Brittany Daniel is best known for her role as Jessica Wakefield on the 1990s syndicated teen drama Sweet Valley High, as Brandy in Joe Dirt, Jenny in Broken Lizard’s Club Dread, and her portrayal of Kelly Pitts on the CW/BET comedy-drama series The Game.
Both Brittany and her twin sister Cynthia began acting in the 1989 with an appearance in the sitcom The New Leave It to Beaver. In 1992, when she was sixteen, Brittany won the role of Mila Rosnovsky on the short-lived syndicated teen drama Swan’s Crossing. She then moved to New York to film the series.
After high school, she landed the role of Jessica Wakefield in the television series Sweet Valley High (twin sister, Cynthia portrayed Jessica’s twin, Elizabeth). During the run of Sweet Valley High, the girls made their film debut in the drama The Basketball Diaries (1995) alongside Leonardo DiCaprio.
After Sweet Valley High was canceled in 1997, Daniel continued acting in films and television series including a stint on Dawson’s Creek in 1999 and a role in the TBS television movie On Hostile Ground the following year. In 2001, she appeared as David Spade’s love interest, Brandy, in Joe Dirt. In 2002, Daniel played one of the lead characters in the short-lived Fox series That ’80s Show.
In 2002, she played Eric Forman’s cousin Penny on That ’70s Show. Daniel also appeared on the show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia as a transsexual named Carmen. She starred alongside Pensacon guests Erik Stolhanske and Paul Soter in Broken Lizard’s Club Dread in 2004. She teamed with the Wayans Brothers for their films White Chicks (2004) and Little Man (2006).
That same year, she appeared in the VH1 television movie Totally Awesome before landing a lead role in The CW Television Network’s half-hour comedy The Game, which she starred in until 2011. However, she would return to the show in 2014.
In February 2010, she was cast in the Brothers Strause thriller Skyline, which was released on November 12, 2010.