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(born c. 1987/1988) is an American actress, writer, and comedian from Oakland, California.[1]

Daniella Pineda
Bornc. 1987/1988 (age 30–31)
Alma materMills College
OccupationActress, comedian, writer
Known forThe Originals Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Early lifeEdit

Pineda is of Mexican descent and graduated from Mills College.[1]


In January 2013 it was announced that she was cast as the witch Sophie for season 4 episode 20 of The CW series The Vampire Diaries. This episode serves as a backdoor pilot for a possible series revolving around The Originals and taking place in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Season one of The Originals was set to premiere on October 15, 2013, later change to October 3, 2013. On October 10, 2013, the CW ordered three additional scripts for the series, but Pineda's character was written out of the show as her character was killed off. Pineda subsequently appeared in American Odyssey and The Detour.

In 2018, Pineda co-starred in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom as Zia Rodriguez.[2] In 2019, Pineda starred as Cassidy Barrett in Mike Kelley's Netflix anthology thriller What/If.[3]

By April 2019, Pineda had been cast as Faye Valentine in a live-action version of the Cowboy Bebop series.[4]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Newlyweds Vanessa
2012 The Fitzgerald Family Christmas Abbie
2015 Sleeping with Other People Danica
2017 Mr. Roosevelt Jen Morales
2017 Before/During/After Sex Shop Worker
2018 Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Zia Rodriguez[5]
2019 Mercy Black Marina Hess
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Men of a Certain Age Kit Episode: "Same as the Old Boss"
2010–2011 CH Originals multiple roles Web series; 3 episodes
2012 Homeland Officer Julia Diaz Episode: "Two Hats"
2012 Midnight Sun Daria Wernahm NBC pilot
2013 The Vampire Diaries Sophie Devereaux Episode: "The Originals" (backdoor pilot for The Originals)
2013–14 The Originals Sophie Devereaux Main role; 9 episodes
2015 American Odyssey Ruby Simms Main role; 13 episodes
2016–2019 The Detour Vanessa Randall Main role; 22 episodes
2019 What/If Cassidy Barrett Main cast


  1. ^ a b Sauers, Jenna (October 26, 2012). "You Need To Be Watching This Woman's Videos". Archived from the original on April 16, 2019. Retrieved November 27, 2012. Pineda, 24...
  2. ^ Kroll, Justin (23 January 2017). "Jurassic World: The Detour Actress Daniella Pineda Lands Key Role in Sequel". Variety. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  3. ^ Harrison, Ellie. "When is What/If released on Netflix? What's it about? Who's in the cast?". Radio Times. Retrieved 2019-05-01.
  4. ^ Otterson, Joe (April 4, 2019). "Cowboy Bebop: John Cho, Mustafa Shakir Among Four Cast in Netflix Live-Action Series". Variety. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  5. ^ Bui, Hoai-Tran (February 6, 2018). "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Viral Website Reveals What Claire Has Been Doing". /Film. Retrieved February 6, 2018.

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