Kay Panabaker is an American actress and voice actor renowned for her roles in The WB’s Summerland (2004) as “Nikki Westerly”. In her short career of around a decade, she has contributed to many TV shows and movies. At present, she works as a zoologist and is in a relationship with a man named Tom.
Kay Panabaker is the Younger Sister of Danielle Panabaker
Kay was born on May 2, 1990, in Orange Grove, Texas, USA. Her birth name is Stephanie Kay Panabaker and was born to Mayock and Harold Panabaker. Her older sister is also an actress, Danielle Panabaker, renowned for her role as Layla Williams in the movie Sky High.
Kay’s father worked in sales, so the Panabaker family had to keep moving. Hence, she has seen a wide variety of cultures and interacted with different kinds of people since childhood. She lived mostly in Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta and California throughout her childhood.
As with her elder sister, Danielle, she also started her acting career early. She used to participate in various plays at community theatres around Chicago, Philadelphia, and Atlanta.
Despite having started her acting career, she didn’t let it hamper her academics. She enrolled in Crone Middle School in Naperville, Illinois. In 2003, her mother felt that they were moving around too much and her daughters couldn’t focus on acting. Thus, they moved to Los Angeles, California where she completed her studies too. She graduated from high school as a valedictorian while she was just 13. Then, she enrolled at Glendale Community College with two academic scholarships. There, she studied acting and was even on the Dean’s list. After graduating with honours from the community college, she joined UCLA’s History Program as a junior. Obviously, she completed the program and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in April 2008, before she turned 18.
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Kay Started as a Child Actress
Kay has been in the showbiz industry since she was 6 years old. However, she entered the big screen only in 2001. She debuted as a voice actor in Disney-Pixar movie Monsters, Inc. Her acting debut was through the movie Dead Heat where she portrayed Samantha LaRoche. Then, she entered a TV show as Sara on Port Charles.
However, she spent her time in the showbiz industry only till 2012. Her last movie was Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva la Fiesta where she played the role of Rosa.
Then, she retired and decided to pursue zoology at UCLA. At present, she works as an animal keeper at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Who is Kay Dating?
The 29-year-old actress hasn’t officially disclosed her dating life. However, she keeps posting a picture with a man named Tom who seems to be her boyfriend. She also owns a pet dog named Berger.
Kay Panabaker Net Worth
The 30-year-old actress has made a decent earning from her career as an actress. At present, she works as an animal keeper on Disney’s Animal Kingdom. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kay has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
Kay has a slender body with a height of 5 feet and a weight of 47kg.
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