Danielle Campbell
Danielle Campbell at PaleyFest 2014.jpg
Campbell at PaleyFest in 2014 for The Originals
Born (1995-01-30) January 30, 1995 (age 27)
Years active2006–present
Notable workThe Originals
Tell Me a Story

Danielle Marie Campbell[1] (born January 30,[2] 1995[3][4]) is an American actress. She is known for her starring roles as Jessica Olson in the 2010 Disney Channel Original Movie Starstruck, Simone Daniels in the 2011 Disney film Prom, Davina Claire in the 2013 CW television drama series The Originals and Kayla Powell and Olivia Moon in the 2018 CBS All Access television psychological thriller series Tell Me a Story.

Early life

Campbell is from Hinsdale, Illinois. Her parents are Georganne and John Campbell, and she has a younger brother.[3][5] She was discovered in a hair salon in Chicago at age ten.[3][6][7]


Campbell's first acting role was as a guest star in five episodes of Prison Break.[4][5] She also appeared in a nationwide commercial for Build-A-Bear Workshop[3][5] and played the character of Darla in the 2008 movie The Poker House. In 2010, she appeared in the Disney Channel television series Zeke and Luther[4] as Dani, before starring in the television movie Starstruck with Sterling Knight the same year.[3][5] Upon Starstruck's release, she signed a development deal with Disney. She starred in the movie Prom, released on April 29, 2011, co-starring with Nicholas Braun, Nolan Sotillo, and Aimee Teegarden.[3]

In 2013, she was cast in a starring role on the television series The Originals[8][9] as a powerful sixteen-year-old witch named Davina.[5][7] In late 2013, producers of the 2015 film 16 South announced that Campbell would star in the film alongside Luke Benward.[5][10] In April 2015, Campbell shot the movie Race To Redemption in which she starred alongside Aiden Flowers and Luke Perry; the movie was released in 2016. Campbell was also cast as Ellie Reed in the 2016 television series SINs, and Maddy in the 2017 Fine Brothers production F the Prom. In March 2018, she appeared in the music video for "Better With You" by Jesse McCartney.

In 2018, Campbell had a recurring role in the second season of the Freeform television series Famous in Love. In June 2018 she was cast in a starring role in the CBS All Access television drama series Tell Me a Story.[11] In 2021, Campbell starred in the Broadway production of Alice Childress's Trouble in Mind.[12]

Personal life

Campbell lives in Los Angeles, California.[13]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Poker House Darla
2011 Prom Simone Daniels
2012 Madea's Witness Protection Cindy Needleman
2016 Race to Redemption Hannah Rhodes
2017 F the Prom Maddy Datner Direct-to-video film
2018 Ghost Light Juliet
2018 Shrimp Jess' date Short film
2019 Being Frank Allison
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2006–2007 Prison Break Gracey Hollander 4 episodes
2010 Zeke and Luther Dani Episode: "Double Crush"
2010 Starstruck Jessica Olson Disney Channel Original Movie
2012 Drop Dead Diva Carla Middlen Episode: "Family Matters"
2013–2018 The Originals Davina Claire Main role (seasons 1–3); special guest star (seasons 4–5)
2017 Hell's Kitchen Herself Episode: "Aerial Maneuvers"
2017–2018 Runaways Eiffel Recurring role; 6 episodes
2018 Famous in Love Harper Tate Recurring role; 9 episodes
2018 All American Hadley Episode: "Pilot"
2018–2020 Tell Me a Story Kayla Powell / Olivia Moon Main role[14][15]
Music videos
Year Title Artist Role
2018 "Better With You" Jesse McCartney Love interest


  1. ^ Danielle Campbell [@daniellemcam] (August 13, 2015). "@TruthVRA Danielle Marie Campbell 💋" (Tweet). Retrieved May 9, 2018 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Danielle Campbell [@daniellemcam] (January 30, 2012). "Thank you so much for all the happy birthdays guys!!! It means so much to me love you! Xoxoxoxo" (Tweet). Retrieved May 14, 2016 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Nina Metz (April 26, 2011). "Hey, you're grounded". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on September 26, 2020. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  4. ^ a b c "Danielle Campbell". Hollywoodlife.com. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Courtney Crowder (October 5, 2014). "'Originals' actress goes from Hinsdale to Hollywood". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on June 30, 2021. Retrieved March 22, 2015.
  6. ^ "Danielle Campbell interview on Miss O & Friends". Missoandfriends.com. Archived from the original on April 7, 2015. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
  7. ^ a b Liane Bonin Starr (April 15, 2014). "Interview: 'The Originals' ' Danielle Campbell talks life, death and Marcel". Uproxx. Retrieved October 23, 2021.
  8. ^ "Danielle Campbell: On Kickboxing, Sunscreen, And Apples With Peanut Butter". Thenewpotato.com. December 8, 2014. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
  9. ^ Nellie Andreeva (February 8, 2013). "Danielle Campbell Joins 'Vampire Diaries' Spinoff, Chin Han To Recur On 'Arrow'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  10. ^ "OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR "16 South"". Hopekelley.com. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 5, 2018). "'Tell Me A Story': Danielle Campbell To Star In Kevin Williamson's CBS All Access Drama Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 22, 2018.
  12. ^ League, The Broadway. "Trouble in Mind – Broadway Play – Original | IBDB". www.ibdb.com. Retrieved March 25, 2022.
  13. ^ "interviews « Danielle Campbell Web". danielle-campbell.org. Retrieved October 29, 2017.
  14. ^ "Danielle Campbell Returns to Tell Me a Story in Sleeping Beauty-Inspired Tale". TV Guide. July 10, 2019.
  15. ^ "'Tell Me A Story': Carrie-Anne Moss & Danielle Campbell To Star In Season 2 Of CBS All Access Series". Deadline. July 10, 2019.

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