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  • Real name : Hayley Elizabeth Atwell
  • Date of birth : 05/04/1982

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Hayley Atwell (1982)

Hayley Elizabeth Atwell

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Hayley Elizabeth Atwell is an English actress, known for her work in stage productions such as A View from the Bridge, and in films such as Cassandra's Dream, The Duchess and Captain America: The First Avenger.

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 early life
Atwell was born in London, the only child of Allison (née Cain), a motivational speaker, and Grant Atwell, a massage therapist, photographer, and shaman. Atwell's mother is English and her father, an American from Kansas City, Missouri, is of part Native-American descent. Atwell has dual citizenship of the U.K. and the U.S. Her parents separated when she was two years old. After secondary education at Sion-Manning Roman Catholic Girls' School, West London, Atwell took A-levels at the London Oratory School and trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama graduating in 2005.

 career
Her first feature film role was in Woody Allen's 2007 film Cassandra's Dream, in which she took the part of a stage actress opposite Ewan McGregor and Colin Farrell. In 2008, she appeared in the film The Duchess as Bess Foster and the film Brideshead Revisited as Lady Julia Flyte, earning praise and nominations from the British Independent Film Awards and the London Critics Circle Film Awards.

In January 2009, Atwell made her West End début in Lindsay Posner's revival of A View from the Bridge at the Duke of York's Theatre which earned her a Laurence Olivier Award nomination. Atwell appeared as "415" in AMC Television's November 2009 miniseries, The Prisoner, a remake of the 1967–68 series by the same name.

Atwell played Agent Peggy Carter in the 2011 superhero film Captain America: The First Avenger. MTV Networks' NextMovie.com named her one of the 'Breakout Stars to Watch for in 2011'.

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