|“||I was a unique, young girl, I met a boy named Cory Matthews...I kept some of my friends, some I don't see so much of anymore. I'm an excellent attorney, my husband is an excellent teacher; we have two children that we love. What we do and who you are is how we contribute to society.||”|
Her dreams of being a lawyer came true after she won a highly coveted internship for the law firm of Elliot, Brown & Montgomery (then known as Brown Elliot) which included a full scholarship to New York University School of Law, which was the reason why she and Cory left their hometown of Philadelphia in 2000. While interning, she earned a Masters Degree in Political Science via correspondence from Pennbrook in 2002, a few months after Riley was born. She then concentrated fully on her legal studies at NYU. Upon graduation, and passing the New York Bar Exam, she joined the firm, and has risen to the position of junior partner.
She and Cory invested in the neighborhood bakery to preserve it for the founder, Mrs. Svorski. After her partner's death, she honored Mrs. Svorski's last wishes, and renovated the Old World Svorski's Bakery into a more modern establishment, renamed Topanga's, hiring Katy Hart to help run the place in her absence. Topanga was a recurring character in the first season of Boy Meets World, but was promoted to a main character in season 2.
Topanga is portrayed by Danielle Fishel.
When she was first introduced in Boy Meets World, Topanga was an eccentric hippie with interests in supernatural phenomena, and concerned about the world and harmony. As the seasons progressed, she became one of the show's main characters, transforming from a strange girl into an intellectual overachiever. Throughout the series, Topanga has always expressed her love for Cory, as well as her friends.
- Main article: The Matthews Family
- Main article: Riley Matthews
- See also: Riley and Topanga
Riley is Topanga's daughter. Riley is closer to Topanga than Cory, because Topanga tends to baby Riley. Riley always comes to Topanga to talk about "girl" things like makeup. Riley wants to be like her mother and asks her for advice from time to time.
- Main article: Auggie Matthews
- See also: Auggie and Topanga
Auggie is Topanga's son and youngest child, she never wants him to grow up and she colors with him. However, she does not like Auggie's friend and "girlfriend" Ava because she thinks she's too bossy. Topanga thinks that Auggie will change the world and wants him to follow in Riley's footsteps by being optimistic.
Jedidiah is Topanga's father.
Rhiannon Curtis Lawrence
Rhiannon is Topanga's mother.
Nebula 'Nebbie' Stop The War Lawrence
Nebula was Topanga's older sister. She her one and only appearance in the BMW first season episode "She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not" She is never mentioned again after this as Topanga is said to be an only child, officially becoming a retcon in the series. The writers have jokingly tweeted that Nebula and Shawn's absent sister Stacy have now became friends.
Prudence 'Pru' Curtis
Prudence Curtis is Topanga's maternal aunt, who she lived with in her final year and a half of high school.
Rosie McGee Curtis
- Main article: Rosie McGee
Rosie is Topanga's maternal grandmother. It was she who suggested Topanga's name
- Main article: Alan Matthews
Alan is Topanga's father-in-law.
- Main article: Amy Matthews
Amy is Topanga's mother-in-law.
- Main article: Eric Matthews
Eric is Topanga's friend and oldest brother-in-law. In "She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not" she had slight crush on him but ultimately ends up with Cory. Later on in Season 7, before her wedding with Cory, because he chose Shawn over him to be his best man, Eric makes a dramatic appearance in a playboy robe, saying if he couldn't be the best man, he would be the groom and proposes to Topanga. She tackles him in response, stressed out about everything that had happened that day ("They're Killing Us").
Morgan is Topanga's sister-in-law.They treat each other like sisters, but in There killing us, Season 7 of boy meets world, Topanga was annoyed of Morgan for trying to persuade Amy of wearing her wedding dress.
- Main article: Joshua Matthews
Joshua is Topanga's youngest brother-in-law.
- Main article: Cory Matthews
- See also: Cory and Topanga
Cory is Topanga's husband and childhood friend. She gave him his first kiss in Cory's Alternative Friends.and they become boyfriend and girlfriend in Season 3. They finally marry in their sophomore year of college on November 5,1999 (It's About Time) but many complications of where they were going to live soon after. Throughout their relationship, they have separated 8 times, counting the time when her parents divorced and she stopped believing in love but they soon get back together in time.
- Main article: Shawn Hunter
- See also: Shawn and Topanga
Shawn is Topanga's childhood best friend, whom she is very close to.
- Main article: Maya Hart
- See also: Maya and Topanga
- Main article: George Feeny
Angela is Topanga's best friend from high school and college.
Jack is Topanga's friend from college.
Rachel is Topanga's best friend from college.
Trini was Topanga's best friend during the first few years of high school.
