On March 17, 1976, blond haired, blue-eyed Brittany was born to parents C.B. and Carolyn Daniel, five minutes before her twin sister Cynthia. Along with Cynthia and their older brother Brad, Brittany grew up in the small Florida town of Gainesville. An aspiring actress and model from an early age, Brittany began modeling while still in high school. She, along with Cynthia, appeared in such magazines as Teen, Seventeen, Sassy and YM. The Doublemint twin then went on to forward her rising career by appearing on Burke's Law, The New Leave It To Beaver and Swan's Crossing. Brittany's first major motion picture role was appearing alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in Basketball Diaries. Although her role was small, her performance did catch the attention of a lot of people. Along with her sister, Brittany won the Youth in Film Award for Best Actress in a Teen Series as Jessica Wakefield on Sweet Valley High. Brittany played Jessica Wakefield for four seasons before Sweet Valley High went off the air.