Here's What the Actress Behind Topanga on 'Boy Meets World' Has Been up To


Jul. 10 2020, Updated 4:45 p.m. ET

With the recently-announced reboot of The Wonder Years, we're feeling incredibly nostalgic for the old TV shows we used to love, which mostly includes the widely cherished ABC series Boy Meets World. And since it goes without saying that Topanga was — by far — our favorite character, we're wondering what the actress, Danielle Fishel, has been up to all these years.

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Where is Topanga now? We did a deep dive into the life of the actress behind the beloved feminist and love interest of Cory Matthews on the treasured TV series.

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What is Topanga up to now? Is Danielle Fishel still acting?

Danielle Fishel continued to pursue acting after Boy Meets World ended. According to Insider, she starred in films such as Longshot and Dorm Daze. She eventually revealed she graduated from college with a psychology degree in December 2012, though at the time, she was also hosting a weekly Style Network series called The Dish and was a correspondent for The Tyra Banks Show. She was clearly juggling a lot, but we aren't particularly surprised that Topanga is a real-life overachiever.

Danielle also reprised her iconic role as Topanga on Girl Meets World, which she co-produced alongside Ben Savage. She also directed four episodes. Additionally, she directed several episodes of three other Disney Channel shows, including Sydney to the Max, Raven's Home, and Coop & Cami Ask the World. In 2018, she also participated in an episode of TBS' competitive reality series Drop The Mic, alongside Dawson's Creek actor Jonathan Lipnicki.

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These days, however, Danielle is taking time off to be a stay-at-home mom, according to Good Morning America. Her son, Adler, was born premature in early 2019, and she wanted to be able to spend time with him at home, instead of continuing to pursue her relentless Hollywood career. Maybe she'll go back to work in a few years, or maybe she wont — who knows?

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Danielle has a beautiful family of her own now... sadly not with Ben Savage.

While we always shipped the on-screen lovers, Danielle and Ben (aka Topanga and Cory), they weren't destined for real-life love. Danielle ended up marrying Tim Belusko in 2013 — and divorcing him in 2015 — but luckily, the longtime actress has since found love with a new guy, according to Famous Birthdays. 

In 2018, Danielle ended up tying the knot with Jensen Karp. A year after their wedding, they became first-time parents, after welcoming Adler Lawrence Karp in June 2019. In an Instagram post, the actress said that Adler was born four weeks early and was experiencing health problems, but it seems as though he's doing just fine now.

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Although we most likely won't be seeing Danielle Fishel on the big screen again anytime soon — as she seems to be pretty involved with her family — we're happy to see she's thriving. Topanga will forever be a monumental TV character, regardless of how many years go by.

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