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Danielle Brooks

Brooks at the 73rd Annual Peabody Awards
Born Danielle Brooks
(1989-09-17) September 17, 1989 (age 27)
Augusta, Georgia, U.S.
Alma mater Juilliard School
Occupation Actress
Years active 2011–present

In Greenville, we were blessed to have lots of youth arts programs. I changed middle schools to go to an arts middle school. Then, when high school came, I went to normal high school for a little while before auditioning for the Governor's School for Arts and Humanities.
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My biggest thing is telling a truthful story, something that is rooted in something and is very honest. If I read a script and you want me to take off my top, and it doesn't serve a purpose, then I'm not going to do it.
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I like to play people who are underdogs and misfits. People who are not on a straight and narrow path. That's exciting for me.
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In South Carolina, there's a lot of arts programs. So I was blessed enough to go to the Governor School For Arts & Humanities.
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Personally, I don't want to live with limitations. If there comes a time where I am dying to play Juliet or Macbeth, I want to make those avenues for myself.
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I think theater and church are so relatable because it's traditional call-and-response in the way that an audience interacts with the actors.
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Don't compare your career to anyone else's. It's tough when you're in a business that's competitive. I was having a difficult time with that in college. Now, I'm having to learn to be patient and be where I am.
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My mother is a pastor. I think she has her moments where she's like, 'Dani, what are you getting into,' but at the end of the day, she really supports me as an actor.
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