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Daniella Monet
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Monet in 2019
Born
Daniella Monet Zuvic

March 1, 1989 (1989-03-01) (age 32)
Occupation
  • Actress
  • singer
  • television personality
Years active 1997–present
Partner(s) Andrew Gardner
Children 2

Daniella Monet Zuvic ( moh-nay; born March 1, 1989) 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

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

Career

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.

Victorious Cast in Concert
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". 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!, and reprised her role in 2012's A Fairly Odd Christmas, 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. She also hosted the Nickelodeon game show Paradise Run from 2016 to 2018.

Personal life

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

On April 3, 2019, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child. On September 28, 2019, Monet gave birth to their son, Gio James Gardner. On February 12, 2021, Monet gave birth to their daughter, Ivry Monet Gardner.

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