Best known for her roles in films like A View from the Bridge, The Duchess and Captain America: The First Avenger, Hayley Atwell is a talented and well regarded British American actress. The stylish actress, who had her stage debut in 2005 with a role in Prometheus Bound, has been committed to the expansion of the industry through her artistic skills.
Since making her acting debut, the actress has gone one to build a career anyone would be proud of. While her involvement in the Marvel Cinematic Universe shot her into the limelight, the actress also gained attention for her repeated appearance in period pieces over the years. Keep reading to learn more about the famous actress
Born in London on April 5, 1982, Hayley Elizabeth Atwell is the only child of her American Father, Grant Atwell from Kansas City, Missouri and her British mother whose name is Allison Cain. Her parents met for the first time as motivational speakers at a workshop in London. Her father has also worked as a photographer and massage therapist before he separated from her mother, who later raised her singlehandedly.
When Atwell was born, her mother named her after her favourite TV star, Hayley Mills. She grew up in western London and she attended Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she worked on her skills in performing arts. Prior to her time at Guildhall, Hayley Atwell attended Sion-Manning Roman Catholic Girls’ School after which she went to London Oratory School for her A-levels. Due to her low grades in A-levels, Atwell lost the opportunity to study at Oxford University where she was initially enrolled at.
Atwell’s acting career began a few months after her graduation from Guildhall Musical and Drama school in 2005. As previously mentioned, she debuted with a stage role in Prometheus Bound at Sound London. Other theatre productions she has appeared in include Women Beware Women, A View from the Bridge, and Measure for Measure, to mention a few. In 2007, she starred as Angela Stark in Woody Allen’s film Cassandra’s Dream.
With more experience under her belt, Hayley Atwell became more popular in the industry, receiving more onstage and onscreen roles until she landed a role as Peggy Carter in the 2011 blockbuster film Captain America: The First Avenger which catapulted her career to new heights, earning her a recognition as one of the ‘Breakout Stars’ to Watch for the year. In addition to her Captain America role, Atwell also reprised her role as Peggy Carter in Agent Carter, Ant-Man, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Avengers: Endgame
Regarding her roles in television shows, Hayley Atwell has also appeared in Whatever Love Means as Sabrina Guinness, The Shadow in the North, The Long Song, Black Mirror, Howards End and Life Of Crime. She also has taken voice roles in Avengers Assemble, 3Below: Tales of Arcadia and Marvel’s What If…? Although she is yet to receive any notable award for a job well done, the English lady has so far received over ten award nominations for associations like the Golden Globe Awards, Empire Awards, Laurence Olivier Awards and Gemini Awards.
Is Hayley Atwell Married? Who Is Her Boyfriend?
Hayley Atwell is not yet married but she has been in several relationships over the years. Currently, she is involved with a medical doctor whose name she is yet to reveal.
Previously, Atwell dated Scottish Bassist, Paul Wilson who is famous for being the bass guitarist for the rock band, Snow Patrol. After dating him for about one year, she was then spotted with Stephen Merchant – a writer, comedian and director. She also has fellow actor, Evan Jones on her list of boyfriends but like her earlier relationships, she got separated from him after about one year of dating
While talking about her new boyfriend, the star actress also hinted about settling down in marriage soon. According to her, she knew her boyfriend since she was ten years old and recently, he was reintroduced to her by his sister who is also an actress. As for when the wedding ceremony will take place, Atwell is yet to say.
Height, Weight, Other measurements
Hayley Atwell is an amazing young woman endowed with both beauty and talent. She has her height measured at 5 feet 7 inches and her body weight is listed as 68kg. Her curvy figure has her bust, waist and hip measurements as 37-27-36 inches respectively. Hayley has a pair of light brown eyes and dark brown hair colour.