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Hayley Atwell Biography

Birth Name:
Orville Willis Forte IV
Birth Place:
London, England

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • 2011Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 2008London Film Critics Association-Best Supporting British Actress: nominated


  • Gabriel Bisset-Smith -- Ex-significant Other
  • Grant Atwell -- Father
  • Alison Atwell -- Mother