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  • Born in a town of 12,000 in Ohio, Danielle proved at an early age she would not allow her life to be judged on an average scale. Upon entering nursery school, Danielle was tested after demonstrating an unusually high aptitude and subsequently was promoted to the first grade. That very same year Danielle began gymnastics and again she proved to excel beyond normal expectations. By the age of 8, Danielle had attracted the attention of Bela Karoli, renowned Gymnastics coach, and was invited to train with him at his facility in Texas for the Olympic trials. As luck would have it SCATS, a gymnastics school located in Southern California took an interest in Danielle as well. Danielle begged her mother to choose the later, thus allowing her to be near her other interest - Acting. Within one year Danielle was competing in major gymnastic competitions, but after a severe injury to her knee and several painful operations Danielle realize she would have to give up any dream of competing at a National or International level. Undaunted, Danielle turned her attention to acting. Danielle's very first audition was for a pilot. She got it. Shortly thereafter, Danielle won the role of Vonda Mahoney on the hit series "Family Matters." Scheduled to be a guest star role, the episode won the highest ratings in the series history and the producers made the role a recurring role over the next year. Hollywood took notice and Danielle was cast as Samuel L. Jackson's daughter in the screwball comedy "National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1," Disney's "You've Got To Do Something," and in the ABC Movie of the Week "The Jackson's: An American Dream." Danielle was offered the role of Caryn on the Carsey Werner pilot for NBC called "3rd Rock From The Sun." As everyone knows that pilot became a hit series and the role of Caryn a 6 year commitment opposite John Lithgow as an outspoken and lofty student. While committed to the hectic shooting schedule of a series, Danielle managed to fit into her busy schedule a co-starring role opposite Melanie Griffith in the thriller "Shadow of Doubt" and a starring role opposite CCH Pounder in the political drama "Race." Additionally, Danielle worked opposite John Savage in "Where Truth Lies" as a suicidal teenager and as a drug addicted teenaged prostitute in MTV's "Runaway." Danielle's past commitments also include a starring role in the film "A Light in the Forest" opposite Eddie Albert, Lindsay Wagner and Carol Lynley. As Nick Cassavettes (who directed Danielle on stage) once said, "Dani takes up 100% of the stage without even opening her mouth. She is the definition of presence." update the following: In 2005, she accepted a starring role in the UPN sitcom, “Second Time Around”, as the hilariously hard-to-love, ‘Paula’.  Entertainment Weekly named her ‘breakout star’ of the network. Unfortunately, the show ended, but Danielle’s star continued to rise.  After “Second Time Around”, she moved on to play Bernie’s nemesis, the caustic and witty ‘Cheryl’, on the hit FOX Comedy, “The Bernie Mac Show”.   Before she could fully settle in at Fox, Danielle took a turn to television drama, starring as head ICU nurse Mary Singletary,  on the tear-jerker “Heartland”, with Treat Williams on TNT.  She was, as the critics called her, “the very heart of Heartland”.  It’s impossible not to love the energetic, outspoken and emotionally open character.  In early 2008, Danielle landed a starring role on USA Network's award winning show "The Starter Wife" opposite Debra Messing and Judy Davis. Danielle is that unusual breed of actor that is equally skilled with drama and comedy.  She commands the screen with every role she takes on, and never misses an opportunity to make audiences laugh or cry.  
  • Danielle Nicolet is an American television and film actress and voice actress.

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