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Danielle Spencer

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Danielle Spencer
Born June 24, 1965 in North Trenton, New Jersey, USA
Notable Roles
Notable Episodes



Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
What's Happening!! Dee Thomas 1976–1979 1 2 3


Talk, News and Game Show Appearances

Awards and Accolades


  • Former stepdaughter of Tim Pelt
  • Began acting when she was 8 years old
  • On September 7, 1977, Danielle and her stepfather, Tim were in a severe car accident which killed Tim and left Danielle comatose for three weeks; Danielle has no memories of the accident and spent six months recuperating in arm and leg casts
  • Suffered from spinal stenosis due to the injuries from the car accident and a surgery to correct the problem left her partially paralyzed for 8 months
  • Was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014
  • Married to Garry Fields since 1999
  • Attended the University of California-Davis to pursue a degree in veterinary medicine; while attending the school, she was a member of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority
  • Attended Tuskegee University Veterinary School in Tuskegee, Alabama.
  • Currently works as a veterinarian