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Biography

Daniella De Jesús is a Puerto Rican & Dominican actor/writer from Bushwick, Brooklyn, and a first-year playwright in the Juilliard School’s Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program. A member of The Public Theater’s 2018-19 Emerging Writers Group, her plays include Get Your Pink Hands Off Me Sucka and Give Me Back (2021 Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play Award), Mambo Sauce (The New Group Off Stage, semi-finalist for Clubbed Thumb’s 2018 commission), Pa Ti Tengo De Todo (The Public Theater’s Spotlight Series), Untitled Puppet Show (or On The Other Side of Anchovy Avenue) (commissioned by The Public Theater for Play At Home) and The Thief Cometh (United SoloFestival). She’s also the creator of the new web series Talk To Me on IGTV. As an actor, she is best known for her role as Zirconia on Netflix’s Orange is the New Black. De Jesús is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama.