Mary Elise Hayden is an American actress born in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is best known for her role as Pippa Middleton in the 2011 Lifetime TV movie William & Kate.

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.[1]

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.[2]

Critical reviews and awards

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.[3]

Her performances have been called "nuanced and charismatic" (Filmmaker Magazine) and "perfect" (Philadelphia City Paper). "Nail[ing] the vulnerability beneath [the lead character's] tough exterior," she has been called "a force of nature" by Hollywood entertainment magazine Variety.[4]




Comedic Performances

  • Upright Citizens Brigade, Los Angeles, CA
  • LA Improv, Los Angeles, CA
  • Underground Coffeeworks (Winner), West Palm Beach, FL
  • Kravis Performing Arts Center, West Palm Beach, FL (Comedic Host 2 years)


  • Tommy, Mrs. Walker (U/S), Carefree Theatre/Dir. Nikki Rattinger
  • Jesus Christ Superstar, Mary (U/S), Carefree Theatre/Dir. Gary Wayne
  • Glimpses, Multi. Vignette Leads, Lake Worth Playhouse/Dir. Bob Carter
  • That Other Show, Mrs. Dopplegangler, DSOA
  • You Can’t Take It with You Olga Katrina, DSOA

Music Video Appearances

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.[5]


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