Kara Hayward

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Kara Hayward
Kara Hayward 2012 (cropped).jpg
Born (1998-11-17) November 17, 1998 (age 18)[1]
Andover, Massachusetts, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actress

Kara Hayward (born November 17, 1998) is an American actress, best known for her role as Suzy Bishop in the 2012 feature film Moonrise Kingdom, which earned her a 2013 Young Artist Award nomination in Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress.[2]

Personal life[edit]

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 movie audition and she was twelve years old at the time of filming. She has been a member of Mensa since the age of nine.[3]

Media appearances[edit]

USA Today ran a feature on Hayward and her Moonrise Kingdom co-star on May 22, 2012.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Moonrise Kingdom Suzy Bishop Won - PFCS Award for Best Ensemble Acting
Nominated - Critics Choice Award for Best Young Actor/Actress
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
2015 Quitters Etta
2015 Fan Girl James A.K.A. Jamie
2016 Manchester by the Sea Silvie
2016 Paterson Female Student


  1. ^ Brillantes, Mariam (June 29, 2012). "'Moonrise Kingdom' Star Kara Hayward Takes Questions From Tweens - Speakeasy - WSJ". Blogs.wsj.com. Retrieved October 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". YoungArtistAwards.org. Retrieved March 31, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Moonrise Kingdom | A Focus Features Film | Kara Hayward Bio". Focusfeatures.com. Retrieved October 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Young stars of 'Moonrise Kingdom' are standouts –". Usatoday.com. May 22, 2012. Retrieved October 7, 2012. 

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