Cynthia Daniel

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Cynthia Daniel
Cynthia Lynn Daniel

(1976-03-17) March 17, 1976 (age 43)
Other namesCynthia Hauser
EducationGainesville High School
Years active1989–2002
Spouse(s)Cole Hauser
RelativesBrittany Daniel (twin sister)

Cynthia Lynn Daniel (married name: Cynthia Hauser; born March 17, 1976) is an American photographer and former actress. She is the twin sister of actress Brittany Daniel. She is best known for her role as Elizabeth Wakefield in the 1990s syndicated teen drama Sweet Valley High.

Early life[edit]

Born in Gainesville, Florida, Cynthia is five minutes younger than her twin sister Brittany. They have an older brother, Brad.[1] Their parents are Carol and Charlton B. Daniel, Jr. (who died of cancer in 2008).[2] Cynthia was named Homecoming Queen of her high school.

At age 11, the girls began modelling and were signed to the Ford Agency, and appeared in YM and Sassy.[1] They also appeared in ads for Doublemint gum as the Doublemint Twins.[3]


Both twins made their television acting debut in a 1987 episode of The New Leave It to Beaver.[1] In 1994, Daniel won the role of Elizabeth Wakefield in the television series Sweet Valley High, based on the book series by Francine Pascal (sister Brittany played Elizabeth's twin, Jessica Wakefield). During Sweet Valley High's run, the girls made their film debut in the 1995 drama The Basketball Diaries.[4]

After Sweet Valley High was canceled in 1997, Daniel retired from acting and became a photographer. She has since made only one acting appearance, in a 2002 episode of That 80s Show, which also starred twin sister Brittany.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Daniel has two sons, Ryland and Colt and daughter, Steely Rose, with her husband, actor Cole Hauser.[5]


Year Title Role Notes
1989 The New Leave It to Beaver Zorigna #2 Episode: "Man's Greatest Achievements"
1994–1997 Sweet Valley High Elizabeth 'Liz' Wakefield Lead role (88 episodes)
1995 The Basketball Diaries Winkie
2002 That '80s Show Bianca Episode: "Sophia's Depressed"


Year Award Result Category Title of work
1995 Young Artist Award Won Best Performance: Young Actress in a TV Comedy Series Sweet Valley High (Shared with Brittany Daniel)


  1. ^ a b c d "Brittany Daniel Biography". Retrieved 2008-09-22.
  2. ^ Diane Chun (2008-09-24). "C.B. Daniel, city leader and UF grad, dies at 69". Gainesville Sun. Retrieved 2008-10-02.
  3. ^ "Seeing Double". People. 49 (18). 1998-05-11.
  4. ^ "2 Good 2 Be True". Chicago Tribune. 1994-09-06. Retrieved 2010-10-17.
  5. ^ "CBB Exclusive: Cole Hauser and Cynthia Daniel welcome son Colt". 2008-07-10. Retrieved 7 November 2012.

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