- Was named after actress Hayley Mills.
- Father is part Native American and works as a shaman.
- Her first acting job was in a Pringles commercial.
- Turned down an offer to study theology at Oxford in favor of studying acting.
- Played Catherine in a 2009 production of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge at London's Duke of York's Theatre.
- 2014, Olivier Awards — Best Actress: Nominee
- 2011, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
- Grant Atwell — Father
- Alison Atwell — Mother
- Gabriel Bisset-Smith — Ex-significant Other
- Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, England (2005)
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- Birth Name: Hayley Elizabeth Atwell
- Birth Place: London, England
- Profession: Actor
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Hayley Atwell and Eddie Cahill draw 45-second portraits of each other and the results are hysterical!