• 'Orange Is the New Black' star Danielle Brooks gives birth to baby girl

    By: Michelle Ewing, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    "Orange Is the New Black" star Danielle Brooks has a new role to add to her repertoire – mom. 

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    According to People magazine and E! News, the actress, who plays Tasha "Taystee" Jefferson on the hit Netflix series, and her boyfriend welcomed a baby girl Saturday. 

    "She's perfect," Brooks, 30, wrote in an Instagram post featuring a photo of the newborn, her first child.

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    11.16.19 ❤️♾❤️ She’s perfect.

    A post shared by Danielle Brooks (@daniebb3) on


    Brooks' co-stars and other celebs offered well-wishes in the comments.

    "Omg. Congratulations darling," Laverne Cox, who plays Sophia Burset, wrote. "You're a mommy."

    "My heart is exploding!!!!!!!!" added Emma Myles, who plays Leanne Taylor. "So so so so happy for you ahhhhhh!"

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