Danielle was born in Daytona Beach, Florida and then her family moved to
Port Orange, Florida when she was in the fourth grade, where she
attended Spruce Creek Elementary School. She was only there a very short
while after winning a children's beauty contest her family them moved
to Queens, New York City, New York. She attended PS232 elementary school
in Queens and began a career as a child actress in numerous television
commercials before landing her first role on the long running soap opera "One Life to Live" (1968) at the age of 8 in 1985.