Home   >   Movie Stars   >   P   >   Danielle Panabaker
Danielle Panabaker photo
Danielle Panabaker

Danielle Panabaker

Danielle Panabaker has quickly grabbed attention as one of Hollywood's most vibrant talents. Panabaker recently starred as the female lead in the highly anticipated remake of Friday the 13th opposite Jared Padalecki. Directed by Marcus Nispel and produced by Michael Bay, the film grossed over $43 million its opening weekend.

Panabaker will soon start production on the sci-fi thriller Prodigy, in which she will star opposite Max Thieriot. The film follows students at an elite boarding school who begin investigating the murders of two alumni. They soon find their lives endangered, as they begin to unravel the cabal behind the murders, uncovering a thrilling conspiracy that reaches far beyond the confines of their school.

Panabaker starred as James Woods' unwaveringly wise daughter on CBS' drama Shark. She also appeared opposite Kevin Costner and Dane Cook in the thriller Mr. Brooks.

Panabaker garnered critical acclaim for her breakout performance in the HBO miniseries Empire Falls, starring opposite Paul Newman and Ed Harris. Her additional film credits include Yours, Mine and Ours, opposite Rene Russo and Dennis Quaid, and Sky High, opposite Kurt Russell and Kelly Preston.

Panabaker also appeared in the Disney Channel Original Movie Read It and Weep, where she and her sister, Kay, played versions of the same character. Panabaker's additional television work includes starring roles in Searching for David's Heart (for which she won the 2005 Young Artist Award for Best Performance for a TV Movie Leading Young Actress), Mom at Sixteen, Sex & the Single Mom and the Disney Channel Original Movie Stuck in the Suburbs. Her guest-starring roles have included The Guardian (for which she won the 2004 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series Guest Starring Young Actress), Law and Order: SVU, CSI, Malcolm in the Middle, and Summerland.

Born in Georgia, Panabaker graduated from high school at the age of 14 and received her bachelor's degree in English from UCLA. She currently resides in Los Angeles.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2010.
Read earlier biographies on this page.

Danielle Panabaker Facts

BirthdaySeptember 19, 1987 (36)
BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia, USA
Height5' 6" (1m68)  How tall is Danielle Panabaker compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Not available.