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Kay Panabaker is a Actor American born on 2 may 1990 at Orange Grove (USA)

Kay Panabaker

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Birth name Stephanie Kay Panabaker
Nationality USA
Birth 2 may 1990 (33 years) at Orange Grove (USA)

Stephanie Kay Panabaker (born May 2, 1990), better known as Kay Panabaker, is an American former film and television actress. Her older sister Danielle Panabaker is also an actress.

Biography

Enfance et formation
Kay, de son vrai nom Stephanie, est la fille de Donna (née Mayock) et de Harold Panabaker, elle déménage beaucoup durant son enfance. Elle part de Houston et suit ses parents à Philadelphie puis Atlanta et se découvre une passion pour le métier d'actrice à 8 ans.

Elle doit ses premiers pas sur scène à une pièce de théâtre intitulée The Herbal Bed, jouée en 1999 à Chicago.

Tout comme sa sœur, l'actrice Danielle Panabaker, elle termine ses études très tôt, le lycée à l'âge de 13 ans (en 2003) et empoche son diplôme universitaire (bac+2) à seulement 15 ans.

Elle s'envole, accompagnée de sa mère et de sa sœur, pour Los Angeles, en 2002.


Carrière
Débuts et révélation (années 2000)
Elle commence par le théâtre pour ensuite s'orienter vers la télévision.

À partir de 2002, elle accumule les apparitions à la télévision et obtient son premier rôle dans un film aux côtés de Kiefer Sutherland pour le drame Dead Heat - Pari à haut risque.

Il faut attendre 2004 pour qu'elle décroche son premier rôle important à la télévision, lorsqu'elle rejoint la série dramatique Summerland, où elle joue aux côtés de Jesse McCartney et Lori Loughlin, avec qui la jeune actrice déclarera adorer travailler. Dans le même temps, elle obtient un rôle récurrent dans la série fantastique destinée à une jeune audience, Phil du futur.

Cette double exposition lui permet de remporter le Young Artist Awards de la meilleure jeune actrice dans une série télévisée pour Summerland, et d'être en lice, pour le même prix, grâce à Phil du futur.

Entre 2005 et 2009, elle joue dans de nombreux téléfilms. En 2005, elle est notamment la version jeune du personnage incarné par sa sœur, Danielle Panabaker, dans le téléfilm dramatique Trop jeune pour être mère avec Jane Krakowski. La même année, elle est l'héroïne de la comédie familiale Calvin et Tyco avec Kyle Massey, révélé par Phénomène Raven.

En 2006, elle porte le téléfilm Disney Channel, Le Journal de Jaimie, qui lui vaut une proposition pour le Young Artist Awards de la meilleure jeune actrice dans un téléfilm.

L'année suivante, elle est l'un des premiers rôles du drame Moondance Alexander avec Don Johnson et dans lequel elle retrouve Lori Loughlin ainsi que de la comédie Nancy Drew secondant la jeune star montante Emma Roberts. Des rôles qui lui offrent une nouvelle opportunité de prétendre pour un prix lors des Young Artist Awards. Elle est aussi vedette, aux côtés de Cole Sprouse et Dylan Sprouse du téléfilm pour enfants Le Prince et le Pauvre.

Sans jamais jouer aux côtés de sa sœur, les deux actrices se croisent pourtant sur les plateaux de séries télévisées dans lesquelles elle apparaissent comme Grey's Anatomy, Médium, New York, unité spéciale...

Côté grand écran, c'est en 2009 qu'elle se dévoile au plus grand nombre dans la comédie musicale Fame, remake du célèbre Fame des années 1980, où elle incarne Jenny.


Télévision et retraite de comédienne (années 2010)
En 2010, elle joue la version jeune du personnage incarné par Calista Flockhart dans deux épisodes de la série dramatique Brothers and Sisters. La même année, elle rejoint surtout la distribution principale de la série fantastique Super Hero Family où elle incarne la fille Daphney Powell aux côtés de Michael Chiklis, Julie Benz et Jimmy Bennett. Cependant, les mauvaises audiences et les critiques très mitigées ne permettent pas au programme de dépasser le cap d'une saison de vingt épisodes.

