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Brittany Ann Daniel (born March 17, 1976) is an American television and film actress. She is the twin sister of actress and photographer Cynthia Daniel.

Early life and career

Daniel was born in Gainesville, Floridamarker, the daughter of Carolyn and C. B. Daniel. Brittany is five minutes older than her twin sister Cynthia. The two also have an older brother, Brad (born in 1968). By age 11, both girls began modeling and appeared in Seventeen and YM. They first began acting in the 1980s 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 Yorkmarker 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.

After Sweet Valley High was canceled in 1997, Daniel continued acting in films and television series including a stint on Dawson's Creekmarker 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 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 2006, she teamed up with the Wayans Brothers for their films White Chicks and Little Man. 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.

Personal life

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


Year Film Role Notes
1995 The Basketball Diaries Blinkie
1999 Sonic Impact Rachel
2001 Joe Dirt Brandy
2004 Club Dread Jenny Alternative title: Broken Lizard's Club Dread
White Chicks Megan Vandergeld
2005 Dirty Tatiana
2006 Rampage: The Hillside Strangler Murders Samantha Stone
Little Man Brittany
The Hamiltons Dani Cummings
2007 Last of the Romantics Sarah Xavier
Loveless in Los Angeles Kelly
Year Title Role Notes
1985 The New Leave It to Beaver Zorigna #1 1 episode
1992 Swans Crossing Mila Rosnovsky Unknown episodes
1994-1997 Sweet Valley High Jessica Wakefield 57 episodes
1999 Dawson's Creekmarker Eve Whitman 4 episodes
2000 Fortunate Son Television movie
On Hostile Ground Cindy Evers Television movie
2002 That 70s Show Penny 1 episode
That 80s Show Sophia 13 episodes
2003 111 Gramercy Park Brynn Martin Unsold pilot
Just Shoot Me! Sarah 1 episode
2004 North Shore Cari Layne 1 episode
2005-2007 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Carmen 2 episodes
2006 Community Service Carly Phillips Television movie
Totally Awesome Kimberly Television movie
2006-2009 The Game Kelly Pitts 64 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 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
MTV Movie Awards Nominated Best Kiss Little Man (Shared with Marlon Wayans)


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