The American actress danielle brooks has earned a good amount of wealth and fame from her acting career. She rose to prominence after appearing in the television series Orange Is the New Black, in which she plays the role of Tasha Taystee Jefferson. Her character in the show landed her several awards and nominations. The actress has also starred in movies like Social Distance and Girl, as well as TV series like Masters of None. Brooks is also a Grammy Award winner and has performed on Broadway.
Danielle Brooks started her career as an actress in a church play at the age of six. She graduated from the Juilliard School in 2011 with a BFA degree in drama. She made her TV debut in the movie Modern Love in 2012 and Time Out of Mind in 2014, before landing the recurring role in Orange Is The New Black in 2013. The series was produced by Netflix and Brooks became known for her acting skills on screen alongside Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Samira Wiley, and Michael Harney among others.
Apart from acting, Brooks is a renowned singer and has lent her voice to the characters of Olive Blue and Monica the crossing guard in the popular animated film The Angry Birds Movie. She is also a clothing designer and body positive activist through which she earns significant residual income. The actress is married to Dennis Gelin and has a daughter named Freeya Carel with him.