Daniella Monet

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Daniella Monet
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Monet with the Victorious cast in a concert performance in Avalon Hollywood, circa May 26, 2011
Born Daniella Monet Zuvic
(1989-03-01) March 1, 1989 (age 27)
West Hills, California, U.S.
Residence Los Angeles, California
Occupation Actress, singer, television personality
Years active 1997–present
Known for Victorious
Zoey 101

Daniella Monet Zuvic[1] (born March 1, 1989) is an American actress and singer best known for playing numerous television guest roles and starring as Trina Vega in the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious. She also played Rebecca in the Nickelodeon comedy-drama Zoey 101 and the supporting role of Inga Veinshtein in the 2007 film Nancy Drew.

Acting career[edit]

In 2003, she had a recurring role on the television series American Dreams. Monet landed a recurring role on the television series 8 Simple Rules as Missy Keinfield, Rory's love interest in the second season. She has a sister, Sissy (Elena Lyons), who likes CJ. She was eventually cast as Megan Kleinman in the short-lived CBS sitcom Listen Up! where she starred alongside Jason Alexander. She also guest-starred on Zoey 101 appearing in three episodes from 2006 to 2007. She also appeared in the 2006 film Simon Says and in the 2007 films Nancy Drew and Taking Five.

From 2010 to 2013, Monet starred in the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious as Trina Vega, the older sister of Tori Vega and a fellow student of Hollywood Arts but has no talent and is described as "weird", "annoying" and "sorta cute".[2]

She also replaced Jennette McCurdy as the character Bertha in Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred, Fred 3: Camp Fred and Fred: The Show. Based on The Fairly OddParents cartoon series, she starred as Tootie opposite Drake Bell's Timmy Turner in 2011's A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!,[3] and reprised her role in 2012's A Fairly Odd Christmas,[4] and 2014's A Fairly Odd Summer.

Monet hosted a Nickelodeon show called AwesomenessTV that premiered July 1, 2013, but the show was cancelled after two seasons in 2014. It is transplanted from YouTube clips adding new material. Segments included character sketches, celebrity satires, and parody music videos.[5] She also hosts the Nickelodeon game show, Paradise Run, which premiered on February 1, 2016.[6] The show was renewed for a second season which is scheduled to film from May to June 2016.[7]

Personal life[edit]

She was born Daniella Monet Zuvic in West Hills, California. Her father's family is from Chile and has Croatian and Chilean ancestry. Her mother has Italian ancestry. She has performed on the small screen in numerous television commercials beginning at the age of 5. In 1994, she had a guest appearance in an episode of Pacific Blue. She said, "I always knew I wanted to act," in an interview with Seventeen.[citation needed]

Monet is a vegan and supports animal welfare causes. She posed for a PETA campaign that encourages students to refuse to dissect animals in the classroom.[8] Monet even supported Ariana Grande's word to people to stop supporting SeaWorld after Grande saw Blackfish.[9] As part of PETA, Daniella Monet did an ad for them where she portrayed a mermaid when it came to telling people about humans consumption of fish.[10][11]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Follow Your Heart Young Angie Supporting role
2006 Simon Says Sarah
2007 Nancy Drew Inga Veinshtein
Taking Five Gabby Davis Main role
2008 Taking The Band: Making Taking 5 Herself Documentary
Taking 5: On Set
2010 Here's the Kicker Lacey Matthews Supporting role
2011 A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! Tootie TV movie, main role
Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred Bertha
2012 Fred 3: Camp Fred TV movie, supporting role
A Fairly Odd Christmas Tootie TV movie, main role
2014 A Fairly Odd Summer
Rachel's Return Danielle Supporting role
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1997 Pacific Blue Corey (age 8) Episode: "Avenging Angel"
2003 American Dreams Joyce Fitzsimmons 3 episodes
Still Standing Bethany Episode: "Still Negotiating"
2003–04 8 Simple Rules Missy Kleinfeld 4 episodes
2004 The Bernie Mac Show Karen Episode: "Go Bernie, It's Your Birthday"
2004–05 Listen Up! Megan Kleinman Series Regular
2006–07 Zoey 101 Rebecca Martin Recurring role; 3 episodes
2008 Miss Guided Meredith Ritter Episode: "The List"
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Dana Episode: "Benchwarmers"
2010, 2011 iCarly Popular Girl, Trina Vega Episode: "iPsycho", Crossover: "iParty with Victorious"
2010–13 Victorious Trina Vega Series Regular; 49 Episodes
2011 Supah Ninjas Clarissa Episode: "Morningstar Academy"
2011–15 Winx Club Mitzi Recurring role
2012 Fred: The Show Bertha Series Regular
Figure It Out Herself Recurring panelist
2013–15 AwesomenessTV Host
2013 Melissa & Joey Ashley Season 3; Episode 10: "Family Feud"
LazyTown Ally Brooks Episode: "Robbie Rotabroach"
2014 Turbo FAST Princess Voice
See Dad Run Tracy McFee
2015 Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Herself Season 2; Episode 11: "Go Hollywood"
2016 Baby Daddy Sam Saffe Season 5; recurring role
Paradise Run Host Nickelodeon Original Game Show

Discography[edit]

Year Song Album Notes
2011 "Lookin' Like Magic" (with Drake Bell) A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!
"I Want You Back" (with the Victorious cast) Victorious (soundtrack) Backing vocals/additional vocals
"All I Want Is Everything" (with the Victorious cast)
"Leave It All To Shine" (with the cast of Victorious and iCarly)
2012 "Don't You (Forget About Me)" (with the Victorious cast) Victorious 2.0
"Shut Up 'N Dance" (with the Victorious cast)
"Five Fingaz to the Face" (with the Victorious cast)
"Wishful Thinking" (with Drake Bell) A Fairly Odd Christmas

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daniella Monet, Born 03/01/1989 in Utah". CaliforniaBirthIndex.org. March 1, 1989. Retrieved October 31, 2013. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Nickelodeon patterns 'Victorious' with Victoria Justice after 'iCarly' to win young fans". New York Daily News. March 25, 2010. 
  3. ^ Bryant, Adam (July 23, 2010). "Exclusive: Nickelodeon Orders Live-Action Movie Adaptation of The Fairly Oddparents". TV Guide. Retrieved November 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ "BC Film Commission: Film List of March 2012" (PDF). BC Film Commission. March 13, 2012. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 
  5. ^ Spangler, Todd (June 22, 2013). "Nick to Transplant AwesomenessTV Clips from YouTube to Cable With July 1 Series Debut". Variety. 
  6. ^ "Nickelodeon Premieres New Competition Series PARADISE RUN Today". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved February 2, 2016. 
  7. ^ Dudley, Malika (March 29, 2016). "Nickelodeon Game Show Casting Ages 11-14". MauiNow.com. Retrieved May 28, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Daniella Monet," PETAKids.com, accessed 13 December 2012.
  9. ^ "Ariana Grande Goes Vegan—and That's Not All". PETA. Retrieved May 7, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Vegan Daniella Monet is a Mermaid for PETA". Retrieved May 7, 2016. 
  11. ^ Daniella Monet: Go Vegan!. April 12, 2013. Retrieved May 7, 2016 – via YouTube. 

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