Yarosh at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con International
October 1, 1998|
Morristown, New Jersey, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
Danika Yarosh (born October 1, 1998) is an American actress. She appeared in the Showtime series Shameless and in the NBC series Heroes Reborn. She starred opposite Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016).
Yarosh is a native of Bedminster, New Jersey, the daughter of Victor and Linda Yarosh. She has three siblings, an older sister, Amanda, who also acts, an older brother, Erik, and a younger brother, Peter. Her father is a former member of the United States Air Force.
Yarosh first appeared on film at the age of 5 as an extra in The Stepford Wives (2004), starring Nicole Kidman, which filmed in her home town. She began studying acting and dance, first appearing off-Broadway, and then won the role of ballet dancer Karen in the 2009 Broadway production of Billy Elliot at the Imperial Theatre, when she was 10.
Yarosh moved with her mother to Los Angeles at age 12, and began booking bit parts on television, including the series 30 Rock and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. She appeared in the 2012 film, The Color of Time, starring Mila Kunis and James Franco, playing the first love of poet C. K. Williams. Yarosh then had recurring roles on the Nick at Nite sitcom See Dad Run, and the Showtime series Shameless. She postponed attending college full time when she was cast in the NBC sci-fi miniseries Heroes Reborn.
Yarosh played Samantha, the would-be daughter of Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise) in the 2016 action film Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. She starred opposite Erin Moriarty and Helen Hunt in the 2018 sports drama The Miracle Season. She played Caroline "Line" Found, a star Iowa City West High School volleyball player, whose team went on to win the state championship after she was killed in a moped accident. Yarosh was cast opposite Teri Polo and Dylan Walsh in Foreign Exchange, a drama written by Chris Sivertson.
|2004||The Stepford Wives||Child in town fair||Uncredited|
|2010||Celebrity Ghost Stories||Young Daryl||Episode #2.10|
|2010||A Breath Away||Maria||Short film|
|2011||30 Rock||School Girl||Episode: "TGS Hates Women"|
|2011||Nerd Wars||Ivanka||Short film|
|2011||A Christmas Wedding Tail||Madison||Television film|
|2012||In Plain Sight||Bonnie Arnett/Bonnie Wilson||Episode: "The Merry Wives of Witsec"|
|2012||Retribution||Ashlee Simmons||Television film|
|2013||1600 Penn||Jessica||Episode: "Frosting/Nixon"|
|2013–2014||See Dad Run||Olivia||Recurring role (9 episodes)|
|2014–2015||Shameless||Holly Herkimer||Recurring role (11 episodes)|
|2010–2015||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Ariel Thornhill/Nicole Goshgarian||3 episodes|
|2015–2016||Heroes Reborn||Malina Bennett||Main role (13 episodes)|
|2016||Jack Reacher: Never Go Back||Samantha Dutton||Film|
|2017||Chicago P.D.||Ellie Olstern||Episode: "I Remember Her Now "|
|2018||The Miracle Season||Caroline "Line" Found||Film|
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