In 2004, Danneel Harris moved to New York City to work on the movie “One Life to Live.” The following year, Danneel Harris bagged her breakout television role in the hit primetime drama “One Tree Hill,” and she became known to audiences as Rachel Gatina. Danneel Harris became an important character of the show, being the main antagonist in the lives of the main characters. Danneel Harris stayed on the show from Season 4 to Season 6, and she resumed her role in the show’s eighth season. In 2006, Danneel Harris appeared in the November issue of Maxim magazine along with her “One Tree Hill” co-stars Sophia Bush and Hilarie Burton.
Aside from “One Tree Hill,” Danneel Harris made a guest appearance on the episode of “Shelter Island” as Nora Zinman in the hit CBS series “How I Met Your Mother.”
Among Danneel Harris’ other television credits include a short role in the TV series “Joey” from 2004 to 2005, appearance on “Jag” and “Charmed” in 2005, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” in 2007,” “Free Radio” in 2008, “CSI: Miami,” “Trust Me,” and “NCIS” in 2009.
As a film actress, Danneel Harris performed roles in DVD movies such as “Extreme Movie” and “Still Waiting.” In 2007, Danneel Harris starred opposite Elizabeth Harris in the movie “Ten Inch Hero,” which is a story about the relationships of a group of staff members employed in a sandwich shop. In 2008, Danneel Harris made her big screen debut in the movie “Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay,” where she portrayed the character of Vanessa Flemming. Danneel Harris has also finished acting in the movies “Mardi Gras,” “The Back-Up Plan” and “The Roommate.” She is also cast in the third leg of the “Harold & Kumar” franchise, “A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas.”
Danneel Harris was listed at #62, #45 and #28 in the Annual Maxim Hot 100 Countdown List in 2007, 2008 and 2009.