Daniella Monet

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Daniella Monet
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Monet in 2019
Born
Daniella Monet Zuvic

(1989-03-01) March 1, 1989 (age 31)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
  • television personality
Years active1997–present
Partner(s)Andrew Gardner
Children1

Daniella Monet Zuvic (/mˈn/ Moh-NAY; born March 1, 1989)[1] is an American actress and singer, who first became known for portraying Megan Kleinman on the CBS sitcom Listen Up! (2004–05). She later portrayed Rebecca Martin on the Nickelodeon drama television series Zoey 101 (2006–07), and soon received international recognition for starring as Trina Vega on the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious (2010–2013). She has also provided the voice of Mitzi on the Nickelodeon animated series Winx Club (2011–2015), and starred in two television-film series: as Bertha in Fred (2011–2012) and as Tootie in The Fairly OddParents (2011–2014).

Monet made her film debut starring as Inga Veinshtein in the mystery film Nancy Drew (2007). She has since starred as Gabby Davis in the comedy film Taking Five (2007), and Ellie Skopic in the television film When Duty Calls (2015). Aside from her acting roles, Monet is also known for television presenting; she hosted the sketch-comedy series AwesomenessTV (2013–2015), and the game show Paradise Run (2016–2018).

Early life[edit]

Monet was born on March 1, 1989 in West Hills, California. She is of Chilean, Croatian, and Italian descent.[2][3][4]

Career[edit]

In 2010, Monet had a recurring role on the NBC drama series American Dreams. Monet landed a recurring role on the ABC sitcom 8 Simple Rules as Missy Keinfield, Rory's love interest in the second season. She has a sister, Sissy (Elena Lyons), who likes C.J.. She was eventually cast as Megan Kleinman in the CBS short-lived 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 2010 film Simon Says and in the 2007 films Nancy Drew and Taking Five.

The cast of Victorious performing in 2011.

From 2010 to 2013, Monet starred in the Nickelodeon comedy series Victorious as Trina Vega, the elder sister of Tori Vega and a fellow student of Hollywood Arts but has no talent and is described as "weird", "annoying".[5] 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!,[6] and reprised her role in 2012's A Fairly Odd Christmas,[7] and 2014's A Fairly Odd Summer.

Monet hosted a Nickelodeon sketch comedy reality series called AwesomenessTV that premiered July 1, 2013, but the show was cancelled after 2 seasons in 2015. It is transplanted from YouTube clips adding new material. Segments included character sketches, celebrity satires, and parody music videos.[8] She also hosted the Nickelodeon game show Paradise Run from 2016 to 2018.[9]

Personal life[edit]

In December 2017, Monet became engaged to Andrew Gardner after seven years of dating.[10]

On April 3, 2019, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child;[11] on September 29, 2019, Monet announced the birth of their son, Gio James, on Instagram.[12] In September 2020, Monet confirmed that she and Gardner are expecting their second child, a girl due in early 2021.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Nancy Drew Inga Veinshtein Supporting role
Taking Five Gabby Davis Main role
Taking The Band: Making Taking 5 Herself Documentary
Taking 5: On Set
2010 Follow Your Heart Young Angie Supporting role
Simon Says Sarah
Here's the Kicker Lacey Matthews
2011 A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! Tootie Television movie
2011 Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred Bertha
2012 Fred 3: Camp Fred
2012 A Fairly Odd Christmas Tootie
2014 A Fairly Odd Summer
2014 Rachel's Return Danielle Supporting role

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Pacific Blue Young Corey Episode: "Avenging Angel"
2003 American Dreams Joyce Fitzsimmons 3 episodes
2003 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 Main role
2006–07 Zoey 101 Rebecca Martin 3 episodes
2008 Miss Guided Meredith Ritter Episode: "The List"
2008 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Dana Episode: "Benchwarmers"
2010, 2011 iCarly Popular Girl Episode: "iPsycho"
Trina Vega Crossover: "iParty with Victorious"
2010–13 Victorious Main role
2011 Supah Ninjas Clarissa Episode: "Morningstar Academy"
2011–15 Winx Club Mitzi Recurring role
2012 Fred: The Show Bertha Series regular; 6 episodes
2012 Figure It Out Herself Recurring panelist
2013–15 AwesomenessTV Herself Host
2013 Melissa & Joey Ashley Episode: "Family Feud"
2014 Turbo FAST Princess Voice role
2014 See Dad Run Tracy McFee 2 episodes
2015 Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn Herself Episode: "Go Hollywood"
2015 When Duty Calls Ellie Skopic Television movie
2016–17 Baby Daddy Sam Saffe Recurring role (season 5); Guest (season 6)
2016–18 Paradise Run Host
2017 Nickelodeon Sizzling Summer Camp Special Big Hand Television special
2017 Crossy Road: The Series Cat Possible Episode: "Evil Cat"
2019 Cousins for Life Denise 2 episodes

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist
2018 "Thank U, Next" Ariana Grande

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album Notes
2011 "Lookin' Like Magic" (with Drake Bell) N/A
"I Want You Back" (with the Victorious cast) Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show
"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: More Music from the Hit TV Show
"Shut Up 'N Dance" (with the Victorious cast)
"Five Fingaz to the Face" (with the Victorious cast)
"Wishful Thinking" (with Drake Bell) N/A

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Daniella Monet, Born 03/01/1989 in California". CaliforniaBirthIndex.org. March 1, 1989. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  2. ^ Monet, Daniella (May 20, 2015). "I am part Chilean :)". Twitter. Retrieved September 7, 2020.
  3. ^ Monet, Daniella (January 21, 2013). "no he's just tan. He's mostly Croatian :)". Twitter. Retrieved September 7, 2020.
  4. ^ Monet, Daniella (December 27, 2016). "My hilarious Italian family SINGS!!". Twitter. Retrieved September 7, 2020.
  5. ^ Hinckley, David (March 25, 2010). "Nickelodeon patterns 'Victorious' with Victoria Justice after 'iCarly' to win young fans". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on February 21, 2017. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  6. ^ Bryant, Adam (July 23, 2010). "Exclusive: Nickelodeon Orders Live-Action Movie Adaptation of The Fairly Oddparents". TV Guide. Retrieved November 8, 2016.
  7. ^ "BC Film Commission: Film List of March 2012" (PDF). BC Film Commission. March 13, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 1, 2013. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  8. ^ Spangler, Todd (June 22, 2013). "Nick to Transplant AwesomenessTV Clips from YouTube to Cable With July 1 Series Debut". Variety.
  9. ^ "Nickelodeon Premieres New Competition Series PARADISE RUN Today". BroadwayWorld.com. February 1, 2016. Retrieved February 2, 2016.
  10. ^ "Yay: 'Victorious' Star Daniella Monet Is Engaged to Her Boyfriend Andrew Gardner". J-14. December 25, 2017. Retrieved December 26, 2017.
  11. ^ "Nickelodeon's Daniella Monet Is Pregnant! Why She's Secretly Hoping for a Boy". People. April 3, 2019. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  12. ^ Monet, Daniella. "And just like that, you are our everything". Retrieved September 29, 2019 – via Instagram.
  13. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/CFkp0RFJTou/

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