Danielle Brooks Wiki, Bio, Married, Husband, Net Worth, Children, Instagram, Baby

Danielle Brooks is an American actress and a singer, who has a total net worth of $1 million as of 2021.

She is best know for her role Tasha Jefferson AKA “Taystee” on Netflix’s Orange is the new Black.

Likewise, Brooks is also known for being the voice of Officer Pearle Watson on the HBO Max animated series, Close Enough.

On September 17, 1989, Danielle Brittany Brooks was born in Augusta, Georgia, The United States to Dunnel Brooks and Larita Brooks.

In 2011, she started acting at six years old in a church play and graduated from the Juilliard School.

She appeared in stage productions before making her television debut as Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson in the series Orange is the New Black, which she has been a part of since 2013.

In 2012, she starred in the TV movie “Modern Love” and In 2014, she appeared in the film “Time Out of Mind.”

Likewise, In 2014, she has also been the part of the TV series “Girls”, where she appeared in an episode of it.

Eventually, for the role of Tasha Jefferson, In 2014, she received a Young Hollywood Award for Breakthrough Actress, and in 2015, she received a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Danielle was born and in Christian family. She grew up in South Carolina.

Speaking about her parents, her father Dunnel Brooks was a decon and her mother Larita Brooks is a minister.

Brooks started acting when she was six years old in a nativity play put on by her church.

Danielle attended South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities for her two years of High School.

Similarly, In 2011, she graduated from Juilliard School, where she studied drama.

Danielle Brook’s Career

Brooks went on to appear in two theater productions after graduating from Juilliard: Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Servant of Two Masters and Blacken the Bubble.

She left both projects in 2013 to join the cast of the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black.

Her character was originally intended to appear in only two episodes of the show, but she was written into the rest of the first season and subsequent seasons.

On June 28, 2017, she competed against co-star Uzo Aduba in an episode of Spike’s Lip Sync Battle.

Brooks triumphed with renditions of Ciara’s “1, 2 Step” and Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer.”

She was cast in a third season episode of the HBO series Girls in September 2013, becoming the show’s first African-American actress.

Brooks made her Broadway debut as Sofia in the 2015 revival of The Color Purple.

The musical premiered at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre on December 10, 2015.

Brooks has also received positive feedback for her performance and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical.

She was nominated for a Drama League Award for her performance as Beatrice in The Public Theater’s production of Much Ado About Nothing in June 2019.

Brooks will also star alongside Samuel L. Jackson and John David Washington in a Broadway revival of August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson, directed by LaTanya Richardson Jackson, in 2022.

This cast will also appear in a film adaptation of the play, with a director yet to be announced.

Danielle Brooks’s wiki

Furthermore, let’s have a look at Danielle Brooks’s wiki and bio.

Full NameDanielle Brittany Brooks
Known asDanielle Brooks
ProfessionAmerican actress and singer
Height5 feet 4 inches (162 cm)
Weight75 kgs (165 lbs)
Body Size42-33-44 inches (chest- waist- hips)
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorDark Black
Date of BirthSeptember 17, 1989
Age32 years old
Zodiac SignVirgo
SchoolNot Available
College and UniversitySouth Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities
Julliard School
Education QualificationNot Available
DegreeNot Available
Permanent AddressAugusta, Georgia, The United States
Current AddressLos Angeles, California, The United States
HobbiesKaraoke, Spending time with family, Swimming
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
Past RelationshipNot available
Current relationshipDennis Gelin
Children namea daughter, named Freeya Carel Gelin
ParentsFather: Dunnel Brooks
Mother: Larita Brooks
Siblingsa younger brother named Donnie Brooks
PetNot Available
Net Worth$1 million

Danielle Brook’s Bio

Danielle describes herself on Instagram as an “Actor.”

Similarly, she has written her bio as “Twitter: thedanieb #daniellebrooks #leotaadebayo #peacemaker.”

Furthermore, here are the different movies and TV shows that she has been part of alongside the year of its release and the role for it.

