The show may be named after John Cena’s The Suicide Squad character, but Peacemaker Cast member Danielle Brooks has been stealing scenes left and right as Leota Adebayo since her inception. In fact, I’d say her character is the heart and soul of creator James Gunn’s tumultuous series, and I wouldn’t be surprised if she alone inspired some to subscribe to HBO Max so they could watch her.
If this happens, describe how you became acquainted with Peacemaker, then maybe you have already seen the following Danielle Brooks Movies and TV Shows which are available to stream. If the DC TV show is actually how you first met the Augusta, Georgia, and Julliard graduate and want to explore her filmography more, please read on. We’ll start with the groundbreaking series that made Brooks a household name.
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
A mild-mannered upper-middle-class woman (Taylor Schilling) is forced to abandon her fiancé (Jason Biggs) and her comfortable lifestyle when she is convicted of a crime she committed years earlier. and is sent to a prison where she struggles to identify with her colorful fellow inmates.
Why it’s worth checking out if you like Danielle Brooks: Danielle Brooks shared multiple Screen Actors Guild awards for Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series with the Orange is the new black for her breakthrough performance as the silver-tongued Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson in showrunner Jenji Kohan’s acclaimed Netflix Original comedy-drama, based on the tell-all memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman.
Stream Orange is the New Black on Netflix.
Master of Nothing (Netflix)
Professional actor of Indian origin (co-creator of the series and former Parks and recreation actor Aziz Ansari) and his friends (Emmy winner Lena Waithe and Eric Wareheim) struggle to navigate life through multiple avenues – from race to romance to religion and more – while living in New York.
Why it’s worth checking out if you like Danielle Brooks: Speaking of acclaimed Netflix original dramas, Danielle Brooks also appeared in three episodes of the clever and unique Emmy winner, Master of None, in the recurring role of Shannon, which could actually be described as what Taystee might have become had she avoided incarceration and embarked on a career as a casting agent.
Stream Master Of None on Netflix.
Social Distancing (Netflix)
A recently single man trying to stay sober, a dysfunctional family coming together via webcam to honor their recently deceased patriarch, a couple trying to invite more than one third person to help them through their difficult time, and others struggle through various stressful circumstances that come to live in quarantine amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Why it’s worth checking out if you like Danielle Brooks: Danielle Brooks’ next original project on Netflix was the third episode of the extremely timely anthology series, Social distancing as a nurse and single mother forced to leave her young daughter home alone and communicate with her via webcams while caring for her elderly patient.
Stream Social Distance on Netflix.
Sarah Cooper: It’s Alright (Netflix)
A TV host (comedian Sarah Cooper) is struggling to keep her morning talk show (and her own sanity) together despite various stressful circumstances in the midst of… well, 2020, to put it simply.
Why it’s worth checking out if you like Danielle Brooks: In Danielle Brooks’ next Netflix original project with timely social commentary, she plays another TV host who refuses to do her show because of all the shit going on around 2020, in Sarah Cooper: It’s Alright – a unique comedy special with a dizzying array of celebrity appearances, which was directed by Brooks’ Orange is the new black co-star, Natasha Lyonne.
Stream Sarah Cooper: It’s All Right on Netflix.
The Angry Birds Movie (Amazon Rental)
A wayward Red Bird (Jason Sudeikis) and his flightless friends (including Josh Gad as the speedy Chuck and the Explosive Bomb, played by Danny McBride) must band together and use their unique skills to defend themselves when their isolated island paradise becomes invaded by strange green pigs.
Why it’s worth checking out if you like Danielle Brooks: For the first of her many voice acting roles, Danielle Brooks played two characters (blue jay Olive Blue and crossing guard Monica) in 2016. The Angry Birds Movie – the funny feature film adaptation of the blockbuster mobile game app.
Rent/buy the Angry Birds movie on Amazon.
Pretty Close (HBO Max)
A stoner couple in their early thirties struggle to cope with issues such as raising their young daughter, battling giant mutant spiders and other common issues that come up in adulthood while living in Los Angeles.
