Desi Lydic is an American actress, comedian, and TV presenter. She joined the team of correspondents for the Comedy Central News talk show The Daily Show in 2015 after the long-time presenter Jon Stewart was replaced by South African comedian Trevor Noah. Before her appointment in September 2015, The Daily Show was often criticized for the lack of diversity in its correspondents. Besides Dysic, Ronny Chieng, and Roy Wood, Jr., both also comedians, are other correspondents who joined the show.
Before joining Trevor Noah on The Daily Show, Desi Lydic had appeared in numerous television series, including the MTV comedy hit series Awkward. In Awkward, the actress played the role of crazy high school counselor Valerie Marks. Lydic also has a number of films to her credit, including Cameron Crowe’s 2011 family comedy We Bought a Zoo, which starred Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson.
Desi Lydic Biography
Desi Lydic was born on 30 June 1981 in Summit, New Jersey, USA, as Lani Desmonet Lydic. However, she grew up in Louisville, Kentucky. There is no information about her primary and high school education. However, we are aware that Lydic received sufficient training for her craft as an actress. She studied at the Young Actors Institute at the Youth Performing Arts School in Kentucky. The actress also studied and performed at the renowned theatre schools The Groundlings and Improv Olympic. Equipped with the necessary training, Lydic conquered the world of acting, from the small screen to the big screen, the talented actress has done it all.
Desi Lydic made her acting debut in 2001 in the parody film Not Another Teen Movie. The talented actress also played the lead role in 5 episodes of Spike TV’s Invasion Iowa (2005). She also starred in the short-lived NBC parody series The Real Wedding Crashers (2007). Before her popular role as a crazy high school counselor in Awkward, Lydic also received numerous TV credits, including The League (2010) on FXX and Two and a Half Men (2010) on CBS. She also portrayed the character, Dee Ann, in 7 episodes of The Client List (2012).
The New Jersey-born actress also has a number of film appearances. Considering that Desi Lydic is professionally trained in improvisational comedy, it is not surprising that she is mainly attracted to comedy films. In 2009 she played the leading role in the horror-comedy, Stan Helsing. She also played the role of Shea Seger in the family comedy We Bought a Zoo in 2011 and in Jay Chandrasekhar’s comedy The Babymakers in 2012.
In 2014, Lydic made headlines when she appeared as the mother of a same-sex couple in an episode of the sitcom Good Luck Charlie on the Disney Channel. She received a few negative comments from some quarters, but the fans of the series were very positive. According to Lydic, she was very proud of the opportunity to portray the very first gay couple in the series.
Who is Her Husband?
The actress, who became a television correspondent, has been married to Gannon Brousseau since 2014. His surname, however, sounds European, Gannon Brousseau albeit American, from Sacramento, California. In 2012, he was appointed director of the Couture Jewelry Show, an exclusive trade show for luxury jewelry and designer watches that is held annually in Las Vegas. He is also an actor, and his films include Doppelganger (2001) and King’s Highway (2002). Gannon Brousseau also played the lead role in 4 episodes of the 2010 comedy series Bandwagon: The Series.
The couple made the Bund on September 13, 2014, in West Hollywood, California. Although Lydic lives in the limelight, they managed to keep their lives private, even though their marriage was relatively insignificant. Desi Lydic and her husband welcomed their first child, a boy named Brixton, on December 22, 2015.
Here are Facts You Must Know about Desi Lydic
The actress, who became a television correspondent, is 5′ 7½” (171 cm) tall.
For her Daily Show debut on September 28, 2015, Desi Lydic had her costumes from Awkward brought backstage for moral support.
Desi Lydic is in her thirties, although she does not look a day over 25.
As with a number of celebrities, there has been speculation that Lydic has undergone plastic surgery to improve her appearance. However, the actress never responded to the rumors.