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Daniella Monet Zuvic

(1989-03-01) March 1, 1989 (age 35)
  • Actress
  • singer
  • television personality
  • entrepreneur
Years active 1997–present
Andrew Gardner
(m. 2022)
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Daniella Monet Gardner (/mˈn/ MOH-nay, née Zuvic; born March 1, 1989) is an American actress, singer, television personality and entrepreneur. She first earned recognition for playing Megan Kleinman on the CBS sitcom Listen Up (2004–05) and Rebecca Martin on Nickelodeon's Zoey 101 (2006–07). She had her breakthrough for playing Trina Vega on Nickelodeon's Victorious (2010–2013), and provided the voice of Mitzi on Nickelodeon's Winx Club (2012) and played Bertha in the Fred films and TV series (2011–2012).

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).

Monet co-founded the vegan beauty brand Kinder Beauty.

Early life

Daniella Monet Zuvic was born in West Hills, California. She is of Chilean, Croatian, and Italian descent. She has a brother, Mario Zuvic.


In 2003, 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

She, along with Taylor Momsen and Miley Cyrus, the latter eventually winning the role, was one of the final three contenders for the lead role in Hannah Montana. 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.

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Monet performing in 2011

From 2010 to 2013, Monet starred in the Nickelodeon comedy series Victorious as Trina Vega, the elder sister of Victoria Justice's Tori Vega and a fellow student of Hollywood Arts that has no talent and is described as "weird" and "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.

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

Monet is a vegan.

In December 2017, Monet became engaged to Andrew Gardner after six years of dating. They married on December 29, 2022.

On April 3, 2019, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child. In September 2019, Monet gave birth to a son. In February 2021, Monet gave birth to a daughter.



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 Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred Bertha
A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! Tootie Lead role
2012 A Fairly Odd Christmas
Fred 3: Camp Fred Bertha
2014 Rachel's Return Danielle Supporting role
A Fairly Odd Summer Tootie Lead role
2020 Aloha Surf Hotel Babymooner Lead role


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 Voice, recurring role
2012 Fred: The Show Bertha Main role
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 Herself Host
2017 Nickelodeon Sizzling Summer Camp Special Big Hand Television special
2017 Crossy Road: The Series Cat Possible Episode: Evil Cat (possibly fake)
2019 Cousins for Life Denise 2 episodes

Music videos

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



Year Title Album Notes
2011 "Lookin' Like Magic" (with Drake Bell) A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner! Not released digitally
"I Want You Back" (with the Victorious cast) Victorious: Music from the Hit TV Show Backing Vocal
"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) A Fairly Odd Christmas Not released digitally
2016 "Unreachable" N/A

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