett from the hit seriesHeroeswhich really saw her acting career take off. But Panettiere has also starred in many big-name movies as well; most notably-Scream 4,Remember the Titans, andRaising Helen.

Her roles have won Panettiere numerous accolades, including the 2008 and 2009 Teen Choice Awards for Choice Actress: Action/Adventure, the 2009 Teen Choice Award for Choice Celebrity Activist, the Breakout Actress Award in 2007 at the Capri Hollywood Film Festival and the Favorite Clipped Dramatic Artist Award for 2007 at the 1st Annual Wave Award.

Panettiere is campaign spokesperson for the Whaleman Foundation, an oceanic research, conservation and production organization dedicated to preserving and protecting dolphins, whales and their ocean habitat. As spokesperson she has traveled to Washington, DC to meet with Congressmen, was invited to the International Whaling Conference in Portugal and was featured in The Cove, a 2010 Oscar-winning documentary exposing the slaughter of dolphins in Japan.

For her involvement in animal welfare she received the Genesis Wyler Award from The Humane Society of the United States in 2007 and Varietys 2011 Power of Youth Award, recognizing young entertainers who have made significant contributions to philanthropic and charitable causes.

In 2012 Panettiere participated as a judge for the Date with History contest that chose one young visionary to address the U.N. Rio Earth Summit in June 2012. The jury also included Leonardo DiCaprio, members of the band Linkin Park, Don Cheadle, Daryl Hannah and Sergio Marone.

Panettieres accomplishments include her ongoing association with Neutrogena. She also designed the popular Hayden Bag for Dooney & Bourke handbags and a boot for Stuart Weitzman's Young Hollywood Cares Collection for Ovarian Cancer Research.