Height 1.52 m
Role Film actress
|Name Kay Panabaker|
Years active 2001–2012
Siblings Danielle Panabaker
|Full Name Stephanie Kay Panabaker|
Born May 2, 1990 (age 25) (1990-05-02) Orange, Texas, U.S.
Alma mater Glendale Community College UCLA
Relatives Danielle Panabaker (sister)
Parents Donna Panabaker, Harold Panabaker
Education University of California, Los Angeles, Glendale Community College
Movies and TV shows Fame, Read It and Weep, No Ordinary Family, Summerland, Cyberbully
Similar People Danielle Panabaker, Asher Monroe, Emily Osment, Naturi Naughton, Lori Loughlin
Stephanie Kay Panabaker (born May 2, 1990) is an American actress, voice actress, and zookeeper. She is best known for her roles as Jenny Garison in the 2009 reboot of Fame, Debbie Berwick on Phil of the Future and Nikki Westerly on Summerland. She is the younger sister of Danielle Panabaker.
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- Early years
- Awards and honors
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Panabaker was born in Orange, Texas, to Donna (née Mayock) and Harold Panabaker. Following in Danielle's footsteps, she started acting at various community theatres in Chicago, Illinois; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Atlanta, Georgia. In Naperville, Illinois, Kay attended Crone Middle School for sixth grade, and moved to Los Angeles, California, at the start of seventh grade.
Between projects, Kay focuses on her academics. She graduated from high school as valedictorian when she was 13 years old. Kay received two academic scholarships from Glendale Community College, where she studied acting and was on the Dean's list. She graduated with an associate's degree with honors when she was 15. She was accepted by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), History Program as a junior and completed her Bachelor of Arts in history before she turned 18.
Panabaker has guest-starred in several television dramas and soap operas. She portrayed Alice Brand in 7th Heaven, Melissa Rue in ER, Sara in Port Charles, Carrie Bauer in The Brothers García, Ellisha in Medium, and Lindsey Willows in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, to name a few. In film, she appeared in Dead Heat as Sam LaRoche; and did some voice work in the Disney/Pixar film, Monsters, Inc.. Panabaker's breakout role came when she starred in The WB's Summerland as Nikki Westerly, in the 2004–05 season. She also appeared as George in the 2007 Nancy Drew: The Mystery in Hollywood Hills alongside Emma Roberts and Amy Bruckner.
Panabaker had a recurring role in Phil of the Future as straight-laced Debbie Berwick, a friend of, and foil to, Pim Diffy (played by Amy Bruckner). She starred in Life Is Ruff as Emily Watson alongside Kyle Massey and Mitchel Musso. In July 2006, she starred in the Disney Channel Original Movie Read It and Weep (based on the book How My Private Personal Journal Became a Bestseller), in which her sister Danielle also stars. In 2006, Panabaker was in the first Disney Channel Games, on the Red Team with Zac Efron, Anneliese van der Pol, Moises Arias, Dylan Sprouse, and Shin Koyamada as part of the Disney Channel's So Hot Summer!. Movies include Moondance Alexander and The Prince and the Pauper with Dylan and Cole Sprouse. Panabaker starred in the remake of Fame as Jenny, an actress; the film was released in theaters on September 25, 2009. She also played the teenaged Kitty Walker on Brothers and Sisters.
Panabaker starred in the ABC sci-fi drama series No Ordinary Family (2010–11); the series ran 20 episodes.
In 2011, Panabaker played Samantha Caldone in the ABC Family movie Cyberbully. After playing Rosa in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva la Fiesta in 2012, Panabaker retired from acting. She eventually went on to study zoology at UCLA. She now works as a zookeeper at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
Awards and honors
Panabaker holds a Seat on the National Board of the Coalition for Quality Children's Media.