Danika Yarosh was born on October 1, 1998, in Morristown, New Jersey, USA. The American actress lives in Los Angeles, California, and has been working as an actress since 2004. She was first filmed at the age of 5 as an extra in The Stepford Wives, which was in 2004.
Although it was not a very significant role, it was a good start for Danika as it put her in contact with the big names in the industry. For example, the film, shot in Yarosh’s hometown, starred Nicole Kidman – an Australian actress and producer known for winning several awards (Oscar, two Primetime Emmy Awards, five Golden Globe Awards, the Silver Bear for Best Actress, and a special prize at the Cannes Film Festival).
After this role, she began studying acting and dance, and in 2009, at the age of 10, Danika Yarosh won the role of ballet dancer Karen in the Broadway production of Billy Elliot, a 2000 British dance film about a boy who becomes a professional ballet dancer. It is a film set in the North East of England during the miners’ strike of 1984-1985. The Broadway Theatre reproduced Billy Elliot in 2009 and Yarosh played the role of the ballet boy for which she won an award.
In 2011, at the age of 12, she moved temporarily to Los Angeles with her mother and began booking roles on television. From acting support roles in the series 30 Rock and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, she has appeared in The Colour of Time, the Nickelodeon sitcom See Dad Run, and the series Shameless. When she got a role as one of the leading actresses in the NBC sci-fi mini-series Heroes Reborn, she postponed her college visit to full time.
Yarosh and her mother then decided to live in California permanently. Since then, she has starred in several films, including the 2018 sports drama The Miracle Season. She played Caroline “Line” Found, a star volleyball player from Iowa City High School whose team won the state championship after she was killed in a moped accident. Danika Yarosh was also cast in Foreign Exchange, a drama written by Chris Sivertson (an American filmmaker), and also starred in Back Roads in 2018, a film by English actor and model Alex Pettyfer. Yarosh later joined the cast of the Netflix series Greenhouse Academy for its third season in 2018, replacing Grace Van Dien, who left the series in 2017 after her role as Brooke Osmond.
As a dancer, Danika won titles in many regional and national competitions. This energetic performance background enabled her to make a successful transition to the Broadway stage, where she played Karen Davidson in the Tony Award-winning hit Billy Elliot: The Musical. Since then Danika Yarosh has worked in various other media including print, television, advertising, and film. She has been nominated for many awards for young artists and young entertainers.
Danika Yarosh Family
Yarosh was born as the son of Victor and Linda Yarosh. Her father was a member of the United States Air Force. She has three siblings, Amanda Yarosh (an older sister), Erik Yarosh (older brother), and Peter Yarosh, her younger brother.
Her older sister, Amanda Yarosh, nicknamed Mani, is also an actress known for her roles in Project Almanac (2015), Criminal Minds (2005), and Law & Order: Special Unit for Victims (1999). She initially attended the renowned Tisch School of Arts at New York University on a scholarship for drama but was later transferred to the Department of Film Studies.
Danika and her siblings are of Ukrainian and Danish descent. It is said that her sister speaks fluent French, basic Russian, and Arabic. Peter Yarosh is also an actor. He is known for One Trick Dieter (2013) and Celebrity Ghost Stories (2008).
Quick Facts About The American Actress
1. she is the second youngest of four siblings.
2. Yarosh and her father are big fans of Tom Cruise.
3. Even though Yarosh has postponed college, she still attends part-time courses in biology for the time being.
4. she is interested in studying the course and plans to take it full-time. Let’s see if she would change her mind about it during her acting career.
5. Yarosh plays volleyball occasionally; she loves dancing, drumming, violin, field hockey, lacrosse, and boxing.
6. She is of Ukrainian, Russian, Danish, and Swedish descent.
7. Danika Yarosh is 5’6″ (1,6 m) tall and weighs 51 kg.
8. She is heterosexual and her nicknames are Neaks, Dani Ann, Dani, and Nika.