- Danielle Christine Fishel was born on May 5, 1981 in Mesa, Arizona to Jennifer and Rick Fishel.
- Her brother's name is Christopher.
- Her mother is a Maltese-American.
- Dated *NSYNC member Lance Bass in 1998 and was her date to her high school prom.
- Was on the cover of Seventeen in December 1998 and was listed as one of the "Hottest Stars Under 21" by Teen People in June, 1999.
- Graduated from Calabasas High School in 1999.
- She and her family moved to Yorba Linda, California when she was 3 weeks old.
- Discovered in a community theater when she 10 years old.
- Started her role as Topanga Lawrence when she was 12 years old.
- Was a spokesperson for NutriSystem
- Was a special correspondent on "The Tyra Banks Show" in 2007
- Is the host of the Style Network series, "The Dish."
- Used to date Ben Savage
- Auditioned for the role of Kim in the 1996 movie, "Flipper," but was turned down.
- Is 5' 1" (1.55 m)
- Wears a size 7 shoe.
- Revealed in 2008 in an interview on a L.A. radio station that she was physically abused by a former boyfriend who was an actor 10 years ago.
- Dated actor Devon Sawa in 2000.
- On December 20, 2007, Danielle was arrested on a drunk driving warrant, but she was released from jail shortly after being arrested.
- Her father is a medical equipment sales executive and her mother manages Danielle's career.
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