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  • Did a lot of community theater as a kid. When she first moved to Hollywood, she and her sister took acting classes seven days a week, sometimes even taking two classes per day.
  • Was valedictorian of her high-school class (at age 13).
  • First on-screen kiss was with Zac Efron (while they were shooting Summerland).
  • Was the youngest graduate on record from the University of California Los Angeles' history department at the time of her college graduation (at age 17).
  • Well-received performances in the family films Moondance Alexander (2007) and The Prince and the Pauper (2008) led to a position on the National Board of the Coalition for Quality Children's Media.
  • In 2009, portrayed an aspiring actor in the big-screen remake of Fame.
  • Played a teenage Kitty Walker on a flashback episode of the ABC family drama Brothers & Sisters, and was next cast as a telepathic teenager on ABC's No Ordinary Family.
  • Has worked with various children's organizations, including Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Young Storyteller's Foundation and Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation.


  • Harold Jerome Panabaker — Father
  • Danielle Panabaker — Sister
  • Donna Marie Mayock Panabaker — Mother


  • Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA; University of California, Los Angeles, CA (BA in History, 2008)

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  • Birth Name: Stephanie Kay Panabaker
  • Birth Place: Orange, TX
  • Profession: Actor

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