‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Star Danielle Moné Truitt Shares Her Home Makeover

by Kati Michelle

Homeownership can be a really exciting journey (maybe even a little stressful too). And there’s something just so satisfying about making a space your own through a series of Do-It-Yourself projects. Just ask “Law & Order: Organized Crime” star Danielle Moné Truitt. She channeled her inner Napier recently to transform a staircase from drab to fab.

It took some elbow grease and a new coat of paint, but now she’s celebrating a job well done. She took fans along for the ride, sharing a transformation series over on her official Instagram page. Seven photos show the step-by-step process and beautiful end result.

Check it out:

One “Law & Order: Organized Crime” fan commented: “Good job DETECTIVE!”

Danielle Moné Truitt was quick to correct them, though, and wrote back: “Sergeant!”

The ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Star Recalls A Previous Director’s Advice

Before she joined “Law & Order: Organized Crime,” Danielle Moné Truitt already had quite an impressive resume. But the thing she struggled with the most? Confidence. In talking to Sacramento Magazine in the past, the actress recalled the best piece of advice she ever got. It came from legendary director/producer John Singleton.

“The first day that I met him when we did our screen test, he was like, ‘You that b—-!'” Truitt remembers. “That’s what he would tell me, and he also told me I was a force of nature. So I try to remember that. ‘You’re not just an actor. You are a force of nature.’ I always carry that with me, whatever I do, wherever I go.”

Unfortunately, Singleton has since passed away, but Truitt took this advice with her throughout the rest of her career. And what some “Law & Order” fans might not know is that the actress actually got her start in theater.

The Star Compares Theater to Church

The actress grew up in Sacramento, singing at church and performing onstage. She attended Sacramento State and entered the university with psychology in mind. However, a theater and dance professor convinced her to switch to theater arts. And this ultimately changed Danielle Moné Truitt’s life.

She went on to perform in “Hair,” “Safe at Home: The Jackie Robinson Story,” and “A Raisin in the Sun” before going on to pursue TV and film. Ultimately, theater retains a special place in her heart, and she likens it to worship services.

“I truly feel like theater and church are very much the same in the sense that there’s a connection between the people that are there,” Truitt says. “I really love that interaction with the audience, and I love helping the audience reimagine the space to be whatever it is that you want it to be.”