Elle termine sa carrière en jouant dans le téléfilm d'ABC Family, Le Mur de l'humiliation et en prêtant sa voix à un personnage du film Le Chihuahua de Beverly Hills 3. En effet, Kay prend sa retraite du métier d'acteur en 2012 afin d'étudier et se consacrer à la zoologie, à l'UCLA. Elle travaille désormais comme soigneur d'animaux à Disney's Animal Kingdom.

Usually with

Bob Peterson
Bob Peterson
(1 films)
Lee Unkrich
Lee Unkrich
(1 films)
Jeff Pidgeon
Jeff Pidgeon
(1 films)
Pete Docter
Pete Docter
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Kay Panabaker (14 films)

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Actress

Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva la Fiesta!, 1h29
Directed by Lev. L. Spiro
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Odette Annable, Marcus Coloma, Logan Grove, Erin Cahill, Logan Grove, Zachary Gordon
Roles Rosa (voice)
Rating46% 2.311442.311442.311442.311442.31144
After their wedding Rachel and Sam decide to start their own life. The Langham Hotel is willing to let anybody who can take the place of the landscaper and chef live in the hotel. Sam and Rachel bring Chloe and Papi to the hotel where Chloe and Papi meet Oscar and Jenny, the hotel's Doggy Day School teachers. Papi is less than thrilled when he discovers he will no longer be teaching the pups. Mr Hollis, the manager notices Chloe and asks if she can make appearances as the hotel has gained a major threat, Montague, the new hotel to rival the Langham. Because of this Sam and Rachel get the jobs. Rosa is also not much happier at the thought of Doggy Day School.
Cyberbully
Cyberbully (2011)
, 1h27
Directed by Charles Binamé
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Emily Osment, Kay Panabaker, Kelly Rowan, Meaghan Rath, Jon McLaren, Robert Naylor
Roles Samantha Caldone
Rating54% 2.712112.712112.712112.712112.71211
Taylor Hillridge (Emily Osment) is a teenage girl who is being raised by her single mother, Kris (Kelly Rowan), along with her younger brother, Eric (Robert Naylor). She is close friends with two other girls, Samantha Caldone (Kay Panabaker) and Cheyenne Mortenson (Meaghan Rath). Earlier, Taylor made a seemingly innocuous comment to one of her classmates, Lindsay Fordyce (Nastassia Markiewicz), to which Lindsay took great offense.
Little Birds, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Juno Temple, Kay Panabaker, Kate Bosworth, Leslie Mann, Kyle Gallner, Neal McDonough
Roles Alison Hoffman
Rating60% 3.047273.047273.047273.047273.04727
Lily (Juno Temple) and Alison (Kay Panabaker) are best friends living in a poverty-stricken California town near the Salton Sea. The two are complete opposites: Lily, is a suicidal rebellious girl who lives with her single mother, Margaret (Leslie Mann) while Alison is a cautious and careful girl who lives with her alcoholic dad. Alison finds solace under her uncle Hogan's (Neal McDonough) automotives and horses while Lily wants to flee her troubled home life as soon as possible. Together, the two girls venture into their secluded town and join skateboarding boys from Los Angeles: Louis (Carlos Pena, Jr.), David (Chris Coy) and Jesse (Kyle Gallner) with whom Lily soon becomes smitten. Before the boys leave, Jesse kisses Lily and writes his number into her arm, which upsets Alison.
Secrets in the Walls, 1h28
Directed by Christopher Leitch
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Jeri Ryan, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Kay Panabaker, Ian Kahn, Peyton List, Peyton List
Roles Lizzie
Rating51% 2.5627452.5627452.5627452.5627452.562745
C'est l'histoire de Rachel, une femme divorcée qui doit élever seule ses deux enfants.
Fame
Fame (2009)
, 1h47
Directed by Kevin Tancharoen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Collins Pennie, Kelsey Grammer, Charles Dutton, Megan Mullaly, Bebe Neuwirth, Naturi Naughton
Roles Jenny Garrison
Rating50% 2.5075852.5075852.5075852.5075852.507585
During the opening scenes in auditions and orientation, it is told that in 1936, New York City Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia founded the High School of Music & Art in order to provide a facility where the most gifted and talented public school students of New York City could pursue their talents in art or music, while also completing a full academic program of instruction. In 1948, the School of Performing Arts (P.A.) was created to provide training in performance skills to students who wished to prepare for professional careers in dance, music or drama.
Nancy Drew
Nancy Drew (2007)
, 1h39
Directed by Andrew Fleming
