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Stephanie Kay Panabaker is an American zoologist and former actress and voice actress, who, for Disney, provided additional voices in Disney/Pixar's Monsters, Inc. and voiced the cheerleader Lacey in the American Dragon: Jake Long episode "Bring It On". She also portrayed Emily Watson in the Disney Channel Original Movie Life Is Ruff, Debbie Berwick in Phil of the Future, Amber in The Suite Life of Zack & Cody, and Jamie Bartlett in Read It and Weep. Additionally, she voiced Rosa in Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva la Fiesta and played Samantha Caldone in the 2011 Freeform telefilm Cyberbully, Emma Anderson in the ABC TV show Grey's Anatomy, and Daphne Nicole Powell in No Ordinary Family.

She is also a member of the Disney Channel Games of 2006 on the Red team.

In 2012, Panabaker officially retired from acting. She eventually went on to study zoology at UCLA. She now works as a zookeeper at Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort.

Panabaker was born in Orange, Texas, to Donna (née Mayock) and Harold Panabaker. Following in her older sister Danielle's footsteps, she started acting at various community theatres in Chicago, Philadelphia, and Atlanta. In Naperville, Illinois, she attended Crone Middle School for sixth grade, and moved to Los Angeles at the start of seventh grade. Between projects, Panabaker focused on academics. She graduated from high school as the valedictorian when she was 13 years old. Kay received two academic scholarships from Glendale Community College, where she studied acting and was on the Dean's list. She graduated with an associate degree with honors when she was 15. She was accepted by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), History Program as a junior and completed her Bachelor of Arts in history before she turned 18.

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