Danielle Brooks Overview

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Born: September 17, 1989

Danielle Brooks was born in Augusta, Georgia and rased in the small town of Simpsonville in South Carolina. Her mother is a minister and her father is a deacon. When Danielle saw a stage production of The Color Purple at age 15, it changed her life. She enrolled at a performance arts high school, then at 17 was accepted to Juilliard. Following Juilliard, in 2013 she auditioned for and landed the role of prison inmate Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson on Orange is the New Black, one of Netflix's first... See All

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