‘Orange is the New Black’ star Danielle Brooks shines on Emmys red carpet

Orange is the New Black star Danielle Brooks chose the namesake color of her hit Netflix television series for her Emmys red carpet look on Sunday.

Wearing a bright orange gown with a simple, clinging cut and a plunging neckline, the actress, who plays Taystee on the show, positively glowed in the color that enhanced her skin.

For the Emmys, Brooks chose a flowing hairstyle with waves swept to one side, but has also worn curly and natural hairdos.

“The NYC beauty glammed it up in a brightly colored tangerine David Meister gown and added gold jewelry for an extra dash of fabulous,” commented the web site Cocoa Fab on the look.

Brooks also accentuated her curves with this piece, which flowed from a fitted waist into a flounced hemline. True to her hue selection for Sunday night, her previous red carpet appearances feature the rising thespian in brights pops of color that perfectly complement her skin tone and radiant smile.

Brooks has made headlines recently for being cast as the first African-American woman to soon appear on the HBO series Girls in a major role. The show has a cult following, but has been criticized for its lack of diversity.

“I auditioned and [Lena] liked my work,” Danielle told Access Hollywood of being selected by Girls creator Lena Dunham. “I was the first one of the day and I was really nervous because she sees so many people, but it worked out.”

But based on Brooks’ ensemble at Sunday’s Emmy Awards, she may soon be making news for her style choices in addition to her casting coups. Her ability to light up a red carpet with eye-catching color, a winning spirit, and a variety of complementary hair looks will surely be noticed by fashion watchers.

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