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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 19 September 1987Augusta, Georgia, USA
Birth NameDanielle Nicole Panabaker
Nickname Grace
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Danielle Nicole Panabaker was born in Augusta, Georgia. Her younger sister, actress Kay Panabaker, starred in the TV series, Summerland (2004)(WB, 2004-05). Panabaker started acting at a summer camp, before joining community theater productions when she was 10-years-old. Panabaker moved to Naperville, IL, where she was a member of the Neuqua Valley High School speech team. At the age of 14, while most students her age were barely starting their high school career, she graduated.

Panabaker followed her initial appearances in commercials with roles in television, including a part in the series, The Guardian (2001) (for which she won a Young Artist Award), as well as other television series, including Malcolm in the Middle (2000), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), Medium (2005), Summerland (2004), and the Disney Channel original movie, Stuck in the Suburbs (2004). She also appeared in the Lifetime Television productions Sex & the Single Mom (2003) and Mom at Sixteen (2005), as well as the well-reviewed miniseries, Empire Falls (2005). She considers "Empire Falls" to be her big break, as it gave her the confidence to pursue her career. In addition, Panabaker appeared in stage productions, with roles in musical theater, including "West Side Story", "Pippin", "Once Upon A Time", and "Beauty Lou and the Country Beast". In 2004, she starred in the ABC film, Searching for David's Heart (2004), alongside former co-Disney star Raviv Ullman. In 2005, Panabaker co-starred in two widely-released theatrical films, Sky High (2005) and Yours, Mine & Ours (2005). Her next role was in the film, Home of the Giants (2007), opposite Ryan Merriman and Haley Joel Osment. She also had a supporting role in the film, Mr. Brooks (2007), opposite Kevin Costner. In the Disney Channel original movie, Read It and Weep (2006), she plays "Is", an alternate version of "Jamie", who was played by her real-life sister, Kay Panabaker.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: scaryofmonsters

Danielle Nicole Panabaker (born September 19, 1987) is an American actress. She began acting as a teenager and first came to prominence for her roles in the Disney films Stuck in the Suburbs (2004), Sky High (2005) and Read It and Weep (2006), the latter alongside her younger sister Kay Panabaker, and in the HBO miniseries Empire Falls (2005).

She came to wider attention as a cast member alongside James Woods in the CBS legal drama series Shark (2006-08) and is also noted as a scream queen, having starred in the psychological thriller Mr. Brooks (2007) and the horror films Friday the 13th (2009), The Crazies (2010), John Carpenter's The Ward (2010), and Piranha 3DD (2012).

After recurring roles on the crime series Bones (2012-13), the drama series Necessary Roughness (2011-13), and the crime drama Justified (2014), Panabaker guest-starred as Caitlin Snow on The CW television series Arrow in April 2014. She is currently reprising her role as one of the main characters in the spin-off series The Flash, which premiered in October 2014.

Panabaker was born in Augusta, Georgia, to Donna (née Mayock) and Harold Panabaker. Her younger sister Kay was also an actress, who is currently working as a zoologist. As her father's sales job took them across the country, the family spent time in South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and for a short time around Panabaker's kindergarten year, in Orange, Texas. She took a theater class at a summer camp and discovered her enjoyment of acting, so she started acting in community theaters at the age of 12, later auditioning for commercials.

After moving to Naperville, Illinois, in 2000, Panabaker went to Crone Middle School and later Neuqua Valley High School and participated in the speech team. She graduated from high school when she was only 14 years old. In 2003, feeling it was the only way to land acting roles regularly, Panabaker, her sister, and their mother relocated to Los Angeles, California, so she could pursue an acting career. She attended Glendale Community College, studying acting. In 2005, she earned her associate degree and appeared on the national Dean's List. In the fall of 2006, she began her senior year at the University of California, Los Angeles, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in June 2007, again appearing on the Dean's List.

