Who is Brittany Ann Daniels?

Who is Brittany Ann Daniel? The entertainment and acting world knows her as Brittany Daniel, she is an American television and film actress. She is the twin sister of actress and photographer Cynthia Daniel.[1] She is best known for her portrayal of Kelly Pitts on the CW/BET comedy-drama series The Game, and Candice in the 2010 science fiction film Skyline, and for her role as Jessica Wakefield on the 1990's teen show Sweet Valley High.

Early life and career

Daniel was born March 17, 1976 in Gainesville, Florida, the daughter of Carolyn and C. B. Daniel.[2] Brittany is five minutes older than her twin sister Cynthia. The two also have an older brother, Brad (born in 1968).[3] By age 11, both girls began modeling and appeared in Seventeen and YM. They first began acting in the 1990s with an appearance in the sitcom The New Leave It to Beaver. In 1992, when she was sixteen, Daniel won the role of Mila Rosnovsky on the short-lived syndicated teen drama Swan's Crossing. She then moved to New York to film the series. After high school, she landed the role of Jessica Wakefield in the television series Sweet Valley High (sister Cynthia portrayed Jessica's twin sister, Elizabeth) along with a Doublemint gum campaign. During the run of Sweet Valley High, the girls made their film debut in the drama The Basketball Diaries (1995) alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.[4]
After Sweet Valley High was canceled in 1997, Daniel continued acting in films and television series including a stint on Dawson's Creek in 1999 and a role in the TBS television movie On Hostile Ground the following year. In 2001, she appeared as David Spade's love interest, Brandy, in Joe Dirt. In 2002, Brittany played one of the lead characters in the short-lived FOX series That '80s Show. In 2002, she played Eric Forman's cousin Penny on That 70's Show. She also appeared on the show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as a transsexual named Carmen. In 2004, she teamed up with the Wayans Brothers for their films White Chicks and Little Man.[5] That same year, she appeared in the VH1 television movie Totally Awesome before landing a role in The CW Television Network's half hour comedy The Game.[6] In February 2010, she was cast in the Brothers Strause thriller Skyline;[7] the film was released on November 12th 2010.

Personal life

On September 24, 2008, Daniel's father, C.B. Daniel, died in Gainesville, Florida from cancer. [8]


Year↓ Title↓ Role↓ Notes
1989 The New Leave It to Beaver Zorigna #1 Episode: "Man's Greatest Achivements"
1992 Swans Crossing Mila Rosnovsky 54 episodes
1994–1997 Sweet Valley High Jessica Wakefield 58 episodes
1995 The Basketball Diaries Blinkie
1999 Sonic Impact Rachel
1999 Dawson's Creek Eve Whitman 4 episodes
2000 Fortunate Son
TV movie
2000 On Hostile Ground Cindy Evers TV movie
2001 Joe Dirt Brandy
2002 That '70s Show Penny Episode: "Eric's Hot Cousin"
2002 That '80s Show Sophia 13 episodes
2003 111 Gramercy Park Brynn Martin Unsold pilot
2003 Just Shoot Me! Sarah Episode: "The Goodbye Girl"
2004 Club Dread Jenny
2004 North Shore Cari Layne Episode: "Pilot"
2004 White Chicks Megan Vandergeld
2005 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Carmen Episode: "Charlie Has Cancer"
2005 Dirty Tatiana
2006 Community Service Carly Phillips TV movie
2006 Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders Samantha Stone Video
2006 Little Man Brittany
2006 Totally Awesome Kimberly TV movie
2006 The Hamiltons Dani Cummings
2006–present The Game Kelly Pitts 47+ episodes
2007 Last of the Romantics Sarah Xavier
2007 Loveless in Los Angeles Kelly
2007 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Carmen Episode: "Mac Is a Serial Killer"
2010 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Carmen Episode: "Mac Fights Gay Marriage"
2010 Skyline Candice
2010 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Carmen 3 Episodes

Awards and nominations

Year↓ Award↓ Result↓ Category↓ Film or series↓
1993 Young Artist Award Nominated Best Young Actress in an Off-Primetime Series Swans Crossing
1995 Young Artist Award Won Best Performance: Young Actress in a TV Comedy Series Sweet Valley High (Shared with Cynthia Daniel)
2007 New York International Independent Film & Video Festival Won Best Actress Last of the Romantics
2007 MTV Movie Awards Nominated Best Kiss Little Man (Shared with Marlon Wayans)


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