She began her acting career starring in stage productions and attended the Tisch School of Arts in New York.
In 2001, she made her Broadway debut as Becky Thatcher in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and starred in the Broadway revival of The Crucible the following year.
During her time on Veronica Mars, Kristen worked with Heroes cast members Dianna Agron, David Barrera, Kevin Bray, Francis Capra, Ivonne Coll, Dana Davis, Paul Ganus, Brian Kimmet, Jaime Ray Newman, Rick Peters, John Prosky, D.
Elliot Woods, Julie Pop, Blake Shields, Tessa Thompson, and Aury Wallington.
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I was there having a meeting and all the agents were saying, ‘We knew it, Hayden!
Panettiere: Yeah, and she wanted to drop me off there. ” Panettiere: I was like, “Kristen, we’re supposed to be shooting at San Pedro beach today, not Santa Monica beach! We had like 10 minutes to get to the set and we were still 45 minutes away. There’s nothing else going on in the world except an 18-year-old — a legal adult — saying the F-word?
Panettiere: And then her dream was crushed — now she’s only on Heroes. Panettiere: I have always said there should be a musical episode: There is a lot of singing on the set. Bell: I drove and we got so lost we wound up in a Lowe’s parking lot somewhere. TVGuide.com: Unlike what you did on Live with Regis and Kelly a while back. Panettiere: Honestly, did they need to report about that? Bell: Hayden just wants to know because she likes to cradle my face.
All she knows is that HRG is holding Elle hostage for a reason and that Elle is giving her an evil look — so I give her one right back. We don’t technically meet in this scene since we don’t have lines.
We sat down with these two real-life pals for a seaside chitchat. It really disappointed me because Kristen’s in heels and a cool designer outfit. Bell: This is what I wear to the office to kill people.
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Kristen is best known for her award-winning work in the title role of Veronica Mars.
Kristen also appeared in episodes of Everwood, Deadwood, and The Shield.