Stephanie Kay Panabaker (born May 2, 1990), better known as Kay Panabaker, is a retired American film and television actress now working as a zoologist. She is the younger sister of fellow actress Danielle Panabaker.
Panabaker was born in Orange Grove, Texas, to Donna (née Mayock) and Harold Panabaker. Following in sister Danielle Panabaker's footsteps, she started acting at various community theatres in Chicago, Illinois; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Atlanta, Georgia. In Naperville, Illinois, Kay attended Crone Middle School for sixth grade, and moved to Los Angeles, California, at the start of seventh grade.
In between projects, Kay focuses on her academics. She graduated from high school as valedictorian when she was 13 years old and received her Associate's Degree at age 15. Kay received two academic scholarships from Glendale Community College, where she attended, studying acting, and where she was on the Dean's list, graduating with honors. She was accepted to the UCLA history program as a junior when she was 15 and completed her BA in History from UCLA before she turned 18.