Actress Danika Yarosh is known for her role as Holly Herkimer in the Showtime series Shameless, and as Malina Bennett in the NBC series Heroes Reborn. She also portrayed role of Tom Cruise”s daughter Samantha Dayton in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back. Born as Danika Ann Yarosh in Morristown, New Jersey, on October 1, 1998, to Victor and Linda Yarosh, Danika grew up dancing and figure skating. She belongs to Ukrainian, Danish, Russian, German, and Swedish descent. She has three siblings, Amanda, Erik and Peter.
Danika Ann Yarosh Personal Details
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Danika Ann Yarosh
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1 October 1998
Morristown, New Jersey, USA
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Los Angeles, California, U.S.
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Danika Ann Yarosh Family Details
Amanda Yarosh (Older Sister), Erik Yarosh (Older Brother), Peter Yarosh (Younger Brother)
Danika Ann Yarosh Body Measurements
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32-27-32 in (81-68.5-81 cm)
32 inches (81 cm)
27 inches (68.5 cm)
32 inches (81 cm)
Danika Ann Yarosh Education
Danika Ann Yarosh Brand Endorsements
She was seen in Build A Bear Workshop Christmas 2011 commercial.
Best Known For
Playing the character of Tom Cruiseâ€˜s daughter Samantha Dayton in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016).
Among her notable TV roles include playing the character of Holly Herkimer in the Showtime series Shameless (2014-2015) and as a lead role of Malina Bennett in the NBC series Heroes Reborn (2015-2016).
Danika made her acting debut at the age of 5 in dramedy film The Stepford Wives(2004) as an extra. The movie was filmed in her hometown and starred Nicole Kidman. Danikaâ€™s role was also uncredited.
First TV Show
In 2010, Danika appeared in documentaries series Celebrity Ghost Stories for her role as Young Daryl in just 1 episode #2.10.
First Broadway Appearance
Her Broadway debut was in the Billy Elliot the Musical in 2009 at the Imperial Theater in Manhattan. She played the role of Karen, a ballet dancer.
According to Independent, Danika is into boxing and archery and her trainer is Khatuna Lorig famed for coaching The Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence.
Danika loves yoga and hiking. She also takes dance classes in her free time.
Danika Yarosh Favorite Things
Sports – Field Hockey, Lacrosse
Pastimes – Dancing, Playing Drums, traveling, binge-watching Netflix
Song – You Know You Like It (By AlunaGeorge), Contagious (By Night Riots), Lurk (By The Neighbourhood)
Book – The Bell Jar (By Sylvia Plath)
Food – French Fries
Danika Ann Yarosh Interesting Facts
*Her dad Victor Yarosh is a former member of the United States Air Force. *She moved to Los Angeles with her mother whe she was 12 years old. *She loves dancing, drums, violin, lacrosse, field hockey, and boxing.