Daniella Pineda is an American actress. She came to prominence playing witch Sophie Deveraux in the supernatural drama series The Originals. She subsequently appeared in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and the live-action version of the original Cowboy Bebop anime series.
Born and raised in Oakland, California, U.S. Pineda is of Mexican descent and graduated from Mills College with a sociology and radio journalism degree.
In January 2013, it was announced that she was cast as the witch Sophie for Season 4 Episode 20 of The CW series The Vampire Diaries. This episode serves as a backdoor pilot for The Originals, which is set in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Her character was killed off in episode 13 of the first season. Pineda subsequently appeared in American Odyssey and The Detour.
In 2018, Pineda co-starred in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom as Zia Rodriguez. She will reprise her role in the 2022 sequel Jurassic World: Dominion.
In 2019, Pineda starred as Cassidy Barrett in Mike Kelley's Netflix anthology thriller What/If. In Mercy Black, a horror film released on Netflix in March 2019, Pineda stars as main character Marina Hess, a woman recently released from a psychiatric ward after 15 years.
By April 2019, Pineda had been cast as Faye Valentine in a live-action version of the Cowboy Bebop series.
In August 2021, Pineda was cast in The Plane, starring Gerard Butler in the lead.