New York improviser: Danielle Tolley

Danielle Tolley

Danielle is an actor, improviser, writer and producer in Brooklyn, NY. She recently played opposite Brian Stack and Miriam Tolan in a new comedy pilot, "Breaking the News."

Danielle's half of the sketch comedy duo FIRECRACKER whose videos have been featured on Digital Chick TV and The Big Quiz Thing NYC, and whose weekly web series "White People Problems" is making pennies on YouTube. Danielle currently performs with the sketch group Alchemy, directed by Armando Diaz at the Magnet Theater.

Danielle wrote and starred in "Nanny Cam" which won Best Film and the Audience Award at the 2011 48 Hour Film Project NYC. She's also starred in various TV pilots, and is the host of News for Blondes on She's performed Off-Broadway with the New York City Players/Richard Maxwell and regionally with the critically acclaimed Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater.

Originally from Cleveland, she earned a BFA in Acting from Elon University in North Carolina and has since lived in London, Mexico and Guatemala. (Si, she speaks Spanish.) A crafty Jill of all trades, Danielle can be caught making eco-friendly candles, writing and illustrating children’s books, running marathons and freestyling.

She was the face of Lighthouse Pools and Spas' summer campaign in 1992. What a cute kid!