Danielle Pinnock is a dynamic actress-creator-writer who is quickly establishing herself as one of Hollywood’s most dynamic and versatile new talents.
She next stars as a series regular on CBS's new comedy series, GHOSTS, which premiered on October 7, 2021 on CBS in their prime Thursday Night comedy block. Danielle has a truly hilarious, breakout role on the ensemble as ‘Alberta’, a Prohibition-era lounge singer turned ghost who is trapped in a modern-day country estate recently inherited by two unexpecting new tenants.
As a creator, it was also just announced 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 Taraji P. Henson. Danielle co-created the series with Emmy-nominated Punam Patel (Netflix’s SPECIAL).
Television audiences will recognize Danielle from four seasons on the hit CBS comedy, YOUNG SHELDON, where she recurs 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?.
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 millions 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-wining 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, Pinnock 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. She currently resides in Los Angeles.
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