Mexican-American actress-writer-comedian Daniella Pineda is one of several confirmed names set to helm the upcoming live-action adaptation of the cult sci-fi space/Western anime series of the late-'90s, Cowboy Bebop. She is set to portray the amnesiac con-woman, Faye Valentine, in the series.
A relative newcomer, Pineda has only been acting since 2010. Here is what you should know about her.
The show is adapted from the anime series of 1998/9 is an amalgamation of several genres like Western, noir, and space drama.
The show is set in the distant future and follows a band of eclectic bounty hunters aboard the spaceship "Bebop" as they travel across the galaxy in search of bounties and meaning to their lives.
Pineda's character, Faye Valentine, is an amnesiac con-woman who wakes from a decades-long cryogenic sleep after a near-fatal accident with no recollection of who she is.
Geoff Stults, Mason Alexander Park, Tamara Tunie, Ann Truong, Rachel House, and Hoa Xuande also have been announced for the show.
Daniella Pineda made her on-screen debut in 2010 and has been seen in nearly 30 movies and television series.
On the big screens, she is most known for movies like Newlyweds, The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, Sleeping with Other People, Mr. Roosevelt, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and Mercy Black. She will reprise her role in the upcoming sequel, Jurassic World: Dominion.
On television, Pineda has had starring roles as Sophie Devereaux in The Vampire Diaries spin-off The Originals, Ruby Simms in the NBC action-thriller American Odyssey, Vanessa Randall in the TBS comedy series The Detour, and Cassidy Barrett in the Netflix thriller What/If.
Daniella Pineda was born Daniella Nicole Pineda on February 20, 1987, in Oakland, California, to parents of Mexican descent.
As of January 2021, Pineda is 33 years old and has a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 meters).
According to some online sources, Daniella Pineda is believed to have a net worth of $1.5 million, owing to her one-decade-long acting career and nearly 30 acting credits.