• Hayley Atwell is a British actress
  • She is known for her starring role of "Peggy Carter" in the MCU
  • Learn more about her rise to fame

Hayley Atwell was born April 5th, 1982 in London. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she actually studied with fellow British actress, Jodie Whittaker!

Avengers Hayley Atwell's Impressive Filmography

Hayley had a few small television roles at first, like in the BBC miniseries The Line Of Beauty and AMC's The Prisoner, and went on to be nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in Pillars of the Earth. She starred in a season premiere episode of the critically acclaimed Sci-Fi series Black Mirror, really debuting her incredible talents for the portrayal of deep emotion. 

Hayley Atwell poses in the press room at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards on May 13, 2018 in London, England.

Hayley Atwell as Captain America's "Peggy Carter"

It was in 2011 that Atwell secured her position in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as "Peggy Carter" in Captain America: The First Avenger. She was even named one of MTV's "Breakout Stars To Watch For" in 2011.

She has continued to portray the complicated role of "Captain America's" romantic interest across multiple timelines in many shows and films like Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Avengers: Endgame and her own series Agent Carter

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In 2018, Hayley co-starred with Ewan McGregor in the live-action film Christopher Robin and returned to the stage in the Shakespeare play Measure for Measure.

Luckily for Marvel fans, Disney+ announced Atwell would be returning as "Peggy" for their interesting animated series What If...?, a series that "would explore what would happen if major moments from the MCU happened differently." The series premiered in 2021. She's back on stage and also booked for the next 2 Mission Impossible films! What can't Hayley do?