Daniel at L.A. Direct Magazine's 2007 holiday party
Brittany Ann Daniel
March 17, 1976
Gainesville, Florida, U.S.
|Education||Gainesville High School|
Adam Touni (m. 2017)
|Relatives||Cynthia Daniel (twin sister)|
Cole Hauser (brother-in-law)
Brittany Ann Daniel (born March 17, 1976) is an American television and film actress. She is the twin sister of former actress and photographer Cynthia Daniel. She is best known for her role as Jessica Wakefield on the 1990s syndicated teen drama Sweet Valley High and her portrayal of Kelly Pitts on the CW/BET comedy-drama series The Game.
Brittany and her twin sister Cynthia were born in Gainesville, Florida, the daughters of Carolyn and Charlton Bradford ('C.B.') Daniel, Jr (who died of cancer in 2008). They have an older brother, Brad. By age 11, both girls were signed to the Ford Agency and began modeling. They appeared in Seventeen and YM. They also appeared in ads for Doublemint gum as the Doublemint Twins.
Both girls began acting in the 1989 with an appearance in the sitcom The New Leave It to Beaver. In 1992, when she was sixteen, Brittany won the role of Mila Rosnovsky on the short-lived syndicated teen drama Swan's Crossing. She then moved to New York to film the series.
After high school, she landed the role of Jessica Wakefield in the television series Sweet Valley High (twin sister, Cynthia portrayed Jessica's twin, Elizabeth). During the run of Sweet Valley High, the girls made their film debut in the drama The Basketball Diaries (1995) alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.
After Sweet Valley High was canceled in 1997, Daniel continued acting in films and television series including a stint on Dawson's Creek in 1999 and a role in the TBS television movie On Hostile Ground the following year. In 2001, she appeared as David Spade's love interest, Brandy, in Joe Dirt. In 2002, Daniel played one of the lead characters in the short-lived Fox series That '80s Show.
In 2002, she played Eric Forman's cousin Penny on That '70s Show. Daniel also appeared on the show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as a transsexual named Carmen. She teamed with the Wayans Brothers for their films White Chicks (2004) and Little Man (2006). That same year, she appeared in the VH1 television movie Totally Awesome before landing a lead role in The CW Television Network's half-hour comedy The Game, which she starred in until 2011. However, she would return to the show in 2014. In February 2010, she was cast in the Brothers Strause thriller Skyline; the film was released on November 12, 2010.
In March 2014, Daniel revealed that in 2011, she was diagnosed stage IV non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, for which she underwent chemotherapy. As of 2014, she was cancer free. she dated with actor Keenen Ivory Wayans from 2007 to 2014. in 2017 she married her boyfriend Adam Touni.
|1995||The Basketball Diaries||Blinkie|
|2004||White Chicks||Megan Vandergeld|
|2006||Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders||Samantha Stone|
|2006||The Hamiltons||Dani Cummings|
|2007||Last of the Romantics||Sarah Xavier|
|2007||Loveless in Los Angeles||Kelly Liffen|
|2015||Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser||Brandy|
|1989||The New Leave It to Beaver||Zorigna #1||Episode: "Man's Greatest Achievements"|
|1992||Swans Crossing||Mila Rosnovsky||Regular role (54 episodes)|
|1994||Burke's Law||Ginny||Episode: "Who Killed the Legal Eagle?"|
|1994–1997||Sweet Valley High||Jessica "Jess" Wakefield||Main role (88 episodes)|
|1999||Dawson's Creek||Eve Whitman||Recurring role (4 episodes)|
|2000||Fortunate Son||N/A||Television film|
|2000||On Hostile Ground||Cindy Evers||Television film|
|2002||That '70s Show||Penny||Episode: "Eric's Hot Cousin"|
|2002||That '80s Show||Sophia||Main role (13 episodes)|
|2003||Just Shoot Me!||Sarah||Episode: "The Goodbye Girl"|
|2003||111 Gramercy Park||Brynn Martin||Television film|
|2004||North Shore||Cari Layne||Episode: "Pilot"|
|2005–2010||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Carmen||4 episodes|
|2006||Totally Awesome||Kimberly||Television film|
|2006||Community Service||Carly Phillips||Television film|
|2006–2011, 2014–2015||The Game||Kelly Pitts||Main role: Seasons 1–3; Recurring role: Seasons 4, 7–9 (80 episodes)|
|2008||Ruby||Herself||Episode: "Meet Ruby"|
Awards and nominations
|Year||Award||Result||Category||Film or series|
|1993||Young Artist Award||Nominated||Best Young Actress in an Off-Primetime Series||Swans Crossing|
|1995||Young Artist Award||Won||Best Performance: Young Actress in a TV Comedy Series (shared with Cynthia Daniel)||Sweet Valley High|
|2007||New York International Independent Film & Video Festival||Won||Best Actress||Last of the Romantics|
|2007||MTV Movie Awards||Nominated||Best Kiss (shared with Marlon Wayans)||Little Man|
|2010||Daytime Emmy Awards||Nominated||Outstanding Special Class Series (shared with the cast)||Ruby|
- Brittany Daniel on the Moment She Knew Her New Husband Was the One: 'It Felt Like This Was a Sign'
- Diane Chun (2008-09-24). "C.B. Daniel, city leader and UF grad, dies at 69". Gainesville Sun. Retrieved 2008-10-02.
- "Charlton Bradford "C.B." Daniel Jr". legacy.com. Retrieved 2014-10-18.
- "Brittany Daniel Biography". Archived from the original on 2008-09-12. Retrieved 2008-09-22.
- "Seeing Double". People. 49 (18). 1998-05-11.
- "Brittany Daniel: Career Milestones". tv.yahoo.com. Retrieved 2008-09-22.
- West, Kelly (2006-06-27). "Brittany Daniel Replaces Parker In The Game". cinemablend.com. Retrieved 2008-09-22.
- "Brittany Daniel The Latest to Check Out the Skyline". Dreadcentral.com. 2010-02-23. Retrieved 2010-10-28.
- McNiece, Mia (March 19, 2014). "Brittany Daniel Reveals Battle with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma". People.com. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
- Brittany Daniel SPEAKS On Cancer Battle & Dating Keenan Ivory Wayans
- Sweet Valley High Alum Brittany Daniel Marries Adam Touni in Urban Chic Wedding
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