Hayden was born at Good Samaritan Hospital, West Palm Beach, FL. Her mother was a college professor, her father a banker. She studied at the Young Actors Theater in Tallahassee, Florida, for seven years and attended the Middle School of the Arts in North Palm Beach, Florida, and, in West Palm Beach, Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts, where she majored in voice and theater. After graduating, she attended the New York Film Academy studying all aspects of film production before moving to Los Angeles.
Hayden has made many lead and supporting appearances in major theatrical releases, independent films and music videos. She also sings and plays mandolin and keyboard, occasionally substituting in Adrian Grenier's band The Honey Brothers.
Critical reviews and awardsEdit
Hayden's film Kathy T (Hayden title lead) won Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film in 2007. In 2009, We Are the Mods (Hayden lead) won Audience Choice Award, Screenwriting Award and Sound Track Award. She was described as "a force of nature" by Hollywood entertainment magazine Variety.
|2005||Kathy T||Kathy T|
|2006||The Modern Unicorn's Guide to Love and Magic||Paige||Short film|
|2009||Dance Flick||Ballet Dancer|
|2009||We Are the Mods||Nico|
|2010||Heart of Now||Monica|
|2011||In Time||Jazz Singer|
|2012||Got Rights?||American Girl||Short film|
|2004||Entourage||Flirty Driver / Hot Girl in Gym||"Pilot", "The Review"|
|2010||10 Things I Hate About You||Co'lliviette||"Revolution", "Ain't No Mountain High Enough"|
|2011||William & Kate||Philippa "Pippa" Middleton||TV film|
|2013/14||Ravenswood||Bea||"Home Is Where the Heart Is (Seriously--Check the Floorboards)"|
|Tommy||Mrs. Walker||Carefree Theater (West Palm Beach, Florida)|
|Jesus Christ Superstar||Mary||Carefree Theater (West Palm Beach, Florida)|
|That Other Show||Mrs. Dopplegangler||Dreyfoos School of the Arts|
|You Can't Take It with You||Olga Katrina||Dreyfoos School of the Arts|
|Glimpses||Vignette Leads||Lake Worth Theater (Lake Worth, Florida)|
Music Video AppearancesEdit
Mary Elise Hayden has appeared in over 40 music videos (many leads), including those of Brandyn Burnette, Hot Chip, Avril Lavigne, Silversun Pickups, AFI, Three Days Grace, Ethan Gold, The Dares, Delphic, Veil Veil Vanish, Metro Station, Fat Boy Slim, Sean Lennon, Christopher Dane Owens, Bob Sinclar, 'Lil Chris, 69 Eyes, US5, Josh Groban, Senses Fail, Plus44, Meatloaf, Brandy, Goo Goo Dolls, Bedroom Scene, Junkie XL, System of a Down, Kelly Osbourne, The Starting Line, Good Charlotte, New Found Glory, Five Cent Wish, Frank Rose, Everyday Sunday.