Danielle Panabaker is an American actress best known for her role as Julie Stark in the television legal drama Shark. It was her first role as a series regular on television.
Panabaker's feature film credits include Yours, Mine and Ours and Sky High. She also 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 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 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 Panabaker, who was a regular cast member.
She and Kay both star in the cable movie Read It and Weep, in which Danielle plays the alter ego of Kay's character.
Panabaker was born in Augusta, Georgia, and currently lives in Los Angeles.