At 24 years old, Kara Hayward has this physical status:
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.
USA Today ran a feature on Hayward and her Moonrise Kingdom co-star Jared Gilman on May 22, 2012.
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.
Hayward has been a member of Mensa since she was nine years old. She attended Andover High School, a public school in Andover, Massachusetts.