Danielle Panabaker

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Danielle Panabaker
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Born Danielle Nicole Panabaker
(1987-09-19) September 19, 1987 (age 27)
Augusta, Georgia, United States
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present
Relatives Kay Panabaker (sister)
Website
www.daniellepanabaker.com

Danielle Nicole Panabaker (born September 19, 1987) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles in the Disney Channel films Stuck in the Suburbs (2004) and Read It and Weep (2006), along with her younger sister Kay Panabaker. She came to prominence as a cast member alongside James Woods in the CBS legal drama series Shark (2006–2008) and is also noted as a Scream Queen, having starred in the horror films Friday the 13th (2009), The Crazies and John Carpenter's The Ward (both 2010) and Piranha 3DD (2012). Her other films include Sky High (2005) and Mr. Brooks (2007). In April 2014, Panabaker guest-starred as Caitlin Snow on The CW television series Arrow, and will reprise her role as one of the main characters in the spin-off The Flash, which will premiere in the fall of the same year.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Panabaker was born in Augusta, Georgia,[3] to Donna (née Mayock) and Harold Panabaker.[4] Her younger sister Kay is also an actress. Panabaker moved for a short time to Orange, Texas, around her kindergarten year. 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 12, later auditioning for commercials. After moving to Naperville, Illinois, Panabaker went to Crone Middle School and later Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville and participated in the speech team. She graduated from high school as valedictorian when she was only 14 years old.[5][6] Later, feeling it was the only way to land acting roles regularly, Panabaker relocated to Los Angeles, California, to pursue an acting career, attending Glendale Community College to study acting. In 2005, she earned her associate degree and appeared on the National Dean's List. In the fall of 2006, she began her senior year at the University of California, Los Angeles, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in June 2007, again appearing on the Dean's List.[6]

Career[edit]

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 other television series including Malcolm in the Middle, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Medium, Summerland, and the Disney Channel Original Movie Stuck in the Suburbs. She also appeared in the Lifetime Television productions Sex and the Single Mom and Mom at Sixteen, as well as the well-reviewed miniseries Empire Falls. In addition, Panabaker 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 2004, she starred in the ABC film "Searching for David's Heart", alongside co-former Disney star Ricky Ullman. In 2005, Panabaker co-starred in two widely released theatrical films, Sky High and Yours, Mine and Ours. Her next role was in the film Home of the Giants (2008), opposite Ryan Merriman and Haley Joel Osment. She also had a supporting role in the film Mr. Brooks opposite Kevin Costner. In the Disney Channel original movie Read It and Weep, she plays "Is", an alternate version of Jamie, who was played by her real-life sister Kay.

Panabaker was added to the cast of the CBS television drama pilot Shark, as "Julie Stark", the main character's daughter. She had a regular role in the series, which ran for two years. Although she sometimes only appeared in a scene or two an episode, and was absent from three episodes in the series run, she was billed second to the star, James Woods.[7]

In 2009, Panabaker played Jenna, a main character of Friday the 13th (2009) along with Jared Padalecki.[8] Panabaker next starred in the films The Crazies and The Ward.[9]

In 2011, Panabaker starred as Katie Lapp, the lead character in the Hallmark Movie The Shunning, based on the novel of the same name by Beverly Lewis. She was due to reprise her role in the 2013 sequel The Confession,[10] but a scheduling conflict forced her to drop out. The role was recast, going to Katie Leclerc.[11]

