• Danika Yarosh is an American actress best known for roles in “Shameless” and “Heroes Reborn.”
• She started her acting career at age 5 with an extra role in “The Stepford Wives” and won several regional and national dance competitions before age 10.
• She moved to Los Angeles in 2012 to pursue acting opportunities and achieved global fame by assuming the role of Jack’s daughter in “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” in 2016.
• Her net worth is estimated to be around $500,000 as of mid-2019.
• She is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

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FactDanika means "morning star" in Russian.

Who is Danika Yarosh?

Born on 1 October 1998, in Bedminster, New Jersey, under the air sign of Libra, Danika Yarosh is a 20-year-old American actress, probably best known for her roles in “Shameless” on Showtime and “Heroes Reborn” by NBC. In 2016, she achieved global fame by assuming the role of Jack’s daughter in “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”, alongside Tom Cruise. A dancer from an early age, Danika had all the tools to surprise the world by taking on the role of Karen Davidson in “Billy Elliot: The Musical”, a Broadway show which eventually won a Tony Award. Using her numerous talents and an uncanny approach towards acting, Danika has managed to become one of the most sought-after young actresses in all of Hollywood.

Early Life: Destined for Stardom from the Get-Go

Danika was born into an American family in the town of Bedminster, to parents Linda and Victor Yarosh, of mixed Swedish, Russian, Ukrainian, German and Danish roots. Her dad was in the US Air Force, which resulted in him traveling a lot and not being at home for more than a few days at a time. Nevertheless, Linda took on the responsibility of raising Danika and her three siblings, Amanda, Erik and Peter. Peter is younger than Danika, while Erik and Amanda, who is also an actress, are both older than her. From an early age, Danika had a knack for the performing arts. At the tender age of five, she made her acting debut as an extra in the critically-acclaimed sci-fi horror film, “The Stepford Wives” – interestingly, the movie was shot in her hometown – and she had the opportunity to meet Nicole Kidman. ‘I still remember that day and my parents telling me how famous she was. I wanted to be just like her!’, she said of the occasion. While at such a young age, Danika already knew what she wanted to do in life.

Career Beginnings: Crush, A Breath Away and More

After her acting debut in 2004, Danika started focusing on ballet. She was an exceptional talent and managed to win several regional and national competitions  even before she turned 10. In 2008, she put her dancing and acting skills to good use by being cast as Karen Davidson in the Tony Award-winning production of “Billy Elliot: The Musical”. The ten-year-old amazed everyone, and was a big reason why this musical received such rave reviews. Her next appearance was in “Crush”, a short movie centered around child romance, then she had a guest role in a 2010 episode of “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” Afterwards, we could see her in “Celebrity Ghost Stories”, “A Breath Away”, and in the hit comedy show “30 Rock”, alongside Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey. For her roles in “A Christmas Wedding Tail” and “In Plain Sight”, she had to travel to the West Coast of the US, then in 2012 at the age of 13, Danika and her mother permanently moved to Los Angeles, California so that she could pursue more acting opportunities – eventually the relocation paid off, big time.

Danika Yarosh

Continued Success: The Color of Time, See Dad Run and More

2012 saw Danika appear in “The Color of Time”. The movie depicts the story behind the life of CK Williams, a Pulitzer-Prize winner, poet and one of the most famous columnists of the 20th century, with James Franco and Mila Kunis starring. Based on 11 of his poems, the movie is recorded in a dream-like atmosphere, which didn’t go quite well with the critics. After “Retribution”, Danika made her big breakthrough, when she was cast as Olivia in “See Dad Run”, a comedy show about a father who decided to reverse roles with his wife, and stay at home while she’s pursud her career. In 2014, she continued where she left off the year before, by taking on the part of Holly Herkimer in “Shameless”, a comedy-drama that depicts the life and times of the Gallaghers, an Irish-Family which lives in Chicago, who get into crazy situations all the time, while young Holly is usually the voice of reason. 2015 saw her return to “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” for two more episodes.

