|Born||Lani Desmonet Lydic
(1981-06-30) June 30, 1981
Summit, New Jersey, U.S.
Lani Desmonet “Desi” Lydic (born June 30, 1981) is an American comedian and actress who is currently a correspondent on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. She also stars as guidance counselor Valerie Marks on the MTV comedy-drama series Awkward. She got her start in the 2001 parody film Not Another Teen Movie. She also starred in the Spike mini-series Invasion Iowa alongside William Shatner, and the parody series The Real Wedding Crashers. She appeared as Shea Seger in the 2011 film We Bought a Zoo alongside Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson, and in the 2013 film The Babymakers with Olivia Munn. Lydic also appeared as one half of a lesbian couple on an episode of the Disney Channel series Good Luck Charlie in 2014. She joined Trevor Noah’s lineup of correspondents for The Daily Show on September 29, 2015.
Lydic was born in Summit, New Jersey, and grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. As a child, she enrolled in the Young Actors Institute at the Youth Performing Arts School and starred in a Kroger commercial. She later moved to Los Angeles, California, and became an improvisational actor, performing at The Groundlings and Improv Olympic.
Lydic has one son with husband Gannon Brousseau.
|2001||Not Another Teen Movie||Cutie||Uncredited|
|2003||Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde||Delta Nu Sister|
|2004||Adventures in Vegas||Desi/Skyler||Short film|
|2007||Out at the Wedding||Jeannie|
|2008||Big Heart City||Rita/Jane|
|2009||As Advertised||Ronnie||TV film|
|2010||Darnell Dawkins: Mouth Guitar Legend||Helena|
|2011||Poolboy: Drowning Out the Fury||Diana Torres|
|2011||We Bought a Zoo||Shea Seger (Lasagna Mom)|
|2012||Something Like a Butterfly||Joyce Humphrey||Short film|
|2003||What I Like About You||Becky||Episode: “No More Mr. Nice Guy”|
|2004||Complete Savages||Woman #1||Episode: “Savage XXX-mas”|
|2005||CSI: NY||Elaine Curtis||Episode: “Recycling”|
|2005||Invasion Iowa||Gryffyn Greene||5 episodes|
|2006||Pepper Dennis||Melinda||Episode: “Poker Clubs and Boob Cams – Film at Eleven”|
|2010||The League||Waitress||Episode: “The Marathon”|
|2010||Two and a Half Men||Veronica||Episode: “Chocolate Diddlers or My Puppy’s Dead”|
|2011||Traffic Light||Renee||Episode: “Where the Heart Is”|
|2011–2015, 2016||Awkward||Valerie Marks||Main role(guest appearance)|
|2012||Raising Hope||Uma||Episode: “Sabrina’s New Jimmy”|
|2012||The Client List||Dee Ann||7 episodes|
|2012||How to Be a Gentleman||Chelsea||Episode: “How to Be Shallow”|
|2013||Dads||Joan||Episode: “Dad Abuse”|
|2014||Good Luck Charlie||Susan||Episode: “Down a Tree”|
|2014||Friends with Better Lives||Jess||Episode: “Window Pain”|
|2015–present||The Daily Show with Trevor Noah||Herself||Correspondent|