Danielle "Dani" Jane Harmer (born 8 February 1989) is an English television actress, presenter and singer. Harmer is best known for her portrayal as Tracy Beaker in the self-titled CBBC programmes, The Story of Tracy Beaker, Tracy Beaker Returns and Tracy Beaker Survival Files. Harmer confirmed on Twitter that she will not appear in its spin-off series, The Dumping Ground. Apart from Tracy Beaker, Harmer played Molly Venables in the BBC sitcom, After You've Gone.
Dani also starred in her own children's sitcom, Dani's House from 2008 to 2012. A spin-off series to Dani's House was confirmed to be Dani's Castle, which began airing on CBBC in January 2013. Harmer has also occasionally presented continuity clips on the CBBC Channel. She also became a presenter on Friday Download in the first series, where she guest presented the 'Style Download' segment.
In 2008, Harmer branched into the music business and signed a £3m record deal. She recorded her debut album Superheroes in September 2009, and released the single and theme fromDani's House, "Free", but it was never released and it was later confirmed she had given up her music career.
In March 2012, she also appeared in Let's Dance for Sport Relief, alongside Outnumbered star, Tyger Drew-Honey. They both reached the final, and became joint runners-up. Harmer competed in the tenth series of the BBC ballroom dancing show, Strictly Come Dancing, in that year. She was paired up with Vincent Simone, and the couple were eliminated on the final night, finishing in fourth place.
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