Danneel Harris - American Actress

Danneel Ackles better known by her stage name Danneel Harris, is an American actress and model. She is best known for her roles as Shannon McBain on One Life to Live and Rachel Gatina on One Tree Hill.

In May 2009 Harris was announced to have been cast in the Screen Gems Thriller film The Roommate.The film which stars Leighton Meester and Cam Gigandet centers on a college freshman who's roommate has a violent obsession with her. Harris portrays the role of Irene Crew, a high-profile fashion designer. The film was shot on location at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles suffered numerous push-backs due to unknown reasons.Eventually the film was released in February 2011 to a $15.6 million opening weekend despite negative reviews from critics and went on to gross over $40 million worldwide.

In September 2009 Harris appeared in the Sitcom television series pilot Friends with Benefits which was picked up by NBC.It was originally set to air on NBC as a midseason replacement during the 2010–11 television season but was delayed till August 2011. Harris portrayed the role of Sara Maxwell a doctor desperate to find the right guy. The series premiered to a low 2.34 million viewers and mixed reviews from critics. The series was not renewed for a second season due to low ratings.

In June 2012, Harris was announced to have a major recurring role in the second season of the TV Land Sitcom television series Retired at 35.