Why it’s worth checking out if you like Danielle Brooks: One of Danielle Brooks’ most recent and notable voice acting roles is elderly, retired LAPD officer Pearle Watson on Close enough – a hilarious animated series exclusive to HBO Max that fans of Adult Swim programming will love, which also has a number of great Regular show reminders.
Stream Close Enough on HBO Max.
A prison guard (Alfre Woodard, in one of his many Oscar-winning roles) begins to question his own feelings about capital punishment and the emotional and psychological toll the job has taken on him as she begins to develop a bond with a young inmate on death row (Aldis Hodge).
Why it’s worth checking out if you like Danielle Brooks: The same year as Orange is the new black had her final encore, Danielle Brooks gave a stunning performance in another incarceration drama (not as an inmate, but as the former girlfriend of Aldis Hodge’s death row character) in Clemency – a tough and moving story brilliantly told by writer and director Chinonye Chukwu.
Stream Clemence on Hulu.
Rent/Buy Clemency on Amazon.
Sadie (Amazon Rental)
Disappointed to learn that her father still hasn’t returned from active duty, a 13-year-old girl (Sophia Mitri Schloss), whose personality is largely modeled on her father’s militaristic outlook, is convinced she should take steps to maintain her position in the family when her lonely mother (Melanie Lynskey) begins dating a new man (John Gallagher, Jr.).
Why it’s worth checking out if you like Danielle Brooks: In 2018, a year before she starred in Clemency, Danielle Brooks appeared in another tense and socially conscious drama – writer and director Megan Griffiths’ dark coming-of-age story, Sadie – as a bartender named Carla who is also friends with the main character’s mother.
Rent/Buy Sadie on Amazon.
Eat wheat! (Amazon Rental)
After being named co-chair of his college class reunion, a geek (former Veep Cast member Tony Hale logs on to social media for the first time, then uses it to connect with actress and filmmaker Elizabeth Banks, whom he claims to be friends with, and thus becomes the subject of viral mockery .
Why it’s worth checking out if you like Danielle Brooks: Sadie also stars Emmy-winning actor Tony Hale, who Danielle Brooks also appears alongside in the 2020s Eat wheat! – an inventive, quirky and endearing dramedy about learning to feel good about yourself without having to prove anything to anyone else, from director Scott Abramovich.
Rent/Buy Eat Wheaties! on Amazon.
The Day Will Come (Hulu)
A preacher named Moses (Marchánt Davis), who has developed his own obscure belief system partially inspired by African nationalism, is offered a chance to save his impoverished family from eviction by a woman (Anna Kendrick) who, unbeknownst to him , is an FBI agent conspiring to expose his otherwise benevolent intentions as evidence of incrimination.
Why it’s worth checking out if you like Danielle Brooks: Of all the thought-provoking socially relevant titles in Danielle Brooks’ filmography, perhaps the funniest (if not the most audaciously ridiculous) is The day will come – a delightfully dark absurdist satire directed by British comedian Christopher Morris of The computer crowd fame – in which the actress plays the role of Moses’ wife, Venus Al Shabaz.
Stream The Day Will Come on Hulu.
Rent/Buy The Day Will Come on Amazon.
Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia (Amazon Rental)
A New Orleans-born woman (Danielle Brooks) who develops strong singing talent at a young age grows up to be one of the most renowned gospel performers of her generation, especially after she begins using her music as a tool in the fight. for equality at the height of the civil rights movement.
Why it’s worth checking out if you like Danielle Brooks: Danielle Brooks received an Emmy nomination for her role as executive producer on Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia – a powerful biographical drama that originally aired on the Lifetime Network in 2021, and in which she gives an inspired performance as the titular legendary crooner, Mahalia Jackson, which would also earn her several additional acting nominations.
Rent/Buy Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia on Amazon.
From Orange is the new black at Peacemaker and all the jaw-dropping titles in between, it’s no wonder Danielle Brooks has become one of the industry’s most acclaimed and versatile talents working today.