Has a production company with Mia Sara.
Daughter of Frank von Zerneck and Julie Mannix.
Best remembered for her portrayal of Donna, the blonde Anglo girlfriend of Lou Diamond Phillips in La Bamba (1987), the biopic of ill-fated pop singer Ritchie Valens.
Her husband James Fearnley is the accordion player for the Irish rock group The Pogues.
The movie God's Lonely Man (1996) was a family affair. Danielle was a producer; father Frank von Zerneck served as executive producer; brother Francis von Zerneck took on directing/writing chores; actress/mom Julie Mannix had a bit role; and musician/husband James Fearnley provided the original music.