Bobadilla in 2012
|Born||(1993-04-04) April 4, 1993
Mexico City, Mexico
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
Daniela Bobadilla (born April 4, 1993) is a Mexican-born Canadian actress. She is best known for playing Sam Goodson in the FX series Anger Management. She has also appeared in other film and television roles, such as Mr. Troop Mom, the NBC drama Awake, the ABC series The Middle, and the Lifetime original movies Lies in Plain Sight, The Cheating Pact, and Perfect High.
Early life and career
Bobadilla was born in Mexico City; her family relocated to North Vancouver, British Columbia and then to nearby Coquitlam. She showed an aptitude for performing at an early age, and as well as an affinity for figure skating. While attending Summit Middle School, she took up acting with the school’s theater department, and then with the Theatrix Youththeatre Society. She went on to perform in numerous productions including Fiddler on the Roof, High School Musical and The Wizard of Oz. She began auditioning for film and television roles while attending Heritage Woods Secondary School.
In 2008, she won the title of Port Moody Idol. Shortly thereafter, she appeared in guest roles on two Canadian-produced series for The CW, Smallville and Supernatural, later relocating with her family to Los Angeles. She appeared in her first US leading role in the Lifetime movie Lies in Plain Sight, in which she portrayed a 13-year-old blind adolescent. She later appeared on an episode of Lie to Me, as well as the Hallmark Channel‘s Oliver’s Ghost.
In 2012, she was cast as Sam Goodson, the 13-year-old, obsessive-compulsive daughter of Charlie Sheen‘s character on the FX series Anger Management. The role quickly became Bobadilla’s most extensive, when the series was picked up for a continuous, syndicated run of 100 episodes (her character appeared in 55 episodes).
In 2013, she played the main character, Heather, in the Lifetime movie, The Cheating Pact. In 2015, Bobadilla she was cast as a primary character in another Lifetime film, Perfect High. She currently appears in a recurring role on the ABC series The Middle, as Sue Heck‘s college roommate, Lexie Brooks.
|2012||Tomorrow Maybe||Jessica||Short film|
|2012||Rosita Lopez for President||Rosita Lopez||Short film|
|2015||National Signing Day||Mary Beth|
|2015||The Highway is for Gamblers||Rosa|
|2016||Face 2 Face||Madison Daniels|
|2017||Ferdinand||Tall Nun (voice)||Animated film|
|2009||Smallville||Fanatic Teenager||Episode: “Infamous”|
|2009||Mr. Troop Mom||Naomi Serrano||Television film|
|2010||Supernatural||Sydney Frankle||Episode: “Swap Meat”|
|2010||Lie to Me||Deedee Fletcher||Episode: “The Royal We”|
|2010||Lies in Plain Sight||Young Sofia||Television film|
|2011||Oliver’s Ghost||Jenny McCaffrey||Television film|
|2012||Desperate Housewives||Marisa Sanchez||2 episodes|
|2012||Awake||Emma||Recurring role, 6 episodes|
|2012–2014||Anger Management||Sam Goodson||Main role, 55 episodes|
|2012||Emily Owens, M.D.||Payson Sorriano||Episode: “Emily and… the Outbreak”|
|2013||Bucket & Skinner’s Epic Adventures||Danielle Smith||Episode: “Epic Copycat”|
|2013||Big Time Rush||Dara Laramie||Episode: “Big Time Cameo”|
|2013||The Cheating Pact||Heather Marshall||Television film|
|2014||The Night Shift||Nina||Episode: “Blood Brothers”|
|2015||Mothers of the Bride||Jenna Wolf||Television film|
|2015||Perfect High||Riley Taft||Television film|
|2016–present||The Middle||Lexie Brooks||Recurring role (season 7–present)|
|2017||The Rachels||Roxie||Television film|