Danielle Fishel Biography: Age, Net Worth, Husband, Children, Parents, Siblings, Career, Awards, Movies, Books

May 24, 2024 0 Posted By Haruna Ayuba

Danielle Christine Fishel is an accomplished American actress, director, model, and television personality. She initially started her career in theater and then transitioned to television, making guest appearances on shows like Full House and Harry and the Hendersons.

Fishel has also been involved in hosting, appearing on The Dish on Style Network, and acting in National Lampoon’s Dorm Daze and its sequel. In addition, she has worked as a spokesperson for Nutrisystem and as a resident reporter for PopSugar and its spin-off YouTube channel, PopSugar Girls Guide.


  • Full Name: Danielle Christine Fishel
  • Date of Birth: May 5, 1981
  • Age: 43 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of Birth: Mesa, Arizona, United States
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Actress, Television Host, Author
  • Height: 5 feet 1 inch (155 cm)
  • Parents: Rick Fishel and Jennifer Fishel
  • Siblings: Christopher Fishel
  • Spouse: Jensen Karp (m. 2018)
  • Children: Adler Lawrence Karp (son, b. 2019)
  • Relationship Status: Married
  • Net Worth: $8 million

Early Life and Education

Danielle Christine Fishel, now at the age of 43, was born on May 5, 1981, in Mesa, Arizona. Her mother, Jennifer Fishel, worked as a personal manager, and her father, Rick Fishel, was the former president of Masimo Corporation. She has Maltese descent in her background. Fishel completed her high school education at Calabasas High School in Calabasas, California, in 1999.

When she was 27, Fishel started going to California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) and completed her studies in 2013. While studying at the university, she worked as a math tutor and this is how she met another student named Tim Belusko.

Personal Life

After dating for more than three years, she got engaged to Tim Belusko in May 2012. Their wedding took place on October 19, 2013, in Los Angeles, with Ben Savage and Home Improvement cast member Jonathan Taylor Thomas reportedly in attendance. In 2015, she filed for divorce, which was finalized in March 2016.

On March 22, 2018, Fishel and Jensen Karp got engaged, and they tied the knot on November 4, 2018. In January 2019, Fishel announced her pregnancy, and in July 2019, she gave birth to a boy. In August 2021, Fishel welcomed their second son.


In 1991, when she was 10 years old, Fishel was discovered while performing in a community theater production of The Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan. She then went on to do voice-overs and commercials, including ones for Mattel as a Barbie Girl. Fishel also made appearances on Full House and Harry and the Hendersons. Her mother became her manager during this time.

At the age of 12, in 1993, Fishel landed the role of Topanga Lawrence-Matthews on the ABC series Boy Meets World. Originally intended as a small part, Topanga became a recurring role and then a regular on the show. Her character was known for being intelligent and mature, replacing the nerdy Stuart Minkus as the brains of the class. Boy Meets World ended in 2000 after seven years.

Fishel achieved recognition, appearing on the cover of Seventeen in December 1998 and winning a 1998 Young Star award for her performance in a comedy TV series. She was also featured as one of “The 21 Hottest Stars Under 21” by Teen People and on the cover of GQ‘s hottest stars to watch in 1997. Additionally, she appeared in the music video for “Until You Loved Me” by The Moffatts.

From 2003 to 2011, Fishel expanded into film and television presenting, co-hosting Say What? Karaoke on MTV in 2003 and appearing in several films including National Lampoon’s Dorm Daze and its sequel. She also appeared in the action film Gamebox 1.0 and provided the voice for the lead female character in the independent animated film The Chosen One. In 2006, Fishel discussed her career on The Tyra Banks Show as a guest.


  • Young Artist Award for Best Performance by a Young Actress: TV Comedy Series (1995, 1996)
  • YoungStar Award for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Comedy TV Series (1997)
  • Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite TV Actress (2000)

Net Worth

Danielle Fishel’s net worth is estimated to be $8 million. Danielle was able to amass this wealth from her lucrative career in the entertainment industry.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @daniellefishel
  • Twitter: @daniellefishel


  • Boy Meets World
  • National Lampoon’s Dorm Daze
  • Girl Meets World
  • Boiling Pot
  • Classmates
  • Gamebox 1.0
  • Longshot
  • The Chosen One


  • Normally, This Would be Cause for Concern: Tales of Calamity and Unrelenting Awkwardness (2014)

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