Danielle Savre may be known for fighting fires as Maya Bishop on the hit ABC series Station 19, but she’s actually been in the industry since she was a child. After signing a deal with Mattel to appear in commercials for the company, she quickly ventured into television and film. Savre has starred in big projects like Kaya, Boogeyman 2, and Hereos, to name a few, according to IMDb. “I’ve been acting since I was seven years old and I love it,” Savre told Naluda Magazine. “I’ve been blessed to work with great people on wonderful projects and have made great friends along the way.”
In 2018, not only did the actor land a role on the primetime series Station 19, but Savre’s character was introduced as bisexual — allowing her to represent the LGBTQ+ community in a crucial way. “I’m very committed to breaking certain stereotypes surrounding LGBTQ characters and advocating ways to diversify the stories being told,” Savre said during an interview with Retreat Magazine (via the Daily Mail). “I have many friends who are part of the LGBTQ community, and I’ve always been proud to represent them in roles I’ve taken on over the years.” Additionally, Savre’s portrayal of Maya represents her real-life sister greatly, too Dimensions.
Danielle Savre’s sister is a firefighter
When Danielle Savre signed on to play the role of Seattle firefighter Maya Bishop on Station 19, she knew exactly who to call to find out more about the heroic job—her sister, Stephanie Savre. “I called her during filming to give me tips on how she was doing things,” Danielle said, according to the Daily News. “She’s my idol and I hope this role makes her as proud of me as I am of her.” According to Stephanie’s LinkedIn, she has been a firefighter for the Los Angeles City Fire Department since February 2016, and according to her job description, “the first Woman in LAFD story who applied for the job” at Fire Station 9.
Although Danielle was very excited to play such a prominent character – particularly one representing her sister Stephanie – she knew she had big shoes to fill. “When we met the firefighters and did the training for the first three days, and our technical advisors, they said, ‘Are you Fireman Savre’s sister?'” said Danielle Parade. “I say yes.’ So unfortunately I was held to a higher standard as they said, ‘You better represent, your sister is a real one.’”
Not only did Danielle get to immerse herself in her sister’s world as a firefighter, but Stephanie also got a taste of what it’s like to be on set.
Stephanie Savre is Danielle’s stunt double
During an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail, Stephanie Savre revealed that she sometimes fills in as her sister Danielle Savre’s stunt double on Station 19. Stephanie, who is also a fan of the series, enjoys seeing her work come to life. “It’s fascinating, it’s great fun,” she told the outlet. “They did a really good job of captivating the audience and having that dramatic aspect of the show and really respecting our profession and really representing what we do.”
Although Danielle and Stephanie have always had a close bond, the ladies admitted that Station 19 took their relationship to the next level. “It was really fun and I think it definitely brought us a lot closer,” Stephanie said. “I think the show is very good at portraying the fire service in general.”
Aside from the show highlighting such a heroic job, Danielle spoke about the impact the series is having on women who want to enter the workforce. “It puts a big smile on my face every time I get a message, or read a comment about someone saying they applied to be a firefighter because of this show, or little girls going, ‘When I’m growing up, I want to be a firefighter,” she said in an interview with Parade. Danielle and Stephanie are truly living their dreams and have each other at every turn.