NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 26: Actress Danielle Brooks attends BET Black Girls Rock arrivals presented by Chevy at New Jersey Performing Arts Center on October 26, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Brad Barket/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Danielle Brooks


Fresh out of Juilliard, Danielle Brooks is known for her star role as Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson in the Neflix original series Orange Is the New Black. In January 2014, she became the first African-American woman to appear on HBO's Girls when she guest starred on their "Females Only" episode. The Hollywood fresh face also snagged a leading role in the 2012 TV movie Modern Love(Photo: Brad Barket/BET/Getty Images for BET)