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Danielle Brisebois Biography
- Danielle Anne Brisebois (born June 28, 1969) is an American producer and singer-songwriter. She was an actress from 1976 to 1998. In the 1990s she recorded two solo albums, Arrive All Over You and Portable Life, and was a member of the New Radicals. She is most recognized for her role as Stephanie Mills on the sitcoms All in the Family and its spin-off Archie Bunker's Place, as well as playing Molly in the original Broadway production of the musical Annie. She is a successful songwriter, collaborating on such hits as Natasha Bedingfield's "Unwritten", and "Pocketful of Sunshine". Danielle Brisebois was born in Brooklyn, New York. She began her career early, appearing in her first movie, The Premonition (1976), at the age of seven. In 1977, she appeared in an episode of Kojak and began starring in the original Broadway cast of Annie as the youngest of the orphans, Molly. (Jay-Z later sampled a clip of Brisebois from Annie for his song "Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)"). In the late 1970s, she joined the cast of All in the Family later also starring in its spin-off Archie Bunker's Place in the early 1980s. She was nominated for six Young Artist Awards from 1980 to 1984, winning two; in 1981 as Best Young Actress in a TV Special for Mom, the Wolfman and Me and in 1982 as Best Young Actress in a Television Series for Archie Bunker's Place. In 1982 she was also nominated for a Golden Globe as Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV, again for Archie Bunker's Place.
Danielle Brisebois Filmography
- (2006) Life After Tomorrow as Herself
- (2005) TV Land Confidential as Herself
- (2000) Club La Bomba as Correspondent
- (1999) VH-1 Where Are They Now? as Herself
- (1998) Stories from My Childhood as Eliza (voice)
- (1998) The Greatest as Herself
- (1997) As Good as It Gets as Singer
- (1996) E! True Hollywood Story as Herself
- (1994) Aaahh!!! Real Monsters as Lucy
- (1994) Howard Stern as Herself
- (1990) Kill Crazy as Libby
- (1987) Big Bad Mama II as Billie Jean McClatchie
- (1987) Down and Out in Beverly Hills as
- (1985) Circus of the Stars #10 as Herself - Performer
- (1985) Mr. Belvedere as Kerry
- (1984) Murder, She Wrote as Kim Bechet
- (1983) Battle of the Network Stars XIV as Herself - CBS Team
- (1983) Hotel as Darcy Chapman
- (1983) Tales from the Darkside as Amanda Polo
- (1982) Battle of the Network Stars XII as Herself - CBS Team
- (1982) Circus of the Stars #7 as Herself - Performer
- (1982) Night of 100 Stars as Herself
- (1981) Battle of the Network Stars X as Herself - CBS Team
- (1981) Circus of the Stars #6 as Herself
- (1981) The 33rd Annual Emmy Awards as Herself - Performer
- (1980) Kraft Salutes Disneyland's 25th Anniversary as Herself
- (1980) Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as Herself
- (1980) Mom, the Wolfman and Me as Jenny Bergman
- (1980) The Alan Thicke Show as Herself
- (1979) Archie Bunker's Place as Stephanie Mills
- (1979) Knots Landing as Mary-Frances Sumner #1
- (1978) If Ever I See You Again as Morrison Child
- (1978) King of the Gypsies as Young Tita (as Danielle Brisbois)
- (1978) Slow Dancing in the Big City as Ribi Ciano
- (1977) The Love Boat as Melissa Weatherly
- (1976) The Premonition as Janie Bennett
- (1975) Good Morning America as Herself
- (1973) Kojak as Jamie Magid
- (1973) Kojak as Jamie Magid (uncredited)
- (1971) All in the Family as Stephanie Mills
- (1971) All in the Family as Stephanie Mills (credit only)
- (1965) Days of Our Lives as Sasha Roberts #2 (1987)
- (1952) The Fisher Family as Tammy
Danielle Brisebois Trivia and Facts
- Parents: Frank and Mary
- She retired from acting to become a singer & songwriter.
- Recorded a CD entitled Portable Life on RCA in 1999, which was never released, but promo copies were produced.
- She released her debut album, titled Arrive all Over You, in 1994.
- Is of French descent.
- Wrote songs on The New Radicals album in 1998. In 2003, Clay Aiken recorded one of her songs, "Perfect Day" on his album "Measure of A Man."
- Wrote a song titled "Im Just Here for the Music" that Kylie Minogue recorded.
- Jay-Z used a sample of her voice from when she was in "Annie" for his song "Hard Knock Life".
- Ranked #50 in VH1s list of the "100 Greatest Kid Stars"
- Co-wrote the single, "Unwritten", with Natasha Bedingfield and Wayne Rodrigues .
Danielle Brisebois Photoshoots
- "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 2002, Vol. 4, Iss. 9, pg. 52-53, by: staff, "Growth 'Spurts': Danielle Brisebois"
- "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1991, Vol. 4, Iss. 9, pg. 26-27, by: staff, "Seventies Sweethearts: Danielle Brisebois"
- "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1990, Vol. 3, Iss. 3, pg. 48-49, by: staff, "Sit-Comelies: Archie Bunker's Place"
- "Playboy" (USA), December 1989, Vol. 36, Iss. 12, pg. 239, by: Mark Leivdal, "Grapevine: Baby, Look at Her Now"
- "Celebrity Sleuth" (USA), 1988, Vol. 2, Iss. 2, pg. 70-71, by: staff, "Archie's Place's Danielle Brisebois"
Danielle Brisebois Other Works
- (1998) Briefly appeared in the music video, "You Get What You Give", by 'New Radicals' (1998).
- Album: Arrive All Over You (1994); Epic label
- Theater: Annie (1977-8), Original Broadway Cast
- (1999) Contributed background vocals, piano, and a songwriting credit on
- "Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too", by 'New Radicals' .
- Played one of the orphan girls in the original Broadway cast of "Annie"
- (opened in 1977). Pictured among the CD liner notes of the original
- cast recording.
- (2003) Backing vocalist on 'Kelly Clarkson' 's "Thankful" album.