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Danielle Brooks (IV)


Danielle Brooks was born on September 17, 1989 in Augusta, Georgia, USA. She is an actress, known for Orange Is the New Black (2013), Angry Birds (2016) and Lasso & Comet (2016). See full bio »

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Known For

Orange Is the New Black Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
(2013-2018)
Angry Birds Olive Blue / Monica the Crossing Guard
(2016)
(2016)
(2015)

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 2019 Clemency
Evette
 2018 Elena of Avalor (TV Series)
Charica
- A Lava Story (2018) ... Charica (voice)
 2013-2018 Orange Is the New Black (TV Series)
Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
- Double Trouble (2018) ... Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
- Well This Took a Dark Turn (2018) ... Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
- Chocolate Chip Nookie (2018) ... Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson (credit only)
- Break the String (2018) ... Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
- Gordons (2018) ... Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson
 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 Tangled: The Series (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 Angry Birds
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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Other Works:

TV commercial, "Wanna Be in It," with Ricky Gervais (Derek (2012)), Michael Kelly (House of Cards (2013)), Steven Van Zandt (Lilyhammer (2012)), Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black (2013)), and Danielle Brooks (Orange Is the New Black (2013)), each in character from their respective series, for Netflix original programming.

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5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Close friends with Orange Is the New Black (2013) co-stars Samira Wiley and Uzo Aduba. See more »

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Virgo

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