An Actor Prepares Premiere
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Danielle Lyn is a Filipino American author, actress and activist. Sugar Water is her upcoming debut book of poetry. She is known for her role in the Netflix Original film Nappily Ever After. Her other film work includes starring in the indie comedy An Actor Prepares, as well as roles in The Divergent Series: Allegiant, Candy Jar, Fist Fight, The Duff, and the OWN series Queen Sugar. She will be seen next in AMC Shudder series Creepshow starring with Tricia Helfer in "Lydia Layne's Better Half" premiering Sep 2019. 

Born June 24, 1990 in Mindanao, Philippines adopted and raised in the States with her American family, she grew up competing in figure skating, performing on stage, studying the visual arts and literature. Her career began after being scouted while reading in a café bookstore. She serves as a global advocate for adoption and orphan care. She is an activist for diversity and women in film, animal rescue, environmental conservation, and protecting rights and equalities of women and the LGBTQ community. She is Co-Founder of Hānai Creative with Leilani Lonsdale producing original content and promoting women and diversity in the arts and entertainment industries. 

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