Who is Danielle Brooks?
Danielle Brooks is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson on the comedy-drama series “Orange Is the New Black” and Leota Adebayo on the superhero series “Peacemaker”.
Danielle Brooks is also part of the cast of the highly anticipated 2023 remake of “The Color Purple”.
Danielle Brooks’s full name is Danielle Brittany Brooks. She was born on September 17, 1989, in Augusta, Georgia, United States. She is 34 years old as of November 2023.
Danielle Brooks’ parents
Danielle Brooks was born into a Christian family to Dunnel Brooks (father) and LaRita Brooks (mother). Her father was a church deacon while her mother was a minister. Further information about her parents is scarce at this time.
Danielle Brooks’ siblings
Danielle Brooks has a younger brother named Donnie Brooks also known as DJ Brooks. Not much information is available about him at this time.
Danielle Brooks’ marriage and wedding
As of the time of writing, Danielle Brooks is happily married to her husband Dennis Gelin. The couple started dating in 2017 and were together for five years before getting married in 2022. The couple got engaged on New Year’s Eve in 2020, one month after the birth of their daughter Freeya. They got married in January 2022 in an extravagant ceremony held at the Alfred DuPont Building in Miami, United States with their daughter as the flower girl.
About Danielle Brooks’ husband- Dennis Gelin
Dennis Gelin is the legally wedded husband of actress Danielle Brooks. Dennis Gelin is a real estate agent. He was born in 1984 in Iowa, United States. He is 39 years old as of November 2023.
According to reports, after Dennis completed his education in Iowa, he landed a job with Bracci’s Home Center, which was the start of his career. Later, he moved to Leza Financial Services in Muscatine, where he worked for three years and then joined St. Moritz Security Services Inc. In January 2009, he started working as a Sales Associate at a real estate investment company and has been working there since then. He got married to Danielle Brooks in January 2022 after dating her for five years. Their union is blessed with one child.
Danielle Brooks’s past relationships and boyfriends
Danielle Brooks’ only publicly known relationship is the one she has with her husband Dennis Gelin. Information about Danielle Brooks’s other relationships (if she has been in any) is scarce at this time.
Danielle Brooks’ children
As of the time of writing (November 2023), Danielle Brooks is the proud mother of one child – a daughter named Freeya Carel Gelin
About Danielle Brooks’ child- Freeya Carel Gelin
Freeya Carel Gelin is the daughter of Danielle Brooks and her husband Dennis Gelin. Freeya was born on November 16, 2019, in the United States. She is four years old as of November 2023.
In an interview with People Magazine in October 2020, Danielle Brooks discussed her excitement about being a mother.
I’m excited to teach her how to be a woman in this world without worrying about judgment and give her the freedom to be the person that she wants to be. Then getting to see that person come to life and grow and change their opinions. I’m excited to see this little human.