Danielle Rose Russell

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Danielle Rose Russell
Born (1999-10-31) October 31, 1999 (age 19)
OccupationActress, model
Years active2014–present
Home townWest Milford, New Jersey, U.S.

Danielle Rose Russell (born October 31, 1999[1]) is an American actress. She is known for playing supporting roles in films such as A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), Aloha (2015), Pandemic (2016) and Wonder (2017). In 2018, Russell joined the fifth and final season of The CW drama series The Originals as teenage Hope Mikaelson, and reprised her role as the star of its spinoff series, Legacies, which premiered on October 25, 2018.

Early life[edit]

Russell was born in Pequannock Township, New Jersey, and raised in West Milford, New Jersey.[2] She is the daughter of Rosemary Rado, a former dancer and Rockette, and Walter Russell, a former singer.[1] She initially pursued modeling in her youth, appearing in print ads and commercials, before pursuing regional theater and appearing in several school plays at Holy Spirit School in Pequannock. As of 2018, she was finishing high school via online coursework.[1]


Russell's first role was in the film A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014),[1] playing the 14-year-old daughter of a Russian drug dealer. The next year, she appeared in Aloha (2015), as the daughter of Bradley Cooper's character. In 2016, Russell appeared in six episodes of the short lived TV series The Last Tycoon. Russell played a supporting role in the 2017 film Wonder.

In July 2017, she was cast as the teenage Hope Mikaelson in the fifth and final season of The CW television series The Originals.[3] In May 2018, it was reported that she would continue her role as Hope Mikaelson on The CW's Legacies, a spinoff of The Originals.[4][5]


Film and television roles
Year Title Role Note
2014 A Walk Among the Tombstones Lucia Film
2015 Aloha Grace Film
2016 Pandemic Megan Film
2016 The Last Tycoon Darla Miner Recurring role, 6 episodes
2017 Wonder Miranda Film
2018 The Originals Hope Mikaelson Main role (season 5)[3]
2018 Measure of a Man Joanie Williams Film
2018–present Legacies Hope Mikaelson Main role[4][5]
Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress (2019)[6]


  1. ^ a b c d Ian Spelling. "Actress Danielle Rose Russell: What to know about the West Milford-raised Hollywood star". The Record. Bergen County, New Jersey. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Samantha Highfill (July 17, 2017). "The Originals casts Danielle Rose Russell as teenage Hope for season 5". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Denise Petski (May 11, 2018). "The CW Picks Up 'Charmed' & 'Roswell' Reboots, 'TVD'/'Originals Offshoot, 'In The Dark' & Greg Berlanti Pilot To Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 11, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Lindsay MacDonald (May 16, 2019). "Legacies' Danielle Rose Russell on How Hope's 'Death' Will Impact Season 2". TV Guide. Retrieved May 25, 2019.
  5. ^ Moreau, Jordan (19 June 2019). "'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Riverdale,' 'Aladdin' Top 2019 Teen Choice Award Nominations". Variety.

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