Munya "Mony" Yassir is best known for her role as Nadia Yamir on Degrassi: The Next Generation. Mony is physically disabled in real life. She was the Ambassador for the Easter Seal Society, Ontario in 2000. Her main hobbies off the set include drawing and music. She is confined to a wheelchair due to a disease called neurofibromatosis. Her work on Degrassi had earned her the Roger Abbott and Don Ferguson Award for Achievements in Performing Arts. She is currently a sociology student at York University in Toronto, Canada.