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes L'adolescence, Films about children, Teen movie
Actors Emma Roberts, Josh Flitter, Max Thieriot, Rachael Leigh Cook, Tate Donovan, Kay Panabaker
Roles Georgie
Rating59% 2.952272.952272.952272.952272.95227
Nancy Drew (Emma Roberts) and her widowed father, Carson Drew (Tate Donovan), move from River Heights for only a few months and rent a house in California, where Carson has a temporary job. Nancy chose their California house because it was the home of Dehlia Draycott, a murdered movie star based on Natalie Wood whose case has never been solved. Despite the mystery, Nancy's father has forbidden her from further sleuthing and encourages her to focus on high school and living like a normal teenager. Nancy struggles to fit in at her new school, only befriending a younger boy, Corky (Josh Flitter). She realizes that the sleuthing world is the only place she fits in and decides to solve the Draycott mystery behind her dad's back. In the Draycott mansion, she discovers a letter that Draycott wrote to an unknown "Z," who was supposedly Draycott's lover. From photographs of Draycott before her death, Nancy deduces that, just before Draycott was murdered, she had a baby and secretly gave it up for adoption. Nancy eventually finds Draycott's child, who turns out to be a young single mom named Jane Brighton, and who also turns out to be the sole beneficiary of Draycott's will, which has disappeared. Nancy receives a threatening phone call telling her to get off the case, and contacts her father's business associate, Dashiel Biedermeyer (Barry Bostwick), the lawyer of the Draycott estate, to assist her with the case.
The Prince and the Pauper: The Movie
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Children's films
Actors Dylan Sprouse, Kay Panabaker, Cole Sprouse, Vincent Spano, Dedee Pfeiffer, Sally Kellerman
Roles Elizabeth
Rating50% 2.5330552.5330552.5330552.5330552.533055
The movie opens showing super star Eddie Tudor (Cole Sprouse) on the red carpet at the premiere of one of his films. Tom Canty (Dylan Sprouse) watches it on TV and imitates Eddie (he mimics him by saying his catchphrase "Oh yeah!"), when his grandpa, 'Pop' (Ed Lauter), calls him to get ready for school. At school, the principal asks what his ambition is in life, and, Tom replies he wants to be Eddie Tudor. The principal then advises him to join the acting classes (which Pop doesn't allow him to do). He has lived with Pop since his parents died, a couple of years earlier. From a young age, his ambition has been to become an actor, partly inspired by the stories of fame and appeal of acting conveyed to him by his neighbour and best friend, Miles (Vincent Spano) who is a former actor and who also happens to be the father of Eddie Tudor (revealed at the end of the film). Miles has known Tom since he was a little kid, when Miles moved to the area, after quitting showbiz and he often tells Tom about the times when he was a star, although not revealing much as to how he lost his fame. Now 14, the same age as Eddie Tudor whom he looks exactly like, he wishes that he really is Eddie and gets frustrated with his Pop's persistent pushing for Tom to forget about the acting, and telling him to do 'real work', like helping him with his business, when Tom is not at school. He says he only pushes Tom because he cares about him. Miles, however, supports Tom with his acting ambition, but warns him that it is a tough business to get into and survive in.
Moondance Alexander
Directed by Michael Damian
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about animals, Films about horses, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Kay Panabaker, Don Johnson, Lori Loughlin, James Best, Whitney Sloan, Mimi Gianopulos
Roles Moondance
Rating61% 3.096273.096273.096273.096273.09627
Moondance (Kay Panabaker) is faced with the difficulties of her father's passing and her mother moving on. When she finds a lost pinto horse and discovers his jumping abilities, she convinces his owner Dante Longpre (Don Johnson) to train them to compete in a jumping show. With a lot more to think about, Moondance has to worry about her enemy Fiona Hughes (Sasha Cohen) putting her down constantly with her fancy horse Monte Carlo. When they do a surprisingly good job at the show, Dante isn't questioned anymore about his ability to train riders and horses. Everybody is shocked when Moondance ties Fiona, the reigning Bow River Classic champion.
Custody
Custody (2007)
, 1h30
Directed by Nadia Tass
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Rob Morrow, Kay Panabaker, James Denton, Sergio Di Zio, Robin Brûlé
Roles Amanda
