Deanna Mustard

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Deanna Mustard
Deanna Mustard
Born November 26, 1980 (age 43)
Super Mario–related role(s) Former voice actress for Princess Daisy and Baby Daisy (2003 – 2022)
“It has been an honor to be invited to work on the Mario Bros. games, and I'll participate as long as I am given the opportunity.”
Deanna Mustard

Deanna Mustard, born November 26, 1980, is an American actress and voice actress known for portraying Princess Daisy from Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour to Mario Strikers: Battle League, replacing Jen Taylor and being succeeded by Giselle Fernandez in Super Mario Bros. Wonder. She has also voiced Baby Daisy since Mario Kart Wii. Mustard currently lives in Los Angeles, California. She went to Inglemoor High School in Washington, from which she has received notable mention.

Apart from voicing Daisy, Mustard is known for frequently working in theatrical productions. Outside of acting, she works as a barista. She likes to try and find ways to get out into the sunshine everyday, and enjoys walking. On October 25, 2008, she gave birth to a son, Miles, and on July 20, 2012, she gave birth to a daughter, Louise.[citation needed]


School life and theatrical interest[edit]

Graham Hamilton and Deanna Mustard, right, tap dance after performance class (an advanced drama class) at Inglemoor High School in Kenmore.
Deanna, far right, after performance class at Inglemoor

According to Mustard, she enjoyed school and was involved in choir and theater, keeping busy outside of school with dance. She was introduced to a diverse group of peers by participating in extracurricular activities. Although she was interested in dance for most of her childhood and was not introduced to theater until high school, she became interested with it after auditioning for a one act play written by another student. After this, she was approached by the drama teacher, who successfully persuaded her to sign up for her class, which she very much enjoyed.[citation needed]

Mustard's first job was working for her grandparents, answering the office telephone and filing papers. As a senior, Mustard was in an advanced drama class before graduating in 1999. Following this, she joined the theater department at Cornish College of the Arts in the fall, and received her degree in acting in the spring of 2003. According to Mustard, she enjoyed playing Gertrude Stein in a piece called "Notorious Women." Mustard researched the role, which she has stated was a challenge. She also mentioned that she has a special place in her heart for the character Darla Danson.[citation needed]

Portrayal as Princess Daisy[edit]

Deanna Mustard, the voice of Daisy
Early headshot of Deanna Mustard.

Mustard got into playing Daisy after graduating from Cornish. She worked with an agent in Seattle, Washington when she auditioned for the voice of a young golf enthusiast. Mustard did not get the part of the golf enthusiast, but she was invited to play the part of Daisy. She has a hook she uses to get back into the voice before recording, and she tends to get a little physical in the sound booth. Mustard has commented that it is a lot of fun, and that she loves playing Daisy. She has also said Daisy is louder and more outspoken than Peach. Daisy's personality shines through in the Mario Strikers series, and Mustard enjoys the Mario Strikers games for that reason. Mustard has also said that Daisy has quite the fan base, and that players may see more of her in the future.[citation needed]


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