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Danielle Christine Fishel (born May 5, 1981  [ not in citation given ] ) is an American actress, author, chef, television director and television personality best known for her role as Topanga Lawrence-Matthews on the 1990s teen sitcom Boy Meets World , and its 2014 successor Girl Meets World on Disney Channel.
She is also known for being the host of Style Network 's The Dish . Fishel also appears in National Lampoon's Dorm Daze and its sequel, and was a spokeswoman for Nutrisystem. She is also a resident reporter on PopSugar , and their spin-off YouTube channel, PopSugar Girls Guide. 
Fishel was born in Mesa, Arizona , the daughter of Jennifer, a personal manager, and Rick Fishel, former President of Masimo Corporation.  She is of half Maltese descent.