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Date Of BirthSeptember 22, 1978
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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.

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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.

General Info

Full NameDaniella Alonso
Date Of BirthSeptember 22, 1978
Height1.7 m
ProfessionFilm producer, Actor, Model
NationalityAmerican

Accomplishments

MoviesPaul Blart: Mall Cop 2, The Mulberry Tree, Re-Kill, The Collector, Wrong Turn 2: Dead End, The Hills Have Eyes 2, The Last Romantic, Hood of Horror, All You've Got, Rhythm of the Saints
TV ShowsRevolution, My Generation, Animal Kingdom, The Night Shift

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Quotes

#Quote
1Being Latina playing into my goals or passion for acting - I will say that being raised in a large Puerto Rican family of mostly all women who are extremely passionate has taught me how to be not only passionate but driven and goal oriented. In my family I wasn't necessarily pushed into anything but at the same time if I said I wanted to do it everyone always assumed I could. So I did as well I guess. But only with hard work, preparation and a little bit of luck!
2My family's funny. They're very supportive, but they don't know who actors are and they don't really care. They're just like, 'Oh, if you wanna do it, sure, go!'" They don't want to come to set and sit there and look at a screen. It doesn't impress them.
3I've always loved movies and ever since I was little I've always wanted to make people feel how movies made me feel - happy, sad, adventurous... There was never a specific moment where I said this is what I want to do. I've just always known and luckily when I was old enough I was lucky enough to work.
4I grew up in Manhattan, so I'm used to for all time running about and having a billion things to do. In LA everything's slower paced, everybody takes their time and actually enjoys things: hiking, eating healthy. In New York there's no time to go hiking, you just walk 30 blocks. Also in LA it's typically the movie business or TV business, and that's what everybody talks about because that's everyone's job in some way or another. In New York it's so diverse, you can be sitting at a table with a doctor and a cab driver and a musician.
5It seems to find me - the tough military girl [role]. But in real life, i'm like, 'Let's go shopping, guys!' 'Let's take our dogs to the park!' But I can pull it off.
6I actually take Karate and tae-kwon-do. And so I love sparring and grappling and all that physical stuff. I studied a hybrid form of grappling, sparring, and self defense, it's more of a get yourself in shape and if you want to take it to the next level, so you're really learning valuable skills with self defense, and I really enjoy it.

Facts

#Fact
1Writes in her spare time.
2Has a Communications degree from Marymount Manhattan College.
3She loves animals and supports PETA, posing in an ad campaign that asked consumers to wear synthetic leather in 2013.
4Fluent in Spanish.
5Ethnicity: half Puerto Rican, one quarter Native Peruvian and one quarter Japanese.
6Has a brother and a sister.
7Was voted #41 in 2006 and #97 in 2013 in Maxim's Hot 100 List.
8Appeared on NBC's Today Show on 27 July 2004 modeling during a sportswear fashion segment.
9Was a Cover Girl for CoverGirl Makeup.
10Started out as a model with Ford Models.

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Movies

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Isolated Victim2016post-productionLiliana Santana
Animal Kingdom2016-2017TV SeriesCatherine
iZombie2016TV SeriesAlyssa Tramall
Lawless Range2016Claudia Donnelly
Being Mary Jane2015TV SeriesMarisol / Marisol Esparza
Major Crimes2015TV SeriesLori Weber
Re-Kill2015Matthews
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 22015Divina Martinez
Castle2014TV SeriesMaria Sanchez
The Night Shift2014TV SeriesDr. Landry De La Cruz
Revolution2012-2014TV SeriesNora Clayton
Upgrade2012TV MovieSantiago Twin 1
Covert Affairs2012TV SeriesTherapist
Rizzoli & Isles2012TV SeriesRiley Cooper
Private Practice2012TV SeriesReyna Reyes
Metro2011TV MovieDaniela Diaz
In Plain Sight2011TV SeriesSue Shears Sue Stills
Mad Love2011TV SeriesNurse
My Generation2010TV SeriesBrenda Serrano
The Mulberry Tree2010Maria Ramirez
Love 10 to 12009Cali
Medium2009TV SeriesElizabeth Torres
The Collector2009/ILisa
We Were Once a Fairytale2009ShortSofa Girl
Love Song2009ShortCali
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2009TV SeriesLiz Martin / Rosa Gonzales
Knight Rider2009TV SeriesLynn
Without a Trace2008TV SeriesDr. Erica Loza
Stargate: Atlantis2008TV SeriesKatana Labrea
Friday Night Lights2007-2008TV SeriesCarlotta Alonso
A Poor Kid's Guide to Success2007Nicole
Saving Grace2007TV SeriesLily Blackbird
Wrong Turn 2: Dead End2007VideoAmber
CSI: Miami2007TV SeriesAlexis Dawson
The Hills Have Eyes II2007Missy
Hood of Horror2006Posie Santano
All You've Got2006Rada Kincaid
The Last Romantic2006
CSI: NY2006TV SeriesJenny Rodriguez
One Tree Hill2004-2005TV SeriesAnna Taggarro
As the World Turns2004TV SeriesPilar Domingo
Rhythm of the Saints2003Rena
Law & Order2003TV SeriesMaddi Donlou
Black Knight2001June (uncredited)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2001TV SeriesAngie Suarez
Academy Boyz1997Lisa

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Upgrade2012TV Movie executive producer
A Poor Kid's Guide to Success2007associate producer

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Upgrade2012TV Movie

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Poor Kid's Guide to Success2007second assistant director

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood Today Live2016TV SeriesHerself
AfterBuzz TV's Spotlight On2016TV SeriesHerself
More Blood, More Guts: The Making of 'Wrong Turn 2'2007Video documentary shortHerself - Amber
Exploring the Hills: The Making of 'The Hills Have Eyes 2'2007Video documentary shortHerself
The Hills Have Eyes 2: Mutant Attacks2007Video documentary shortHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007TV SeriesHerself
Today2004TV SeriesHerself

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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