Danielle Brooks Bio, Wiki, Age, Mom, Daughter, Movies, TV Shows, Net Worth

Danielle Brooks Biography

A native of Augusta, Georgia Danielle Brooks born Danielle Brittany Brooks is an American actress and singer. She is majorly known for portraying the role of Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson in the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black.

She also gained fame for playing the voice of Officer Pearle Watson on the HBO Max animated series, Close Enough. Additionally, she received a Tony Award nomination for her playing the role of Sofia in the 2015 Broadway production of The Color Purple.

Danielle Brooks Age

Brooks is 32 years old as of 2021. She was born on 17 September 1989, in Augusta, Georgia, United States.

Danielle Brooks Height

Brooks measures a standing height of 5 feet 4 inches tall which is equivalent to 1.62 meters tall. She also weighs 75 kilograms which is equivalent to 165 lbs. Moreover, she has black hair and dark brown eyes. Her body measurements are 44-33-44 inches.

Danielle Brooks Family, Mom, and Siblings

Brooks is the loving daughter of Dunnel Brooks, her father, and LaRita Brooks, her mother. Her father was a deacon and her mother is a minister. She is also the sister of Donnie Brooks.

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Danielle Brooks Wedding, Husband, and Baby

Brooks announced that she was pregnant with her first child on July 2nd, 2019. She welcomed her daughter on November 16th, 2019. Her daughter is called Freeya Carel Gelin. Moreover, she was the loving wife of Dennis Gelin. The beautiful couple got married on January 13th, 2022.

Danielle Brooks Movies and Tv Shows


The following are movies that Danielle has been featured in:

  • 2014 Time Out of Mind
  • 2015 I Dream Too Much
  • 2015 Phenomenal Woman, a Short Film
  • 2016 The Angry Birds Movie
  • 2018 Sadie
  • 2019 Clemency
  • 2019 The Day Shall Come
  • 2019 The Public’s Much Ado About Nothing
  • 2019 All the Little Things We Kill
  • 2020 Eat Wheaties!
  • 2021 Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia

Television Shows

The following are television shows that Danielle has been featured in:

  • 2012 Modern Love
  • 2013 Black Girls Rock! 2013
  • 2013–2019 Orange Is the New Black
  • 2014 Girls
  • 2015–2017 Master of None
  • 2016 Lasso & Comet
  • 2017 Tangled: The Series
  • 2017 Lip Sync Battle
  • 2018 Project Runway All-Stars
  • 2018 High Maintenance
  • 2018 Elena of Avalor
  • 2020–present Close Enough
  • 2020 Social Distance
  • 2020 Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine
  • 2022 Peacemaker

Danielle Brooks Peacemaker

In the film Peacemaker, Danielle plays the role of Leota Adebayo who is the daughter of Amanda Waller. Waller is an A.R.G.U.S. leader and a member of Project Butterfly.

Danielle Brooks Black Woman

Danielle Brooks Mahalia

Mahalia Jackson is an influential gospel singer who rises to fame in the 1940s. She later performs at numerous rallies during the civil rights movement.

Danielle Brooks Net Worth

Brooks has made a great fortune from her career as an actress. She has an estimated net worth of $1 million.

Danielle Brooks Instagram

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