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Danielle Brooks was born on September 17, 1989 in Augusta, Georgia, USA. She is an actress and producer, known for Peacemaker (2022), Orange Is the New Black (2013) and Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia (2021). She has been married to Dennis Gelin since January 13, 2022. They have one child. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Known For

Peacemaker Leota Adebayo
(2022-2023)
Orange Is the New Black Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
(2013-2019)
(2021)
Close Enough Pearle
(2020-2022)

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 2022-2023 Peacemaker (TV Series)
Leota Adebayo
- Episode #2.1 (2023) ... Leota Adebayo
- It's Cow or Never (2022) ... Leota Adebayo
- Stop Dragon My Heart Around (2022) ... Leota Adebayo
- Murn After Reading (2022) ... Leota Adebayo
- Monkey Dory (2022) ... Leota Adebayo
 2020-2022 Close Enough (TV Series)
Pearle
- Halloween Enough (2022) ... Pearle (voice)
- Legend of the Pier/Bike & Survive (2022) ... Pearle (voice)
- Bridgette the Brain/Never Meet Your Heroes (2022) ... Pearle (voice)
- Randy Free Solos/Summer Job (2022) ... Pearle (voice)
- Hellspital/Candice Candice Revolution (2022) ... Pearle (voice)
 2021 Karma's World (TV Series short)
Dr. Lillie Carter-Grant
- Do the Write Thing (2021) ... Dr. Lillie Carter-Grant (voice)
- This Is for My Girls (2021) ... Dr. Lillie Carter-Grant (voice)
- Major Disaster (2021) ... Dr. Lillie Carter-Grant (voice)
- Hair Comes Trouble (2021) ... Dr. Lillie Carter-Grant (voice)
- I Am Karma (2021) ... Dr. Lillie Carter-Grant (voice)
 2021 Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia (TV Movie)
Mahalia Jackson
 2020 Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine (TV Special)
Jordana Bachman
 2020 Social Distance (TV Series)
Imani
 2020 Eat Wheaties!
Wendy
 2020 Love from A Distance (TV Series)
Guest
 2020 Mama Got A Cough (Video short)
Kacy
 2019 All the Little Things We Kill
Claire Soto
 2019 Great Performances (TV Series)
Beatrice
- Much Ado About Nothing (2019) ... Beatrice
 2013-2019 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series)
Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
- The Big House (2019) ... Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
- God Bless America (2019) ... Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
- The Thirteenth (2019) ... Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
- The Hidey Hole (2019) ... Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
- Baker's Dozen (2019) ... Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
 2019 The Day Shall Come
Venus
 2019 Clemency
Evette Wilkinson
 2018 Elena of Avalor (TV Series)
Charica
- A Lava Story (2018) ... Charica (voice)
 2018/I Sadie
Carla
 2018 High Maintenance (TV Series)
Regine
- Namaste (2018) ... Regine
 2017 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (TV Series)
Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
- Economic Development Incentives (2017) ... Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
 2017 Rapunzel's Tangled Adventure (TV Series)
Ruthless Ruth
- The Wrath of Ruthless Ruth (2017) ... Ruthless Ruth (voice)
 2015-2017 Master of None (TV Series)
Shannon
- Buona Notte (2017) ... Shannon
- Le Nozze (2017) ... Shannon (voice)
- Indians on TV (2015) ... Shannon
 2016 Lasso & Comet (Short)
Comet (voice)
 2016 The Angry Birds Movie
Olive Blue / Monica the Crossing Guard (voice)
 2015 Phenomenal Woman, a Short Film (Short)
Woman
 2015 I Dream Too Much
Abbey
 2014 Time Out of Mind
Receptionist
 2014 Girls (TV Series)
Laura
- Females Only (2014) ... Laura
 2012 Modern Love (TV Movie)
Raimy
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Play: "Rent", by Jonathan Larson and Billy Aronson. Dir. Devanand Janki. The Hangar Theatre, Ithaca, NY. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 2 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)

Spouse:

Dennis Gelin  (1 child)

Children:

Gelin, Freeya Carel
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Received a Tony award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical in 2016 for her performance in "The Color Purple". See more »

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