Lists of Movies:

2014Time Out of MindReceptionist
2015I Dream too muchAbbey
2015Phenomenal Woman, a Short FilmWoman
2016The Angry Birds MovieOlive Blue/Monica the Crossing Guard (voice)
2019The day shall comeVenus
2019The Public’s Much Ado About NothingBeatrice
2019All the Little Things We KillClaire Soto
2020Eat WheatiesWendy
2021Robin Roberts Presents: MahaliaMahalia Jackson

Lists of TV shows:

YearTV ShowsRole
2012Modern LoveRaimy
2013Black Girls RockDanielle Brooks herself
2013 to 2019Orange is the new blackTasha Jefferson, Tyastee
2015 to 2017Master of NoneShannon
2016Lasso and CometComet (voice)
2017Tangled: The SeriesRuthless Ruth (voice)
2017Lip Sync BattleDanielle Brooks herself
2018Project Runway All StarsDanielle Brooks herself
2018High MaintainanceRegine
2018Elena of AlavorCharica (voice)
2020 to presentClose EnoughPearle Watson
2020Social DistanceImani
2020Sarah Cooper: Everything’s FineJordana Bachmana
2022PeacemakerLeota Adebayo

Who is Danielle Brooks married to?

In 4th January Danielle Brooks got married to her longtime partner Dennis Gelin in Miami with two stunning wedding dresses.

In a recent interview, she stated that first gown had a sheer, long-sleeved top made from nude mesh and embroidered white flowers. 

Its skirt, on the other hand, was full, white, and adorned with the same pattern.

It was custom-made for her by the London-based fashion house Alonuko, and it was photographed by Reem Photography.

Brooks told Vogue that she “always knew” she would wear two dresses to her wedding, which she and her husband celebrated in Miami.

She wanted to “highlight a Black designer” with her first gown because she believes they “aren’t highlighted enough” in the wedding industry.

Kelly Augustine, her stylist, gifted her with a gold pair of Chanel earrings to complete the look.

Her second dress, which she wore for her reception, was designed by Christian Siriano.

The dress featured lace straps, a corset-style bodice, and a full skirt that wrapped around her hips.

The princess-style dress, according to Vogue, was a “three-in-one” garment that could be transformed into a body-con dress and a pants look.

Danielle Brooks’s Husband

Daniel Brook's Husband
Daniel and her husband Dennis in a professional photoshoot source: Instagram.com

Danielle and Dennis met years earlier at a game night she hosted with her friend.

The couple got engaged at the end of 2019, and they share their 2-year-old daughter Freeya Carel Gelin.

With COVID, the wedding was postponed. However, the couple got married recently amidst the chaos.

They seem to be very much in love with each other and share a beautiful bond.

How much is Danielle Brooks worth?

Danielle Brooks is an American actress and a singer, who has a total net worth of $1 million as of 2021.

She owns numerous properties across New York, where she currently lives.

Even though the details about her assets and properties are not revealed yet, her luxury lifestyle makes it evident that she is one of the wealthiest public figures in the world.

The amount of hard work she has put into her career is totally worth all the penny she is able to accumulate.

Danielle Brooks’s Children

For now, Danielle has a child named Freeya Carel Gelin.

Danielle Brooks’s Instagram

We can find Brooks on Instagram as @daniebb3.

She has over 2.4 million followers and 422 posts on Instagram.

Similarly, Brooks follows over 345 different Instagram accounts which include different people, brands, TV personalities, and actors and actresses.

On the other hand, we can find her on twitter as @thedanieb.

She has over 10.5 K people who have liked her Twitter page.

She is already verified as a celebrity on her Instagram account.

Similarly, you can find her on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and much other social media as:

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Danielle Brooks’s Baby

On November 16, 2019, Danielle Brooks gave birth to her baby daughter.

She is named as “Freeya Carel Gelin.”

The father of the child is Danielle’s long term boyfriend, Dennis Gelin.

Some facts about Danielle Brooks

Daniella Brooks
Daniel Brooks in a frame wearing purple dress source: Instagram.com
  • Danielle’s role Taystee’s onscreen best friend Poussey is played by Samira Wiley, with whom Brooks has been friends since they met while studying together at Juilliard.
  • Brooks’ performance on the show has been favorably reviewed by TV critics, with one writer calling her “the breakout actress of the show and one of the most refreshing and exciting new talents of 2013.
  • Celebrities such as Zendaya and Jennifer Lopez follows her on Instagram.
  • She was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance as Sofia in the 2015 Broadway production of The Color Purple.