With a background in comedy and improv that began at Northwestern University and continued when she moved to L.A. and trained with The Groundlings, Dani’s been addicted to making people laugh. Her one person shows (So, Call Me A Late Bloomer) and (New Girl) that she wrote and performed were featured at the HBO Workspace (Hollywood), PS-NBC (NYC) and PRT (Venice). Dani has also performed on Broadway in Les Miserables and all over the United States.
After winning the Grand Prize at Slamdance for her TV pilot, Ex, she received a blind script deal with Fox. Dani sold a pilot to them entitled TheTRUEword about a young, neurotic, female food blogger who becomes the food critic for the NY Times.
Dani blogs and writes humor pieces for Modern Mom, Fresh Schools, Red Typewriter and Baby Names, some of which have over 2 million subscribers. She has also written for the LA Times “Rules Of Hollywood” column.
Dani’s first children’s book, “The Foodie Club” was published in 2014 by Blackbird Books. Her second book “Little Luke And The Ghoster Coaster” was co-authored with Robin Afrasiabi and was published in 2016.
Additional projects include two half hour pilots, Kinker and Hot Manny, a web series “Fat Mommy” and a family comedy feature entitled Group Hug.
Dani loves teaching the art of improvisation and has taught at The Buckley School and at University Synagogue. Her company Shear Insanity is launching in late 2018. Dani will be bringing the gift of improv into the workplace.