|Danielle Deadwyler Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||May 3, 1982|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Danielle Deadwyler is an American actor, theatre artist, writer, and producer who is known for her television roles like playing LaQuita “Quita” Maxwell in the crime drama soap opera The Haves and the Have Nots, Nique Green in the mystery drama series Paradise Lost, Miranda Carroll in the post-apocalyptic dystopian fiction miniseries Station Eleven, and Yoli in the drama series P-Valley. She has been a part of several other on-screen projects such as The Harder They Fall, Gifted, A Cross to Bear, Being Mary Jane, Till, The Leisure Seeker, Jane and Emma, Hap and Leonard, It’s Time, Greenleaf, Atlanta, The Devil to Pay, Ir/Reconcilable, Watchmen, The Youth, Cyburbia, FBI: Most Wanted, Bygone Billy, From Scratch, and Sweet, Sweet Country.
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Danielle Deadwyler studied at Grady High School (later known as Midtown High School). After that, she attended Spelman College and eventually received a Master of Arts in American Studies from Columbia University.
Actor, Theatre Artist, Writer, Producer
Danielle Deadwyler has been signed with Play Management, Inc., Talent Agency, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
58 kg or 128 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Note – Danielle has been married and has a son.
Race / Ethnicity
Danielle Deadwyler is of African-American descent.
Danielle Deadwyler Facts
- She spent her childhood years growing up in Southwest Atlanta.
- Danielle Deadwyler made her first theatrical film appearance as Animal Shelter Worker in the 2017 drama film Gifted, starring Chris Evans, Mckenna Grace, Lindsay Duncan, Jenny Slate, and Octavia Spencer.
- She was cast as Lemon Cassidy in the 2019 thriller film The Devil to Pay and this role won her the award for “Best Actress – Feature Film” at the GenreBlast Film Festival in 2020.
- Alongside Jonathan Majors, Idris Elba, Zazie Beetz, Regina King, Delroy Lindo, Lakeith Stanfield, RJ Cyler, Edi Gathegi, and Deon Cole, Danielle co-starred as Cuffee (a character inspired by the African-American soldier Cathay Williams who became the first Black woman to enlist in the United States Army and the only documented woman to serve in the United States Army posing as a man during the American Indian Wars) in the 2021 Western film The Harder They Fall.
- For this performance in The Harder They Fall, she received the “The Invisible Woman Award” at the 2021 Women Film Critics Circle Awards as well as got nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the “Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture” category in 2022.
- From 2021 to 2022, Danielle Deadwyler was cast in the recurring role of Miranda Carroll (Arthur’s first wife and the author of the graphic novel Station Eleven) in the post-apocalyptic dystopian fiction miniseries Station Eleven.
- She portrayed the character of educator and activist Mamie Till in the 2022 biographical film Till. Based on the life of Mamie Till, Danielle’s co-stars for the project included Jalyn Hall, Frankie Faison, Haley Bennett, and Whoopi Goldberg.
- In March 2023, Danielle won the AAFCA Award for “Best Actress” for her work in Till.
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