Who is Danielle Nicolet?

If you are a fan of the series “The Flash”, you are certainly familiar with the character of Cecile Horton, a former district attorney of Central City and a member of Team Flash, who has the power to sense people’s emotions and hear their thoughts. Well, if you ever wondered who the actress portraying this character is, let us tell you the naked truth about Danielle Patricia Diggs, better known by her professional name, Danielle Nicolet.

She’s a writer, advocate, and an actress with nearly 80 credits to her name, and besides the mentioned role, has been seen starring in movies such as “Central Intelligence”, “Believe” and “Rocker”, among others, and also known best for her roles in television series including “The Starter Wife”, “X-Men”, and “The Game”.

Early life and education

Danielle was born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius on 24 November 1973, in Ashtabula, Ohio USA; she holds American nationality although she comes from a family of African-American and Latino descent. She was raised alongside her brother Rick, in a hard-working family by her parents Richard Diggs and Patricia Rose.

Danielle was into gymnastics from an early age, and her family moved to southern California to provide her gymnastic training, however, although she competed and was successful in this sport, she eventually decided that her dream job was acting.

She attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1991, she didn’t enroll at college but started auditioning, dreaming about a big acting career.

Roles in series

Danielle made her acting debut in 1991, as Vonda Mahoney in three episodes of the series “Family Matters”, followed by her role as Verla in the 1992 TV mini-series “The Jacksons: An American Dream”, and then three years later, she was seen as Rita in “Step by Step”.

In the following years, Danielle guest-starred in numerous series, such as “Diagnosis Murder”, “In the House” and “Brimstone”, while in 1996 she was cast to play Caryn in the comedy drama series “3rd Rock from the Sun”, also starring John Lithgow, Jane Curtin and Kristen Johnston, Danielle appearing in over 40 episodes from 1996 through 2001.

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She was next seen in “Second Time Around” and “The Bernie Mac Show” in 2004, and in 2007, Danielle starred in “All of Us” and “Heartland”, before her role as Liz Marsh in “The Starter Wife” in ’08.

Two years later, she starred in the TV mini-series “Marry Me”, and next was cast to play Storm in “X-Men” followed by her role as Stitch Bichette in “Family Tools” in 2013, while the same year she was heard as the voice of the Shandra in “NFL Rush Zone”.

Since the list of her guest-starring roles is too long to enumerate, we will mention some of her most notable, such as her portrayal of Yana in “The Game” in 2015, and as Jenna in “Born Again Virgin” from 2015 to 2016, concurrently making an appearance in “Da Jammies”, and being cast to play Cecile Horton in “The Flash”.

Roles in movies

Danielle made her big-screen debut portraying Debbie Luger in the 1993 movie “Loaded Weapon 1”, alongside Samuel L. Jackson and Emilio Estevez, followed by her role as Lisa in “Where Truth Lies” in 1996, and the same year starred in “Fall Into Darkness” and “The Prince”.

Two years later, Danielle was seen in “Shadow of Doubt” and “Race”, and in the following year, she starred in “Dead Punkz” and “Ghost Soldier”, while the early 2000s saw her in “A Light in the Forest” in 2003, and “A Wonderful Night in Split”, in ’04.

She was cast to play Whitney in “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” and then she was seen as Daisy Free in “Rocker”, both filmed in 2006, and next seen starring in “Alpha Males Experiment”, in 2009.

It seems that in the following years Danielle focused on her television parts, but in 2014 she was cast to play Kim Lockemer in “All Stars”, followed by her role as Andrea in “Good Session” in ’15 before she portrayed Maggie in the 2016 movie “Central Intelligence”, alongside Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson.

The same year, she was seen in “Believe”, and then she portrayed Marigold Tanner in “Deidra & Laney Rob a Train” in 2017, followed by her roles in “Acrimony”(2018) and “Faith Based” (2020), which were her most recent movie roles.

Other credits

Danielle’s voice is well-known to video games fans, since she voiced numerous characters such as in “Grand Theft Auto V”, “Lego Marvel Super Heroes”, “Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth” and “Saint Row IV”, among others, which in 2014 brought her the Behind the Voice Actors Award for Best Female Vocal Performance in a Video Game in a Supporting Role.

We already mentioned that Danielle is a writer; she wrote the short comedy movie “Black Karen”, which follows the story of an unhappy Black woman, who after her therapist advised her to start thinking and acting as happy people do, she noticed that white women seem pretty happy; the movie was released on 23 January 2022.

Danielle is an advocate for the non-profit organization National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

Love life and relationships

There were various rumors both concerning Danielle’s love life and her sexual orientation, however, she prefers to keep her personal matters a secret, and hasn’t spoken about her previous relationships.

Currently, she is a married woman, and her husband is her former long-term boyfriend, Mike Kussman, a furniture designer, about whom not much is known, except that the two met in 2013, but haven’t shared their exact wedding date, although they confirmed that they are married.

There were some rumors that they have a daughter together, however, Danielle hasn’t confirmed this assumption, and if you check her Instagram account, you will see that she presents herself as a mom, but as ‘dog mama to Biggie Smalls’, her pug pet, who has his own Instagram account run by Danielle.

Age, height, and net worth

Danielle is 48 years old, she has long, dark brown hair and dark brown eyes; she weighs around 105lbs (47kgs) and is 5ft (1.52m) tall, with vital statistics of 33-24-35.

During her over 30 years long acting career, Danielle has starred in numerous series and movies, and earned a decent amount of money through her voice roles too, so according to sources, as of early 2022, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.

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