Kara Hayward (born November 17, 1998) is an American actress. She is known for her lead role as Suzy Bishop in the 2012 feature film Moonrise Kingdom, which earned her a nomination for the Young Artist Award for Best Leading Young Actress in a Feature Film in 2013. Three years later, she played Emily Parris, one of the lead roles in The Sisterhood of Night.
Hayward in May 2012
|Born||November 17, 1998|
Andover, Massachusetts, U.S.
Early life and career
Hayward was born and raised in Andover, Massachusetts. She went to an open casting call for Moonrise Kingdom and was chosen for the role of Suzy Bishop. It was her first audition for a feature film. She had no professional acting experience prior to being cast.
She moved to Los Angeles after graduating high school, saying, "I know what I want to do." Soon after, she got the role of Iris Deerborne in To the Stars.
|2012||Moonrise Kingdom||Suzy Bishop||Won - PFCS Award for Best Ensemble Acting|
Nominated - Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer
Nominated - CFCA Award for Most Promising Performer
Nominated - Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress
|2015||The Sisterhood of Night||Emily Parris|
|Fan Girl||James A.K.A. Jamie|
|2016||Manchester by the Sea||Silvie McCann|
|2018||Isle of Dogs||Peppermint (voice)|
|2019||To the Stars||Iris Deerborne|
|Us||Nancy / Syd|
|2020||The Social Dilemma||Cassandra|
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