Lani Desmonet “Desi” Lydic 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.