Hayley Atwell is most commonly known for her role as Peggy Carter in Marvel Cinematic Universe. She is not just a talented actress who has left her mark in the mainstream media but prior to her plunge into the mainstreams, she had been in a quite a number of theatre works and radio shows.
This gorgeous London born actress has really taken time to build her acting career to an enviable height. Stay with us as we bring you her bio, body measurement, and the movies and tv shows she has featured in, among other facts.
Hayley Atwell’s Bio
Hayley Elizabeth Atwell was born on 5th of April 1982 in London to an American photographer father – Grant Atwell, and her British mother – Alison Cain, who makes her living as a British motivational speaker. As a result, the talented actress has dual nationality from both the United Kingdom and the United States of America.
Sadly, just when Hayley Atwell turned two years old, her parents parted ways, with her father moving back to the United States. She stayed with her mother in London, where she grew up, while regularly visiting her father in Missouri, his hometown. Her mother, who is very much into the theatre, gave her daughter Hayley the exposure to the world of theatre at a very tender age, thereby fanning the flames of acting in her.
Growing up as an only child, she attended Sion-Manning Roman Catholic Girl’s School, in West London and came out with outstanding academic grades. She proceeded to take her A-Levels at the London Oratory School. But because her grades were low, she could not secure a place in the prestigious Oxford University where she was headed.
This led her to take a two-year break from academics to go traveling with her father. She later enrolled in Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Acting in 2005, after three years. While at Guildhall, she met wonderful friends like Jodie Whitaker, whom she described as an amazing friend, and Michelle Dockery, with whom she later worked in the production of Restless (2012).
Movies And TV Shows Of The Actress
Hayley Atwell made her debut appearance in the theatre in 2005 when she was cast in Prometheus Bound (2005). Later the same year, she appeared in a TV series, Whatever Love Means (2005) where she played Sabrina Guinness in the Series. She has also starred in subsequent theatre productions like Women Beware Women (2006), The Pride (2013), Measure for Measure (2018).
Her first break came when she was featured in 2006’s The Line of Beauty (2006), a TV miniseries; although prior to that, she had appeared on other TV shows, like Fear of Danny (2006). And after her big break she went on to appear in several other shows like The Prisoner (2009), Restless (2012), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (2014), Agent Carter (2015-2016), Avengers Assemble (2017-2019), Howard’s End (2017), 3Below: The Tales of Arcadia (2018), and a host of other television series.
Moving over to her movie career, she also carved a niche out for herself in the film industry with a handful of movie features. Her first film role was in Cassandra’s Dream (2007), where she played the role of Angela Stark. She then followed it up with How About You (2007) where she portrayed the character, Ellie Harris. However, her major movie breakthrough came in 2011 after she clinched a role in the Marvel Studios production, Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) playing Peggy Carter.
Hayley Atwell performance was critically acclaimed and she was declared as one of the breakout stars to watch out for by MTV Network. Hayley appeared in more Marvel movies like Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Ant Man (2015), Avengers: Endgame (2019), among a host of other movies. Some of her none Marvel movies include Cinderella, Christopher Robin, and Blinded By The Light, among others.
Hayley Atwell’s Body Measurements
It’s no secret that the multi-talented actress has an impressive figure. This brown-eyed beauty has an hour-glass shape and her body measurements have been listed as 37-27-36 inches for her chest, waist, and hips respectively. Her bra size has also been listed as 32DD. Standing at a height of 5 feet 7 inches, she weighs 68 kilograms.
Considering her enviable physique, it’s no wonder her pictures have graced notable magazines such as Esquire, ES, Germany’s TV today, and more.