Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthMay 5, 1981
SpouseTim Belusko, Danielle Fishel
MarkFull lips
FactOwns 130 pairs of shoes.

Danielle Christine Fishel was born on May 5, 1981, in Mesa, Arizona. Her father, Rick Fishel, was a medical equipment salesman, and her mother, Jennifer, was a personal banker. She has one younger brother, Christopher. Fishel began acting professionally at the age of ten, when she was cast as a regular on the CBS sitcom “Boy Meets World” (1993-2000). She played the role of Topanga Lawrence, the love interest of main character Cory Matthews (played by Ben Savage). After the show ended, Fishel attended California State University, Fullerton, where she studied psychology. She graduated in 2005.

Fishel’s first major film role was in the 2002 comedy “National Lampoon’s Movie 43”, which was a critical and commercial flop. She has since appeared in several made-for-television movies and had guest roles on various television shows. In 2014, she reprised her role as Topanga Lawrence on the Disney Channel sitcom “Girl Meets World”, which ran for three seasons.

Fishel has also worked as a voice actress. She voiced the character of Penny Peterson in the animated series “Bunsen Is a Beast” (2017-2018) and had a recurring role on the Adult Swim series “Mike Tyson Mysteries” (2014-2019).

In addition to her acting career, Fishel has also worked as a television host and producer. She hosted the Style Network show “The Dish” (2010-2011) and produced and hosted the TLC series “She’s All That” (2013-2014), which was based on the 1999 film of the same name.

Fishel married her longtime boyfriend, Jensen Karp, in 2018. The couple have one child together, a son named Adler, who was born in 2019.

As of 2020, Danielle Fishel’s net worth is $10 million.

General Info

Full NameDanielle Fishel
Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthMay 5, 1981
Height1.55 m
ProfessionTV Personality, Author, Actor
EducationCalifornia State University, Fullerton, Calabasas High School


SpouseTim Belusko, Danielle Fishel
ParentsJennifer Fishel, Rick Fishel
SiblingsChristopher Fishel


MoviesBoiling Pot, Clapping for the Wrong Reasons, The Chosen One, National Lampoon's Dorm Daze 2, Gamebox 1.0, National Lampoon Presents Dorm Daze, Longshot
TV ShowsGirl Meets World, The Dish, Say What? Karaoke, Boy Meets World, Kirk

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#Marks / Signs
1Best known for her role as Topanga Lawrence on Boy Meets World (1993) and Girl Meets World (2014)
2Full lips


1I think the human mind is fascinating. I love figuring out why people are doing what they do.
2I love the freedom of having my own space and my own place and doing things on my terms, and not really having to think about anybody else's schedule.
3When you first get out of doing a show for a long time where you played a teenager, casting directors and producers all still look at you as being the character that you played for so long.


1Her acting mentor is William Daniels.
2Boy Meets World: Brave New World: Part 2 (2000), the series finale of Boy Meets World (1993), aired on her 19th birthday: May 5, 2000.
3She got married only one day before her Boy Meets World (1993) co-star Rider Strong.
4Ranked #69 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.
5Claims that she and Ben Savage went on exactly one date, while filming Boy Meets World (1993) (1993-2000), and that, by the end of the date, they both decided that they would just stay friends.
6Her father has English, German, Irish and Scottish ancestry. Her mother is of Maltese ancestry.
7Mixed up dates for her wedding to interfere with friend and fellow Boy Meets World (1993) actor Rider Strong, they ended up getting married on the same weekend. Splitting up the cast. Half going to Rider's, half to Danielle's.
8Her 2013 wedding was said to be attended by fellow actors Ben Savage, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Matthew Lawrence and Betsy Randle.
9Currently living in Orange County, California [July 2006]
10Celebrity spokesperson for Nutrisystem diet foods. [August 2007]
11(October 19, 2013) Married her boyfriend of 4 years Tim Belusko following a 17-month-long engagement.
12Revealed in an interview with a L.A. radio station that a former boyfriend, who was an actor and whom she dated almost 10 years prior, physically abused her (2008).
13Originally cast as a guest star on the pilot of Boy Meets World (1993). The actress who was cast as Topanga Lawrence was not working out. She and another girl were asked to read on the spot. Danielle won the role.
14Auditioned for the role of Kim in the adventure film Flipper (1996), but was turned down.
15(December 20, 2007) Arrested in Newport Beach, California on a drunken driving warrant and released from jail shortly after her arrest.
16Serves as a special contributor to The Tyra Banks Show (2005).
17Lost 27 pounds on the Nutrisystem diet. After she revealed this on television, Nutrisystem contracted her to be a spokesperson for their company.
18Since becoming a Boy Meets World (1993) regular, she has had her own website, magazine column, calendar, poster, and in-line skating video ("Grinders in Line", which she made with BMW co-star Rider Strong).
19Attended high school (Calabasas High School) prom with Lance Bass.
20Her father, Rick, is a medical equipment sales executive. Her mother, Jennifer, manages Danielle's career.
21Has a younger brother: Christopher Fishel.
22Was chosen as one of Teen People magazine's 21 of the hottest stars under 21.
23Owns 130 pairs of shoes.




