Danielle Macdonald

Danielle MacDonald

Highest Rated: 85% Dumplin' (2018)

Lowest Rated: 32% Every Secret Thing (2014)

Birthday: May 19, 1991

Birthplace: Australia

Actress Danielle Macdonald rose from obscurity to film industry "It Girl" on the strength of magnetic performances in the independent features "Every Secret Thing" (2014) and "Patti Cake$" (2017). The Australian native came to the United States in 2010, where she made her screen acting debut opposite fellow Antipodean actor Joel Edgerton in a short, "The Thief" (2010), directed by actress Rachel Weisz for Glamour magazine. Guest and supporting roles on series like "Glee" (Fox, 2009-2015) led to her casting on the ABC Family comedy "Huge" (2010). Problems with her visa kept her from taking the role, but she quickly rebounded with roles in several prominent independent films, including Amy Berg's "Every Secret Thing" (2014), an adaptation of the Laura Lippman novel about a pair of teenagers (Macdonald and Dakota Fanning), arrested as children for the kidnapping and murder of a child, who are again suspects in a second abduction. Macdonald's turn as a vindictive young woman with a tragic secret won critical praise, and led to roles on television series in Australia and America, most notably the sixth season of "American Horror Story" (FX, 2011- ). Her true breakout role came the following year as the lead in "Patti Cake$" (2017). The independent drama, about a New Jersey teenager (Macdonald) who aspires to fame as a hip-hop artist, received a nomination for the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival that year, while critics and attendees alike hailed Macdonald's performance was hailed as a breakout.


Highest Rated Movies



73% No Score Yet French Exit Madeleine (Character) - 2020
No Score Yet 59% Extracurricular Activities Becky Wallace (Character) - 2019
65% 73% I Am Woman Lilian Roxon (Character) - 2019
64% 72% Paradise Hills Chloe (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 96% Skin Christa (Character) - 2018
85% 73% Dumplin' Willowdean Dickson (Character) - 2018
63% 57% Bird Box Olympia (Character) - 2018
76% 83% Skin Julie Price (Character) - 2018
85% 78% Patti Cake$ Patti (Character) $774.5K 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Three Rachels Ashley (Character) - 2016
32% 32% Every Secret Thing Alice Manning (Character) $97K 2014
76% 64% The East Tess (Character) $2.3M 2013
52% 38% Trust Me Delia (Character) - 2013


No Score Yet No Score Yet Today 3rd Hour Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2019
90% 84% Easy Grace (Character) 2019 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019
No Score Yet 25% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Canada Guest 2017
76% 71% American Horror Story: Murder House Bristol Windows (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 90% The Middle Amy RA (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 59% 2 Broke Girls Ashlin (Guest Star) 2015
81% 82% Pretty Little Liars Unknown (Guest Star) 2014


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