February 20, 1987
Oakland, California, United States
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Daniella Pineda was an American actress born on February 20, 1987 in Oakland, California. Pineda graduated from Mills College in Oakland with degrees in sociology and radio journalism. She made her acting debut in an episode of "Men of a Certain Age" (TNT, 2010), but Pineda made her biggest impact at the beginning of her career online. She starred in a number of sketch comedy videos on CollegeHumor, as part of their "CH Originals" series, from 2010 to 2011 and appeared in fashion tutorial videos on YouTube. Pineda made her film debut in "Newlyweds" (2011), an independent film directed by Edward Burns. She played Sophie Devereaux in an episode of "The Vampire Diaries" (The CW, 2009-2017), which served as a backdoor pilot for spin-off "The Originals" (The CW, 2013- ). Pineda was part of the main cast of the latter, but left the show after the first season because her character was written off. She starred on the short-lived thriller series "American Odyssey" (NBC, 2015), and appeared in the generally well-regarded independent film "Sleeping with Other People" alongside Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie. Pineda was part of the main cast of "The Detour" (TBS, 2016- ), playing Vanessa Randall, and starred in "Mr. Roosevelt" (2017), actress Noel Wells' directorial debut. She landed her largest role to date playing a female lead in the blockbuster "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" (2018).