Who is Brittany Daniel?
Brittany Ann Daniel was born on 17 March 1976, in Gainesville, Florida, USA, and is an actress, best known for her role in the television series “Sweet Valley High” in which she portrayed Jessica Wakefield. She also appeared in the series “The Game” as Kelly Pitts.
The Wealth of Brittany Daniel
How rich is Brittany Daniel? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $4 million, earned through a successful career as an actress. She’s also worked on numerous films throughout her career, and is noted as the twin sister of former actress Cynthia Daniel. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Brittany and Cynthia grew up in Gainesville, raised alongside an older brother. At the age of 11 both of the sisters began a modelling career, and signed with the Ford Agency. They initially earned fame through appearing in several popular publications including “YM” and “Seventeen”, and for a brief time they were also known as the Doublemint Twins thanks to their numerous appearance in ads of Doublemint gum.
In 1989, the twins gained their first acting project in the sitcom entitled “The New Leave It to Beaver” also known as “Still the Beaver”, a sequel to the original “Leave It to Beaver” and aired on TBS as well as the Disney Channel, and was one of the rare television series revival sequels that revolved around the characters from the original series. Three years later, she won a role in the teen drama entitled “Swan’s Crossing”, and she moved to New York for the filming of the series, however, the show was short lived as it only aired for 13 weeks before being cancelled.
Sweet Valley High – Rise to Prominence
After completing her high school education, Daniel gained a role in the television series “Sweet Valley High”, in which her sister was also cast, portraying the character Jessica Wakefield while her real life sister portrayed Jessica’s twin Elizabeth. The show is loosely based on the book series of the same name written by Francine Pascal, and aired for four seasons before it was cancelled due to falling ratings. During their time with the show, the twins also made their film debut alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in the film “The Basketball Diaries”; the coming of age film is an adaptation of the Jim Carroll autobiography of the same name, following Carroll’s story as a promising basketball player who became addicted to heroin.
After completing her run with “Sweet Valley High”, Brittany appeared in guest roles in various television shows and support roles in films. She appeared for a brief time in “Dawson’s Creek”, the teen drama series about a group of friends from their life in high school up to college. She also gained a role in the television movie “On Hostile Ground” which aired on TBS in 2000.
— Brittany Daniel (@iambdaniel) February 10, 2017
In 2002, Brittany was cast as one of the lead characters in the series “That ‘80s Show” which was created as a response to the popularity of “That ‘70s Show”, but it was short lived and low ratings saw its cancellation. During the same year, she appeared in “That ‘70s Show” alongside cast members Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, and Topher Grace, and in the show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, in which she played a transsexual.
In 2004, she began working with the Wayans Brothers for the film “White Chicks”, which is a comedy film about a pair of FBI agents who go undercover as white women to solve a pair of kidnappings, then also worked with the brothers for the film “Little Man”. In 2006, she was cast in the television movie entitled “Totally Awesome”, before gaining a starring role in the comedy “The Game” in which she stayed for the next five years, in the series of the long running sitcom “Girlfriends”. A few of her recent projects include the films “Skyline” and “Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser”, and she also appeared as the character Blair in “Blackish”.
For her personal life, it is known that Daniel was in a relationship with actor Keenen Ivory Wayans from 2007 to 2014 before announcing their separation. Sometime in 2011, she was diagnosed with stage IV non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and had to undergo chemotherapy to treat the cancer, after three years reporting that she was cancer free. After separating from Wayans she began dating Adam Touni, and the couple married in 2017.
While Brittany has continued with acting, her twin sister eventually decided to retire from acting, opting to pursue a career in photography instead. Similar to numerous actresses, Brittany is highly active online through accounts on social media; on Instagram she posts a lot of personal photos, along with photos of herself at events. She has also posted numerous photos of her alongside her husband, and with fellow actors. She also has a Twitter account on which she promotes some of her upcoming events, and also posts a few of her day to day thoughts. She links back to a lot of her Instagram posts, though she has not been active on Twitter since late 2018.