Desi Lydic is an American actress and comedian. She debuted as an extra in the 2001 film Not Another Teen Movie. She next played a small role in the movie Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde. During this period, she had one-time roles in several TV shows, including What I Like About You and CSI: NY. Her first recurring role was as Gryffyn Greene in Invasion Iowa. At the same time, she acted in some independent films, such as Stand Up and Screw Cupid, among others. She later appeared in the horror-comedy movie Stan Helsing. In the 2010s, the actress became known for starring as Valerie Marks in MTV’s Awkward. She currently appears as a correspondent in The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.