- Girl Meets World
- Girl Meets Boy
- Girl Meets Sneak Attack
- Girl Meets Father
- Girl Meets the Truth
- Girl Meets Popular
- Girl Meets Maya's Mother
- Girl Meets Smackle
- Girl Meets 1961
- Girl Meets Crazy Hat
- Girl Meets World: Of Terror
- Girl Meets the Forgotten
- Girl Meets Flaws
- Girl Meets Friendship
- Girl Meets Brother
- Girl Meets Home for the Holidays
- Girl Meets Game Night
- Girl Meets Master Plan
- Girl Meets Farkle's Choice
- Girl Meets First Date
- Girl Meets Demolition
- Girl Meets Gravity
- Girl Meets the New World
- Girl Meets the Secret of Life
- Girl Meets Pluto
- Girl Meets Mr. Squirrels
- Girl Meets the Tell-Tale-Tot
- Girl Meets Rules
- Girl Meets Hurricane
- Girl Meets Mr. Squirrels Goes to Washington
- Girl Meets the New Teacher
- Girl Meets Fish
- Girl Meets Yearbook
- Girl Meets Semi-Formal
- Girl Meets Creativity
- Girl Meets Farkle
- Girl Meets Cory and Topanga
- Girl Meets Rileytown
- Girl Meets World: Of Terror 2
- Girl Meets Rah Rah
- Girl Meets Texas (Part 3)
- Girl Meets the Forgiveness Project
- Girl Meets Belief
- Girl Meets the New Year
- Girl Meets STEM
- Girl Meets Money
- Girl Meets Commonism
- Girl Meets the Bay Window
- Girl Meets Legacy
- Girl Meets High School (Part 1)
- Girl Meets High School (Part 2)
- Girl Meets Jexica
- Girl Meets Permanent Record
- Girl Meets Triangle
- Girl Meets Upstate
- Girl Meets True Maya
- Girl Meets Ski Lodge (Part 1)
- Girl Meets Ski Lodge (Part 2)
- Girl Meets I Do
- Girl Meets the Real World
- Girl Meets Bear
- Girl Meets the Great Lady of New York
- Girl Meets She Don't Like Me
- Girl Meets World: Of Terror 3
- Girl Meets Her Monster
- Girl Meets Hollyworld
- Girl Meets a Christmas Maya
- "Topanga" is a canyon in California that hippies would frequently go to. One of the writers got stuck in traffic while driving through there, and decided it was appropriate to the character.
- She began dating Cory in the season 3 episode of Boy Meets World, My Best Friend's Girl.
- She considers her middle name to be "weird" and it has yet to be revealed.
- Topanga is overprotective of her children, especially with Auggie.
- When she was younger Topanga was a vegetarian, but that faded along with the rest of her more eccentric tendencies.
- Topanga's parents became divorced in State of the Unions which emotionally shook her, breaking up with Cory before their marriage, but her parents helped bring them back together.
- She and Cory married on November 5, 1999 on It's About Time
- Topanga lived with her Aunt Prudence Curtis throughout her senior year in high school, because her parents moved to Pittsburgh and she didn't want to be away from Cory.
- Topanga was considered to be one of the "nice girls" in her high school.
- Topanga was famous in school for her hair.
- Topanga was very smart in school, and was even the valedictorian (due to an extra assignment Mr. Feeny only gave to Shawn, Cory, and herself (The Eskimo), thus earning one more 'A' than Stuart Minkus) of her high school class, however at their graduation, Topanga let Shawn make the speech.
- Topanga is absent in Girl Meets Texas (Part 1) and Girl Meets Texas (Part 2) during season 2.
- Topanga has been absent for two episodes throughout the series so far.
- Topanga loves rocky road ice cream and giraffes.
- Before Cory realized his feelings for Topanga, he would make fun of her hair.
- The original plan for the sequel series was for her to run a pudding restaurant that would be the kids' hangout.
- She gave Cory his first kiss in Cory's Alternative Friends.
- She rejected Yale University (the first Lawrence to do so in four generations) to be with Cory.
- In Girl Meets Father, Cory states that Topanga's birthday is "148 days" after Cyclone Day. However, during Boy Meets World Season Four, her birthday was depicted as happening after Halloween but before Thanksgiving, implying a November date.
- In Brave New World, it is revealed Topanga has a tattoo of an oriental character on the back of her neck.
- Before earning her Law Degree at NYU she got her Masters in Political Science from Pennbrook.
- In Girl Meets Maya's Mother, it was revealed by the time that Topanga was in 7th grade she had 350 A's, therefore in high school she earned at least 400 more.
- The necklace Topanga always wears is a pair of golden hearts, one for each of her children.
- On the night of her 15th wedding anniversary, she and Cory encounter a talented musician in the subway, who names his latest musical composition "Topanga" after her. She and Cory never suspect that have met Jazz Legend Herbie Hancock.
- While she has approved of Riley's choices in friends (Maya, Farkle and Lucas), she has much more difficulty accepting those picked by Auggie (Ava and Dewey).
- Topanga appeared in 134 episodes of Boy Meets World: as a recurring character in the first season and part of the main cast for the duration of the series.
- Because of how she danced in Girl Meets Maya's Mother, Riley called her Shakira.
- Her birthday is sometime in November.
- She is right-handed, as revealed in the Boy Meets World episode "Getting Hitched".
|“||Let's get married. Let's have a kid. Let's have another kid.||”|
—Topanga to Cory
|“||Oh no...I married Feeny.||”|
|“||Five minutes. That dinner took two days to cook and you animals ate it in five minutes.||”|
—Topanga to the The Matthews Family.
| The image gallery for Topanga Matthews may be viewed here.
|Girl Meets World characters|
|Riley Matthews • Maya Hart • Lucas Friar • Farkle Minkus • Zay Babineaux • Cory Matthews • Topanga Matthews • Auggie Matthews|
|Shawn Hunter • Isadora Smackle • Katy Hart • Joshua Matthews • Ava Morgenstern • Harley Keiner • George Feeny • Eric Matthews • Stuart Minkus • Jonathan Turner|
|Brenda • Coach Gleason • Eugene • Geralyn Thompson • Ginsburg • May Clutterbucket • Merlin Scoggins • Ms. Kossal • Myzell • Rosie McGee • Harrison Miller • Yogi • Sarah • Darby|
|Alan Matthews • Amy Matthews • Angela Moore • Jack Hunter • Tommy Jonathan (T.J) Murphy|