Danielle Colby (previously Danielle Colby-Cushman) is a $1.5 million-dollar-rich American dancer, model, producer, and television personality. Colby is most known for his role in the History Channel reality show “American Pickers” from 2010 until the present. Danielle also performs as Dannie Diesel, a burlesque dancer who formed the troupe Burlesque Le’ Moustache and the burlesque academy Dannie Diesel’s Bump ‘n’ Grind Academy. Colby was a member of the roller derby team Big Mouth Mickies for three years before departing due to injuries, and she also owned the team. Danielle Colby Net Worth She also operated 4 Miles 2 Memphis, a retro apparel brand that had a Chicago presence for a short time, and she executive produced and starred in the 2016 documentary “Tempest Storm.”
Colby’s Early Life
Danielle Colby was born in Davenport, Iowa on December 3, 1975. Sue featured in the episodes “Mama Knows Best” (2012) and “Sgt. Picker’s Lonely Hearts Club” (2012) of “American Pickers” (2016). Danielle grew up in “a very loving but rigorous environment” as a Jehovah’s Witness. Ann is her younger sister, while Tara is her older sister. Ann has appeared with Danielle in Burlesque Le’ Moustache under the stage name Carbomb Betty.
Danielle saw a burlesque performance starring comedian/actress Margaret Cho and a dancer known as Satan’s Angel while her family was residing in Chicago. Colby was inspired by the performance to pursue a career as a burlesque dancer, and after the family relocated to Iowa, she founded Burlesque Le’ Moustache, which performed throughout Iowa and Illinois. Dannie Diesel’s Bump ‘n’ Grind Academy was later founded by her in Chicago.
After her longtime friend Mike Wolfe asked her to work at the Antique Archaeology office, Danielle began appearing on the new reality series “American Pickers” in 2010. When asked why he decided to include Colby in the show, Wolfe said, “Because I wanted our show to be looked at differently, I wanted someone who did not look like they would work in an antique shop. I wanted people to think of antiques as fun, rad, killer, and fantastic.”
The series has shown more than 300 episodes over 22 seasons as of this writing, and it was the top-rated new non-fiction series in 2010 when it first aired. “My work on ‘American Pickers’ mirrors my real-life interest for history,” Danielle said of the show. The tale is what makes it beautiful. Vintage has no value unless it has a backstory. We can learn where to focus our current and future humanitarian efforts by looking at our history. This is the mindset that drives me to seek out answers and backstories that will assist to develop the human soul while also allowing us to sit in silent reflection with history’s most macabre aspects… We tend to forget or put the darker side away neatly out of sight. My goal is to bring all sides of history to light, put them out in front of you, the viewer, and empower you to become an active participant in history.”
Danielle married Chad Cushman in 2004, and the couple has two children: Miles, a son, and Memphis, a daughter. In a 2012 interview with WQAD-TV, Colby explained why Danielle and Chad separated, saying that “celebrity and recognition are not easy for him to deal with at all, therefore the relationship ended up not working out.” Danielle married Alexandre De Meyer in secret in 2015, and the couple divorced in December of that year. Colby confirmed her engagement to Jeremy Scheuch in December 2020, stating on Instagram, “I did a thing! I have created an honest man out of my king @jscheuch after almost 6 years…On my birthday, I proposed to him as we were recording my birthday burlesque show!” Danielle “spends her leisure time in Puerto Rico continuing to aid in the island’s rebuilding while giving her time to orphanages, animal shelters, and raising awareness on the human trafficking epidemic,” according to her website.
Danielle paid $295,000 in August 2018 for a 1,584-square-foot farmhouse in Erie, Illinois. A creek and a pond can be found on the 4.56-acre property Danielle Colby Net Worth.