Daniella Perkins

Daniella Orion Perkins (born June 13, 2000) is an American actress and Internet personality. She gained prominence through her main role as Ciara in the Nickelodeon series Knight Squad.

Daniella Perkins
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Perkins in 2018
Born
Daniella Orion Perkins

(2000-06-13) June 13, 2000 (age 21)
OccupationActress
Years active2018–present

Early lifeEdit

Perkins was born at the Anaheim Regional Medical Center to a teen mother who raised Daniella and her younger sister, Devenity, as a single mother. They grew up in Orange County, California.[1] As children, they would put on plays for their own amusement.[2] She was home schooled to make time for her career.[3]

CareerEdit

Perkins attempted creating a YouTube channel at 11 with her sister. In 2008, they began a fashion, location, and restaurant review website WzTheBuzz and went on to officially launch it as a business in 2011. Perkins created a Musical.ly around 2015 and has since gained over 1.8 million followers on TikTok.[4][5] In addition, her YouTube channel has over 800 thousand subscribers.

Perkins decided to pursue acting professionally in her early teens.[3] Her first venture was with Devenity in the 2014 short film Senior Slasher. She made her television debut with a guest role on Girl Meets World in 2016.

Perkins began working with Nickelodeon in 2016, playing the recurring role of Sophie in the series Legendary Dudas. She starred as Ciara in the Nickelodeon series Knight Squad from 2018 to 2019,[6] a role she reprised in a crossover episode of Henry Danger. She voiced Winnie in Middle School Moguls.[7] She also made guest appearances in a number of Nickelodeon series, participated in reality series, and appeared in the 2016 television film, Blurt.

Perkins starred as the titular role in the 2019 Brat web series Red Ruby.[8][9]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Senior Slasher Short film
2017 Del Playa Sara

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2016 Hopefuls McKayla Pilot
2016 Girl Meets World Zoe Episode: "Girl Meets She Don't Like Me"
2016 Legendary Dudas Sophie 6 episodes
2017 Nickelodeon's Ultimate Halloween Haunted House Herself TV special
2018 The Thundermans Cheyanne Episode: "Rhythm n' Shoes"
2018 Blurt Milly Turkel TV film
2018–2019 Knight Squad Ciara Main role
2018 Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Jade Episode: "Quadbusters"
2019 Middle School Moguls Winnie Main voice role; miniseries
2019 Henry Danger Ciara Episode: "Knight & Danger"
2019 The Carpe Challenge: Chicago Herself Main role; miniseries
2019 Drop That Seat Herself Main role
2019 SpongeBob SquarePants Contestant TV special: "SpongeBob's Big Birthday Blowout"
2021 Grown-ish

WebEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2019 Red Ruby Ruby Balsey Lead role

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "This Is How You Make History: Daniella Perkins". Bombshell. May 16, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  2. ^ "Daniella Perkins On Speaking Your Truth And Owning Your Look". Girls' Life. 2019. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Fuller, Gillian (March 7, 2018). "Daniella Perkins Has Something to Say — And You'll Want to Listen". Seventeen. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  4. ^ Hale, James (November 19, 2019). "Creators On The Rise: How Daniella Perkins Made Herself A Nickelodeon (And Online Video) Star". TubeFilter. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  5. ^ "EXCLUSIVE COVER STORY: Daniella Perkins". YSBNow. April 30, 2018. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  6. ^ Stagnitta, Ali (October 1, 2018). "Daniella Perkins Shares Her Hopes For Ciara In Second Season Of 'Knight Squad'". Hollywood Life. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  7. ^ Petski, Denise (September 11, 2018). "Nickelodeon Greenlights 'Middle School Moguls' CG-Animated Specials; Jane Lynch, Tim Gunn Among Voice Cast". Deadline. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  8. ^ "Daniella Perkins: The 411". Brat. April 29, 2019. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  9. ^ Stivale, Shelby (June 12, 2020). "Investigating 'Knight Squad' Cast: What Are They Up To Now?". J-14. Retrieved October 5, 2020.

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