In 2013, she starred in another Hallmark Channel Original Movie entitled "Nearlyweds". On May 5, 2013, Panabaker joined actors including Philip Baker Hall, Bill Pullman and Maggie Siff in performing at Cedering Fox's WordTheatre, where they read aloud contemporary short fiction.[12]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Panabaker in 2007
Films
Year Title Role Notes
2003 No Place Like Home TV film
2003 Sex and the Single Mom Sara Gradwell TV film
2004 Stuck in the Suburbs Brittany Aarons TV film
2004 Searching for David's Heart Darcy Deeton TV film
2005 Mom at Sixteen Jacey Jeffries TV film
2005 Sky High Layla Williams
2005 Rule Number One Grace Jones Short film
2005 Yours, Mine and Ours Phoebe North
2006 Read It and Weep Isabella TV film
2007 Mr. Brooks Jane Brooks
2007 Home of the Giants Bridgette 'Bridge' Bachman
2009 Friday the 13th Jenna
2010 The Crazies Becca
2010 The Ward Sarah
2010 Weakness Danielle
2011 The Shunning Katie Lapp TV film
2012 Intercept Kat TV film
2012 Girls Against Boys Shae
2012 Piranha 3DD Maddy
2013 The Nearlyweds Erin TV film
2013 Time Lapse Callie In post-production
2014 Deconstruction Red Jamie Shawcross In production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2002 Family Affair Parker LeeAnn Aldays Episode: "Ballroom Blitz"
2003 The Bernie Mac Show Chelsea Episode: "Raging Election"
2003 Malcolm in the Middle Kathy McCulskey Episode: "Reese's Party"
2003 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Girl Episode: "Play with Fire"
2003 The Guardian Samantha Gray Episode: "The Father-Daughter Dance"
2003 The Division Melissa Ringston Episode: "As I Was Going to St. Ives..."
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Carrie Lynn Eldridge Episode: "Intoxicated"
2005 Empire Falls Christina "Tick" Roby Main role
2005 Summerland Faith Episode: "Safe House"
Episode: "Careful What You Wish For"
2006–2008 Shark Julie Stark Main role
2008 Eli Stone Genny Clarke Episode: "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
2009 Grey's Anatomy Kelsey Simmons Episode: "Holidaze"
2010 Medium Summer Lowry Episode: "Psych"
2010 Family Guy Hillary (voice) Episode: "Brian Griffin's House of Payne"
2010 Law & Order: LA Chelsea Sennett Episode: "Hollywood"
2010 Chase Carina Matthews Episode: "Crazy Love"
2011 Memphis Beat Sister Katherine Episode: "Flesh and Blood"
2012 Grimm Ariel Eberhart Episode: "Plumed Serpent"
2012 Franklin & Bash Bonnie Appel Episode: "Voir Dire"
2012–2013 Bones FBI Special Agent Olivia Sparling Episode: "The Gunk in the Garage"
Episode: "The Shot in the Dark"
2011–2013 Necessary Roughness Juliette Pittman Recurring role
2013 Mad Men Daisy McCluskey Episode: "For Immediate Release"
2013 The Glades Holly Harper Episode: "Happy Trails"
2014 Justified Penny Cole Recurring role
2014 Arrow Caitlin Snow Episode: "The Man Under the Hood"
2014 The Flash Caitlin Snow Main cast

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andreeva, Natalie. "‘Rick Cosnett & Danielle Panabaker To Co-Star In CW Pilot ‘The Flash’". Deadline. Retrieved 2014-01-24. 
  2. ^ Abrams, Natalie. "Arrow Scoop: Which Flash Characters Are Heading to Starling City?". TV Guide. Retrieved 2014-03-17. 
  3. ^ "Danielle Panabaker @ Filmbug". Filmbug.com. 2010-02-21. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  4. ^ "Danielle Panabaker: Biography". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Official Site of Danielle Panabaker". 
  6. ^ a b "Exclusive: Danielle Panabaker on Piranha 3DD, Stolen T-Shirts". Shockya.com. 2 June 2012. Retrieved 17 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Nordyke, Kimberly (March 29, 2006). "Grammer to direct; Brady set to 'Flirt'". Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2007-01-10. 
  8. ^ "'Shark' Co-Star Floats to 'Friday the 13th'". The Hollywood Reporter (Zap2it). 2008-04-16. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  9. ^ "Danielle Panabaker Talks The Crazies and John Carpenter's The Ward". Dreadcentral.com. 2010-02-19. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 
  10. ^ C.J. Darlington. "Michael Landon Jr. Interview". Title Trakk. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  11. ^ "For all of you who are disappointed that...". Beverly Lewis' The Shunning Movie. 14 February 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2014. 
  12. ^ "Cedering Fox knows the power of speaking the written word". Los Angeles Times. May 4, 2013. Retrieved May 6, 2013. 

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