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Danielle Fishel
Name Danielle Fishel
Date of birth May 5, 1981
Place of birth Mesa, AZ
Character on Boy Meets World Topanga Lawrence
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Danielle Fishel portrayed Topanga Lawrence in Boy Meets World and its spin-off, Girl Meets World.


  • 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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