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Danielle Brooks

Saturday, February 1st, Doors: 6:30 p.m., Moderated Q&A: 7:00 p.m. Coffman Memorial Union Theater Zoom Meeting Link

Join us for an evening of conversation and fun with Danielle Brooks, best known for her role as Taystee in the Netflix series Orange is the New Black and her portrayal of Sofia in the Broadway show The Color Purple, on Saturday, February 1 in the Great Hall at Coffman Memorial Union! Doors open at 6:30 PM and the show starts at 7:00 PM, you won’t want to miss it!

Free for U of M students and staff
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More about Danielle Brooks:

Danielle Brooks is best known for her role as "Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson" in the Netflix Emmy-nominated series, “Orange is the New Black.” For her performance, Brooks was nominated for a NAACP Image Award for "Best Actress in a Comedy Series" as well as a Satellite Award for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture made for Television.” Danielle was also the recipient of the Young Hollywood Award for "Breakthrough Actress” and nominated for a NAACP Image Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series". Brooks received the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series” three years in a row.

Brooks made her Broadway debut in the Tony winning revival of The Color Purple. For her performance, she was nominated for a Tony Award, a Drama Desk Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, and received a Grammy Award as well as a Theatre World Award for "Significant Broadway Debut."

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