Recent Works: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, Chicago P.D. and Greenhouse Academy

The last few years have been pretty busy for Danika, as she succeeded in capitalizing on the hype surrounding her ever since she was a child. In 2016, critics praised her performance as Samantha in “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”, and pointed out that she’d become a much more versatile actress than before; the movie tells the story of a former military officer who is accused of murder and espionage. After appearing as Ellie Olstern on “Chicago P.D.”, Danika scored the part of Brooke Osmond in “Greenhouse Academy”, a new hit show. While she currently doesn’t have any series or films in pre-productions, Danika is seemingly ready to take on more challenging tasks in 2020.

Personal Life: Does Danika Yarosh Have a Boyfriend?

There is no conclusive information about Danika’s relationship status, nor about her past experiences with the opposite sex. Given the fact that she has been an actress from an early age, her parents have continuously protected her from outside influences and rumors. Even if she had a boyfriend, we likely won’t find anything about any such relationship. Danika loves playing volleyball, and also plays the drums and the violin. As a child, she also participated in ice-skating competitions.

Body Measurements: How Tall is Danika Yarosh?

Danika Yarosh is 5ft 6in (168cm) tall, weighs approximately 110lbs (50kgs), and her vital statistics are 32-28-32. As of June 2019, she has no body modifications or tattoos.

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What is Danika Yarosh’s Net Worth?

According to several credible sources, Danika Yarosh has a net worth of approximately $500,000, as of mid-2019, accumulated by landing both big and small roles in the past ten years. As she is only 20 years-old, Danika still has a lot of time to develop her career and become a superstar, which means that we might be seeing her net worth reach seven figures in the future.

Social Media Presence

Like every actress, Danika understands the power of social media as a marketing tool. As a rising Hollywood star, she used various platforms to share tidbits from her recording sessions, as well as details from her personal life. Danika is very active on Instagram, on which she has 75,000 followers. You can also find her on Twitter, which she uses to post trailers for her new movies and TV shows. She also has an official Facebook page, with 7,000 ‘likes’.

General Info

Full NameDanika Yarosh
Height1.63 m
ProfessionActor, Dancer


ParentsLinda Yarosh, Victor Yarosh
SiblingsMani Yarosh, Peter Yarosh


MoviesJack Reacher: Never Go Back, The Color of Time, Angels
TV ShowsHeroes Reborn

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1Her older sister is Mani Yarosh.
2Is of Ukrainian, Russian, Danish, and Swedish descent.
3Danika means "morning star" in Russian.
4Played ballet girl Karen Davidson in Billy Elliot the Musical on Broadway.
5Is the second youngest of four siblings.
6Loves dancing, drums, violin, field hockey, lacrosse.




Live Like Line2017completedCaroline 'Line' Found
Back Roadspost-productionAshlee
Chicago P.D.2017TV SeriesEllie Olstern
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back2016Samantha
Heroes Reborn2015-2016TV Mini-SeriesMalina Bennet
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2010-2015TV SeriesAriel Thornhill / Nicole Goshgarian
Shameless2014-2015TV SeriesHolly Herkimer
See Dad Run2013-2014TV SeriesOlivia
1600 Penn2013TV SeriesJessica
The Color of Time2012/IIIrene
Retribution2012TV MovieAshlee Simmons
In Plain Sight2012TV SeriesBonnie Arnett / Bonnie Wilson
A Christmas Wedding Tail2011TV MovieMadison
Nerd Wars!2011ShortIvanka
30 Rock2011TV SeriesSchool Girl
A Breath Away2010ShortMaria
Celebrity Ghost Stories2010TV Series documentaryYoung Daryl
The Stepford Wives2004Child in Town Fair (uncredited)


Made in Hollywood2017TV SeriesHerself
Reacher: An Unexpected Family2017Video documentary shortHerself
Relentless: On Location in Louisiana2017Video documentary shortHerself
Extra2016TV SeriesHerself


Won Awards

2014Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actress 14-161600 Penn (2012)

Nominated Awards

2015Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actress 14-16Shameless (2011)
2014Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young ActressSee Dad Run (2012)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected].

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