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Danielle Brooks, Ben Platt & More Visit Day One of 2019 US Open!

Danielle Brooks is all smiles as she holds onto her baby bump while hitting the carpet at the opening night gala for the 2019 US Open held at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Monday (August 26) in New York City.

The 29-year-old pregnant Orange is the New Black star was joined at the event by Ben Platt, Stranger Things star Natalia Dyer, Ali Stroker, Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria, Oscar-nominated director Spike Lee, Angela Simmons, Katie Couric and her husband John Molner, Chazz Palminteri, Rita Moreno, Robin Roberts, Mike Tyson and Maxwell.

Danielle Brooks and the rest of the celerity guests were in attendance to see top players like Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and reigning champion Novak Djokovic play on the first day of this year’s Open.

Also in attendance was Oscar winner Regina King and her son as they spent the evening at Tennis Channel’s Suite to enjoy the showdown between international superstars Serena and Maria.

Ben Platt took to the stage for a special headlining performance and Ali Stroker performed the National Anthem.

FYI: Regina is wearing a chic Ellesse track suit.

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'OITNB' Star Danielle Brooks Opens Up About Using Her Influence to Promote Body Positivity

Danielle Brooks is on the digital cover of Shape‘s September 2019 issue, out now.

Here’s what the 29-year-old Orange Is The New Black actress had to say…

On using her influence to promote body positivity: “I began to realize the impact of my voice when the first season of Orange Is the New Black dropped. I started to see girls use my red-carpet looks as inspiration for their prom dresses. I began to see my interview quotes on social media. I realized that I could be what I wished for as a young girl, for someone else. I wanted someone in the industry, who I felt was a reflection of me, to scream from the mountaintops, ‘I love my body! I can accomplish whatever I want in the exact body God created me to be in!’”

On creating joy for yourself and others: “When you let your light shine, it not only gives others the permission to do the same but opens up a world of unknown opportunities and joys for you as well.”

On breaking down barriers: “This opportunity to be on [the digital cover of] Shape is a pretty big deal to me. I feel like the world has built these invisible bullets to bully us in telling us who we’re supposed to be and what we’re supposed to look like. And I’ve always had this desire to prove people wrong—to say that this body that I’m in is enough. Now that I’m about to be a mother, it means even more—to make sure that this human being I’m going to bring into the world knows that they are enough.”

For more from Danielle, head to Shape.com.

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'Orange Is the New Black' Cast Celebrate Final Season with Empire State Building Visit!

The cast of Netflix’s Orange Is The New Black are celebrating the premiere of their seventh and final season!

The cast – pregnant Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox, Uzo Aduba, Laura Prepon and Dascha Polanco – got up bright and early this morning to light the Empire State Building orange in celebration of the last season, which is available now to stream on Netflix.

Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox and the rest of the cast were also accompanied by the show’s creator Piper Kerman, as well as Laura‘s partner Ben Foster.

The evening before, Uzo Aduba and the rest of the cast walked the carpet at Lincoln Center in style at their big Orange Is the New Black seventh season premiere.

FYI: Danielle is wearing a Reem Acra for 11 Honoré caftan.

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See All the 'Orange Is the New Black' Cast at the Final Season Premiere!

The final season of Orange Is the New Black is about to debut on Netflix and the cast stepped out for the red carpet premiere on Thursday night (July 25) in New York City.

The stars walked the carpet at Lincoln Center in style!

The cast members in attendance included Taylor Schilling, Kate Mulgrew, Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Selenis Leyva, Yael Stone, Adrienne C Moore, Jackie Cruz, Laura Prepon, Natasha Lyonne, Jessica Pimentel, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Laura Gomez, Matt Peters, Diane Guerrero, Emma Myles, Abigail Savage, Alysia Reiner, Annie Golden, Laverne Cox, Catherine Curtin, Beth Fowler, Beth Dover, Mike Houston, Jason Biggs, Christina Toth, Maria Dizzia, Michael Torpey, Shawna Hamic, Berto Colon, Phumzile Sitole, and series creator Jenji Kohan.

FYI: Taylor is wearing a Monse dress and Yael Sonia earrings. Danielle is wearing a Christian Siriano dress. Uzo is wearing a SemSem dress and Irene Neuwirth jewelry. Laura is wearing Ralph Lauren with Jimmy Choo shoes and a Mlouye clutch. Natasha is wearing Gucci with H. Stern jewelry. Laverne is wearing a Christian Siriano dress. Selenis is wearing a CD Green dress, an Edie Parker bag, and Christian Louboutin shoes. Jackie is wearing Loulou with Stuart Weitzman shoes, a Sandro belt, and a Judith Leiber bag.

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Pregnant Danielle Brooks Joins Uzo Aduba at 'Orange Is the New Black' Final Season Premiere!

Danielle Brooks poses alongside co-star Uzo Aduba at the premiere of Orange Is the New Black‘s final season on Thursday (July 25) at Lincoln Center in New York City.

Danielle is currently pregnant with her first child and Uzo cradled her baby bump on the red carpet.

“I remember my first premiere like it was yesterday. My dress zipper popped and my friend @iammetch found a seamstress in the final hour to fix my dress. I was freaking out about being late, and my dad, and two of my best friends were by my side that night. It was my first carpet EVER and my teeth wouldn’t stop chattering because I was sooo nervous,” Danielle wrote on her Instagram page that day.

She added, “All these pictures hold a story but the photos I take tonight will mean the most, as I share them with the people who have become my family and with carrying the little Debbie cake inside this Taystee oven. It’s the end of an era, and the beginning of so much more. Thank you to all the fans who have been supporting us from Day 1 and all who have jumped on board season after season.”

FYI: Danielle is wearing a Christian Siriano dress. Uzo is wearing a SemSem dress and Irene Neuwirth jewelry.

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Danielle Brooks Dishes On Her First Pregnancy on 'Late Night' - Watch Here!

Danielle Brooks stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday (July 24) and dished all about being pregnant for the first time.

The 29-year-old Orange Is The New Black star made the big announcement earlier this month and told Seth, “I’m going to be a mom!” as she got up and danced while holding onto her baby bump.

“My feet are swelling and I brought some shoes and they don’t fit and they hurt,” Danielle told Seth about wearing slippers to the interview. “I’m going into my third trimester tomorrow so I’m going to keep it 100.”

Also during the interview, Danielle Brooks talked about performing in Much Ado About Nothing while pregnant, telling host Seth that “we were actually the first black show to ever do Shakespeare in the Park after 60-some-odd years.”

Brooks goes on to say, “Give us a Broadway house. We need a Broadway house.”


Danielle Brooks Dishes on Pregnancy & Last Season of ‘Orange Is the New Black’

FYI: Danielle is wearing a Christian Siriano for 11 Honoré dress.

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'Orange Is The New Black' Star Danielle Brooks Is Pregnant!

Danielle Brooks is pregnant!

The 29-year-old Orange Is The New Black star shared the exciting news on her Instagram on Tuesday (July 2).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Danielle Brooks

“So elated to finally share this news with you all. I’m happily pregnant! @Clearblue #ClearblueConfirmed #clearbluepartner,” she wrote on her Instagram, along with a photo of herself showing her positive pregnancy test.

“Counting my blessings with clear results…5 months in!” she added on her Instagram Story, showing off her baby bump in another picture.

Danielle has kept her relationship relatively private, but has shared photos with her boyfriend in the past year on her Instagram.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

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