Danielle Panabaker

Danielle Panabaker


9/19/1987, Augusta, Georgia, United States

Birth Name

Danielle Nicole Panabaker


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Older sister of Kay Panabaker who plays Nikki Westerley On the WB's Summerland. Danielle was on the Disney Channel Movie: Stuck in the Suburbs.

Danielle was most recently seen in Disney's feature film "Sky High", where she played Layla, the socially conscious best friend of main character Will Stronghold.…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • Danielle's Favorite's: School Subject: English
      Actress: Julia Roberts
      Actors: Hugh Grant, Ed Harris, and Bill Fichtner
      Movies: Ferris Buller's Day Off, Beauty and the Beast, The Notebook, Stepmom, and Notting Hill
      TV Shows: Summerland, Everwood, The Wonder Years, and My So-Called Life
      Color: Green
      Danielle's Least Favorite's: School Subject: Calculus

    • Movies Danielle has played in: Mr. Brooks as Kevin Costner's daughter.
      Empire Falls as Tick Roby.
      Mom at 16 as Jacey Jeffries.
      Searching for David's Heart as Darcy Deeton.
      Sex and the Single Mom as Sara Gradwell.
      Read It And Weep as Jamie's alter ego, Is.
      Home Of The Giants as Bridgette Bachman.

    • Graduating as valedictorian of her high school at age 14, Danielle started her college career early and is currently on track to have her bachelor's degree at the age of 19.

    • Danielle has begun her senior year at UCLA.

    • Danielle has begun work on the new CBS drama "Shark," starring James Woods. She will play his daughter, Julie Stark. The show airs Thursday nights at 10 P.M. (9 P.M. Central) on CBS.

    • Danielle stands at 5' 6" (1.68 meters) tall.

    • Danielle once guest starred in the short-lived drama, Summerland; playing the character Faith. Danielle's sister Kay was a star of the show, alongside Jesse McCartney.

    • Keeps a memorabilia journal.

    • Was in magazine ads for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's clothing line as one of the models.

    • Danielle has a Yorkshire Terrier named Peanut.

    • Danielle was born in Georgia, the eldest of two children; she has a sister, Stephanie, more commonly known as Kay, who is also an actress.

    • Danielle has webbed toes.

    • Her first acting job was a commercial for Stone Mountain Park, Georgia.

    • She enjoyed dancing for few years, but she's not a big sports fans. Perhaps that's because there's not many boys in her house.

    • Her favorite people she ever worked with are: Amy Lippman, Chris Keyser, Ed Harris, Fred Schepisi, Mike Mitchell, Andrew Gunn, and Ann Marie Sanderlin.

    • The most influential person in her acting career is her mother, because she makes it possible for her to pursue her dreams.

    • Danielle and her sister started performing with a local community theater, which usually did plays geared toward children like Pinocchio and Winnie the Pooh for the started in the business.

    • Her most prized possession is her dog, Peanut.

    • Her wish is the wisdom to make good choices that would benefit everyone.

    • Danielle will appear with her sister Kay in the December issue of Teen Vogue.

    • Danielle will also appear in the November issue of Harper's Bazaar.

    • Danielle has been named to the National Dean's List, an honor bestowed upon only 2.5% of college students based on academic achievement.

    • HBO's miniseries Empire Falls is now available on DVD. Danielle stars as part of a stellar cast including 4 Oscar winners.

    • Danielle appeared in the "Young Hollywood" issue of Teen People magazine.

    • Danielle won her 2nd consecutive Young Artist Award for best performance in a TV movie, miniseries or special for her performance in Searching for David's Heart. Last year's win was for her guest-starring role as a blind girl on The Guardian.

    • In the November 17, 2004 issue of the Hollywood Reporter, Danielle was recognized as one of the 5 young actresses whose star is on the rise in the next generation of talent.

    • Danielle has completed her Associate's Degree.

    • She attended Neuqua Valley Highschool, in Naperville, Illinois.

    • She and little sister Kay are very good to responding to fan mail.

    • She guest starred on her younger sister's show Summerland on the June 27, 2005 episode. She played Bradin's friend Bryce's sister who was looking at colleges.

    • Her nickname is "Grace" because she tends to be klutzy.

    • Danielle's biggest dislike is insincere people.

    • Danielle biggest like is candy.

    • Danielle's hobbies are dancing, reading, and shopping.

    • Danielle loves anything with chocolate.

  • Quotes

    • Danielle Panabaker: (about SnowBarry) I do like the ship name SnowBarry.I think it's cute

    • Danielle Panabaker: I loved being a part of Empire Falls, because I worked with an amazing group of talented people - both cast and crew, and Maine was beautiful and I enjoyed getting to know the local people. Working on Sky High was also a blast because I adored everyone who was a part of that project, and we always had a lot of fun on set.

    • Danielle Panabaker: (on how she prepares for a dramatic acting scene where she is to cry) I give the character a history and a full life; this way the tears come naturally for the character in whatever situation calls for tears. Also, sometimes a certain song will help me feel emotions that evoke tears.

    • Danielle Panabaker: (working with Kevin Costner) Kevin was wonderful to work with. He takes his craft so seriously and just does such an incredible job making movies. Rehearsals are so important and it's really great to work with him.

    • Danielle Panabaker: I'd love to be able to multiply because then I could be in lots of different places at once. One of me could be sitting here, one of me could still be in bed and one could be vacationing in Hawaii. Just be lots of places at once.

    • Danielle Panabaker: I enjoy doing guest stars on television because I get the opportunity to work with a large variety of people, however, movies are a great opportunity for me to tell a story and fully develop a character.

    • Danielle Panabaker: I really did graduate at 14, and I go to college in the Los Angeles area near where I live.

  • Good actor.

    Good person too.
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    Nice actress, she definitely is ascending as an actress. She was good in Sky High and Yours, Mine and Ours even though they weren't spectacular movies. I think that she really puts on some effort in the TV series Shark, and I will be sure to catch her when she gets moe roles in movies.