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Danielle Brooks Archive

From the annals of Movie Reelist history, the following is our collection of content containing references to and/or the filmography of Actor Danielle Brooks.

Danielle Brittany Brooks (born September 17, 1989) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as prison inmate Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson on the Netflix comedy-drama series Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019). In 2015, she made her Broadway debut in the musical revival of The Color Purple as Sofia, for which she received a nomination for the Tony Award and won the Grammy Award. In 2023, Brooks reprised her role as Sofia in the film adaptation of The Color Purple and was nominated for an Academy Award, British Academy Film Award, and Golden Globe Award for her performance. After appearing in the HBO series Girls (2014), Netflix's Master of None (2015–2017), and the animated…read full bio here.