• Hayley Atwell is an English Golden Globe-nominated actress best known for her roles in Captain America, Agent Carter, and A View from the Bridge.
• Her parents divorced when she was two, and she spent summers in the US with her father.
• Hayley began her career on stage and screen and made her breakthrough with the role of Peggy Carter in Captain America: The First Avenger.
• She has a net worth of $3 million and is currently single.
• Hayley is active on social media, with over 600,000 followers across Instagram and Facebook.

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Net Worth$3 million
Date Of BirthApril 5, 1982
MarkCurvaceous figure
FactAlthough she played Lily James's mother in Cinderella (2015), she is only seven years her senior in real life.

Who is Hayley Atwell?

Born as Hayley Elizabeth Atwell on the 5th April 1982 in London, England, she is a Golden-Globe Award-nominated actress, probably best known to the world as Peggy Carter in the “Captain America” films, and the lead role in the TV series “Agent Carter”. Aside from the screen, Hayley has also worked on stage and radio.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, and Education

Hayley is the only child born to Grant, a part Native American originally from Kansas City, Missouri, and his wife, Alison, who is British. Hayley’s parents divorced when she was only two years old, and her father returned to the US to pursue his Native American roots, while Hayley and her mother remained in the UK. Despite the separation, Alison and Grant remained in touch, and Hayley would spend summers in the US, but as time passed, she developed a closer relationship with her mother. Hayley went to Sion-Manning Roman Catholic Girls’ School in London, and later she took A-levels at the London Oratory School. Hayley received an offer from Oxford University to read theology and philosophy, but her A-Level results weren’t good enough, so she took two years off from education, and chose to travel with her father, finding a place as a help for a casting director. She returned to school by enrolling at Guildhall School of Music and Drama, staying for three years before graduation.


Career Beginnings

Hayley’s on-screen career had already started; she was chosen for Pringles potato crisps television commercial, with the earnings from which she used to pay for her school. She then focused on her education, and after graduated started auditioning for stage, TV and film roles.

She began on stage, with the role of Io in the play “Prometheus Bound”, and has continued in parallel by also appearing in screen roles, but her most successful so far has been the role of Catherine in the play “A View from the Bridge”, performed at Duke of York’s Theatre, which was her West End debut. Hayley made her screen debut in 2005, with the part of Sabrina Guinness in the television film “Whatever Love Means”, while in 2007 she had her first starring role, as Angela Stark in Woody Allen’s romantic drama film “Cassandra’s Dream”, next to Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor.

Rise to Prominence

The following year, Hayley played Bess Foster in the film “The Duchess”, while she was also chosen for the part of Lady Julia Flyte in the Miramax film “Brideshead Revisited”, for which initially the producers and casting director told Hayley to lose some weight, but after she was advised by fellow actress Emma Thompson, Hayley decided not to succumb to their comments, and eventually producers accepted Hayley for who she is, an actress, not a model. She continued her acting career, making her way to the top of Hollywood by in the next few years having several notable roles, such as Aliena in the romantic drama film “The Pillars of the Earth” (2010), while in 2011 she made her breakthrough with the part of Peggy Carter in the sci-fi action adventure film “Captain America: The First Avenger”, starring Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving and Samuel L. Jackson. She played Peggy Carter in sequels “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” in 2014, and the film “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015), while she also had the lead role in the TV series “Agent Carter” (2015-2016).
image source, Hayley Atwell on “Conviction”

Continual Success

Hayley was now an accomplished actress with a Golden Globe Award-nomination attached to her name, and it became easier for her to acquire new roles. The talented actress was chosen for the part of Hayes Morrison in the TV drama series “Conviction” (2016-2017), starring next to Eddie Cahill and Shawn Ashmore, while most recently she was selected as Evelyn Robin in the film “Christopher Robin”, scheduled for release late in 2018. She is also working on several other projects, including films “The Long Song”, and “Blinded by the Light”, however, these projects are yet to receive a release date.

Do You Know How Rich Successful Actress, Hayley Atwell Is?

Since entering the entertainment industry, Hayley has appeared in over 40 film and TV titles and has also showcased her acting talent on stage. So, have you ever wondered how rich Hayley Atwell is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Hayley’s net worth is as high as $3 million. Some of the most successful projects on which she worked are of course  the “Captain America” films, grossing over $1 billion at the box office.

Do You Know About Hayley Atwell’s Personal Life, Dating, Husband?

