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Bobadilla in 2012
Daniela Bobadilla (born April 4, 1993) is a Canadian actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Sam Goodson in the FX series Anger Management. She has had many notable roles in film and television, including Mr. Troop Mom, the NBC drama Awake, the ABC series The Middle, and the Lifetime original movies Lies in Plain Sight, The Cheating Pact, and Perfect High.
Early life and career
Bobadilla was born in Mexico City in 1993; her family relocated to North Vancouver, British Columbia and then to nearby Coquitlam. She showed an aptitude for performing at an early age, and as well as an affinity for figure skating. While attending Summit Middle School, she took up acting with the school's theater department, and then with the Theatrix Youththeatre Society. She went on to perform in numerous productions including Fiddler on the Roof, High School Musical and The Wizard of Oz. She began auditioning for film and television roles while attending Heritage Woods Secondary School.
In 2008, she won the title of Port Moody Idol. Shortly thereafter, she appeared in guest roles on two Canadian-produced series for The CW, Smallville and Supernatural, later relocating with her family to Los Angeles. She appeared in her first US leading role in the Lifetime movie Lies in Plain Sight, in which she portrayed a 13-year-old blind adolescent. She later appeared on an episode of Lie to Me, as well as the Hallmark Channel's Oliver's Ghost.
In 2012, she was cast as Sam Goodson, the 13-year-old, obsessive-compulsive daughter of Charlie Sheen's character on the FX series Anger Management. The role quickly became Bobadilla's most extensive, when the series was picked up for a continuous, syndicated run of 100 episodes (her character appeared in 55 episodes).
In 2013, she played the main character, Heather, in the Lifetime movie, The Cheating Pact. In 2015, Bobadilla she was cast as a primary character in another Lifetime film, Perfect High. She currently appears in a recurring role on the ABC series The Middle, as Sue Heck's college roommate, Lexie.
|2012||Tomorrow Maybe||Jessica||Short film|
|2012||Rosita Lopez for President||Rosita Lopez||Short film|
|2015||National Signing Day||Mary Beth|
|2015||The Highway is for Gamblers||Rosa|
|2009||Smallville||Fanatic Teenager||Episode: "Infamous"|
|2009||Mr. Troop Mom||Naomi Serrano||TV film|
|2010||Supernatural||Sydney Frankle||Episode: "Swap Meat"|
|2010||Lie to Me||Deedee Fletcher||Episode: "The Royal We"|
|2010||Lies in Plain Sight||Young Sofia||TV film|
|2011||Oliver's Ghost||Jenny McCaffrey||TV film|
|2012||Desperate Housewives||Marisa Sanchez||2 episodes|
|2012–14||Anger Management||Sam Goodson||Main role; 55 episodes|
|2012||Emily Owens, M.D.||Payson Sorriano||Episode: "Emily and... the Outbreak"|
|2013||Bucket & Skinner's Epic Adventures||Danielle Smith||Episode: "Epic Copycat"|
|2013||Big Time Rush||Dara Laramie||Episode: "Big Time Cameo"|
|2013||The Cheating Pact||Heather Marshall||TV film|
|2014||The Night Shift||Nina||Episode: "Blood Brothers"|
|2015||Mothers of the Bride||Jenna Wolf||TV film|
|2015||Perfect High||Riley Taft||TV film|
|2016–Present||The Middle||Lexie||Recurring role (season 7, 8)|
|2017||The Rachels||Roxie||TV film|
- Inside Vancouver: Bobadilla stars in hit show with Charlie Sheen, insidevancouver.ca, August 9, 2012.
- B.C. teen lands in middle of Charlie Sheen circus, calgaryherald.com, August 10, 2012.
- News 1130: Coquitlam teen to spend 2 years as Charlie Sheen's daughter, news1130.com, September 7, 2012.
- Heritage Woods grad Daniela Bobadilla will appear on new sitcom, canada.com, August 5, 2012.
- "Daniela Bobadilla cast as Charlie Sheen's daughter in 'Anger Management'".