Danielle Brooks Biography, Career, Education, Age, Height & Net Worth


Danielle Brooks was born on September 17, 1989, in Augusta, Georgia, U.S. She is an American actress and singer. Similarly, she is well-recognized for her role as Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black and has appeared in many other series and films.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurements

As per his birth date, she is 31 years old as of 2020. She stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches and weighs around 75 Kg. Additionally, she has a well-toned body with 42 inches of the bust, 33 inches of waist, and 44 inches of hips. She has dark brown eyes and black hair.

Relationship Status?

The actress is engaged to Dennis Gelin. Brooks had announced her pregnancy on July 2, 2019, and also welcomed a baby girl, Freeya Carel Gellin, on November 16, 2019. They became engaged in New Year 2020’s EVE.


Regarding her family, her father’s name is Dea. Dunnel Brooks, who was a deacon whereas her mother’s name is Rev. LaRita Brooks who was a minister. In addition, she has a younger brother named Donnie Brooks aka DJ.


Addressing her educational profile, she graduated from her high school from South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities. She then attended Juilliard School where she studied drama and subsequently graduated in 2011.


Danielle Brooks first started her career as an actress appearing in two theater productions of the Shakespeare Theatre Company: Servant of Two Masters, and Blacken the Bubble. She subsequently landed in the starring role of Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson in the comedy-drama Netflix series Orange Is the New Black in 2013. She portrayed the role till its final season in 2019, earning an award on Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in Screen Actors Guild Awards. Brooks also made her film debut in the comedy-drama film I Dream Too Much in 2015 and has appeared in Sadie (2018), Clemency (2019) and The Day Shall Come (2019). Besides, she is known for her role in the comedy-drama series Master of None from 2015 to 2017.

Danielle Brooks Biography
Danielle Brooks Biography

Likewise, she has appeared in Lip Sync Battle, High Maintenance, Close Enough, and Social Distance. Furthermore, she portrayed Sofia in the 2015 Broadway production of The Color Purple. for which she won a Tony Award nomination.

Social Media

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Rumors and Controversy/Scandal

There are no known controversies about Danielle Brooks.

Net Worth

What is the earning of Danielle Brooks? How much is her net worth and How rich is she in 2020? Danielle Brooks has accumulated a  fair amount of net worth of $ 1 million, which she has earned from her acting career.


  • Full Name: Danielle Brooks
  • Profession: Actress & Singer
  • Age: 31
  • Date of Birth: September 17, 1989
  • Birth Place: Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Nationality: American
  • Height: 5 feet 4 inches
  • Weight: 75 Kg
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Bust Size: 42 inches
  • Waist Size: 33 inches
  • Hips Size: 44 inches
  • School: South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities
  • College/University: Juilliard School
  • Father: Dea. Dunnel Brooks
  • Mother: Rev. LaRita Brooks
  • Sibling: Donnie Brooks aka DJ (Younger Brother)
  • Net Worth 2020: $ 1 million
  • Source of Income: Acting and singing