During her time at Guildhall School, she met and befriended television writer Gabriel Bisset-Smith, and it was in 2012 that the couple started a romantic relationship, which didn’t last long, but the two remained good friends. Hayley has also dated Paul Wilson, Stephen Merchant and Evan Jones, all apparently of relatively short duration, and so she is still single.

Is Hayley Atwell on Social Media?

Hayley can be found on such social media platforms as Instagram and Facebook, on which she has a total of around 600,000 followers, with whom she has shared details from her career, but also her personal life. Her official Instagram page has over 505,000 followers, who are enjoying daily posts from this talented actress. She is also quite active on Facebook, on which she has just over 100,000 fans, using the site to promote her work, such as the most recent announcement of the film “Christopher Robin”. So, if you aren’t already a fan of this successful actress, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you, just skip over to her official pages.

General Info

Full NameHayley Atwell
Net Worth$3 million
Date Of BirthApril 5, 1982
Height1.69 m
EducationGuildhall School of Music and Drama, London Oratory School, Sion Manning Roman Catholic Girls' School


ParentsGrant Atwell, Allison Cain


NominationsLaurence Olivier Award for Best Actress, British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress, Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Gemini Award for Best Perfo...
MoviesCaptain America: The First Avenger, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Ant-Man, Cinderella, Agent Carter, The Duchess, The Sweeney, Brideshead Revisited, Cassandra's Dream, Testament of Youth, Jimi: All Is by My Side, How About You, The Line of Beauty, I, Anna, Mansfield P...
TV ShowsAgent Carter, Any Human Heart, The Prisoner, The Pillars of the Earth, Black Mirror, Conviction, Sally Lockhart Series

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#Marks / Signs
1Curvaceous figure
2Warm smile


1[on Alexi Kaye Campbell's play "The Pride"] They are two scenes that are either side of the sexual revolution, and two very different ways that society deals with homosexuality. In 1958, it was still illegal and then in 2013, we've just had this wonderful milestone of legalising gay marriage. So it's about how society shapes gay identity and it explores the idea of a subculture which society has imposed upon the gay community, one of promiscuity, and it says there is another side which is about intimacy and love between two people.
2The scary thing is what that will do to a generation of young people [in Russia] who are having these thoughts and feelings towards members of their own sex but they're given no reference point that this is OK. This is just part of who they are and I think you'll get a lost generation of children growing up feeling that their country is telling them that this fundamental aspect of who they are is wrong. It's incredibly troubling because it's happening, not just in Russia, but in countries like Georgia and Cameroon and the statistics in this country of homophobic attacks is frightening.
3We heard about the protest in Whitehall in support of Russian gay rights and we went along and it was very moving and we felt it was very positive.
4I think it will be a balance of creative and commercial choices, going forward. People say critical acclaim and box office success don't go hand in hand and that may be true but I don't really think I'd live much on the salary of a full-time theatre actor. I mean, I could, but I really like going out to dinner...
5[on her character in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)] Peggy was in a position where if she was a damsel in distress, she wouldn't be of that position. And when she says, "I know what it's like to have a few doors slammed in my face," I think because she's this attractive woman who's beautifully made up, she had to fight a little bit harder to get where she is to prove that she's capable. And I think that's great because there's a kindred spirit between her and Steve, there's an equality about them and I love that.
6[on Brideshead Revisited (2008)] What attracted me was I loved the vivid characters that had obviously come from a very rich novel and Jeremy Brock and Andrew Davies had put that into the script. The character definitions and the stage directions were very rich and as rich as the dialogue so I felt that there was a hell of a lot of passion behind it. I'm attracted to flawed characters. I think they're really interesting to play. I was really intrigued who this enigmatic Julia was and what was bubbling and going on beneath the surface. So it was probably that.
7My first job was a Greek tragedy, and ever since, one job just seemed to roll onto the next. I've been terribly lucky.
8Nude scenes can be very liberating. I feel very human. This is me, with all my little imperfections.


1Shares a birthday with her Cinderella co-star Lily James who is only 7 years her junior, coincidentally both actresses are alumnus from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
2Can do ventriloquism with her mouth closed.
3Is an only child.
4Daughter of Grant Atwell, from Missouri, and Allison Cain, from London. Her parents separated when she was 2-years-old.
5Is of dual British and American citizenship.
6Although she played Lily James's mother in Cinderella (2015), she is only seven years her senior in real life.
7Auditioned for the role of Dr. Carol Marcus in Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) which went to Alice Eve.
8Good friends with Emma Thompson and Chris Evans.
9Her father is a shaman.
10At age 8, she became a committed vegetarian after seeing Loyd Grossman put a live lobster into boiling water.
11As a teenager, she went on anti-vivisection and Free the Dolphins marches.
12At age 9, she walked over hot coals at a 'Power Into Action’ workshop that she attended with her mother.
13Studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (2002-2005).




