Daniella Pineda (born February 20, 1987) is a Mexican-American actress, writer, and comedian from Oakland, California. In January 2013 it was announced that she was cast as the witch Sophie for season 4 episode 20 of The CW’s hit series The Vampire Diaries. This episode serves as a backdoor pilot for a possible spin-off series, revolving around The Originals and taking place in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Season one of The Originals was set to premiere on Tuesday, October 15. However, on July 29, 2013, The CW announced that the series premiere would instead air on October 3, 2013, following the fifth-season premiere of The Vampire Diaries in order to attract fans of the series. On October 10, 2013, the CW ordered three additional scripts for the series. She was written off as her character was killed off. Daniella has starred in other projects like American Odyssey and The Detour afterwards. In January 2017, Pineda was cast in a lead role in the Jurassic World sequel. Pineda graduated from Mills College. She resides in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.