Date of Birth : Jun 1st 1977
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.
Actress Danielle Harris spent much of her childhood playing small supporting roles on television and in feature films. She made her feature film debut portraying Jamie Lloyd, the confused niece of slasher Michael Myers in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) and its follow-up Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989). She has also appeared in films such as Free Willy (1993), City Slickers (1991), and Daylight (1996). Harris’ television credits include appearances on Growing Pains, One Life to Live, and a regular role on Roseanne. She also appeared in the made-for-television movies Don’t Touch My Daughter and The Women Who Loved Elvis.
In the infamous laundry chute scene in Halloween 5 (1989), Jamie was originally stabbed in the leg but the shot was cut from the film by the MPAA because it was deemed “too disturbing”. Danielle still owns the prosthetic leg.
After much delay in preproduction, when it finally came time to start casting/working on Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995), she was willing to reprise her role of Jamie Lloyd, the character she originally portrayed in the previous two sequels. However, the producers couldn’t come to terms with the salary she asked for her new contract. They decided to bring in J.C. Brandy to portray an older incarnation of Jamie Lloyd.