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BRITTANY DANIEL

Brittany Daniel

Born Brittany Ann Daniel
March 17, 1976 (age 41)
Gainesville, Florida, U.S.
Education Gainesville High School
Occupation Actress

Brittany Ann Daniel (born March 17, 1976) is an American television and film actress. She is the twin sister of former actress and photographer Cynthia Daniel. She is best known for her role as Jessica Wakefield on the 1990s syndicated teen drama Sweet Valley High and her portrayal of Kelly Pitts on the CW/BET comedy-drama series The Game.

Brittany and her twin sister Cynthia were born in Gainesville, Florida, the daughters of Carolyn and Charlton Bradford (‘C.B.’) Daniel, Jr (who died of cancer in 2008). They have an older brother, Brad. By age 11, both girls were signed to the Ford Agency and began modeling. They appeared in Seventeen and YM. They also appeared in ads for Doublemint gum as the Doublemint Twins.

Both girls began acting in the 1989 with an appearance in the sitcom The New Leave It to Beaver. In 1992, when she was sixteen, Brittany 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 (twin sister, Cynthia portrayed Jessica’s twin, Elizabeth). During the run of Sweet Valley High, the girls made their film debut in the drama The Basketball Diaries (1995) alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.

Personal life
In March 2014, Daniel revealed that in 2011, she was diagnosed stage IV non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, for which she underwent chemotherapy. As of 2014, she was cancer free.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes

1995 The Basketball Diaries Blinkie
2000 Sonic Impact Rachel
2001 Joe Dirt Brandy
2004 Club Dread Jenny
2004 White Chicks Megan Vandergeld
2005 Dirty Tatiana
2006 Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders Samantha Stone
2006 Little Man Brittany
2006 The Hamiltons Dani Cummings
2007 Last of the Romantics Sarah Xavier
2007 Loveless in Los Angeles Kelly Liffen
2010 Skyline Candice
2015 Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser Brandy
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1989 The New Leave It to Beaver Zorigna #1 Episode: “Man’s Greatest Achievements”
1992 Swans Crossing Mila Rosnovsky Regular role (54 episodes)
1994–1997 Sweet Valley High Jessica “Jess” Wakefield Main role (88 episodes)
1999 Dawson’s Creek Eve Whitman Recurring role (4 episodes)
2000 On Hostile Ground Cindy Evers TV film
2002 That ’70s Show Penny Episode: “Eric’s Hot Cousin”
2002 That ’80s Show Sophia Main role (13 episodes)
2003 Just Shoot Me! Sarah Episode: “The Goodbye Girl”
2003 111 Gramercy Park Brynn Martin TV film
2004 North Shore Cari Layne Episode: “Pilot”
2005–2010 It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Carmen the Transsexual 4 episodes
2006 Totally Awesome Kimberly TV film
2006 Community Service Carly Phillips TV film
2006–2011, 2014–2015 The Game Kelly Pitts Main role: Seasons 1–3; Recurring role: Seasons 4, 7–9 (80 episodes)
2016 Blackish Clair 2 episodes