Daniella Monet

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Daniella Monet

Monet with the Victorious cast in a concert performance in Avalon Hollywood
BornDaniella Monet Zuvic
(1989-03-01) March 1, 1989 (age 23)
West Hills, California, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActress, singer, dancer
Years active2003–present
Known for8 Simple Rules
Listen Up!
Victorious
Home townWest Hills, California
 
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Daniella Monet

Monet with the Victorious cast in a concert performance in Avalon Hollywood
BornDaniella Monet Zuvic
(1989-03-01) March 1, 1989 (age 23)
West Hills, California, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActress, singer, dancer
Years active2003–present
Known for8 Simple Rules
Listen Up!
Victorious
Home townWest Hills, California

Daniella Monet (born Daniella Monet Zuvic; March 1, 1989)[1] is an American actress, singer, and dancer, best known for playing various television guest roles and starring as Trina Vega in the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious.

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Early life

Monet was born in West Hills, California. She has performed on the small screen in numerous television commercials beginning at the age of 8. In 1997, she had a guest appearance in an episode of Pacific Blue.

Acting career

2003–2010: Early career and Listen Up!

In 2003, she landed recurring roles on the television series American Dreams, The Bernie Mac Show. Monet landed a recurring role on the television series 8 Simple Rules as Missy Keinfield, Rory's love interest in Season 2. She has a sister, Sissy (Elena Lyons), who likes CJ. She was eventually cast as Megan Kleinman on 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 5.

2010–present: Victorious and other projects

She replaced Jennette McCurdy as Bertha (Fred's best friend who wears bizarre clothing, but cares little for what others thinkin) 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!,[2] and reprised her role in 2012's A Fairly Odd Christmas.[3]

Victorious

Since 2010, Monet stars in the Nickelodeon sitcom Victorious as Trina Vega is (Victoria Justice's on-screen sister) Tori's older sister, who attends Hollywood Arts. In the pilot episode, Trina was supposed to perform in the big showcase with Andre. After an allergic reaction to a Chinese herb gargle that was supposed to make her sing better, Tori takes Trina's place in the showcase which leads to Tori enrolling at Hollywood Arts. It is guessed she is half Latina, because Tori is. Trina believes that acting and singing is her destiny, despite her being quite talentless (even though in the song, Shut Up N' Dance, she was quite good). In fact the only reason why Trina is even in Hollywood Arts in the first place is because Sikowitz was having a hallucination in the episode "How Trina Got In" during Trina's audition and every other judge was out at the time. Trina is quite selfish and shallow most of the time, and sometimes is antagonistic to Tori. Trina is portrayed as being extremely difficult to deal with, and among the main cast, sometimes even to the point of being called a "monster". Tori is the most intolerant of her due to them being sisters. Despite this, she can be concerned about Tori when she wants to be. Recently she has shown some minor character growth as is seen in "Locked Up!" when she tries to get Tori out of prison. In one episode it is revealed that she only got in to Hollywood Arts because Sikowitz had visions.

Personal life

Monet is a vegan and supports animal welfare causes.[4] She posed for a PETA campaign that encourages students to refuse to dissect animals in the classroom.[5]

Filmography

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1998Follow Your HeartYoung AngieSupporting role
2006Simon SaysSarahSupporting role
2007Taking FiveGabby DavisMain role
2007Nancy DrewInga VeinshteinSupporting role
2008Taking The Band: Making Taking 5HerselfDocumentary
2008Taking 5: On SetHerselfDocumentary
2010Rachel's ReturnDanielleSupporting role
2010Here's the KickerLacey MatthewsSupporting role
2011A Fairly Odd Movie: Grow Up, Timmy Turner!TootieTV movie, main role
2011Fred 2: Night of the Living FredBerthaTV movie, main role
2012A Fairly Odd ChristmasTootieTV movie, main role
2012Fred 3: Camp FredBerthaTV movie, supporting role
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1997Pacific BlueAge 8 CoreyEpisode: "Avenging Angel"
2003American DreamsJoyce Fitzsimmons3 episodes
2003Still StandingBethanyEpisode: "Still Negotiating"
2003–20048 Simple RulesMissy Kleinfeld4 episodes
2004The Bernie Mac ShowKarenEpisode: "Go Bernie, It's Your Birthday"
2004–2005Listen Up!Megan KleinmanMain role
2006–2007Zoey 101Rebecca Martinseries regular
2008Miss GuidedMeredith RitterEpisode: "The List"
2008The Suite Life of Zack & CodyDanaEpisode: "Benchwarmers"
2010iCarlyNikkyEpisode: "iPsycho"
2010–2013VictoriousTrina VegaMain role
2011iCarlyTrina VegaEpisode: "iParty with Victorious"
2011Supah NinjasClarissaEpisode: "Morningstar Academy"
2012Fred: The ShowBertha5 episodes
2012–presentWinx ClubMitzi (voice)Recurring role
2012Figure It OutHerselfRecurring panelist

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