Panabaker followed her initial appearances in commercials with roles in television, including a part in the series, The Guardian (for which she won a Young Artist Award), as well as other television series including Malcolm in the Middle, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Medium, Summerland, and the Disney Channel Original Movie Stuck in the Suburbs. She also appeared in the Lifetime Television productions Sex and the Single Mom and Mom at Sixteen, as well as the well-reviewed miniseries Empire Falls. She considers Empire Falls to be her big break, as it gave her the confidence to pursue her career. In addition, Panabaker appeared in stage productions with roles in musical theater, including West Side Story, Pippin, Once Upon A Time, and Beauty Lou and the Country Beast. In 2004, she starred in the ABC film "Searching for David's Heart", alongside co-former Disney star Ricky Ullman. In 2005, Panabaker co-starred in two widely released theatrical films, Sky High and Yours, Mine and Ours. Her next role was in the film Home of the Giants (2008), opposite Ryan Merriman and Haley Joel Osment. She also had a supporting role in the film Mr. Brooks opposite Kevin Costner. In the Disney Channel original movie Read It and Weep, she plays "Is", an alternate version of Jamie, who was played by her real-life sister Kay.

Panabaker was added to the cast of the CBS television drama pilot Shark, as Julie Stark, the main character's daughter. She had a regular role in the series, which ran for two years. Although she sometimes only appeared in a scene or two an episode, and was absent from three episodes in the series run, she was billed second to the star, James Woods.

In 2009, Panabaker played Jenna, a main character of Friday the 13th (2009) along with Jared Padalecki. Panabaker next starred in the films The Crazies and The Ward.

In 2011, Panabaker starred as Katie Lapp, the lead character in the Hallmark Movie The Shunning, based on the novel of the same name by Beverly Lewis. She was due to reprise her role in the 2013 sequel The Confession, but a scheduling conflict forced her to drop out. The role was recast, going to Katie Leclerc.

In 2013, she starred in another Hallmark Channel Original Movie entitled Nearlyweds. On May 5, 2013, Panabaker joined actors including Philip Baker Hall, Bill Pullman, and Maggie Siff in performing at Cedering Fox's WordTheatre, where they read aloud contemporary short fiction.

In 2014, Panabaker starred in director Bradley D. King's award-winning science-fiction film Time Lapse, for which she won the award for Best Actor/Actress at the 2014 London Independent Film Festival.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Akram Braham

Trivia (15)

Graduated from a California high school at age 14, was then accepted into the Scholar's Program at a local community college.
Older sister of Kay Panabaker.
Her favorite TV shows are Summerland (2004), Everwood (2002), The Wonder Years (1988), and My So-Called Life (1994).
Her favorite movies are The Notebook (2004), Moulin Rouge! (2001), Stepmom (1998), Saved! (2004), Mean Girls (2004), Notting Hill (1999) and Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986).
Has a Yorkshire Terrier named Peanut.
Her favorite book is "Stargirl" by Jerry Spinelli.
Her favorite projects have been Empire Falls (2005) and Sky High (2005).
She discovered she loved acting after taking a theater class at a camp and then became involved in community theater.
Briefly attended Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, IL, and participated on the speech team.
Received her Bachelor's degree in English from UCLA in June of 2007, at the age of 19.
Named as Women of GQ.
She is of English, Irish, German, Lithuanian, Scottish, Welsh, and more distant Norwegian and Dutch, ancestry.
She has played the same character (Caitlin Snow) on three different series: Arrow (2012), The Flash (2014) and Legends of Tomorrow (2016).

Personal Quotes (4)

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.
[on having a sister who is also an actress] It's wonderful. If anything, this business has brought my family together because we can sit at the dinner table and say, "Oh, my gosh, wait 'til you hear this crazy story". And my whole family always comes to sets with me, so it's something we can share, as opposed to tearing us apart.
I really did graduate at 14, and I go to college in the Los Angeles area near where I live.
You can always learn something [in bad acting classes], maybe it's a technique you don't like; maybe it's a style. But you learn different things.

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