|Born||September 17, 1989|
Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
|Education||Juilliard School (BFA)|
Danielle Brooks (born September 17, 1989) is an American actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson on the Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black. She is also the voice of Officer Pearle Watson on the HBO Max animated series, Close Enough.