Birth Name: Danielle Brittany Brooks
Place of Birth: Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
Date of Birth: September 17, 1989
Danielle Brooks is an American actress. She plays Sofia in The Color Purple musical on both the stage and in the 2023 film. Her roles also include the shows Orange Is the New Black, Girls, Master of None, Close Enough, Karma’s World, the latter two in voice role; and Peacemaker; and the films I Dream Too Much, The Angry Birds Movie, Sadie, Clemency, The Day Shall Come, and Eat Wheaties!
She was raised in Greenville, South Carolina. Her father was a deacon and her mother was a minister. Danielle is married to Dennis Gelin. She has a daughter.