Haley Bennett: American Actress and Singer
Haley Bennett made her feature film debut with Music and Lyrics in 2007, singing two songs on its soundtrack – Way Back into Love and Buddha’s Delight – as well as fragments of Invincible which can be heard during concert scenes.
Bennett is currently filming in Noto, Italy alongside Joe Wright for their adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac starring Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage as Cyrano. Bennett plays Roxanne to Dinklage’s Cyrano.
Haley Bennett’s Biography
Haley Bennett is a talented American actress known for appearing in various movies and modeling for magazines. Known for her stunning beauty and ideal body type, Haley is also a professional musician having released several albums of music since birth in Fort Myers, Florida to Leilani Dorsey Bennett and Ronald Keeling. After studying music and acting at Barron Collier High School in Naples Florida she then relocated to Los Angeles in pursuit of her career, becoming one of Hollywood’s most coveted models and actresses.
Haley Bennett made her film debut with Music and Lyrics, co-starring Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant, to critical acclaim and commercial success. Since then, Bennett has appeared in College and The Haunting of Molly Hartley; for which she co-starred alongside Drake Bell, Kevin Covais, and Ryan Pinkston.
Haley Bennett first gained attention through her appearances in the 2009 horror flick The Hole, which became a box-office success. That same year she made an impression performing in A Kind of Murder director Andy Goddard’s thriller film which garnered positive reviews and grossed over $2 million worldwide. Two years later in 2012 her romantic drama Marley and Me directed by David Frankel became another box office hit and received positive reviews from critics; moreover in 2014, Kristy Lost in the White City was another huge success as was The Equalizer which received positive reviews by critics as well.
Haley Bennett next worked with director Antoine Fuqua to co-star in The Magnificent Seven, an action movie that became a huge hit and garnered positive reviews from critics. Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent Donofrio, and Peter Sarsgaard co-starred.
Haley Bennett will star alongside Amy Adams and Glenn Close in Ron Howard’s 2020 movie HILLBILLY ELEGY based on J.D. Vance’s best-selling memoir and covering three generations of an Appalachian family. Additionally, Antonio Campos’ Netflix thriller The Devil All the Time co-stars Robert Pattinson and Bill Skarsgard.
Haley Bennett’s Filmography
Haley Bennett first made her movie debut in 2007 in Music and Lyrics alongside Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant as singer/songwriters; Bennett played their singer/songwriter collaborator. In 2010, she also had a supporting role in Marley and Me.
In 2009, Bennett made her film debut in Passage by Shekhar Kapur; it received positive reviews and was critically acclaimed. Additionally, Joe Dante directed The Hole which received mixed to negative reviews as well as being a box office failure.
She next had a leading role in the 2012 American 3D thriller ARCADIA LOST opposite Carter Jenkins and Academy-Award Nominee Nick Nolte, earning critical acclaim and commercial success. 2014 brought three releases including Kristy, Lost in the White City, and The Equalizer; of these films, only The Equalizer made an impressive statement with box office takeup being significant despite earning positive reviews from critics.
Bennett has undertaken her latest endeavor: a feature-length documentary film on the Broadway musical Cyrano de Bergerac, in which she co-stars alongside Peter Dinklage at Terris Theatre’s production. It will have limited releases in New York and Los Angeles this spring.
Bennett is also an accomplished musician. She has worked as the Music Director and Conductor on multiple Broadway productions such as Hamilton, Come From Away, Anastasia, and Disney’s The Princess and the Frog. Additionally, she was appointed Associate Music Coordinator/Contractor on Radio City Christmas Spectacular as well as Album Coordinator on projects for NBC such as Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert broadcast recently on television.
Bennett will appear in Ron Howard’s HILLBILLY ELEGY alongside Amy Adams and Glenn Close, and in Antonio Campos’ Netflix film The Devil All the Time with Robert Pattinson and Bill Skarsgard. Additionally, she will star alongside Michael Fassbender and Cate Blanchett in an adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ novel A Kind of Murder by Paula Hawkins.
Haley Bennett’s Personal Life
Haley Bennett, one of Hollywood’s rising actresses, has won over fans through her brilliant performances. She currently dates English film director Joe Wright and they share a daughter named Virginia Willow. Born January 7 1988 in Fort Myers Florida she spent much of her youth living in Stow and attending Barron G Collier High School; additionally, she worked as a model before going on to star in movies such as Music & Lyrics, The Haunting of Molly Hartley After the Fall Hardcore Henry and more.
She made her film debut in the 2007 romantic comedy Movie Music and Lyrics as pop singer Cora Corman and has gone on to appear in films like The Girl on the Train and The Magnificent Seven. Additionally, Bennett is also an accomplished singer who has released several hit songs including ‘Way Back Into Love’ which is quite renowned amongst people.
In 2009, she starred in Shekhar Kapur’s short film Passage which received positive critical reviews but failed at the box office. That same year, she signed with 550 Music/NuSound Records (part of the Epic Records family) and began work on her debut album as well as performing her first live concert at The Mint in Los Angeles on 19 June 2008.
Bennett made her Tribeca Film Festival debut as Hunter, in Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ feminist indie drama Swallow. This darkly funny and subversive comedy also contains elements of body horror.
Haley Bennett’s Awards
Haley Bennett made her acting debut in 2007 with Music and Lyrics and since has worked on several projects. Her performance in several movies – such as The Haunting of Molly Hartley and Marley and Me – earned critical acclaim; for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination.
Haley won the Queer Palm award at Cannes Film Festival for her role in Kaboom, an ensemble drama film co-starring Thomas Dekker, Juno Temple, Roxane Mesquida, and Brennan Mejia. Haley has also had notable roles in the short film Passage directed by veteran Indian director Shekhar Kapur as well as the American 3D fantasy horror flick The Hole.
She excels at portraying complex characters in intricate films, effortlessly switching between big-budget cinematic extravaganzas, and independently producing explorations of human psychology. For this outstanding performance, she will receive the EnergaCAMMERIMAGE New Generation Acting Award at Torun’s 29th Camerimage International Film Festival.
Bennett will soon return to the silver screen as she takes on the lead role of Hunter in Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ film Swallow. This drama centers around a pregnant housewife with an obsession with eating potentially hazardous objects that threaten her seemingly perfect life, premiering at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival with critical acclaim.
Bennett also maintains an active career as an executive producer, having contributed her production skills to films like The Equalizer, The Magnificent Seven, and Hillbilly Elegy. Represented by CAA, Entertainment 360, and Granderson Des Rochers.
Haley Bennett made an entrance statement at this year’s BAFTA awards in London on Sunday night, wearing an elegant red gown featuring burgundy and brown body prints as she accessorized it with sparkling rings. Additionally, the star completed her stunning look with glossy ginger curls and elegant heels.