Rating58% 2.903112.903112.903112.903112.90311
Un jeune professeur est anéanti par la mort de son épouse. Il s'occupe d'Amanda, la fille de sa femme, qu'il a élevée avec elle comme son propre enfant.
Read It and Weep, 1h39
Directed by Paul Hoen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Children's films
Actors Kay Panabaker, Danielle Panabaker, Allison Scagliotti, Jason Dolley, Alexandra Krosney, Chad Broskey
Roles Jamie Bartlett
Rating55% 2.756662.756662.756662.756662.75666
Read It and Weep begins with freshman Jameson "Jamie" Bartlett (Kay Panabaker), who has three best friends, named Connor (who has a crush on her) (Jason Dolley), Lindsay (Marquise Brown), and Harmony (Alexandra Krosney), a brother named Lenny Bartlett (Nick Whitaker) and an enemy named Sawyer Sullivan (Allison Scagliotti) (who she calls "Myrna" in her journal and the novel), whose boyfriend Marco is the object of Jamie's affection. She also owns a tablet PC which she writes in every day. In that journal she writes about a character named "Isabella," or "Is" (Danielle Panabaker), a popular girl with incredible powers based loosely on herself. Jamie uses her alter-world to write her feelings about her classmates, friends, and her life.
Life Is Ruff, 1h24
Directed by Charles Haid
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Kyle Massey, Mitchel Musso, Kay Panabaker, Carter Jenkins, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Janice Knickrehm
Roles Emily Watson
Rating49% 2.4650352.4650352.4650352.4650352.465035
The movie begins at a grocery store where a box of free puppies is outside (similar to Oliver and Company). There are 6 puppies in the box, five black puppies and the golden puppy. Soon children come and four black puppies are taken to a home. Soon only two puppies are left in the box then a little boy and his mother come and take the black puppy. Only the golden puppy is left in the box and on that raining night he escapes to the streets. A year later the dog called Tycho is eluding animal control. Eventually he is caught and taken to the pound.
Mom at Sixteen, 1h26
Directed by Peter Werner
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about families, Pregnancy films, Films about sexuality
Actors Danielle Panabaker, Jane Krakowski, Kay Panabaker, Tyler Jeffrey Hynes, Colin Ferguson, Mercedes Ruehl
Roles Young Macy
Rating65% 3.296183.296183.296183.296183.29618
Jacey Jeffries (Danielle Panabaker) is a 16-year-old high school student. She is also the mother of a baby boy named Charlie. Instead of giving him up for adoption as planned, she chose to keep the baby. Her mother, Terry (Mercedes Ruehl) pretends the infant is hers to allow Jacey to finish high school and lead a relatively normal life and graduate.
Dead Heat
Dead Heat (2002)
, 2h
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Crime
Actors Kiefer Sutherland, Anthony LaPaglia, Radha Mitchell, Lothaire Bluteau, Daniel Benzali, Kay Panabaker
Roles Sam
Rating52% 2.6070652.6070652.6070652.6070652.607065
A cop forced into retirement by ill health is persuaded by his brother to buy a race horse. It all goes a bit wrong when the horse is stolen by a local mob boss. He is chasing after a guy that took his "buy" money.
Monsters, Inc., 1h32
Directed by Lee Unkrich, Pete Docter, David Silverman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Animation
Themes Time travel films, Buddy films, Children's films
Actors John Goodman, Billy Crystal, Steve Buscemi, Mary Gibbs, James Coburn, Jennifer Tilly
Roles Additional Voices (voice)
Rating80% 4.0472854.0472854.0472854.0472854.047285
The parallel city of Monstropolis is inhabited by monsters and powered by the screams of children in the human world. At the factory of Monsters, Inc., employees called "scarers" venture into children's bedrooms to scare them and collect their screams, using closet doors as portals. This is considered a dangerous task because the monsters believe children are toxic and that touching them would be fatal. However, production is falling as children are becoming harder to scare and the company's chairman Henry J. Waternoose III is determined to find a solution. The top scarer is James P. "Sulley" Sullivan, who lives with his friend and assistant Mike Wazowski and has a rivalry with the ever-determined chameleon-like monster Randall Boggs. During an ordinary day's work on what is known as the "Scarefloor", another scarer accidentally brings a child's sock into the factory, causing the Child Detection Agency (CDA) to arrive and cleanse him. Mike is frequently ridiculed by the company's clerk Roz for never completing his paperwork on time.