Daniella Deutscher is an American actress who previously worked in Japan as a model under the name Daniella Wolters. She is best known to many as the wife of actor Jay Hernandez. Both were co-stars on the hit series Hang Time – the series also happens to be Daniella Deutscher’s most notable work. Her husband, on the other hand, is in addition to Hang Time known for a string of other gigs including the hit drama-comedy film, Bad Moms.
Who Is Daniella Deutscher
Daniella Maria Deutscher was born in Montana on October 4, 1975. When she was a kid, her family moved often and have lived in places such as the Netherlands, Australia, and Olympia, Washington, United States. Before becoming an actress, she wanted to be a basketball player when she was young and worked hard towards that goal.
At the age of nine, she was introduced to basketball by her younger brother, and she instantly developed a liking for the game. Soon, she started playing for her school’s basketball team. However, destiny had something else in store for her. She suffered a serious injury during a play which forced her to switch careers.
Daniella took theater classes to pursue acting as a career. She did some stage play roles. Eventually, she got to work in a production of few plays like Shakespeare’s Midnight Summer Night’s Dream, The Crucible and Our Town.
Daniella starred in the 1995 movie Drifting School as the character Caroline. She was in the 2003 movie Special Forces where she played the character Wendy Teller, an American reporter captured by a warlord. The movie was a box-office disaster. Later she appeared in another television series named Las Vegas as well. The NBC show frequently portrayed the lives of the fictitious resort and casino workers. The series ran for a total of five seasons between 2003 and 2008. Deutscher was credited as Daniella Wolters for her part in the series.
Daniella Deutscher’s most successful role was as Joanna in the American TV show Hang Time. Hang Time was a teen high school drama series that ran for six seasons from 1995 to 2000. During its run, Daniella featured in all 104 episodes. In Hang Time, Daniella’s character was the only female on a basketball team of men. She has also worked in the hit soap opera series The Bold and the Beautiful.
Daniella Deutscher worked on the Aquaman TV pilot in 2006. The series was based on the DC Superhero of the same name. It was meant to be a show based on the hero’s day-to-day life. The series was expected to air in the fall of 2006, but due to the integration of Warner Bros and UPN, financing was not secured and the show was canceled. Nonetheless, the series was made accessible in the USA on iTunes and the audience’s response was immense. It has become the most downloaded TV show on iTunes ever.
Her Relationship with Jay Hernandez
Daniella Deutscher married her Hang Time co-star Jay Hernandez in 2006. She had met her husband for the very first time when she was 17 years old and he was only 14. He is an actor and fashion model who was born on February 20, 1978. Some of his notable works include Friday Night Lights (2004), Hostel (2005), Bad Moms (2016), and the role of Chato Santana/El Diablo in Suicide Squad (2016). He portrays Thomas Magnum in the CBS reboot of Magnum P.I. filmed in Hawaii. The couple lives together in their home in Los Angeles.
In late 2013, rumors spread that her husband was cheating with his Nashville co-actress Hayden Panettiere. The rumors insinuated that they were openly cheating on their respective partners and it could cause a divorce. However, it turned out to be only a rumor and Daniella’s marriage has remained strong.
Other Facts About The Actress
1. Daniella Deutscher quit acting in 2006 following her marriage to Jay Hernandez, making her involvement with the Aquaman pilot her last acting gig.
2. Though Deutscher has since become less visible in the spotlight, she frequently accompanies her husband to red carpet events. She was with him at the premiere of Bad Moms in Los Angeles.
3. Daniella stands at a height of 5 feet and 4 inches tall. She has blonde hair and hazel colored eyes. Her hobbies include horse-back riding, playing basketball and racquetball.
4. The actress is a fan of Taekwondo and is quite skilled at it.