Her father, a famous TV personality who made a name for himself as a wildlife expert and conservationist -- in addition to wrestling crocodiles -- died in September 2006 at the age of 44 after being pierced in the chest by a sting ray.
Bindi, however, has remained steadfast in following in her father's footsteps, venturing into TV, movies and conservation efforts.
In Return to Nim's Island, Bindi plays a wildlife-loving castaway -- previously played by Abigail Breslin opposite Jodie Foster and Gerard Butler in the original 2008 film, Nim's Island.
"Nim is a little bit uppity but apart from that we are quite similar," she told Australian site Adelaide Now in a recent interview, adding that her sea lion costars were "better trained than me. They hit their mark every time."
Bindi has also previously acted in another nature-themed film -- 2010's Free Willy: Escape from Pirate's Cove, which went straight to DVD.