Daniella Pineda

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Daniella Pineda
Born (1987-02-20) February 20, 1987 (age 31)
Alma materMills College
OccupationActress, comedian, writer
Years active2010–present
Known forThe Originals
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Daniella Pineda (born February 20, 1987) is an American actress, writer, and comedian from Oakland, California.[1]

Early life[edit]

Pineda was born to Mexican parents on February 20, 1987.[1]


In January 2013 it was announced that she was cast as the witch Sophie for season 4 episode 20 of The CW's hit series The Vampire Diaries. This episode serves as a backdoor pilot for a possible spin-off series, revolving around The Originals and taking place in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Season one of The Originals was set to premiere on Tuesday, October 15. However, on July 29, 2013, The CW announced that the series premiere would instead air on October 3, 2013, following the fifth-season premiere of The Vampire Diaries in order to attract fans of the series. On October 10, 2013, the CW ordered three additional scripts for the series, but Pineda's character was written out of the show as her character was killed off. Daniella has since starred in other projects such as American Odyssey and The Detour.

In 2018, Pineda co-starred in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom as Zia Rodriguez, with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Pineda graduated from Mills College.[1]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Newlyweds Vanessa
2012 The Fitzgerald Family Christmas Abbie
2015 Sleeping with Other People Danica
2017 Mr. Roosevelt Jen
2017 Before/During/After Sex Shop Worker
2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Zia Rodriguez[3]
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Men of a Certain Age Kit Episode: "Same as the Old Boss"
2010–2011 CH Originals multiple roles Web series; 3 episodes
2012 Homeland Officer Julia Diaz Episode: "Two Hats"
2012 Midnight Sun Daria Wernahm NBC pilot
2013 The Vampire Diaries Sophie Devereaux Episode: "The Originals" (backdoor pilot for The Originals)
2013–14 The Originals Sophie Devereaux Main role; 9 episodes
2015 American Odyssey Ruby Simms Main role; 13 episodes
2016–present The Detour Vanessa Randall Main role; 22 episodes


  1. ^ a b c Sauers, Jenna (26 October 2012). "You Need To Be Watching This Woman's Videos". Jezebel. Retrieved 27 November 2012. Pineda, 24...
  2. ^ Kroll, Justin (23 January 2017). "'Jurassic World': 'The Detour' Actress Daniella Pineda Lands Key Role in Sequel (Exclusive)". Variety. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  3. ^ Bui, Hoai-Tran (6 February 2018). "'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Viral Website Reveals What Claire Has Been Doing". /Film. Retrieved 6 February 2018.

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