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Deanna Mustard, born November 26, 1980, is an American actress & voice actress known for portraying Princess Daisy since Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour replacing Jen Taylor. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California. Mustard went to Inglemoor High School in Washington, from which she has received notable mention.
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 16, 2008, she gave birth to a son, Miles, and on July 20, 2012, she gave birth to a daughter, Louise.
School life and theatrical interest
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.
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.
Portrayal as Princess Daisy
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.