Who is Kara Hayward?
When the Oscar-nominated comedy drama “Moonrise Kingdom” was released in 2012, one of the lead characters, Suzy Bishop, immediately caught the eye of the audience, and people wanted to know more about the actress who portrayed this young, mischievous girl who falls in love with Sam (Jared Gilman). Her name is Kara Hayward, and if you are one of the fans who desire to know more about her, let us introduce you to this talented actress.
Kara has nearly 20 acting credits to her name, and besides the mentioned role, she’s perhaps known best for her roles in series such as “Haters Back Off!” and “The Shadow Diaries”, while she’s also appeared in several movies, including “The Sisterhood of Night”, “Manchester by the Sea”, and “Us” also starring Lupita Nyong’o, Elisabeth Moss and Winston Duke, a horror mystery that had over 200 award nominations, and won 85.
Early life and education
Kara Hayward was born under the zodiac sign of Scorpio, on 17 November 1998, in Andover, Massachusetts USA, thus she holds American nationality and comes from a family of Caucasian descent.
She was raised in Andover, by her parents, John and Karen Hayward, their only child. Kara hasn’t spoken about her parents’ occupations so nothing is known about them except their names.
Speaking of Kara’s educational background, she attended Andover High School, and upon matriculating in 2016, she didn’t enroll in college, but pursued her acting career.
Roles in movies
Kara made her acting debut portraying Suzy in the 2012 movie “Moonrise Kingdom”, which brought her and the rest of the crew the Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble, plus as mentioned, the movie was nominated for the Oscar for Best Writing, Original Screenplay.
In the following year, Kara was heard as Suzy in the short movie sequel “Moonrise Kingdom: Animated Book Short”, and then in 2014, she was cast to play Emily Parris in “The Sisterhood of Night”, followed by her role as Etta in “Quitters” in 2015, and in the same year, she starred as Jamie in the comedy “Fan Girl”.
In 2016, Kara was seen as Silvie Mc Cann in the two-times Oscar-awarded drama “Manchester by the Sea”, also starring Casey Affleck, Kyle Chandler and Michelle Williams, which had 269 award nominations and won 129, including the Oscars for Best Original Screenplay, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Casey Affleck).
In the same year, Kara was cast to play a Female Student in “Paterson”, and was then heard as Peppermint in the 2018 animated movie “Isle of Dogs”, while in the following year, she portrayed Iris Deerborne in “To the Stars”, also starring Jordana Spiro and Tina Parker.
Her next role also came in 2019, when she was seen as Nancy in the horror mystery “Us”, followed by her role as Cassandra in the documentary movie “The Social Dilemma” in 2020, and the same year she was seen as Kat in the movie “Drunk Bus”.
Kara’s most recent role was her portrayal of Gigi in the 2021 short movie “GigiBoy, written and directed by Hannah Marks.
Roles in series
Kara made her first television appearance portraying Rachel Burns in an episode of the series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in 2013, and then in 2014, she guest-starred as Bee Wolcott in “White Collar”.
In the following years, Kara was cast to play Amanda in the comedy drama “Haters Back Off!” (2017), and after that, she was seen as Shana Secco in “The Shadow Diaries” (2020), and her most recent television role was her portrayal of Millie in the series “Roar”, also starring Betty Gilpin, Alison Brie and Nicole Kidman, in 2022.
Love life and relationships
There have been various rumors concerning both Kara’s love life and her sexual orientation, however, she hasn’t spoken about her previous relationships. Some rumors were saying that she was romantically linked with her co-star from “Moonrise Kingdom”, Jared Gilman, who was her on-screen match-up, however, they both stated that they are just friends.
Kara is quite secretive when it comes to her personal matters, and prefers to keep her private life away from the public eye, thus even in her interviews, she avoids answering questions related to her love life.
As of June 2022, it seems that Kara is single, she hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.
Where is Kara Hayward now?
Kara’s fans will be happy to hear that she’s completed filming for her latest movie, “Slayers”, a fantasy comedy horror, which follows the story of a group of superstar influencers who find themselves trapped in the lair of an evil vampire, and the only one who can help them is a famous online gamer. The movie was written and directed by K. Asher Levin, and should be released in 2022.
Kara’s fans can keep track of her life and work through her social media platforms; her Instagram account is followed by over 35,000 people, while her Twitter account, established in March 2014, has amassed over 5,000 followers. She’s mostly active on her Instagram on which she posts updates about her work, everyday life, and traveling.
In her spare time, she likes to go hiking with her friends or spend time outside with her dog, Snoopy. Kara has several hobbies, and one of them is yoga – she often goes to the local park with her dog to do yoga, and enjoy the sunshine.
She likes to read books, and her favorite is “The Sky is Everywhere” by Jandy Nelson. She’s also a big fan of movies, although she prefers to watch them at the cinema.
Her number one movie is “The Maze Runner”, starring her favorite actor, Dylan O’Brien.
Kara is into traveling, and has visited several US states, while she’s also traveled around the world; her favorite travel destination is Venice, Italy.
Age, height, net worth
Kara’s age is 23, and has dark brown hair and green eyes; she weighs around 110lbs (50kgs) and is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, with vital statistics of 34-24-34.
According to sources, as of June 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $300,000, most of the income she’s earned starring in movies and TV series.