Danielle Pinnock

Danielle Pinnock

Danielle Pinnock is a dynamic actress-creator-writer who has quickly established herself as one of Hollywood’s most versatile new talents, recently named to People Magazine’s ‘One to Watch’ list and Backstage’s 2022 ‘Emerging Talent’ portfolio for on-the-rise performers. As a personality, she most recently hosted the Casting Society’s 2022 Artios Awards.

Prior to her breakout role as ‘Alberta’ on GHOSTS, Danielle’s television work included four seasons on the hit CBS comedy, YOUNG SHELDON, where she recurred as ‘Ms. Ingram’, Sheldon’s math teacher. She has also memorably recurred opposite Ray Romano and Peter Bogdanovich in EPIX's “Get Shorty”; and recently guest-starred on HBO’s Emmy-nominated “A Black Lady Sketch Show”, created and executive produced by Robin Thede and Issa Rae. Her other notable guest appearances include NBC’s “This Is Us”, ABC’s “Scandal”, and Hulu’s “Dollface”, among others. In addition, her voice work has been heard on Netflix's “Boss Baby: Back in Business”, Cartoon Network's “Thundercats Roar”, Apple+'s “Doug Unplugs”, and Peacock's “Where’s Waldo?”

As a creator, it was announced in that her adult-aimed animated series, “Unmentionables”—about mismatched underwear and the millennial human who wears them—is being developed for television by Emmy-winning producer Anthony Hemingway and Oscar nominee Taraji P. Henson. Danielle co-created the series with Emmy-nominated Punam Patel (Netflix’s Special).

Danielle is also developing a pilot of her viral sketch series, “Hashtag Booked”, co-created with LaNisa Renee Frederick, which has received over 20 million views and a Webby Award for its painfully-funny depiction of the very real challenges black actors face at predominantly white casting agencies. Forbes called it a “hilarious” short-form series that helped the world “laugh, to keep from crying” during the pandemic.

In fact, Danielle kept us laughing throughout the entire quarantine, also the creative genius behind the viral #Bridgerton recaps, “Daphne’s Diary”, which garnered 2 million views, hysterically recapping the full season of the hit Shonda Rhimes series in 15-second, viral-worthy clips. 

Mentored by Anna Deavere Smith, Danielle is a classically-trained stage actress and playwright, notable for her solo show, “Body/Courage”, a rich exploration of body acceptance which she created from over 300 real-life interview subjects whose words and spirits she evokes in a thrilling one-woman show. She has also appeared Off-Broadway and at the Edinburgh Fringe in the prize-winning play, “In Conflict”; and has performed at major regional theaters including Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, Goodman Theatre in Chicago, and D.C.’s famed Kennedy Center, among many others.

Raised in Northern New Jersey by her mother and grandmother, Danielle is a proud first-generation Jamaican-American. She received her BA in Communications and Theatre from Temple University and graduated with First Distinction Honors with an MFA in Acting from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in the UK.

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