Girl Meets World2014-2017TV SeriesTopanga Matthews
Gravity Falls2015-2016TV SeriesPyronica
Boiling Pot2015Valerie Davis
DeAndre Jordan's Amazing Charles Barkley Impression2014Short
The Live Read of Space Jam with Blake Griffin2014Short
The Soup2012TV SeriesLizdsay Taylorhan / Herself
The Chosen One2007Donna Goldstein (voice)
Dorm Daze 22006VideoMarla
Game Box 1.02004Kate / Princess
Dorm Daze2003Marla
Yes, Dear2003TV SeriesKatie
Nikki2001-2002TV SeriesStacy
Rocket's Red Glare2000TV MovieSarah Miller
Boy Meets World1993-2000TV SeriesTopanga Lawrence Topanga Matthews Trixie ...
ABC TGIF1997TV SeriesTopanga Lawrence
Kirk1996TV SeriesHeather
Harry and the Hendersons1993TV SeriesJessica
Full House1992-1993TV SeriesJennifer P.


Girl Meets World2015-2016TV Series co-producer - 33 episodes


Girl Meets World2016-2017TV Series 4 episodes


Girl Meets World2016TV Series written by - 1 episode


Boy Meets World1999TV Series performer - 1 episode


Boiling Pot2015very very very special thanks


Home & Family2015TV SeriesHerself
Today2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Insider2014TV SeriesHerself
E! News2014TV SeriesHerself
Good Morning America2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Larry King Now2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Radio Disney Music Awards2014TV MovieHerself - presenter
Clapping for the Wrong Reasons2013ShortHerself
Child Star Psychologist2011ShortHerself
The Dish2008-2011TV SeriesHerself - Host
The Dish Presents: Surviving a Bad Romance2010TV MovieHerself - Host
The Dish Presents: Weddings Gone Wild2010TV MovieHerself - Host
The Tyra Banks Show2006-2007TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Correspondent
In the Cutz2006TV Series
Search Party2000TV SeriesCelebrity Contestant
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '991999TV SpecialHerself
Say What? Karaoke1999TV SeriesHerself - Host (2003)
The 21 Hottest Stars Under 211999TV MovieHerself - #10
Politically Incorrect1999TV SeriesHerself
Donny & Marie1998TV SeriesHerself
The Howie Mandel Show1998TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Wonderful World of Disney1998TV SeriesHerself
Walt Disney World Easter Parade1997TV SpecialHerself


Won Awards

1998YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy TV SeriesBoy Meets World (1993)

Nominated Awards

2000YoungStar AwardYoungStar AwardsBest Young Actress/Performance in a Comedy TV SeriesBoy Meets World (1993)
1997Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance in a TV Comedy - Supporting Young ActressBoy Meets World (1993)
1996Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsBest Performance by a Young Actress - TV Comedy SeriesBoy Meets World (1993)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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