Danielle Fishel

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Actress

Birth Date: May 5, 1981

Age: 43 years old

Birth Place: Mesa, Arizona

Born in Arizona, Danielle Fishel began acting at a young age, working her way through local gigs and kid's commercials. Her TV career began at age 11 as she appeared on "Full House" (ABC 1987-1995), which was followed up by a small role on the TV adaptation of "Harry and the Hendersons" (Syndication 1991-93) and what was originally supposed to be a small role on "Boy Meets World" (ABC 1993-2000) as Topanga Lawrence. Becoming a memorable character, Fishel became a series regular in the show's second season as well as the title character's main love interest over the course of the entire show.

Her career right after "Boy Meets World" didn't quite take off, as her most notable roles were in a pair of National Lampoon's movies called "Dorm Daze" (2003) and "Dorm Daze 2" (2006). In 2008, she became the host of the satirical news show "The Dish" (Style 2008-2011). Despite not being on an active show, Fishel was still a regular guest on talk shows and more, even appearing in Donald Glover's short film "Clapping for the Wrong Reasons" (2013) as well as voicing Pyronica in the finale of "Gravity Falls" (Disney 2012-16). She went on to revisit the role of Topanga alongside her former co-star Ben Savage in the spin-off series "Girl Meets World" (Disney 2014-17), going on to direct a few episodes of the show before it was cancelled. She went on to direct episodes of "Sydney to the Max" (Disney 2019- ) and "Raven's Home" (Disney 2017- ).

Credits

Lopez vs LopezStream

Director
Series
2022

The Villains of Valley ViewStream

Director
Series
2022

Just Roll With ItStream

Director
Series
2019

Access Live

Guest
Show
2017

Drop the MicStream

Contestant
Reality
2017

Girl Meets WorldStream

Actor
Topanga Matthews
Series
2014

Boiling Pot

Actor
Valerie Davis
Movie
2014

Home & Family

Guest
Talk
2012

Larry King NowStream

Guest
Talk
2012

Access Hollywood Live

Guest
Show
2010

Hollywood Uncensored

Guest
Show
2010

The Dish

Host
Show
2008

The Chosen One

Voice
Donna Goldstein
Movie
2007

National Lampoon's Dorm Daze 2

Actor
Marla
Movie
2006

The Tyra Show

Guest
Talk
2005

Gamebox 1.0

Actor
Movie
2004

National Lampoon's Dorm Daze

Actor
Marla
Movie
2003

Longshot

Actor
Gloria
Movie
2001

Yes, Dear

Guest Star
Series
2000

Rocket's Red Glare

Actor
Sarah Miller
Movie
2000

The ViewStream

Guest
Talk
1997

Access Hollywood

Guest
News
1996

Kirk

Guest Star
Show
1995

Boy Meets WorldStream

Actor
Topanga Lawrence
Series
1993

Full HouseStream

Guest Star
Jennifer P.
Series
1987

Entertainment Tonight

Host
News
1981

Good Morning America

Guest
News
1975

Today

Guest
News
1952

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