Meet the Playwright & Actor Behind Body/Courage

Stage and television actress, Danielle Pinnock, currently stars in the hit CBS Comedy, Young Sheldon, the spinoff to the popular, multi-Emmy award-winning television series The Big Bang Theory. Young Sheldon takes viewers back to the beginning as it followsThe Big Bang Theory’s  Sheldon Cooper (Iain Armitage, Big Little Lies) at age nine, as he embarks on his innocent, awkward, and hopeful journey toward the man he will become. Pinnock plays Sheldon’s tightly wound school teacher, Ms. Ingram. The single-camera, half-hour comedy was created by Chuck Lorre and Steve Molaro who executive produce with Todd Spiewak and Jim Parsons.

Pinnock, a newcomer to Los Angeles from Chicago, has already shown her star power in other television appearances on NBC’s critically acclaimed, This Is Us, as well as her comedic prowess on Comedy Central’s Workaholics and Epix’s TV Series Get Shortystarring Ray Romano and Peter Bogdanovich.

In addition to her incredible acting ability, Pinnock is also an accomplished playwright. Her one woman show, Body/Courage,premiered at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble in Chicago in 2016 and is a tour de force. Through multiple characters, Pinnock gives voice to the complexity of living and loving ones body. Body/Courage was awarded a 2016 TimeOut Theatre Award and Pinnockreceived rave reviews with Chicago Reader calling her performance a “tremendous feat in acting.”

Pinnock is a vocal activist in the body positivity movement. Her written work on body awareness has been featured on Buzzfeed, Weight Watchers, National Eating Disorder Association and other publications.

Pinnock is a graduate of Temple University and received her MA in Acting with First Distinction Honors from the Birmingham School of Acting (United Kingdom). She has studied with famed solo performer and documentary theater playwright Anna Deavere Smith and is a 2015 Bob Curry Fellow with The Second City.

Pinnock is originally from Teaneck, New Jersey and is of Jamaican-American heritage. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and continues to write and support diverse artists voices through her coaching sessions at IronPrint Artists.