Danielle Panabaker Biography

Danielle Panabaker is an American actor known for her roles in thrillers and horrors such as ‘Mr. Brooks,’ ‘Friday the 13th,’ and ‘The Ward.’ She currently stars in the ‘CW’ superhero TV series ‘The Flash.’ Born and raised in Augusta, Georgia, Danielle developed a passion for acting at a young age and began participating in community theater projects at 12. After auditioning for commercials and small roles, she moved to Los Angeles in 2003 to pursue her professional career. Danielle made her big-screen debut in 2005 with ‘Sky High’ and gained recognition for her role in the series ‘Empire Falls.’ In 2014, she joined the cast of ‘Justified’ and appeared in the ‘CW’ series ‘Arrow’ and its spin-off ‘The Flash’ as ‘Dr. Caitlin Snow.’

Quick Facts

  • Also Known As: Danielle Nicole Panabaker
  • Age: 36 Years, 36 Year Old Females
  • Family:
    • Spouse/Ex-: Hayes Robbins (m. 2017)
    • Father: Harold Panabaker
    • Mother: Donna Panabaker
    • Siblings: Kay Panabaker
  • Actresses
  • American Women
  • Height: 5’6″ (168 cm), 5’6″ Females
  • U.S. State: Georgia
  • Education:
    • University of California, Los Angeles – 2007
    • Glendale Community College – 2005
    • Neuqua Valley High School
    • Clifford Crone Middle School

Childhood & Early Life

Danielle Panabaker was born on September 19, 1987, in Augusta, Georgia. She was the elder of the two sisters in the family, with her younger sister Kay also being an actor. Due to her father’s job as a sales executive, the family moved around quite a lot, and Danielle attended various schools across the country in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Texas. It was during her early years in school that she discovered her love for acting at a summer camp. She joined theater classes and continued to perform on stage as she grew up. By the age of 12, she began participating in community theater projects and started auditioning for commercials and TV roles.


In 2000, when Danielle was 13 years old, her family moved to Illinois, where she started attending Crone Middle School. She later joined Neuqua Valley High School, where she excelled both academically and in extracurricular activities. She was part of the high school speech team and remained involved in theater. She achieved a major milestone by graduating from high school at the age of 14.

After realizing that she needed to move to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career, Danielle joined Glendale Community College to study professional acting. She graduated from the college in 2005, appearing on the Dean’s List. She then went on to graduate with a BA from the University of California in 2007, once again securing a place on the Dean’s List.


Danielle made her on-screen acting debut in 2002 with a small role in the series Family Affair. She went on to appear in small roles in The Bernie Mac Show and Malcolm in the Middle. In 2003, she played a key role in the TV film Sex and the Single Mom and appeared in several more TV films such as Stuck in the Suburbs, Searching for David’s Heart, and Mom at Sixteen. Her early TV career was successful, and she also made her film debut in 2005 with a major role in the superhero comedy film Sky High.

Danielle’s career continued to flourish as she appeared in various series and films, including Empire Falls, West Side Story, and Home of the Giants. She gained critical acclaim for her role in the drama series Shark, where she portrayed the main character’s daughter. In the late 2000s, she took a break from drama and appeared in thrillers such as Friday the 13th, The Ward, and The Crazies. She also appeared in the series Justified and was selected to play Dr. Caitlin Snow in the CW superhero series Arrow, as well as its spin-offs The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow.

Personal Life

In 2016, Danielle Panabaker announced her engagement to her long-time boyfriend, Hayes Robbins. The couple got married in June 2017. Her younger sister, Kay, is also an actor and has appeared with Danielle in the TV film Read It and Weep.

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