Stephanie Kay Panabaker (born May 2, 1990), better known as Kay Panabaker, is an American film and television actress. She is the younger sister of actress Danielle Panabaker.
Panabaker was born in Orange, Texas to Donna Panabaker and Harold Panabaker. Her older sister Danielle Panabaker is also an actress. 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.
In between projects, Kay focuses on her academics. She graduated from high school as valedictorian when she was 13 years old and received her Associate's Degree at age 15. Kay received two academic scholarships from Glendale Community College, where she attended, studying acting, and where she was on the Dean's list, graduating with honors. She was accepted to UCLA as a junior history major when she was 15 and completed her BA in History from UCLA before she turned 18.
Kay was inspired by an elementary school teacher who made learning exciting, and she wants to do the same for others, hoping to teach 4th or 5th grade once she finishes her teaching degree.
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; "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 2004-2005 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 Panabaker also stars. In 2006 Panabaker was in the first ever 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!. Her last movie was the Lifetime Television movie Custody which aired in September 2007. She is also starring in Happy Campers, an ABC Family pilot. Her other recent 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 teenage Kitty Walker on Brothers and Sisters.
|2001||Monsters, Inc.||Additional Voice|
|2005||Mom At Sixteen||Young Macy|
|Life Is Ruff||Emily Watson||Made For TV Movie|
|2006||Read It And Weep||Jamie Bartlett||Made For TV Movie|
|Moondance Alexander||Moondance Alexander|
|A Modern Twain Story: The Prince And The Pauper||Elizabeth|
|2009||A Marriage||Maddy Gabriel|
|2010||Secrets In The Walls||Lizzie|
|The Lake Effect||Celia|
|2002||Port Charles||Sara||1 episode|
|ER||Melissa Rue||1 episode|
|7th Heaven||Alice Brand||1 episode|
|The Jamie Kennedy Experiment||Kelly||2 episodes|
|2003||The Division||Susie Jenkins||1 episode|
|The Brothers García||Carrie Bauer||1 episode|
|2002–2003||Angel||The Girl||2 episodes|
|2004||The 6th Annual Family Television Awards||Herself|
|2004–2005||Summerland||Nikki Westerly||Main cast|
|Phil of the Future||Debbie Berwick||13 episodes|
|2006||American Dragon: Jake Long||Cheerleader Lacey||1 episode|
|Disney Channel Games||Herself|
|2007||The Winner||Viveca||1 episode|
|Two and a Half Men||Sophie||1 episode|
|The Suite Life of Zack & Cody||Amber||1 episode|
|Boston Legal||Abby Holt||1 episode|
|Ghost Whisperer||Marlo Sinclair||1 episode|
|2008||Grey's Anatomy||Emma Anderson||1 episode|
|2009||Lie to Me||Emily Lightman||Pilot|
|Mental||Aysnley Skoff||1 episode|
|The 7PM Project||Herself|
|2010||Brothers & Sisters||Young Kitty Walker||2 episodes|
|No Ordinary Family||Daphne Powell||Main cast|
|2006–2010||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Lindsey Willows||5 episodes|
Collaborations and other songs
|2006||Jordan Pruitt||"Outside Looking In"||in the album No Ordinary Girl and Read It and Weep (single to promote the movie)|
Awards and honors
|2003||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a TV Drama Series - Guest Starring Young Actress||Nominated|| Melissa Rue in ER|
For episode "The Letter"
|2004||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Commercial||Nominated||Youth Anti-Smoking PSA|
|2005||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Television Series - Recurring Young Actress||Nominated||Debbie Berwick in Phil of the Future|
|Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Leading Young Actress||Won||Nikki Westerly in Summerland|
|2007||Temecula Valley International Film Festival||Rising Star Award||Won|
|Dixie Film Festival||Outstanding Actor/Actress in a Motion Picture||Won||Moondance Alexander in Moondance Alexander|
|2008||Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Feature Film - Leading Young Actress||Nominated||Moondance Alexander in Moondance Alexander|
|Young Artist Award||Best Performance in a Feature Film - Young Ensemble Cast||Nominated|| George in Nancy Drew|
Shared with rest of cast
- ↑ Panabaker, Kay. "Index page at her official website". Retrieved 2007-09-21.
- ↑ "Kay Panabaker". Hollywood.com. Archived from the original on 2012-12-08. Retrieved 2009-04-11.
- ↑ Panabaker, Kay. "Bio page at her official website". Retrieved 2007-09-21.
- ↑ Rice, Lynette (May 12, 2010). "Breaking: ABC picks up 'No Ordinary Family' starring Michael Chikilis". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 12, 2010.
- ↑ Panabaker, Kay. "Kay's resume at her official website". Retrieved 2008-06-13.
- ↑ Kay Panabaker - Awards
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