Danielle Louise Macdonald (born May 19, 1991) is an Australian actress, known for her lead roles as Patricia "Patti" Dombrowski in the drama film Patti Cake$ (2017), and Willowdean Dickson in Dumplin' (2018). She is also known for her roles in the post-apocalyptic thriller film Bird Box as Olympia, the film Skin as Julie, and in the Netflix series, Unbelievable as Amber.
|Born||May 19, 1991|
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Alma mater||Australian Institute for Performing Arts|
When she was 18, she moved to Hollywood to pursue her acting career.
At the age of 18, Macdonald moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. She was originally booked for the role of Becca Huffstatter in the ABC drama series Huge, but her visa did not come in on time and she was unable to fill the role. Her first feature film was The East, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Macdonald is known for her starring role as Alice Manning in the 2014 crime film Every Secret Thing, alongside Dakota Fanning, Diane Lane, and Elizabeth Banks. Regarding Every Secret Thing, Katherine Pushkar from the New York Daily News wrote, "The film actually belongs to Danielle Macdonald, effective as cruel, jealous Alice." Macdonald also had a supporting role in the film Trust Me.
In 2016, she appeared in the season finale of American Horror Story: Roanoke as Bristol Windows. The following year, Macdonald starred in the drama film Patti Cake$ as the titular aspiring rapper in New Jersey.
In 2018, Macdonald appeared in two Netflix films, opposite Jennifer Aniston in the adaptation of young adult novel Dumplin', by Julie Murphy; and Bird Box as Olympia, a pregnant woman who tries to survive the arrival of supernatural beings that make people want to kill themselves once they see it.[clarification needed] She also portrayed Julie in the Academy Award-winning short drama film Skin.
|2010||The Thief||Cashier||Rachel Weisz||Short film|
|2013||The East||Tess||Zal Batmanglij|
|Trust Me||Delia||Clark Gregg|
|2014||Every Secret Thing||Alice Manning||Amy J. Berg|
|2015||Tortoise||Terry||Jean Lee||Short film|
|2017||Patti Cake$||Patricia "Patti" Dombrowski||Geremy Jasper|
|Lady Bird||Olivia||Greta Gerwig|
|2018||Skin||Christa||Guy Nattiv||Short film|
|Bird Box||Olympia||Susanne Bier|
|Dumplin'||Willowdean Dickson||Anne Fletcher|
|2019||Paradise Hills||Chloe||Alice Waddington|
|Extracurricular Activities||Becky Wallace||Jay Lowi|
|I Am Woman||Lilian Roxon||Unjoo Moon|
|2020||French Exit||Madeleine||Azazel Jacobs|
|Falling for Figaro||Millie||Ben Lewin|
|2011||Glee||Girl #1||Episode: "Born This Way"|
|2013||Newsreaders||Pam Bell||Episode: "Fit Town, Fat Town"|
|2014||Pretty Little Liars||Cathy Perez||Episode: "Whirly Girly"|
|2014||Toolies||Sarah Craig||5 episodes|
|2015||2 Broke Girls||Ashlin||Episode: "And the Knock-Off Knockout"|
|2015||The Middle||Amy RA||Episode: "Cutting the Cord"|
|2016||American Horror Story: Roanoke||Bristol Windows||Episode: "Chapter 10"|
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- Limbachia, Dixie (27 July 2017). "'Patti Cake$' Star Danielle Macdonald on Learning to Rap for Sundance Film". Variety.
- Utichi, Joe (16 May 2017). "'Patti Cake$' Star Danielle Macdonald On Tackling Her First Lead Role Without Killa P's Self-Confidence – Cannes Ones To Watch". Deadline.com. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
- "Fugs and Fabs: The East premiere Danielle Macdonald". Go Fug Yourself. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
- "Danielle Macdonald: Ozzywood Actress in Hollywood". World of Wonder. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
- "Dakota Fanning And Danielle Macdonald To Play Convicted Murderers In Every Secret Thing". CinemaBlend.com. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
- "Berlin: Dakota Fanning And Danielle Macdonald Board Amy Berg Pic 'Every Secret Thing'". Deadline.com. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
- "'Every Secret Thing' review: Dakota Fanning in labored drama". NY Daily News. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
- Patten, Dominic (21 February 2017). "CAA Signs 'Patti Cake$' Star Danielle Macdonald". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
- Goldberg, Lesley (5 October 2017). "Netflix Anthology 'Easy' Sets New and Returning Cast for Season 2 (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
- Harmon, Steph (15 June 2017). "Danielle Macdonald: up-and-coming Australian to star with Jennifer Aniston in Dumplin'". The Guardian. Retrieved 6 August 2017.
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