Danielle Brooks
played by Anne Dudek
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A devoted stay-at-home Georgetown mom, Danielle Brooks (Anne Dudek) is Annie's older sister and the stable, grounded counterpoint to her adventure-seeking younger sibling. Though she was, for a long time, in the dark about Annie's true career, believing that her sister simply worked in acquisitions at the Smithsonian, Danielle has finally learned the truth about Annie's job. The shocking revelation threatened their relationship for a time, with Danielle even kicking Annie out of her guesthouse, but now that Danielle is dealing with the even more disturbing news of her husband's infidelity, she may need her sister back in her life-and her house-more than ever.

Anne Dudek stars as Danielle, a married mother of two and Annie Walker's older sister who knows nothing of Annie's life as a spy on COVERT AFFAIRS, USA's newest series premiering Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 10/9c.

A graduate of the Northwestern University Theater Program, Dudek worked steadily in theater upon graduation. She starred on Broadway in the comedy Wrong Mountain and received several awards for her performances off-Broadway and at Hartford Stage in productions of The Iphigenia Cycle and The Glass Menagerie.

Dudek transitioned to television with a lead role on the BAFTA-nominated U.K. comedy series, "The Book Group," in which she starred for two years. In addition to recurring roles on "Bones," "Big Day" and "Less Than Perfect," she has guest starred on "Desperate Housewives," "How I Met Your Mother," "Law And Order: Criminal Intent," "ER," "Friends" and "Six Feet Under," in which she played Peter Krause's love interest.

On the feature side, Dudek has starred in such films as Brad Silberling's "10 Items Or Less" with Morgan Freeman and Bobby Cannavale, the ensemble comedy "Park" and The Wayans Brothers' hit comedy "White Chicks."

More recently, she recurred opposite Hugh Laurie on the Emmy-nominated medical drama, "House," in which she played Robert Sean Leonard's love interest. She continues to recur on AMC's award-winning "Mad Men" and HBO's "Big Love."

A native of Newton, Massachusets, Dudek currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and their son.