Who Is Danielle Brooks? 5 Things to Know About the Orange Is the New Black Star
Danielle Brooks was a newbie on the acting scene when she caught America's attention as the amazingly lovable Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson on Orange Is the New Black. However, while fans know Danielle is obviously an awesome actress, many don't know much else about her.
So for those of you looking to learn a little more about Danielle, we've rounded up five fun and interesting facts about her life.
1. She went to Juilliard. Danielle might be new to the professional screen acting scene, but it's no surprise she's talented, since she graduated from one of the best acting schools in the country.
2. She's besties with Poussey in real life. Danielle and Samira Wiley (Poussey) don't just play best friends on TV, they're good friends in real life, and have been since before the show started (they attended Juilliard together).