Brittany Daniel – Age, Career, Cancer, Sister, Full Bio

Brittany Daniel

Brittany Daniel is an actress with more than thirty years in the industry despite just been in her early forties. She has a small role in ABC’s Blackish between 2016 and 2018. But this is not the role for which she is most known. She played the role of Jessica Wakefield in the early 1990s and this has continued to reecho whenever her career is discussed. And this is what we intend to do here, talk about her career. And her life and other things. So here are all the facts you need to know.


Brittany Daniel was born in March 1976. Good things are sometimes better served twice, so she didn’t come alone. She is the first of the twins her mother birthed that day. Her twin sister is said to have come five minutes after Brittany was born. There was also a brother called Brad. The twins were born in Gainesville, Florida. The girls had their education in Florida but even before they finished they were already signed to an agency and making living modeling.

Brittany Daniel is 43 years old.

Brittany Daniel – career

Brittany Daniel’s first appearance on the screen was in 1989 in an episode of “The New Leave It for Beaver”. But her full immersion into the art was in 1992 when she became a regular part of the cast of the teen drama “Swans Crossing”. That was in the beginning. Two years later, she and her sister were part of the series “Sweet Valley High”. The two played the Wakefield twins in the series based on Francine Pascal’s books and on ABC. For these roles, the two shared the award of Best Performance: Young Actress in a TV Comedy Series in 1995.

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Brittany played the role of Jessica Wakefield, the party-loving, wild, snobbish, manipulating part of the sisters. She played this role for three years in 88 episodes. This character of Jessica Wakefield is the role for which she was most known till date.

Ms. Daniel was a part of the short-lived TV series “The ’80s Show” on Fox, appearing in all its 13 episodes in 2002.

Brittany Daniel – sister

Brittany Daniel’s twin sister’s name is Cynthia Daniel. She was an actress who made her debut in films and TV the same time as her sister Brittany and is most known for her role of Elizabeth Wakefield in the “Sweet Valley High”. She stopped acting in 2002 after “The 80’s Shows”. She got married to Cole Hauser in 2006. You should know him, he was Rip Wheeler in the series “Yellowstone” on Paramount Network. The two are blessed with three kids, two sons named Ryland and Colt and a daughter, Steely Rose.

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Cynthia Daniel is now a photographer.

Battle with cancer

Brittany Daniel was diagnosed with a stage iv non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma which is a type of blood cancer that causes back pain, night sweats, flu, fever, and weight loss. This was in 2011. “It happened so suddenly,” she told She couldn’t handle this alone. She called on her family who rallied around her. She moved into her twin sister’s home and her mother came and nursed her.

Daniel underwent chemotherapy and in 2014 was certified cancer-free. She gave her family the credits for her recovery. “My family is everything to me and I feel like they saw me through this.” At first, Brittany wanted to get the whole situation a secret per her inner family and friends circle. But she felt someone out there could suffering a similar situation could derive support from her story. “I want to let people know it is absolutely possible to get through something like this; I want people to know they are not alone.”

Relationships and net worth

In January 2017, Brittany got engaged to Adam Touni. After six months, Brittany got married to Adam Touni in 2017 in the Carondelet House in Los Angeles before150 of their closest friends and family. Mr. Touni is a real estate guru who has sold half a billion dollars worth of properties. According to a union blog, Mr. and Mrs. Touni spend their free time dining at new restaurants, attending live music events and hanging out with friends and family in Los Angeles.

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Before Adam, Brittany was in a relationship with actor, comedian, and filmmaker Keenen Ivory Wayans. He is most known for “In Living Color” the comedy sketch show on Fox between 1990 and 1992, a show he was the creator, executive producer, director, and writer; and a show for which he earned an Emmy Award.

Keenen and Brittany dated for a long time between 2007 and 2014. The relationship didn’t work. The only article that could have told us why returns 404 error, so we may never know but Keenen is 18 years older than Britt and that might be all we need to know.

Brittany Daniel’s net worth is put at four million dollars.

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