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Danielle Brooks

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Date of Birth: September 17, 1989
Height: 5'4"
Hometown: Augusta, Georgia, United States
Best Quotes:

I never thought it would happen this fast in my career. I am taking it in as much as I can, because I understand that this could go away at any moment.

I like to play people who are underdogs and misfits. People who are not on a straight and narrow path. That's exciting for me.

My biggest thing is telling a truthful story, something that is rooted in something and is very honest. If I read a script and you want me to take off my top, and it doesn't serve a purpose, then I'm not going to do it.

Bio:
Danielle Brooks (born in Augusta, Georgia, on September, 17, 1989) is a Tony-nominated American actress, who began acting at the age of six. Growing up in Greenville, South Carolina, she started acting in a nativity play put on by her church and later attended a performing arts high school. Danielle is a 2011 graduate of Juilliard, where she studied drama.

Best Known For:
Danielle Brooks is best known for her role as Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson on the hit Nextflix series, Orange Is The New Black, as well as the 2015 Broadway production, The Color Purple, where she plays Sofia.

Personal Life:
Danielle Brooks is the daughter of a deacon (her father), and a minister (her mother).