Danielle Fishel Biography

(Actress, Television Personality)

Birthday: May 5, 1981 (Taurus)

Born In: Mesa, Arizona, United States

Danielle Christine Fishel is a well-known American actress, television personality, and author. She is best known for portraying the character of Topanga Lawrence-Matthews on the teen sitcom ‘Boy Meets World’ as well as its spin-off series ‘Girl Meets World’. She is also known for appearing in the romantic crime mystery comedy flick ‘National Lampoon's Dorm Daze’. Besides being an actor, she is a host and has hosted Style Network’s satirical television series ‘The Dish’. She is also a resident reporter for the American media and technology company ‘PopSugar’ and their YouTube channel ‘PopSugar Girls Guide’. In addition to this, Fishel is also a successful chef, television director, and author. Her multitalented personality is the reason she is loved and respected by millions of people worldwide. Apart from having 584k and 340k followers on Instagram and Twitter respectively, she holds several credentials as well. The star was ranked at Number ‘69’ in Maxim's ‘Hot 100’ list in 2014. She was also once chosen as one of the hottest stars under 21 by ‘Teen People’ magazine. Not just this! Fishel was nominated for Young Artist Awards twice under the categories ‘Best Performance by a Young Actress’ and ‘Best Performance in a TV Comedy’ respectively.

Quick Facts

Age: 42 Years, 42 Year Old Females


Spouse/Ex-: Tim Belusko (ex-husband)

father: Rick Fishel

mother: Jennifer Fishel

siblings: Christopher Fishel

Born Country: United States

Actresses American Women

Height: 5'1" (155 cm), 5'1" Females

U.S. State: Arizona

More Facts

education: Calabasas High School, California State University


Danielle Fishel began her career at the age of ten in theater where she worked in ‘Peter Pan’ and ‘The Wizard of Oz’ stage productions. After this, she started doing commercials and voice-overs. Soon after, she got featured on two episodes of the TV series ‘Full House’. Fishel got her breakthrough role as Topanga Lawrence-Matthews in ABC's ‘Boy Meets World’ in the year 1993. A few years later, she did the television film ‘Rocket's Red Glare’ after which she began hosting MTV’s ‘Say What? Karaoke’ in 2003. Three years later, the American star became the spokeswoman for Nutrisystem Diets after making a guest appearance on ‘The Tyra Banks Show’ in which she talked about her weight-loss after following the diet.

In 2006, Danielle Fishel got featured in three made-for-DVD releases namely ‘National Lampoon's Dorm Daze 2: College at Sea’, ‘The Chosen One’ and ‘Gamebox 1.0’ respectively. After this, Fishel began hosting the Style Network’s ‘The Dish’ which started in August 2008 and ended in March 2011. She also hosted the TV show ‘The Fuse 20’ around the same period. In the year 2012, the lady became the host of ‘Last Night on TV’. Fishel then reprise the role of Topanga Lawrence-Matthews for Boy Meets World’s spin-off series ‘Girl Meets World’ in 2014.

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Personal Life

Danielle Fishel was born on May 5, 1981 in Mesa, Arizona, United States, to parents Jennifer and Rick. She has a brother, Christopher Fishel. She studied at Calabasas High School. From 1999 to 2000, she was romantically associated with former 'N Sync member Lance Bass. Fishel started attending California State University, Fullerton, when she was 27 and graduated in the year 2013. During that time, she met Tim Belusko and after dating him for three years, got engaged to him in 2012. The following year, the couple got married in Los Angeles. However, Fishel and Belusko broke up in 2015 and the former filed for divorce. Their divorce was finalized in March 2016. She got engaged to Jensen Karp in March 2018 and married in November. In June 2019, the couple welcomed a boy, Adler. In May 2021, Danielle and Karp announced that they were expecting their second child. 

Danielle Fishel Movies

1. Dorm Daze (2003)

  (Crime, Comedy, Mystery, Romance)

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