How Danielle Brooks Of 'Orange Is The New Black' Took On The Role Of Taystee : It's Been a Minute Actress Danielle Brooks caught the eye of many Netflix viewers as Tasha 'Taystee' Jefferson in the streaming platform's original series Orange Is The New Black. All seven seasons of the show, which tells the fictional stories of women in prison, are streaming on Netflix now. Brooks sat down with Sam Sanders to talk about what it took to step into the role of Taystee and taping her final emotional scenes — plus, what kind of mother Brooks hopes to be.

Danielle Brooks On The End Of 'Orange Is The New Black'

Danielle Brooks On The End Of 'Orange Is The New Black'

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Actress Danielle Brooks has starred in Broadway productions, as well as Netflix's original series Orange Is The New Black. Stephanie Diani/Courtesy of Door 24 Entertainment hide caption

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Actress Danielle Brooks has starred in Broadway productions, as well as Netflix's original series Orange Is The New Black.

Stephanie Diani/Courtesy of Door 24 Entertainment

Actress Danielle Brooks caught the eye of many Netflix viewers as Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson in the streaming platform's original series Orange Is The New Black. All seven seasons of the show, which tells the fictional stories of women in prison, are streaming on Netflix now. Brooks sat down with Sam Sanders to talk about what it took to step into the role of Taystee, as well as taping her final emotional scenes — plus, what kind of mother Brooks hopes to be.

This episode was produced and edited for Broadcast by Anjuli Sastry and Alexander McCall. It was adapted for Web by Alexander McCall.