Who is Danielle Braund, and why haven’t I heard of her?
It turns out that hiding in your boyfriend's basement and performing to stuffed animals is not the best way to build a career. So while Danielle spent a decade working as a professional singer, she dreamed of the day she could daylight as an actor and writer.
Danielle co-wrote, produced, and starred in the award-winning short film Falling In (2021) earning her an award of merit for acting in the Accolade Film Awards. She is best known for her role in Jordan Peele’s reboot of The Twilight Zone. Braund also landed roles in indie films Ladies Don’t Wear Slacks, A Hint of Flint, and Meant for Something More. During this time she also created and performed in several cabarets, and starred in Alternate Endings, a one-woman show at the Vancouver Fringe Festival in 2018.
She wrote and stars in the short film Good Grief, hitting the 2023 festival circuit. She is currently starring in the comedic web series Woo-Mates, which she co-created with up-and-comer comedic whiz, Caroline Eatton-Pickard.
Braund studied improv at Upright Citizens Brigade and The Groundlings. She honed her comedic chops with Everybody Loves Raymond’s, Brett Garrett. Focusing on drama, she studied at Margie Haber studio, Ivana Chubbuck studio and with acting coach Alice Carter. Her dramatic study was at The Actor's Foundry with Matthew Harrison.
In her previous performing incarnation as a singer and musician, she released two albums, Sunday Morning and No Tears, and toured North America for six years. During her tours, she opened shows for Boyz II Men, Kim Mitchell and Sean Kingston.
She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Music and Drama from the University of Lethbridge. She also studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music – Voice and Piano Grade 10, and at the Royal Academy of Dance for 12 years.