In 2009 Danielle Panabaker was on the run from Jason Voorhees in the remake of Friday the 13th. In 2010 she was pursued by maniacal townfolk in the remake of George A. Romero’s The Crazies. Later, she took a break at the asylum in John Carpenter’s The Ward (also 2010) before fending off razor-toothed fish in Piranha 3DD in 2012. You might say that all that running and fending off has prepared her for her role as Caitlin Snow in the hit TV series The Flash, a show about a guy (Grant Gustin) with super-speed who runs around the world at least a hundred times each morning before us mere mortals even have our first sip of coffee. Well, maybe not a hundred times but at least ninety.
Born September 19, 1987 in Augusta, Georgia, Danielle started acting at summer camp before joining community theater at the age of 10. Aside from the previously mentioned films Danielle’s other excursions into the thriller-horror genre have been the films Mr. Brooks (2007), Girls Against Boys (2012) and Time Lapse (2014); as well as the TV series Medium (2010) and Flight of the Living Dead (2015).
Danielle’s non-genre credits include Yours, Mine and Ours (2005), Home of the Giants (2009) and This Isn’t Funny (2015). Her TV appearances include the series Malcolm in the Middle (2003), C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation (2003), Summerland (2005), Family Guy (2010), Mad Men (2013) and Arrow (2014-2015).
Let us stop and take the time to salute the November Written in Blood Scream Queen of the Month: the lovely Miss Danielle Panabaker!
The Lowdown on Danielle
Graduated from a California high school at age 14, was then accepted into the Scholar’s Program at a local Community College.
Her favorite actors are Paul Newman, Ed Harris, William Fichtner, Hugh Grant and Ryan Gosling.
She has a Yorkshire Terrier named Peanut.
Received her Bachelor’s degree in English from UCLA in June of 2007, at the age of 19.
Actress Kay Panabaker, from the show Summerland (2004), is her younger sister.
A Panabaker for Your Thoughts
“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 till 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.”
“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.”
“I really did graduate at 14, and I go to college in the Los Angeles area near where I live.”