Early life and educationEdit
Danièle Watts was born in California. In middle school, she lived in Orlando, Florida and in high school, she lived in Atlanta where she attended the North Springs Charter School of Arts and Sciences. She later attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and the British American Drama Academy in London.
On television, she has appeared in singular episodes of How I Met Your Mother, Greek, Cold Case, Detroit 1-8-7, Criminal Minds, Private Practice, 90210, Castle, Melissa & Joey, as well as episodes of Weeds. She currently appears as a main cast member of the TV series Partners, acting as Martin Lawrence's daughter.
In September 2014, Watts and boyfriend Brian Lucas were accused of having sex in a car on a public street. The police were called for a "citizen complaint of indecent exposure" and loud noises. During and after her arrest, Watts falsely claimed she was the subject of racial profiling, being called a prostitute, and handcuffs leaving her wrist bloodied. After recordings of the encounter were released, a judge ruled the statements Watts made were inaccurate and the police officer was only responding to the 911 call. She was ordered to write letters of apology to all three police officers responding to the scene, as well as neighbors who had witnessed her public altercation. She later had to rewrite the letters due to her use of "passive aggressive" language.
- Magic Al and the Mind Factory (2000, as Ruth)
- Something Like a Business (2010, as Chlamydia)
- Starter Home (2010, as Adalie)
- All Ages (2010, as Jodi)
- Before Dawn Breaks (2011)
- The Strange Thing About the Johnsons (2011, as Marianne)
- Biggz (2011, as Megan)
- The Rhythm Is Gonna Get You (2012, as Danielle)
- Dulce (2012, as Homeless Woman)
- Django Unchained (2012, as Coco)
- You Are What I Want (2012, as Whitney Hinds)
- Straight Down Low (2013, as Amber Adams)
- 420 Gentleman: Rastafari Jamaican (2013)
- Room in LA (2013, as Daniele)
- Wingman Inc. (2013, as Amy)
- The Bloody Indulgent (2014, as Drugged Girl #2)
- ColorLines (2014, as Terri)
- Wave (2014, as Gemma)
- Muted (2014, as Crystal Gladwell)
- Untitled Morgan Krantz Project (2015, filming)
- We Are Family (2015, announced)
- Scratch (2015, post-production)
- How I Met Your Mother (2008, 1 episode, as Lori)
- Greek (2009, 1 episode, as Girl)
- Cold Case (2009, 1 episode, as Donalyn Sullivan '91)
- Detroit 1-8-7 (2010, 1 episode, as Shawna Johnson)
- Criminal Minds (2010, 1 episode, as Tracy Anderson)
- Private Practice (2010, 1 episode, as Lola)
- Conan (2011, 1 episode, as Hubbard Daughter in the segment "Tyler Perry's Row 11")
- 90210 (2011, 1 episode, as Hannah)
- Castle (2011, 1 episode, as Rebecca Montgomery)
- Melissa & Joey (2011, 1 episode, as Jessie)
- Weeds (2012, 8 episodes, as Angela Mullen)
- Film Lab Presents (2014, 1 episode, as Mrs. Parks)
- Partners (2014, 10 episodes, as Laura Jackson)
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- Dillon, Nancy (Jan 28, 2015). "'Django Unchained' actress Daniele Watts, boyfriend plead not guilty to lewd conduct". NY Daily News. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
- De Graff, Mia (Aug 7, 2015). "Django Unchained actress ordered to REWRITE apology letter to LAPD after her passive-aggressive first draft accused the arresting officer of racial profiling". Daily Mail. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
- "Actress digs up her past as she prepares to play slave in Tarantino film". Hollywood.com. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
- Carp, Jesse. "Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained Casts Newcomer Daniele Watts". Cinema Blend. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
- Obenson, Tambay A. "Isaiah Washington, Mo'Nique, Orlando Jones, Danielle Watts Board Choice Skinner's 'We Are Family'". IndieWire. Retrieved 22 September 2014.
- "Starring:". IMDB. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
- Obenson, Tambay A. "Daniele Watts Will Play Martin Lawrence's Daughter In New FX Comedy Series 'Braddock & Jackson'". IndieWire. Retrieved 22 September 2014.