Once upon a time, Danika Yarosh was just a little girl wishing that she could be in the movies, and on Broadway, someday. These days, her lofty dreams have come true as she is one of the millennials making waves in Hollywood. Yarosh has taken part in several movies and TV series, as well as a Tony Award-winning musical. The fast-rising starlet has also shared the screens with some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Tom Cruise.
Danika Yarosh Bio
Danika Ann Yarosh was born on the 1st of October 1998 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Her nationality is American and she has European ancestry (Ukrainian, Danish Russian, German and Swedish). Yarosh first fell in love with the performing arts when she was quite young.
As a four year old, she had a small part in the 2004 sci-fi/horror film Stepford Wives, which was shot in her hometown. The experience piqued her interest in acting and she subsequently pleaded with her mom to let her take acting classes. Her mom agreed and in the course of taking these classes, Yarosh fell in love with dancing as well. She became quite good at it and took part in several dance competitions, out of which she won a few.
Additionally, her dancing expertise helped her to land her debut acting role which came in the 2009 Broadway production of Billy Elliot. In the play, Danika Yarosh portrayed the role of a ballet dancer named Karen, and her stint in the production lasted for seven months.
At the end of the musical, the young actress initially returned to dancing. She was however forced to take a break after she fractured a growth plate. It was at this point that Yarosh decided to return to her first love which was acting. She begged her mom to move them to L.A. for this purpose and the rest, as they say, is history.
Since making her acting debut on stage in 2009, Danika Yarosh has gone to feature in several movies. They include Crush, A Breath Away, Angel, Nerd Wars, A Christmas Wedding Tail, Retribution, Tar, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, The Miracle Season and Back Roads. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is a 2016 action thriller about an ex-military major who embarks on a run after being framed by some corrupt and highly-placed individuals. The movie featured Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher while Yarosh played the role of Sam, a girl who is possibly his daughter. Yarosh has since disclosed that Cruise took her under his wings during filming; he taught her how to execute stunts and even gave her a big dictionary on filming.
Another notable project involving Danika Yarosh is the 2018 sports drama, The Miracle Season. In the movie, she played the role of Carolin Found, the beloved captain of a high school volleyball team who later dies in a motorcycle accident. Her teammates and best friend initially despair but they later win the state championships in her honour.
Yarosh hails from a family of six. Her father’s name is Victor while her mother’s name is Linda. Her father is a retired member of the United States Air Force. The actress also has two brothers namely, Erik and Peter, as well as an elder sister named Amanda. Amanda and Peter are both budding actors. The former has appeared in TV series such as Criminal Minds, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Blue Bloods and Project Almanac. Peter, on the other hand, has featured in Celebrity Ghost Stories as well as the short film, One Trick Dieter.
Danika Yarosh has a net worth estimated at $500,000. Her respectable fortune stems from her career earnings over the years. Asides from movies, the New Jersey native has also featured in several TV series including Celebrity Ghost Stories, 30 Rock, 1600 Penn, See Dad Run, Shameless, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Chicago P.D., Greenhouse Academy and Heroes Unborn. Heroes Unborn is an NBC series which revolves around a group of human beings with extraordinary abilities known as Evos. The government of the day regards them terrorist and as such, they are hunted and killed by hard-hearted vigilantes. In the series, Yarosh plays the role of Malina, a young and inexperienced but powerful Evo.
Danika Yarosh is naturally stunning with golden, good looks. The actress is 5 feet 6 inches (1.6 m) tall and her weight is listed as 50 kg or 110 lbs. Other additional measurements are bust – 32 inches (81cm), waist – 28 inches (71cm) and hips – 32 inches (81cm). Her hair colour is naturally blonde while her eye colour is blue.
Other Facts Danika Yarosh
- Her favourite activities include archery and boxing.
- She won the 2014 Young Artist Award for best guest starring actress. This was for her role in the series Penn 1600.
- She appeared in a Sex and The City promo at the age of seven.
- Kenedy has a motorcycle permit as well as a pilot’s license for the Cirrus SR20 Monoplane.
- The actress participated in the 2011 literacy program titled Reading, Writing, It’s Exciting.