Hayden Leslie Panettiere is an American actress, voice actress, singer, model, and activist, who is best known for her television roles as Sarah Roberts in the ABC soap opera One Life to Live from 1994 to 1997, Lizzie Spaulding in the CBS soap opera Guiding Light from 1996 to 2000, and Claire Bennet in the NBC sci-fi drama series Heroes from 2006 to 2010. She also voiced Kate in Alpha and Omega and Little Red Riding Hood in Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil (replacing Anne Hathaway). She is the older sister of Jansen Panettiere.
For Disney, she voiced Dot in the 1998 Disney/Pixar film, A Bug's Life, Suri in the 2000 CGI film, Dinosaur, and Yumi in the Fillmore! episode "Codename: Electric Haircut". She also voiced Kairi in Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II, but was replaced by Alyson Stoner for the role in Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. However, she returned to voice Kairi in Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, as well as Xion in Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. She also performed the song "I Still Believe" in the 2007 animated movie Cinderella III: A Twist in Time. Additionally, she played Sheryl Yoast in Remember the Titans, Audrey Davis in Raising Helen, Maddie Dolan in Tiger Cruise, Gennifer "Gen" Harwood in Ice Princess, and Juliette Barnes in the ABC/CMT musical drama series Nashville, from 2012 to 2018.