Yvonne Zima

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Yvonne Zima
Born (1989-01-16) January 16, 1989 (age 30)
Years active2002–present

Yvonne Zima (born January 16, 1989[1]) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Daisy Carter on The Young and the Restless.

Early life[edit]

Zima was born in Phillipsburg, New Jersey,[1] the daughter of Dennis and Marie. Her surname means "winter" in Polish and comes from her maternal grandfather, who was of Polish descent.[2]


Zima's breakthrough role was as Caitlin, the daughter of Geena Davis' character, in the film The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996).[3][4] She also played Rachel Greene on ER from 1994–2000.[5] Zima played Daisy on The Young and the Restless on and off between 2009 and 2012.[6][7]

Personal life[edit]

Zima's older sisters, Madeline and Vanessa, are also actresses.



Year Title Role Notes
1995 Heat Hostage Girl
1996 Bed of Roses Young Lisa Walker
1996 Executive Decision Little Girl
1996 The Long Kiss Goodnight Caitlin Caine
1997 'Til There Was You Gwen Moss (Age 7)
1998 The Rose Sisters
1999 Storm Catcher Nicole Holloway
2000 Love & Sex 9-Year-Old Kate
2009 Surrogate Marian
2009 Love Hurts Andrea
2010 Meeting Spencer Sophia Martinelli
2010 You, Only Better... Suzy Jr.
2011 The Absent Katie Anderson
2011 Goy Trish Rosenberg
2013 Iron Man 3 Miss Elk Ridge [8]
2014 The Last Light Ashley
2015 The Automatic Hate Annie Green [9]
2016 The Nice Guys Young Porn Queen
2017 The Monster Project Shayla
TBA Hypnotized Jenny Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
1993 Roseanne Girl in Lunch Box Episode: "The Driver's Seat"; uncredited[citation needed]
1994–2000 ER Rachel Greene Recurring role, 22 episodes
1995 See Jane Run Lisa Klinger Television film
1996 Christmas Every Day Sarah Jackson Television film
1997 Dead by Midnight Kelly Ellis Television film
1999 Chasing Secrets Jo Ann Foley (Age 7) Television film;[10]also known as The Secret Path
1999 Seven Days Amanda Episode: "For the Children"
2000 A Father's Choice Chris McClain Television film[11]
2009–2012 The Young and the Restless Daisy Carter Recurring role, 137 episodes
2012 BlackBoxTV Bianca Episode: "The Last Encounter"
2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jessie Sturgis Episode: "Beautiful Frame"
2013 Castle Veronica Episode: "Time Will Tell"
2014 The Girl He Met Online Gillian Casey Television film[12]
2015 Masters of Sex Daphne Episode: "Party of Four"
2016 Killing Mommy Debra Hansen / Juliana Hansen Television film[13]
2016 The Night Of Teacher Episode: "The Season of the Witch"
2016 StartUp Megan 3 episodes
2018 This Is Us Nicole Episode: "Sometimes"
2019 Now Apocalypse Cat Woman Episode: "Anywhere Out of the World"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Zima was nominated for a Young Artist Award for three consecutive years:

Year Award Category Work Result Refs
1995 Young Artist Awards Best Performance by an Actress Under 10 in a TV Series ER Nominated
1996 Young Artist Awards Best Performance by a Young Actress: TV Drama Series ER Nominated
1997 Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Feature Film: Actress Age Ten or Under The Long Kiss Goodnight Nominated


  1. ^ a b "Yvonne Zima". Hollywood.com. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  2. ^ "Interview: Californication's Madeline Zima is 'Haute'". Archived from the original on September 19, 2008. Retrieved December 20, 2007. Madeline Zima: "[...] my grandfather on my mom's side was Polish. It means 'winter.' Zima comes from that; it's my mother's maiden name."
  3. ^ Todd McCarthy (October 7, 1996). "Review: 'The Long Kiss Goodnight'". Variety. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  4. ^ Michael Wilmington (October 11, 1996). "A 'Kiss' Of Death - Director Harlin Flubs His Attempt To Turn Wife Davis Into Action Hero". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 18, 2016. As suburbanite Samantha Caine, Davis bakes cookies, cuddles daughter Caitlin (Yvonne Zima), frolics in the kitchen...
  5. ^ Alan Rich (September 19, 1994). "Review: 'ER'". Variety. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  6. ^ "Yvonne Zima Playing Daisy Callahan on The Young and the Restless - Soaps.com". soaps.sheknows.com. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  7. ^ "Yvonne Zima OUT at Y&R! But is Someone Else Being Shown The Front Door Too?". michaelfairmansoaps.com. May 17, 2012. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  8. ^ TCL Supports Upward Bound House - Madeline and Yvonne Zima Interview. GeekExchange. April 19, 2013. Retrieved August 23, 2015 – via YouTube.
  9. ^ Dennis Harvey (March 17, 2016). "'The Automatic Hate' review: A family secret comically revealed". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 18, 2016. Nevertheless, Davis tracks his newfound relative to an upstate New York hamlet where she still lives on the family farm with two sisters (Yvonne and Vanessa Zima)...
  10. ^ David Kronke (March 30, 1999). "Review: 'The Secret Path'". Variety. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  11. ^ Ramin Zahed (January 10, 2000). "Review: 'A Father's Choice'". Variety. Retrieved June 18, 2016.
  12. ^ Cheryl Hollar (February 8, 2014). "Talking to THE GIRL HE MET ONLINE – Yvonne Zima". My Take on TV. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  13. ^ Ed Stockly (June 10, 2016). "Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk shows: 'Hell on Wheels' and more". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 18, 2016.

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