Howards End2017TV Mini-Series pre-productionMargaret Schlegel
Conviction2016-2017TV SeriesHayes Morrison
The Complete Walk: Cymbeline2016ShortInnogen
Agent Carter2015-2016TV SeriesPeggy Carter
Lego Marvel's Avengers2016Video GameAgent Peggy Carter (voice)
Ant-Man2015Peggy Carter
Avengers: Age of Ultron2015Peggy Carter
Cinderella2015/IElla's Mother
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.2014TV SeriesPeggy Carter
Testament of Youth2014Hope
Captain America: The Winter Soldier2014Peggy Carter
Jimi: All Is by My Side2013Kathy
Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter2013Video shortPeggy Carter
Avengers Assemble2013TV SeriesPeggy Carter
Life of Crime2013TV Mini-SeriesDenise Woods
Black Mirror2013TV SeriesMartha
Falcón2012TV SeriesConsuelo Jiménez
Restless2012TV MovieEva Delectorskaya
The Sweeney2012DC Nancy Lewis
Playhouse Presents2012TV SeriesThe Banker
I, Anna2012Emmy
Captain America: Super Soldier2011Video GamePeggy Carter (voice)
Captain America: The First Avenger2011Peggy Carter
Tomato Soup2010ShortMovie Star
Any Human Heart2010TV SeriesFreya Deverell
The Pillars of the Earth2010TV Mini-SeriesAliena
The Prisoner2009TV Mini-SeriesLucy 4-15
Love Hate2009ShortHate
The Duchess2008Bess Foster
Brideshead Revisited2008Julia Flyte
How About You...2007Ellie Harris
The Shadow in the North2007TV MovieRosa Garland
Cassandra's Dream2007Angela Stark
Mansfield Park2007TV MovieMary Crawford
Masterpiece Classic2006TV SeriesRosa Garland
The Ruby in the Smoke2006TV MovieRosa Garland
Fear of Fanny2006TV MovieJane
The Line of Beauty2006TV Mini-SeriesCat Fedden Catherine Fedden
Whatever Love Means2005TV MovieSabrina Guinness (as Hayley Attwell)


Agent Carter2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cinderella2015/Iperformer: "Lavender's Blue"


Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe2014TV Movie documentary thanks


Return of the Spider Monkeys2016DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHerself
The View2016TV SeriesHerself
This Week in Hollywood2016TV SeriesHerself
Lip Sync Battle2016TV SeriesHerself - Competitor
Marvel's Captain America: 75 Heroic Years2016TV Movie documentaryHerself
Edge of Darkness2015ShortHerself - Narrator
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Liberty of London2013-2014TV Series documentaryHerself - Narrator
Marvel 75 Years: From Pulp to Pop!2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
The Jonathan Ross Show2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Breakfast2008-2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Daybreak2011TV SeriesHerself
Made in Hollywood2011TV SeriesHerself
Marvel LIVE! World Premiere of Captain America: The First Avenger2011Video shortHerself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards2011TV SpecialHerself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Frühstücksfernsehen2010TV SeriesHerself
A Six Hour Film Shot in 92 Days: The Diary of 'The Prisoner'2010Video shortHerself
Beautiful Prison: The World of 'The Prisoner'2010Video shortHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008TV SeriesHerself - Guest

Archive Footage

The Prisoner2009TV Mini-Series4-15 Lucy


Nominated Awards

2015Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest Actress in a Television SeriesAgent Carter (2015)
2011Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for TelevisionThe Pillars of the Earth (2010)
2011GeminiGemini AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-SeriesThe Pillars of the Earth (2010)
2011OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actress in a Motion Picture or MiniseriesThe Pillars of the Earth (2010)
2011Scream AwardScream AwardsBest Science Fiction ActressCaptain America: The First Avenger (2011)
2011Scream AwardScream AwardsBreakout Performance - FemaleCaptain America: The First Avenger (2011)
2009Empire AwardEmpire Awards, UKBest Newcomer
2009ALFS AwardLondon Critics Circle Film AwardsBritish Supporting Actress of the YearThe Duchess (2008)
2008British Independent Film AwardBritish Independent Film AwardsBest Supporting ActressThe Duchess (2008)
2007Golden NymphMonte-Carlo TV FestivalTelevision Films - Best Performance by an ActressFear of Fanny (2006)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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