Danielle Brooks Biography

 
Bio:
Danielle is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut. She is best known for her role as Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson in Netflix’s Emmy-nominated series, "Orange is the New Black" which is currently in production on its fourth season. Brooks and her cast received a SAG Award in 2014 for ... (read more)
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Bio:
Danielle is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut. She is best known for her role as Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson in Netflix’s Emmy-nominated series, "Orange is the New Black" which is currently in production on its fourth season. Brooks and her cast received a SAG Award in 2014 for ... (read more)

Danielle is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut. She is best known for her role as Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson in Netflix’s Emmy-nominated series, "Orange is the New Black" which is currently in production on its fourth season. Brooks and her cast received a SAG Award in 2014 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series and Danielle was the recipient of the Young Hollywood Award for Breakthrough Actress. Brooks has also appeared in HBO’s "Girls", and will be seen in Aziz Ansari’s upcoming Netflix comedy series, "Master of None". On the big screen, Brooks voiced a character for Sony’s Angry Birds set to be released May 2016, and has previously starred in Oren Moverman’s Time Out of Mind and the independent feature, I Dream Too Much, which premiered at SXSW. Brooks grew up in South Carolina and is a graduate of The Juilliard School. "This journey has been too beautiful for words."

Danielle Brooks Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical
Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple