Following her big sister's footsteps led Kay Panabaker to a career most young actresses can only dream of having. Her most notable role, that of bookish and sensitive adolescent Nikki Westerly in the...
Orange, Texas, USA
|Read It and Weep||Actor||n/a||7|
|Life Is Ruff||Actor||n/a||7|
|Secrets in the Walls||Actor||n/a||7|
|Read It and Weep||Actor||Jamie||7|
|Phil of the Future||2004 2002 - 2004||Actor||Debbie Berwick||20047|
|No Ordinary Family||2010 2009 - 2010||Actor||Daphne Powell||20107|
|Little Birds||2012||Actor||Alison Hoffman||20127|
|Life Is Ruff||Actor||Emily Watson||7|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||2013 1999 - 2013||Actor||Lindsey Willows||20137|
|The Ghost Whisperer||2009 2004 - 2009||Actor||Marlo Sinclair||20097|
|Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3||2014||Voice||Rosa||20146|
|Custody||2007 2006 - 2007||Actor||Amanda Gordon||20077|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||2013 1998 - 2013||Actor||Girl||20137|
|Medium||2010 2003 - 2010||Actor||n/a||20107|
|The Winner||2006 2005 - 2006||Actor||Vivica||20067|
|Two and a Half Men||2013 2002 - 2013||Actor||Sophie||20137|
|Mental||2008 2007 - 2008||Actor||Aysnley Skoff||20087|
|Angel||2003 1998 - 2003||Actor||Little Girl||20037|
|Dead Heat||2001||Actor||Sam LaRoche||20017|
|7th Heaven||2006 1995 - 2006||Actor||Alice Brand||20067|
|Boston Legal||2008 2003 - 2008||Actor||Abby Holt||20087|
|The Division||2003 1999 - 2003||Actor||n/a||20037|
|Brothers & Sisters||2010 2005 - 2010||Actor||Young Kitty Walker||20107|
|The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Actor||Amber||7|
|Weeds||2011 2004 - 2011||Actor||Amelia||20117|
|ER||2008 1993 - 2008||Actor||n/a||20087|
|The Brothers Garcia||2002 1998 - 2002||Actor||n/a||20027|
|Grey's Anatomy||2013 2003 - 2013||Actor||n/a||20137|
|JKX: The Jamie Kennedy Experiment||2003 2000 - 2003||Actor||n/a||20037|
Stephanie Kay Panabaker was born on May 2, 1990 in Orange, TX. Her sister Danielle, also an actress, would go on to star in the films "Sky High" (Buena Vista, 2005) and "Yours, Mine, and Ours" (Paramount, 2005). Her family moved around a lot, relocating from Texas, to Chicago, IL, to Philadelphia, PA, to Atlanta, GA, and finally to Los Angeles. Local community theater productions provided Panabaker with the opportunity to work on her acting while still attending school. At the impressive age of 13, the actress graduated valedictorian of her class and went on to attend Glendale Community College at the young age of 15.
Multiple television roles established Panabaker as one of the hardest working young actresses in the business. She appeared in the Disney Channel show "Phil of the Future" (Disney, 2004-05)and also took on minor parts in hit series such as "7th Heaven" (WB, 1996- ), "ER" (NBC, 1994- ), "Port Charles" (ABC, 1997-2003), "The Brothers Garcia" (Nickelodeon, 2000-2003), and "Medium" (CBS, 2005- ). A starring role in the drama series "Summerland" made Panabaker a household name and a favorite with teen girls. With her portrayal of Nikki Westerly, a mature young woman who, even after losing both her parents in a tragic car accident, maintains her straight A grades, the breakout role earned Panabaker a Young Artist Award in 2005. This honor came on the heels of the same nomination a year prior for her "ER" cameo.
Big screen roles soon followed for Panabaker. She appeared in the films "Dead Heat" (2002), which was released in Japan, Germany, and Argentina. Also a voice actress, Panabaker landed work in the Disney/Pixar animated blockbuster "Monsters, Inc." (2001). The Disney Corporation would not soon forget Panabaker's talents, casting her in the Disney Channel Original Movie "Life is Ruff" (2005), along with teen actors Kyle Massey and Mitchel Musso, and "Read It and Weep" (2006), where Panabaker co-starred with her sister Danielle.
Even with her busy acting schedule, Panabaker still took time to pursue her studies. She enrolled as a history major at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2006, with hopes of one day become an elementary school teacher. But in the meantime, acting remained her focus. Panabaker has an impressive lineup of films on the way, including the highly anticipated "Nancy Drew: The Mystery in Hollywood Hills" (Warner Brothers, 2007) co-starring fellow teen actresses Emma Roberts (Julia's niece and the star of Nickelodeon's "Unfabulous," 2004- ) and the title role in "Moondance Alexander" (2007). Her winning combination of brains, beauty, and natural born talent made Panabaker a young star with a future brighter than most in Hollywood.
From classic movie palaces to the state-of-the-art IMAX screens.