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Danielle Brooks

Singer and Actress; Known for Her TV Role in "Orange is the New Black" as well as on Broadway in "The Color Purple"

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Danielle Brooks was born in Augusta, Georgia, and grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, in a Christian family; her father was a deacon and her mother a minister. She began acting at the age of six in a nativity play put on by her church. For her final two years of high school, she attended South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities, a performing arts school. She studied drama at the Juilliard School and graduated in 2011.

After graduating from Juilliard, Brooks won roles in two theater productions: the Shakespeare Theatre Company's "Servant of Two Masters," and "Blacken the Bubble." She left both productions in 2013 to join the cast of the Netflix-produced television series, "Orange Is the New Black," a show about a women's prison, as Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson. Her character Taystee was originally intended to be featured in the show for only two episodes, but ended up being written into the rest of the first season. Taystee's on-screen best friend is played by Samira Wiley, with whom Brooks has been friends since they met while studying together at Juilliard. Brooks' performance in "Orange Is the New Black" has been praised by critics, with one writer from The Daily Beast calling her "the breakout actress of the show and one of the most refreshing and exciting new talents of 2013". Brooks was upgraded from a recurring cast member to a series regular for the show's second season.

In September 2013, Brooks was cast in a season 3 episode of the HBO series "Girls," where she played the first black woman on the show. In addition, it was announced in 2015 that Brooks would make her Broadway debut in the upcoming fall 2015 revival of "The Color Purple."

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Danielle Brooks

Singer and Actress; Known for Her TV Role in "Orange is the New Black" as well as on Broadway in "The Color Purple"

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Danielle Brooks Biography

Danielle Brooks was born in Augusta, Georgia, and grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, in a Christian family; her father was a deacon and her mother a minister. She began acting at the age of six in a nativity play put on by her church. For her final two years of high school, she attended South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities, a performing arts school. She studied drama at the Juilliard School and graduated in 2011.

After graduating from Juilliard, Brooks won roles in two theater productions: the Shakespeare Theatre Company's "Servant of Two Masters," and "Blacken the Bubble." She left both productions in 2013 to join the cast of the Netflix-produced television series, "Orange Is the New Black," a show about a women's prison, as Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson. Her character Taystee was originally intended to be featured in the show for only two episodes, but ended up being written into the rest of the first season. Taystee's on-screen best friend is played by Samira Wiley, with whom Brooks has been friends since they met while studying together at Juilliard. Brooks' performance in "Orange Is the New Black" has been praised by critics, with one writer from The Daily Beast calling her "the breakout actress of the show and one of the most refreshing and exciting new talents of 2013". Brooks was upgraded from a recurring cast member to a series regular for the show's second season.

In September 2013, Brooks was cast in a season 3 episode of the HBO series "Girls," where she played the first black woman on the show. In addition, it was announced in 2015 that Brooks would make her Broadway debut in the upcoming fall 2015 revival of "The Color Purple."

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  • How to book Danielle Brooks?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Danielle Brooks for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Danielle Brooks, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Danielle Brooks or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Danielle Brooks?

    Booking fees for Danielle Brooks, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Danielle Brooks, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Danielle Brooks?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Danielle Brooks for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Danielle Brooks for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Danielle Brooks or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Danielle Brooks or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Danielle Brooks is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Danielle Brooks for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Danielle Brooks generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Samira Wiley, Laura Prepon, Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba and Diane Guerrero. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Danielle Brooks for an upcoming event.

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    Danielle Brooks: From The Wendy Audience to OITNB - YouTube

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