Dani Romain was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1973 and immigrated to Toronto in July of 1986. She graduated from the University of Toronto’s University College Drama Program with an Honours BA in English and Drama in 1997, and then attended the International Academy of Design’s Digital Film and Television program.
In 1997, Dani met George F. Walker while volunteering at the Factory Theatre and she soon found herself working as Associate Director on Walker’s Suburban Motel, a cycle of six plays located in the same motel room. The strength of their partnership continued to evolve over the staging of 14 productions, ending with Heaven in January 2000, by which point Dani was co-directing with George.
After Heaven opened at the Canadian Stage Company, Dani adapted the play into a feature film screenplay (it was subsequently optioned by the Toronto production company Shadow Shows), a move that was instrumental in leading the Walker/Romain writing team into a new medium. Together, George and Dani co-wrote the feature film screenplay Niagara Motel, based on three of the plays from Suburban Motel, and various television movies for Muse/Indian Grove Productions.
Dani has currently co-created, co-wrote and co-produced 26 episodes of the CBC television series This Is Wonderland with her writing partner George F. Walker.