Dannell Harris was born in Lafayette, Louisana in 1979 and grew up in Eunice. After high school she immediately moved to Los Angeles. She got noticed by a modeling agency when her boyfriend at the time took her home to meet his mom who was a modeling agent. She found herself on MTV and then a recurring role on What I Like About You which eventually led to her role on One Life to Live. She then landed a role on One Tree Hill and on a film Ten Inch Hero. She has since been seen on Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, Still Waiting, and Extreme Movie.