Daniella Evangelista (born September 20, 1982) is a Canadian actress and model.
Her early work in television commercials and modeling included national campaigns for Benetton and worldwide exposure through Japanese calendars and other promotions. She was also profiled on the front of the popular Italian teen magazine "Bambini".
She was a coprotagonist on teen drama Edgemont as Tracy Antonelli from 2001 to 2005 and voices Kana in Hamtaro and Asuka Sakurai in the animated series Soultaker in 2002.
In 2000, she appeared in the beginning of Cabin by the Lake, a made for television horror/thriller movie starring Judd Nelson. She portrayed the character "Kimberley Parsons" who was kidnapped and later murdered. She was credited in the sequel, Return to Cabin by the Lake in 2001.
In 2001, she was on cast of film Ripper as "Mary-Anne Nordstrom".
In 2003, she appeared in Nickelback's music video "Someday". Her father is a machinist.
Daniella Evangelista has been working in the film and modeling industry since she was 4-years-old. Born in Vancouver, Canada and raised in Los Angeles; Daniella now splits her time between both cities. She has a passion for cooking & health and in addition to performing, she enjoys coaching acting (especially with children). Daniella is a bit of a tomboy and loves cars & bikes, but when she puts on a dress, look out.
Evangelista is best-known for her 5-year run as series regular "Tracey Antonelli" on the hit series, Edgemont (2000), starring Kristin Kreuk (Smallville (2001), Beauty and the Beast (2012)) and Grace Park (Battlestar Galactica (2004), Hawaii Five-0 (2010)). Daniella has earned numerous guest star credits and has been featured in both TV and theatrical release feature films.
Shortly after her first film (Disturbing Behavior (1998)), Daniella landed roles in numerous TV movies, including a small part in Brothers' Destiny (1995), starring Danny Aiello and Mickey Rooney. Her first American feature film was Warner Bros.'s The Amazing Panda Adventure (1995), working opposite Ryan Slater, Christian Slater's brother. Daniella has also worked on several independent films across the genre. At thirteen, Daniella opted to take some time off from acting to concentrate on school work. In the late 90s, she was approached by 20th Century Fox to read for a role in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999), although the part was eventually given to Natalie Portman. More recently, Daniella has appeared in the feature films, Cabin by the Lake (2000) and its sequel, Ripper (2001), Wishmaster 3: Devil Stone (2001) and The Mangler 2 (2002). With her "scream queen" title firmly established, Daniella took a change of direction and landed the role of "Tracey Antonelli" in the Canadian television hit series, Edgemont (2000), which is now filming its fourth season. She also provides the voice of "Kana" in the popular Japanese anime, Hamtaro (2000); and will soon be seen in the Tom Arnold movie, After School Special (2002), and in Elijah Wood's Try Seventeen (2002), which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival.