Who is Daniella Alonso? Wiki Bio
Daniella Alonso was born in New York City, USA on 22 September 1978, so her zodiac sign is Virgo and she holds American nationality. She is an actress and a model, best known for her roles in horror movies including “The Hills Have Eyes 2”, and in the TV series “Revolution”.
Early life and education
Daniella was raised in New York City with her younger brother by her mother who is originally from Puerto Rico, and her father who was born in Peru. She grew up being interested in modelling and acting, while she also began taking karate lessons at the age of seven, and is now the holder of a fourth level green belt.
She attended a local high school where she began practicing acting, while she also launched her modelling career when in 10th grade, noticed by a modelling scout working for the Ford Modelling Agency. Upon matriculation, Daniella didn’t enroll at college right away, but took two years to focus on her career before enrolling at Marymount Manhattan College, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications in 2002.
Modelling career and roles in movies
Daniella was featured on the cover pages of several magazines during her teenage years, including “Seventeen” and “Teen” before she started doing more serious work such as starring in commercials for Volkswagen, Target, and Kmart among others.
She is very popular in Spain too, and has appeared in over 20 of their commercials, and in over 30 national and internationals ads.
Daniella made her debut film appearance when she portrayed Lisa in “Academy Boyz” in 1997, which was followed by her roles in “Black Knight” in 2001 and “Rhythm of the Saints” in 2003. In 2006, she was invited to appear in the drama film “All You’ve Got” and the horror movie “Hood of Horror”, but she didn’t gain much recognition until she starred in the horror film “The Hills Have Eyes 2” in 2007, which follows a team of National Guard men who are fighting against human mutants. The same year also saw Daniella star in “Wrong Turn 2: Dead Ed” and appear in “A Poor Kid’s Guide to Success”.
The year 2009 saw her appear in four movies, including “Love Song” and “The Collector”, while her next notable role was in the action comedy film “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2”, which follows a cop who goes on a vacation to Las Vegas with his daughter. Some of Daniella’s latest roles in movies have been in “Maybe I’m Fine” in 2018, and “Anderson Falls” and “Isolated Victim” in 2020.
Appearances in TV series
Daniella made her debut TV series appearance in “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” in 2001, then appeared in single episodes of “Law & Order” in 2003 and “As the World Turns” in 2004.
She gained recognition after portraying the recurring character Anna Taggaro in the TV drama series “One Tree Hill” in 2004 which follows two half-brothers who are competing at everything, including at winning friends, girlfriends, and in basketball games.
She appeared in single episodes of many series, including “CSI: Miami” in 2007, “Saving Grace” in 2007, and “Stargate: Atlantis” in 2008, before being invited to portray her next recurring character in “Friday Night Lights” appearing in 10 episodes. Daniella then guest starred in series “Without a Trace” in 2008 and “Knight Rider” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” in 2009, before winning her first main role as Brenda Serrano in “My Generation” in 2010.
She appeared in single episodes of “In Plain Sight” in 2011, and “Rizzoli & Isles” and “Covert Affairs” in 2012, before being invited to star as Nora Clayton in the post-apocalyptic series “Revolution from 2012 to 2014; Daniella was praised for her performance and then portrayed the lead character in “The Night Shift”, and a recurring character in “Being Mary Jane” before winning her next lead role in “Animal Kingdom” in 2016.
Some of Daniella’s latest appearances in TV series have been in “Criminal Minds” and “The Resident” in 2018, in which she played recurring characters, while she has been playing the lead character Cristal Carrington in the soap opera “Dynasty” since 2019.
Love life and husband
Daniella is very secretive regarding her love life, and there are rumors circulating the internet that the famous actress dated several of her colleagues before she met Aaron Hernandez sometime in the 2000s.
The two dated for over six years before marrying at a private event in 2013, attended by only the two’s closest friends and family – they have been living together in New York City since then; they don’t have any children. Obviously Aaron is not the popular football player with the same name who died in 2017 by committing suicide.
Daniella is a highly sociable person, and has pictures with numerous men alongside whom she has starred in TV series and movies, which has led to people to start rumors about her having affairs with many of them – of course they haven’t been confirmed and neither has Daniella commented on them.
Hobbies and other interests
Daniella is a huge lover of animals and is a co-founder of the Project Street Dog non-profit organization, and uses her Instagram account to urge people to donate money to the organization, as well as to adopt rescue dogs. She has adopted one dog herself, and often shares pictures of it onto her Instagram account. She is also a supporter of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) organization.
Daniella is physically active as she is still taking karate lessons, while she’s also started practicing tae-kwon-do; she enjoys going hiking and camping too. She likes to watch movies in her spare time, with some of her favorite actors and actresses being Jack Nicholson, Anthony Hopkins and Meryl Streep, while some of her favorite movies include “As Good As It Gets”, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, and “Something’s Gotta Give”. She also enjoys watching TV series, with two of her favorites being “Game of Thrones” and “Breaking Bad”.
Appearance and net worth
Daniella is 41 years old. She has long black hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 7ins (1.69m) tall, weighs around 121lbs (55kgs), and her vital statistics are 34-25-36. She wears shoes size eight, and dress size four. As of March 2020, her net worth is estimated at over $2 million.