Danielle Fishel was born in Mesa, Arizona on May 5, 1981. She moved with her family to California when she was three weeks old, and has resided there ever since. She found her love for acting by performing in community plays, and has been acting professionally since she was 10 years old.
Prior to starring in the hit TV show, Boy Meets World, Danielle performed in two theater productions, The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan. She immediately signed with a talent agent and went on to do several commercials and voice-overs. Her first break in acting came when she landed a recurring role on the hit TV show, Full House, guest starring as "Jennifer". She has also made guest appearances on the TV series Harry and the Hendersons, as "Jessica" and on the TV show Kirk as "Heather".
Danielle joined the Boy Meets World cast in 1993 as Topanga, the girlfriend of Cory Matthews. The show is in it's fourth season. Although Danielle was originally cast as a guest star on the show, her character, Topanga, has become an integral part of the show and show quickly became a show regular.
She recently hosted an inline skating video with Boy Meets World co-star, Rider Strong. It is titled Grinders In Line, and is an instructional video, with lots of exciting in-line skating and skateboarding performed by Team Rollerblade, professional skaters.
In her upcoming hiatus from Boy Meets World, Danielle hopes to have time to do a movie. She is currently reading scripts and is excited about the possibilities. Her ultimate acting job would be starring in a feature film playing a dramatic role.
Danielle is currently writing her own column in 16 Magazine titled Danielle's Diary. The column covers celebrity interviews, a behind the scenes look at kids in show biz, answers to frequently asked questions by fans and much more. Danielle has maintained the #1 position for Favorite TV Actress in 16 Magazine's Monthly Readers Survey for over a year now.
Danielle donates much of her time doing charity work for organizations which benefit critically, chronically, and terminally ill children. She also participated in the 1994 Sail With the Stars Cruise which raised thousands of dollars for Juvenile Diabetes.
In her free time, Danielle enjoys doing various activities which include skiing, skiing, roller blading, snowboarding, surfing, playing with her various animal, hanging out with friends, shopping, and reading.