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Danielle Panabaker’s Killer Career – Acting, Directing, Being Super On-Screen

by Conor O'Brien
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Danielle Panabaker has had a professional acting career in Hollywood for nearly twenty years. Due to this longevity, viewers likely know Panabaker from any number of roles she has previously played.

There were television guest roles on Malcolm In The Middle, Law and Order Special Victims Unit and Summerland.

Panabaker’s popularity grew after starring in a string of family films, such as Disney’s Stuck in the Suburbs (opposite Brenda Song) and Read It and Weep (along her sister Kay and Jason Dolley) as well as Yours, Mine and Ours.

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Panabaker and her younger sister, former actress Kay Panabaker

In 2005, Panabaker appeared in what would be her first (but certainly not her last) foray into the superhero genre, having landed the female lead in Sky High, opposite Michael Angarano, Kurt Russell and Kelly Preston. Her character’s super power was the ability to control plants and vegetation.

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For the next decade or so, Panabaker continued appearing in several films and television shows, Friday the 13th, Grimm, The Glades and Piranha 3DD to name just a few,

In 2014, Panabaker landed what has become her biggest television role to date — series regular Doctor Caitlin Snow on CW’s The Flash. She has starred on all six seasons thus far, being one of three cast members to have appeared in every episode to date.

For anyone familiar with DC Comics, you will recognise Caitlin’s name as the moniker of villainess Killer Frost, whom, spoiler alert, Panabaker has also portrayed in various guises since the second season.

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Between the fourth and fifth seasons of The Flash, Panabaker participated in the Warner Bros Directors’ Workshop Program.

Following in the footsteps of co-star Tom Cavanagh (Eobard Thawne/Harrison Wells), Panabaker ended up making her television directorial debut with episode 518 — ‘Godspeed’, centered on Jessica Parker Kennedy’s Nora-West Allen.

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Most recently, Panabaker directed ‘Licence to Elongate‘, the sixth episode of season six, largely focused on Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Ralph Dibny (Hartley Sawyer) in a James Bond-style setting.

For those interested in staying in the loop with Danielle Panabaker, The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW.

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