Meet the Playwright & Actor Behind Body/Courage

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. The single-camera, half-hour comedy was created by Chuck Lorre and Steve Molaro who executive produce with Todd Spiewak and Jim Parsons and was recently renewed for a third and fourth season.

Pinnock, a newcomer to Los Angeles from Chicago, has already shown her star power in television and in animation. Pinnock has worked alongside Viola Davis and Kerry Washington in Scandal, Kat Dennings in Hulu’s Dollface (executive produced by Margot Robbie), as well as Ray Romano and Peter Bogdanovich on Epix’s Get Shorty. Her other television appearances include: NBC’s critically acclaimed, This Is Us, TV Land’s Teachers, Comedy Central’s Workaholics. Pinnock is currently working with DreamWorks and Cartoon Network on multiple animation projects.

Pinnock is also the co-creator of the viral Instagram account, Hashtag Booked. In 50 seconds or less, Hashtag Booked captures a raw slice of the #actorslife through improvised sketches. With over 1.2 million views online, this account is taking social media and the entertainment industry by storm.

In addition, 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 one’s body. Body/Courage was awarded the prestigious 2016 TimeOut Theatre Award. Pinnock received rave reviews:

“Astonishing Performance. Pinnock’s stage presence is transfixing.” – TimeOut

Pinnock is a vocal activist in the body positivity movement. Her written work on body awareness has been featured on Buzzfeed, Shondaland, 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 Bob Curry Fellow with The Second City Chicago.

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

 

 

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