Danielle Nicolet

Danielle Diggs, better known by her stage name Danielle Nicolet, was born on 24th November 1973 in Ashtabula, Ohio, USA. Her acting career began in 1991, with a brief recurring role in the ABC sitcom “Family Matters”; later, she would appear in “3rd Rock from the Sun”, “The Starter Wife”, “Born Again Virgin”, and dozens of other shows and movies.

The African-American celebrity is 5ft (152cm) tall and weighs 104lbs (47kgs); her husband, Mike Kussman, is a builder and designer who specializes in luxury furniture. In a years-old interview, Danielle claimed to have decided to remain celibate until marriage, after a string of failed relationships, much like her “Born Again Virgin” character.

Notable Roles

In 1996, Danielle was cast as Caryn in “3rd Rock from the Sun”, appearing in a total of 45 episodes through 2001. The main characters of the Bonnie and Terry Turner sitcom were four extraterrestrials posing as a human family named the Solomons; Danielle’s character, Caryn, was one of Dick Solomon’s students at Pendelton State University.

Prior to her “3rd Rock from the Sun” role, Danielle had guest-starred in “Step by Step” and “Diagnosis: Murder”, and had a minor role in the TV movie “Fall into Darkness”. As for movie projects, she played a high-class hooker in “The Prince” and Cheryl in “Shadow of Doubt”. It would take the actress a few years to find her next regular TV role, playing Paula in the UPN sitcom “Second Time Around”, which was canceled after just 13 episodes due to low ratings.

Despite the cancelation, Entertainment Weekly branded Danielle the “breakout star” of UPN in a glowing review, and she found it much easier to land her next co-starring role, as Nurse Mary Singletary in the TNT medical drama “Heartland”. Shortly afterwards, she played Liz Marsh in “The Starter Wife”, a USA Network romantic comedy based on the Gigi Grazer novel of the same name.

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As had happened with other shows of Danielle, “The Starter Wife” lasted just one season. Liz was the neurotic wife of a major league baseball star whose marriage was threatened by her jealousy and trust issues; she soon befriended the main character, Molly Kagan (played by Debra Messing), a broke divorcee with dreams of becoming an author.

Between more major projects, Danielle guest-starred in “Warehouse 13”, “The Bernie Mac Show”, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, and countless other shows. In 2012, she joined the lucrative Marvel franchise by doing voiceover work in “Marvel Anime: X-Men”, voicing the characters Storm and Cerebra. The following year, she began voicing Karui and Yugao in “Naruto: Shippuden”, a gig that lasted four years, and helped open many doors for the actress.

From 2015 to 2023, Danielle played Cecile Horton in “The Flash”, a superhero series that ended after nine seasons and received positive reviews from audiences and critics. Cecile went from being a guest-starring character in season one to a recurring character in seasons three and four, gaining more and more screentime from season five onwards. Her absence in season two was due to conflicting schedules, as she was filming for “Born Again Virgin” at the time.

The Central City district attorney began dating Joe West (played by Jesse L. Martin), a detective for the CCPD who would often ask Cecile for legal advice. Eventually, Cecile and Joe became engaged and she became pregnant with his daughter, Jenna. During her pregnancy, Cecile became a metahuman and developed empathic abilities; she would later develop telekinesis and use her new abilities to her advantage by representing metahuman cases at work.

Also in 2015, Danielle was cast as Jenna in the comedy series “Born Again Virgin”. With a star-studded ensemble that included the likes of Eva Marcille and Meagan Holder, the single-camera project was set in Atlanta, and had all the ingredients to be successful. However, a noticeable ratings slump in the second season called for the show’s abrupt cancellation.

Back to film projects, Danielle played Samuel L. Jackson’s on-screen daughter in “Loaded Weapon 1”, followed by roles in “A Wonderful Night in Split” and “Melting Pot”. In 2009, she and Cuba Gooding Jr. starred in the thriller “Ticking Clock”, which went straight-to-DVD, and has long been forgotten about.

Two years after the disastrous movie, Danielle co-starred in “Red Faction: Origins”, a Syfy original film based on the videogame of the same name. She also voiced Shaundi in “Saints Row: The Third”, “Saints Row IV”, and “Saints Row: Gat out of Hell”. Starring opposite Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in the action comedy film “Central Intelligence” in 2016 helped Danielle snag a role in the Netflix movie “Deidra & Laney Rob a Train”; since then, she’s done three other movies: the Taraji P. Henson thriller “Acrimony”, the 2020 comedy “Faith Based”, and a short film entitled “Black Karen” which Danielle directed, wrote and produced by herself.

In March 2022, it was confirmed that “Black Karen” would be adapted into a feature for Kevin Hart’s multimedia company, Hartbeat. The actress also recently shared that “13”, a short film that she wrote and directed, had been selected to premier at the Dances With Films festival in June 2023.

Personal Life

Danielle describes herself as an actor, writer, and advocate. The respected actress supports Reform Alliance, which focuses on prison reform, and was co-founded by the previously incarcerated rapper Meek Mill, and NAMI Communicate (National Alliance on Mental Illness).

In her free time, Danielle enjoys nothing more than spending time with friends and family, taking care of her beloved pet dog, and keeping herself in shape at the gym. Although her husband, Mike, is absent from many of her photos, Danielle has been known to dedicate him sweet birthday messages, and to promote his projects.

The handmade furniture company SLTWTR Co. is the pinnacle of Mike’s work, focusing on rounded features and minimalist designs. Mike recently released the Canyon collection featuring seven new pieces, ranging in price from $2,200.

Although we can’t estimate Mike’s net worth, we can tell you that Danielle’s is net worth is over $500,000 thanks to her work in film and television over the years. It’s also more than possible that the actress’s fortune will grow, if she continues to have the same success in her original future projects.

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