Danielle Fishel (born May 5, 1981 in Mesa, Arizona) is a U.S. actress. She became famous for her portrayal of Topanga Lawrence on the TV sitcom Boy Meets World.
Fishel was born in Mesa, Arizona to Rick Fishel (a medical equipment executive) and Jennifer, a Maltese-American. She was raised a Catholic.
Fishel's characterization of Topanga made her popular in many places, and her photos have become popular items in fan sites written in many languages, including English, Portuguese, Italian and Spanish.
Fishel once dated *NSYNC group member Lance Bass, as well as Devon Sawa and Matthew Lawrence (actors).
She will be starring in the following films, due to be released in 2006: National Lampoon's Dorm Daze 2: College At Sea (reprising her role as "Marla" from the first film), Gamebox 1.0 (playing a dual role), an independent action film, and The Chosen One, an independent animated film in which she plays the lead female character.