Danielle Macdonald stars as the title character opposite Jennifer Aniston in “Dumplin,'” currently streaming on Netflix. She can also be seen opposite Sandra Bullock in Netflix’s runaway sci-fi hit, “Bird Box.” Danielle starred with Emma Roberts and Awkwafina in “Paradise Hills,” which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. She is best known for her breakout role as Patti in Fox Searchlight’s “Patti Cake$.” The short film she currently stars in, opposite Jonathan Tucker, “Skin,” recently won an Oscar and she will next be seen in the feature version of “Skin,” in which she stars opposite Jamie Bell. In the fall of this year Macdonald will be seen in Netflix’s “Unbelievable,” and she most recently completed work in Australia on, “I Am Woman,” based on the story of 1970’s musician and activist, Helen Reddy.
Danielle was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. At the age of 18, she moved to Los Angeles full time in pursuit of acting. She made her feature film debut in “The East,” also starring Ellen Page, Brit Marling and Alexander Skarsgard, before booking a lead role in “Every Secret Thing,” which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, co-starring Diane Lane, Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Banks.