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Kay Panabaker



Kay Panabaker, the younger sister of child actress Danielle Panabaker, actually preceded her older sibling in tackling feature roles. A wunderkind to end all, Kay grew up in the Atlanta area and discovered a love for community theater at an early age, then made a swift and easy transition to Los Angeles at the behest of her agent. She landed her first major part voicing characters for the 2001 Disney/Pixar blockbuster Monsters, Inc., and subsequently assumed countless guest roles on series programs including Angel, ER, Summerland, and CSI. Like many of her teenage and preteen predecessors, however, the young actress achieved lead status via original movies on The Disney Channel -- in vehicles such as Life Is Ruff (2005) and Read It and Weep (2006). An early and much-publicized college graduation, reportedly before the age of 18, only boosted her recognition.



2007, however, marked the budding actress' breakthrough year; that fall, she realized her first theatrical lead with the issue of the feature Moondance Alexander, a National Velvet-like outing about a young lady determined to turn an ordinary horse into a champion racer, despite the objections of his curmudgeonly owner (Don Johnson). At about the same time, Panabaker tackled a supporting role in the much-anticipated cinematization of Nancy Drew, adapted from the books by Carolyn Keene. She had a small part in the remake of Fame, and went on to appear in The Lake Effect, Little Birds, and Cyberbully.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
55% Little Birds
  • Alison Hoffman
2012
No Score Yet Cyberbully
  • Samantha Caldone
2011
No Score Yet The Lake Effect
  • Celia
2011
No Score Yet Secrets in the Walls
  • Lizzie
2010
25% Fame
  • Jenny
2009
No Score Yet Happy Campers
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet The Prince and the Pauper
  • Elizabeth
2007
No Score Yet Moondance Alexander
  • Moondance
2007
No Score Yet Custody
  • Actor
2007
50% Nancy Drew
  • Georgie
2007
No Score Yet Read it and Weep
  • Jamie Bartlett
2006
No Score Yet Life Is Ruff
  • Emily Watson
2005
No Score Yet Dead Heat (I Fought the Law)
  • Sam LaRoche
2002
96% Monsters, Inc.
  • Additional Voice
2001

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
71% Grey's Anatomy
2005
  • Emma Anderson
No Score Yet Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
  • Young Kitty Walker
No Score Yet Two and a Half Men
2003-2015
  • Sophie
68% No Ordinary Family
2010-2011
  • Daphne Powell
No Score Yet Lie to Me
2009-2011
  • Actor
77% Weeds
2005-2012
  • Actor
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
  • Marlo Sinclair
No Score Yet Medium
2005-2011
  • Elisha
Boston Legal
2004-2008
  • Abby Holt
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Lindsey Willows
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Vickie

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