For her portrayal of Topanga Lawrence-Matthews, the young actress also won the Young Star Award for Best Young Actress/Performance in a Comedy TV Series in 1998; she later received a nomination for the same award in 2000. Having premiered in August 2008 on the Style Network, the show consisted of the actress providing various humorous commentary on content such as video clips and TV programs. When she was three weeks old, her family moved from her birthplace of Mesa, to Yorba Linda, California where she was later raised. Unlike other actresses who grew up with a desire to act, Fishel was stumbled upon by an entertainment manager at the age of 10, when she was performing at a local community theatre.The series ran for a total of four years and ended on March 20, 2011. Shortly after being discovered, the young girl starred in various voice-overs and commercialーincluding having acted as Barbie Girl in a particular ad for Mattel.But my dad said, “That sounds like a stripper name.” But it never occurred to him that Rider Strong was the biggest porn name ever. To make a full-length feature because people don’t watch short films. And we realized that we were the assholes in the situation because he was having a lot more fun, and we weren’t because we were so insecure about being perceived as geeky. They go, “Oh, he’s actually legitimized in some ways. Now, we have scripts; we just need to find somebody to give us some money to make a feature. We suck, so Shiloh and I decided to sort of run with that as a short film and, obviously, add some magic. He’s part of the industry; he’s successful in some areas so I’ll meet with him.” But once I meet with him and they know the show, I’m just a child actor trying to do something else. I’m not making anything that has anything to do with so it doesn’t lend credence or value to my projects. I think if most people just go through their high-school class, there are a lot of people who are depressed and get into drugs or screw up in any given group of people that you know at a young age. Highlights: Q: Is Rider Strong really your real name? I had hippie parents—that’s sort of the shorthand explanation. But now it sounds like an actor-y affectation or something. Q: The trivia section of your IMDb page states that you “enjoy backpacking, swimming, whitewater rafting, soccer, rollerblading, writing and reading poetry.” Can I borrow that for future dating profiles? ” And they changed it, and somebody else changed it back to five-three. Though, they did a great episode of with D&D, where James Franco shows up and he’s the cool guy playing D&D and he ends up being great at it. I think it’s easier to get my foot in the door, but it’s harder to be taken seriously once I’m there.If I was going to be a girl, they were going to name me Sierra—so I would have been Sierra Strong. A: [Laughs.] That’s like my profile from when I was 13 years old. Who is this person who has an obsession with making me shorter? A: The ultimate goal is usually to get financing for a feature. We ran into a friend that we used to play D&D with, and we’re like, “We can’t tell anybody about this, but we should try it again.” None of us could remember the rules, so we invited a guy to come and he was pretty geeky. Q: Does being a former child sitcom star make it easier or harder to break into filmmaking? So I think that getting crew, for instance—people will meet with me.
Eric Matthews' (Will Friedle) BFF Jack Hunter (Matthew Lawrence) returned on an August 14 episode, and we learned he hasn't spoken with Rachel (Maitland Ward Baxter) in a long, long time.Somehow it was me, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and a few other guys that were on safe shows, but our characters were relatively edgy.And while our characters weren't doing drugs or anything provocative, we were portrayed as angsty rebellious teenagers that teen girls went crazy for.GMW will follow the life of Cory & Topanga’s teenage daughter Riley played by Rowan Blanchard.Joining Riley in her seventh grade antics are her best friend Maya (Sabrina Carpenter), know-it-all Farkle (Corey Fogelmanis), Texas cutie Lucas (Peyton Meyer) and Riley’s little brother Auggie (August Maturo).If I ever had a meet and greet with a fan, she would be shy and quiet usually. A bunch of girls at a sleepover told me to wear my hair like that — parted down the center — and I was 12, so I listened. But my hair is wavy and they would straighten it on the show and it would take forever.