Danielle Brooks Does Not Consider Weight Loss! The Famous TV Show Actress Loves Her Body Too Much For It
Danielle Brooks is a TV actress who rose to fame after playing Tasha ‘Taystee’ Jefferson on the comedy Netflix series, Orange Is the New Black (2013-2019). Some of her other works are Time Out of Mind (2014), The Angry Birds Movie (2016), Clemency (2019), and The Day Shall Come (2019).
Initially starting her acting career from theatre, she made her Broadway debut as Sofia in the 2015 revival of The Color Purple. As of February 2020, she has played in over 15 movies and TV shows.
The Orange Is the New Black star is dating Dennis Gelin. The couple began dating in 2017 and made their relationship " Instagram official" in February of 2018.
Danielle Brooks with boyfriend Dennis Gelin on December 2019 (Photo: Danielle Brooks' Instagram)
Danielle revealed her pregnancy on 2 July 2019 and the couple welcomed a baby daughter, Freeya Carel, on 16 November 2019.
Just weeks after the addition of a new member to their family, the actress got engaged to Dennis on 31 December 2019. She took to Instagram to share the news. In her own words:
“I never thought one of the best days of my year would happen the last week of the year. I get to marry my best friend. We’re ENGAGED!! So excited to become your wife. D&D until the end.”
Danielle Brooks’ Age & Family
Danielle Brooks was born to Dunnel Brooks, a deacon and LaRita Brooks, a minister on 17 September 1990 in Augusta, Georgia. She also has a younger brother named Donnie Brooks.
Movies & TV Shows
The actress made her screen debut in 2012 when she worked in Modern Love. Her breakthrough work was Netflix’s hit comedy series, Orange Is the New Black which she starred in since 2013. In fact, she won Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for three straight years in 2015, 2016 and 2017 for the series.
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She made appearances in Girls and Time Out of Mind in 2014. Since then, she has played in many movies and TV shows. On top of acting, she has also done voice acting for The Angry Birds Movie (2016), Tangled: The Series (2017), and Elena of Avalor (2018).
According to celebritynetworth.com, the Orange Is the New Black actress has a net worth of $1 million.
She won a Grammy in 2017 on the category Best Musical Theater Album for The Color Purple.
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She started acting in a nativity play when she was six years old.
Danielle stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 meters).
The actress’s measurements are 42-33-44 inches.
She went to Julliard.