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Stephanie Kay Panabaker (born May 2, 1990) is an American film and television actress.
Kay Panabaker was born in Orange, Texas to Donna and Harold Panabaker. She started out acting at various community theatres in Chicago, Illinois; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Atlanta, Georgia. Among her earlier credits include leads in The Herbal Bed, Once Upon A Time and Winnie-the-Pooh as Roo. She has an older sister, Danielle Panabaker, who is also an actress. In Chicago she went to Crone Middle School for sixth grade, moved out to Los Angeles, California when she was going into seventh grade.
While in between projects, Kay focuses on her academics. She graduated from high school as valedictorian when she was only 13 years old and received her Associate`s Degree at age 15. Kay received two academic scholarships from the community college she attended and was on the Dean`s list there, graduating with honors. She was accepted to UCLA as a junior history major when she was just 15 and is now a senior. 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 gets her teaching degree.
Kay Panabaker at the premiere of Life is Ruff in 2005 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 strait-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 of 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 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.
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Stephanie Kay Panabaker (born May 2, 1990), better known as Kay Panabaker, is an American former film and television actress, currently working as a zoologist . She has an older sister named Danielle Panabaker.
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