Danielle Spencer Poster


Jump to: Overview (2) | Mini Bio (1) | Spouse (1) | Trivia (3) | Personal Quotes (2)

Overview (2)

Born in North Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Nickname Dee

Mini Bio (1)

Danielle Spencer was born in Bronx, New York, USA. After 'What's Happening' got canceled in 1979, Danielle in 1983, went to University Of California to pursue a degree in medicine, she was inspired to by her stepfather, Tim Pelt who died in an automobile accident in 1977. Spencer only attended the University for two years and went back to participate in the sequel of What's Happening, What's Happening Now in 1985. Danielle also became a member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority. After her work on the hit-sequel What's Happening Now, Spencer attended Tuskegee University Veterinary School in Alabama and became a veterinarian in 1996. Dr.Danielle Spencer also returned to acting in 1997, in the film As Good As It Gets and played a veterinarian and Peter Rabbit and the Crucifix in 2001. Dr.Danielle Spencer has been married to Garry Fields since 1999. Danielle Spencer tied with Alison Arngrim as the recipient for the "Character Most In Need Of A Time-Out" award on the 2006 TV Land Awards. Danielle Spencer will forever be known as a actress who helped addressed issues such as education,abortion,poverty,and was apart of a sitcom which taught people about moral values.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Peter Sean

Spouse (1)

Garry Fields (1999 - present)

Trivia (3)

She became a veterinarian. [1996]
Stepdaughter of Tim Pelt. The head-on 1977 auto accident that proved fatal to Pelt occurred during the second season production of the TV series What's Happening!! (1976), in which Spencer was a cast member. She was a passenger in the vehicle and suffered a broken left arm and facial injuries.
Daughter of Cheryl Pelt.

Personal Quotes (2)

[In 2011, reflecting on her 1970's child actress role] I definitely loved my character Dee on "What's Happening." I must have channeled something in me though that was a tattletale. Okay, I'll admit it. When I saw "Oooo, I'm going to tell Mama," in the script, the way I said it, I don't think they intended it to be read like that. Initially, I think it was going to be [simply] "Oooo, I'm going to tell Mama," but no, I had to take it to a whole other level.
[In 2011, when Mo'Nique asked about her "What's Happening" co-star Mabel King] My mother! That really hurt when she passed away. I learned a lot from her as well. She took me under her wing, and she called me her baby. Everyone was her baby. She was a phenomenal woman too.

See also

Other Works | Publicity Listings | Official Sites | Contact Info

Contribute to This Page