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Danielle Nicole Panabaker (born September
19, 1987) is an American film and television actress.
Born September 19, 1987 (age: 19)
Sky High (2005)
Home of the Giants (2006)
Early life and education
Danielle Panabaker was born in Georgia, the
elder of two children; she has a sister, Kay, who is also an actress.
She took a theater class at a summer camp and discovered her enjoyment
in acting, so she started acting in community theaters at the age of
ten, later auditioning for commercials. After moving to Naperville, IL,
Danielle went to Crone Middle School and later Neuqua Valley High School
in Naperville and participated on the speech team. She graduated from
the school when she was only 14 years old. Later on, Panabaker (feeling
it was the only way to get acting roles regularly) relocated to Los
Angeles, California in order to pursue an acting career. In 2005 she
earned her Associate's degree, and appears on the National Dean's List.
In fall 2006 she will begin her senior year at UCLA.
Panabaker followed her initial appearances
in commercials with roles in television, including a part in the series,
The Guardian (for which she won a Young Artist Award), as well as a few
other major television series, including Malcolm in the Middle, Law &
Order: Special Victims Unit, Stuck in the Suburbs, and Summerland. She
has also appeared in the Lifetime Television productions Sex and the
Single Mom and Mom at Sixteen, as well as the well-reviewed mini-series
Empire Falls. In addition, Panabaker also appeared in stage productions
with roles in musical theater, including West Side Story, Pippin, Once
Upon A Time, and Beauty Lou and the Country Beast.
In 2005, Panabaker co-starred in two widely
released theatrical films, Sky High and the remake of the film Yours,
Mine and Ours. Her next role will be in the film Home of the Giants,
opposite Ryan Merriman and Haley Joel Osment. She will also have a
supporting role in the independent film Mr. Brooks. In the Disney
Channel Original Movie Read It and Weep, she plays Is, an alternate
version of Jaime, who is played by her sister Kay Panabaker.
Panabaker was added to the cast of the CBS
television drama pilot Shark, as Julie Stark, the main character's
daughter. She has a regular role in the series.
Panabaker was approached by GCap Media, but
turned down the offer.
Panabaker was originally going to star as
the lead in horror/thriller Solstice, but dropped out due to scheduling
complications. Elisabeth Harnois then replaced her.
Won: Young Artist Award for Best
Performance in a TV Series Guest Starring Actress (The Guardian, 2004)
Won: Young Artist Award for Best
Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special (Searching for David's
Panabaker has a Yorkshire terrier, Peanut,
and enjoys shopping, reading and dancing. She lives in Los Angeles with
her family. She also recently added another Yorkshire terrier to the
family who is named Butter.
Feature films, television films, and
Year Title Role Notes
2003 No Place Like Home mini-series
Sex and the Single Mom Sara Gradwell
2004 Stuck in the Suburbs Brittany Aarons
Searching for David's Heart Darcy Deeton
2005 Mom at Sixteen Jacey Jeffries
Empire Falls Tick Roby mini-series
Sky High Layla Williams
Rule Number One Grace Jones
Yours, Mine and Ours Phoebe North
2006 Read It and Weep Isabella
Home of the Giants Bridge
Mr. Brooks Jane Brooks
Year Series Role Notes
2002 Family Affair Parker LeeAnn Aldays
2003 The Bernie Mac Show Chelsea Guest
Malcolm in the Middle Kathy McCulskey Guest
Ella Enchanted Girl Guest
The Guardian Samantha Gray Guest
2004 The Division Melissa Ringston Guest
2005 Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
Carrie Lynn Eldridge Guest
Summerland Faith Recurring
2006 Shark Julie Stark Series regular
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