• Danika Yarosh is a young American actress best known for her role in Showtime's "Shameless".
• She has also starred in movies such as "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back", "The Miracle Season", "Step Sisters" and "Back Roads".
• Danika was born in Morristown, New Jersey and comes from a family of four.
• Her acting career began at the age of six with an appearance in the movie "The Stepford Wives" (2004).
• In 2019, she has a net worth of approximately $500,000.

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Who is Danika Yarosh?

Danika Yarosh is a young American actress, who is probably best known for portraying the recurring role of Holly Herkimer in Showtime’s television comedy drama series “Shameless”. She is also widely recognized for starring in the role of Malina Bennet in the NBC television sci-fi drama mini serial “Heroes Reborn”, as well as for appearing in movies such as “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back” (2016), “The Miracle Season” (2018), “Step Sisters” (2018) and “Back Roads” (2018).

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Early Life and Childhood

Danika was born the second youngest of four children into the family of Linda and Victor Yarosh, under the zodiac sign of Libra on the 1st October 1998, in Morristown, New Jersey, USA. Apart from being of American nationality she is also of white ethnicity. When it comes to her family’s background, Yarosh is of Russian, Ukrainian as well as Swedish and Danish ancestry; her siblings include an older sister named Amanda ‘Mani’ Yarosh, who is also an actress, and two brothers, an older one named Erik and a younger named Peter. Their father is a retired member of the US Air Force, while her sister is best known for starring in the movie “Project Almanac” (2015) as well as in TV series such as “Criminal Minds” and “Blue Bloods” among plenty of others.

Danika was raised in Bedminster, New Jersey, and spent her childhood dancing and competing in various regional as well as national competitions. Except that she attended dancing and acting lessons, further details about her educational background have never been publicly disclosed to the present day.

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Early Career

Danika’s debut on-camera performance occurred at the age of only six, when she appeared as an extra in the 2004 Sci-Fi horror comedy movie “The Stepford Wives”, featuring Nicole Kidman in the main role. After honing her skills by attending acting and dancing classes, she made a few off-Broadway acting appearances, before being cast for the role of Karen, a ballet dancer, in the 2009 Broadway’s Imperial Theatre stage play “Billy Elliot: The Musical”. At the age of 12, young Danika moved alongside her mother to Los Angeles, California, where during the early 2010s she steadily built her way to the top, by appearing in a variety of short movies such as “Angels” and “Nerd Wars!”, as well as in a streak of supporting appearances in TV series such as “30 Rock” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”.

Danika’s Acting Career

To greater prominence the young actress came in 2012 when she appeared in the biographical drama movie about C. K. Williams, entitled “The Color of Time”, opposite James Franco and Mila Kunis in the main roles. This engagement was followed by an appearance in an episode of the TV comedy series “1600 Penn”, for which she was rewarded with the prestigious Young Artist Award in 2014.

Between 2013 and 2014, Danika portrayed the recurring role of Olivia in the television comedy drama series “See Dad Run” while the real breakthrough in her acting career occurred in 2014, when she was cast for the recurring role of Holly Herkimer in the TV series “Shameless“. The story follows the poor and rather dysfunctional family of the Gallaghers, and depicts the life of a single father and his six youngsters, and was honored with two nominations for the prestigious Golden Globe award. Danika reprised her role in 11 episodes through the show’s fourth and fifth seasons, and for her great performances she was nominated for the Young Artist Award in 2015. It is certain that this later engagement has massively helped her to prove herself as a young and promising actress, while boosting her popularity as well as her net worth.

In 2015, Yarosh landed one of her most prominent acting engagements so far in her career when she was cast for the recurring role of Malina Bennet in the TV mini series “Heroes Reborn“. It is the sequel of the NBC television sci-fi drama series “Heroes”, and aired as an ‘event miniseries’ with the task of ‘reconnecting with the basic elements of the show’s (“Heroes”) first season’. She reprised her role throughout its entire run of 13 episodes, for which she was also honored with nominations for the Young Entertainer Award and Young Artist Award in 2016.

Later that year she appeared in the role of Samantha, the daughter of the title character portrayed by Tom Cruise in the second sequel of the “Jack Reacher” (2012) movie franchise, based on an eponymous series of Lee Child’s crime thriller novels, and entitled “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back”.

During 2018, she added two more movie appearances to her professional portfolio, including “The Miracle Season” and “Back Road”, before she starred as Monica in the critically booed 2019 thriller mystery movie “Deadly Switch”. Danika’s most recent acting engagement was starring in the recurring role of Brooke Osmond in the third season of the TV drama series “Greenhouse Academy”.

Personal Life

Besides the above, Danika is also active on several popular social media networks such as Twitter, on which she has amassed over 12,000 followers, and Instagram, on which her official account – @danikayarosh is followed by more than 73,000 people.

Danika sports a slim and toned figure, standing 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, weighing around 110lbs (50kgs), and with vital statistics of 32-28-32, which in addition to her long blonde hair and blue eyes, make her appearance quite alluring and camera-friendly.

When it comes to her personal life, she has somehow managed to keep it quite private as there aren’t any relevant available details regarding her romantic connections or love affairs. In her spare time, Danika enjoys being active, and is an avid volleyball and lacrosse player, and loves dancing, boxing and playing the violin and drums.

Net Worth

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this 20-year-old American actress has accumulated so far? How rich Danika Yarosh is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of her net worth, speaking as of mid-2019, revolves around a sum of $500,000, acquired through her prosperous acting career that has already amassed over 20 acting credits, as well as numerous accolades, and is currently spanning almost 15 years since 2004.

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

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