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Danielle Brooks

Actress / Film Actress / Television Actress / Stage Actress | * 09/17/1989 (33) | Augusta, Georgia (United States of America (USA))
Danielle Brittany Brooks (born September 17, 1989) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her roles as Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson on the comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019) and Leota Adebayo on the superhero series Peacemaker (2022–present). She received a Tony Award nomination for her portrayal of Sofia in the 2015 Broadway production of The Color Purple, and won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album for the film's accompanying album. In 2021, Brooks received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Television Movie as an executive producer on Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia. ()
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Danielle Brooks is an American stage, film and television actress, best known for playing Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson in the Netflix Emmy-nominated series Orange is the New Black. She's a graduate of The Juilliard School, Manhattan, New York City, Ney York, USA.

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Animation

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Awards & Nominations for Danielle Brooks

Theatre World Award Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical

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Movies with Danielle Brooks as Actress(16)

as Sofia2023 The Color Purple
as Mahalia Jackson2021 Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia
as Jordana Bachman2020 Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine
as Evette2019 Clemency
as Venus Al Shabaz2019 The Day Shall Come
as Carla2018 Sadie
as Olive Blue / Monica the Crossing Guard (voice)2016 The Angry Birds Movie
as Abbey2016 I Dream Too Much
as Receptionist2014 Time Out of Mind
as Young Catherine2008 Fireproof

TV Shows/Series with Danielle Brooks as Actress(7)

as Self - Host2022 Instant Dream Home
as Leota Adebayo2022 Peacemaker
as Dr. Lillie Carter-Grant (voice)2021 Karma’s World
as Pearle (voice)2020 Close Enough
as Ruthless Ruth2017 Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure
as Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson2013 Orange Is the New Black

Additional Information

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Full Name: Danielle Brooks
Born: Sunday, 09/17 1989 (September) in Augusta, Georgia (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 33 years + 82 days)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Juilliard School
Danielle Brooks frequently works together with these people:
James Gunn (4x, Crew)
Maya Rudolph (4x, Actress)
Tony Hale (4x, Actor)
J.G. Quintel (4x, Crew)
Natasha Lyonne (3x, Actress)
Oren Moverman (3x, Crew)
Dascha Polanco (3x, Actress)
Chris Morris (3x, Crew)
Tom Myers (3x, Crew)
Sarah Cooper (3x, Actress)
Alex Kendrick (3x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:640186, Added: 10/24/2018, Last updated: 12/04/2022