Danielle Colby is an American reality television personality and exquisite dancer. She gained fame after her appearance in the American reality television show American Pickers.
What many might not know is that Colby is also an artist, a mother, an activist, a filmmaker, and an enthusiast. She is also an active Burlesque performer. Likewise, she has built a sturdy career in the American film industry. So, without wasting any time, let’s get to know more about this talented personality.
But before, here are some interesting facts about Danielle Colby.
Danielle Colby: Quick Facts
|Full Name:||Danielle Colby|
|Birth Date:||December 03, 1975|
|Birth Place:||Davenport, Iowa, U.S.|
|Mother’s Name:||Sue Colby|
|Height:||5 feet 9 inches (1.75m)|
|Weight:||78 Kg (171 lbs)|
|Net Worth:||$1.5 Million|
|Eye Color:||Hazel green|
|Net Worth:||$1.5 million|
|Social Media:||Instagram, Twitter|
Danielle Colby: Wiki-Bio
Danielle Colby was born on December 3, 1975, in Davenport, Iowa, USA. She was raised by her mother, Sue Colby, as a Jehovah’s Witness. Woefully, there is no information about her father. Besides, she also has a sister whose name is kept secret.
Also, Danielle has not disclosed any information about her education either. Also, Danielle holds an American nationality and is of white ethnicity. Her star sign is Sagittarius. The sign is known for being hardworking, determined, and free-spirited.
Age, Height, and Measurements: How Old Is Danielle Colby?
Born on 1975, Danielle is now 44 years old. The Burlesque dancer has a tall stature of 5 feet 9 inches(1.75m) and weighs around 78kg(171 lbs). Added to that, she also has a gorgeous body shape of 36-28-40 inches.
Not to mention, she flaunts her figure every chance she gets. However, her body just does not stay that way. The bonafide dancer maintains her physique with a healthy diet and exercise.
Moreover, the dancer has enticing green eyes and long black hair. Her skin complexion is fair, which makes her sapphire eyes pop out even more.
Similarly, the dancer is heavily tattooed from her neck to her fingers. She has many flowers and mandalas on her chest and a huge Frida Kahlo tattoo on her right arm. Colby is such an icon and free-spirited.
Danielle Colby: Professional Career
In her younger days, Danielle formed a roller derby team named the Big Mouth Hickeys. She was a member as well as the owner of the group. Luckily this shot her to instant fame. For many years, Colby was part of both the operation and the power hand behind the team.
However, Colby was compelled to leave the group after sustaining numerous injuries in the arena. We know how strenuous and physically demanding the sport is, where they require close contact.
After that, Danielle shifted her energy towards dancing and persevered until she became known. Luckily, many of her teammates accompany her pursuit of burlesque, proving how they were more than just teammates.
While living with her family in Chicago, she attended a burlesque performance starring comedian Margaret Cho and dancer Satan’s Angel. This motivated her to pursue her career as a burlesque dancer.
Nonetheless, Danielle created the professional burlesque troupe Burlesque Le Moustache with nine performers. Surprisingly, Danielle performed with the troupe under the alias Dannie Diesel. Also, she then toured around eastern Iowa and western Illinois with the team.
As of now, Danielle owns the burlesque academy called Dannie Diesel’s Bump ‘n’ Grind Academy. It is situated in Rogers Park in the neighborhood of Chicago.
Danielle Colby: American Pickers
Furthermore, along with her Mike Wolfe, she developed American Pickers. On January 18, 2010, the show premiere became one of the top-rated non-fiction series of that year.
Talking about Wolfe, she told,
“Mike had been a really dear friend of mine for almost ten years- and he has helped me on all of my projects for about ten years- so I knew without a doubt if he was a part of (American Pickers), not only would it be successful, but it would be kick**s too.”
Not to mention, the show has been thriving ever since its release. As of now, September 8, 2010, the show was top-rated non-fiction series amassing total viewers ranging from 25-54 years.
Moreover, she had been friends with Mike even before the concept of the show was developed. After the show was sold to History Channel, Wolfe asked Colby to work at the Antique Archaeology office.
Danielle Colby: Husband and Kids- Is She Married?
Likewise, talking about her married life, Danielle is married. She is currently married to Alexander De Meyer, a French graphic designer and artist. In fact, after dating for a long time, the couple tied the knot together on February 14, 2015.
But this is not her first marriage, though. Before this, she was married to Kevin Colby in 2004. They were happily married and were even blessed with two children. But because of Danielle’s increasing fame, their married life was disturbed.
It was during this time that the show ‘American Pickers’ increased in popularity. Though it brought many rewards her way, including wealth and fame, it just could not save her marriage from falling apart.
Finally, the couple split apart and went their way privately. In May 2012, she told WQAD-TV that “fame and notoriety are not easy for him to deal with at all, so the relationship ended up not working out.”
Since then, the famous TV personality has stayed single and draws comfort from her self-confidence and many other interests.
Net Worth and Income
As of 2020, the estimated net worth of Danielle Colby is $1.5 million. Almost all of her income comes from her career as a Burlesque dancer. Apart from that, Danielle owns a clothing boutique named 4 Miles 2 Memphis, which is retro clothing based company.
Also, it was estimated that every artist at the History Channel makes about $46,655 annually. Henceforth, Danielle makes an estimated amount of $54,837 annually.
Furthermore, she owned a retro clothing based company called ‘4 Miles 2 Memphis’ back in Chicago. However, the store closed shortly after a year.
Social Media Presence
Instagram- 202k Followers
Twitter– 90.9k Followers