More Danielle Panabaker Bios & Profiles
Biography #2 (for Mr. Brooks)An award-winning actress herself, Danielle Panabaker has worked with more than a dozen Oscar and Emmy winners in just four years of professional work. A full-time student as well as an accomplished actress, Danielle is currently seen each week on the CBS drama Shark playing James Woods' daughter, who he refers to as the white teen Oprah.
On the big screen, Danielle was seen most recently in Disney's feature film Sky High, where she played Layla, the socially conscious best friend of main character Will Stronghold, and in Yours, Mine & Ours as the oldest daughter in a blended family with 18 kids. In addition to her role in MR. BROOKS, she will also star in the feature film Home of the Giants which stars Haley Joel Osment and Ryan Merriman.
Prior to her leading role on Shark, Danielle's most recent television performance was in the HBO miniseries Empire Falls opposite Paul Newman, Ed Harris and Helen Hunt. USA Today called her an angelic adolescent who gives a terrific performance in the film, which was based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the same name, and won the Golden Globe for best mini-series in 2005. Panabaker herself is the recipient of the 2005 Young Artist Award for Best Performance by a Leading Young Actress in a TV movie, miniseries or special for her role in ABC Family's Searching for David's Heart. She is a repeat winner, as the prior year she took home the 2004 Young Artist Award for Best Performance by a Guest Starring Young Actress in a Television Series, for her portrayal of a blind victim on The Guardian.
Panabaker also starred in the telefilms Mom at Sixteen for Lifetime and the Disney Channel Original Films Stuck in the Suburbs and Read It and Weep. Other television credits include Law & Order: SVU, CSI, Malcolm in the Middle, and a recurring role on Summerland opposite her real-life sister, Kay. Extraordinarily focused, Danielle completed her high school education early, graduating as valedictorian at age 14. She enrolled in college classes the same year and has completed her Associate's Degree, managing to juggle work while earning grades that secured her a spot on the National Dean's List. She is now in her senior year at UCLA.
Bio courtesy MGM for "Mr. Brooks" (10-Jun-2007)
Biography #3 (for Shark)Danielle Panabaker's feature film credits include Yours, Mine and Ours and Sky High. Her upcoming films include a role as Kevin Costner's troubled daughter in Mr. Brooks and a role alongside Haley Joel Osment in Home of the Giants.
On television, Panabaker recently starred in the critically acclaimed mini-series Empire Falls. Her additional television credits include lead roles in the movies 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 and the Single Mom and Stuck in the Suburbs. She has had guest-starring roles in the CBS series The Guardian, for which she won the 2004 Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series--Guest Starring Young Actress, as well as on CSI, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Malcolm in the Middle and Summerland, on which she worked with her sister, Kay, who was a regular cast member. She and Kay both star in the upcoming cable movie Read It and Weep, in which Danielle plays the alter ego of Kay's character.
Panabaker graduated from high school at the age of 14 and is now in her junior year at UCLA where she's majoring in English.