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      Danielle Macdonald

      Danielle Macdonald

      Highest Rated: 87% 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.

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      Dumplin' poster Dumplin' Patti Cake$ poster Patti Cake$ Skin poster
      The East poster
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      Falling for Figaro poster Falling for Figaro Paradise Hills poster Paradise Hills I Am Woman poster I Am Woman French Exit poster French Exit




      73% 71% Falling for Figaro Millie (Character) $35.8K 2020
      64% 42% French Exit Madeleine (Character) $740.4K 2020
      66% 64% I Am Woman Lilian Roxon (Character) - 2019
      67% 68% Paradise Hills Chloe (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet 63% Extracurricular Activities Becky Wallace (Character) - 2019
      76% 83% Skin Julie Price (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 96% Skin Christa (Character) - 2018
      64% 57% Bird Box Olympia (Character) - 2018
      87% 73% Dumplin' Willowdean Dickson (Character) - 2018
      85% 78% Patti Cake$ 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) $97.0K 2014
      52% 38% Trust Me Delia (Character) - 2013
      76% 64% The East Tess (Character) $2.3M 2013


      97% 60% The Tourist Helen Chambers (Character) 2022
      No Score Yet 31% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2019
      90% 85% Easy Grace (Character) 2017 2019
      No Score Yet 21% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019
      No Score Yet 59% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2018
      77% 67% American Horror Story Bristol Windows (Guest Star) 2016
      No Score Yet 89% The Middle Amy RA (Guest Star) 2015
      No Score Yet 62% 2 Broke Girls Ashlin (Guest Star) 2015
      81% 81% Pretty Little Liars Unknown (Guest Star) 2014