Maiara Walsh

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Maiara Walsh
Maiara Walsh 2010.jpg
Walsh in March 2010
Born(1988-02-18) February 18, 1988 (age 26)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2005–present
Website
www.maiarawalsh.com
 
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Maiara Walsh
Maiara Walsh 2010.jpg
Walsh in March 2010
Born(1988-02-18) February 18, 1988 (age 26)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2005–present
Website
www.maiarawalsh.com

Maiara Walsh[1] (born February 18, 1988)[2] is an American actress and singer best known for playing Ana Solis on the sixth season of the hit ABC show, Desperate Housewives and as Meena Paroom on the Disney Channel sitcom Cory in the House. As of 2013, she portrays Simone on Switched at Birth.

Personal life[edit]

Walsh was born in Seattle, Washington[2] to a Brazilian mother and American father of Irish, German, and Swedish descent.[3] She speaks fluent Portuguese and is proficient in Spanish.[2] Walsh and her family moved to São Paulo, Brazil when she was two years old.[4] At 11 she moved to Simi Valley, California to pursue her acting career.[1] Walsh is a human rights activist, and spends much of her time volunteering and getting together community projects. She also enjoys traveling, reading, spending time outdoors, and studying psychology, biology, and neuroscience on her own time.[2] Walsh also writes a personal blog on her official website.

Career[edit]

In the fall of 2010, she guest-starred on CW's The Vampire Diaries as Sarah. In Atlanta, Walsh then filmed Mean Girls 2 as Mandi Weatherly, an A-list clique girl. Walsh was also on the Dr. Phil Show. In the segment she revealed painful memories from her time in primary school and gave advice to teens on how to best empower themselves.[2] Later that day, Walsh shared some advice during a live webcast, sponsored by the Dr. Phil Show.[2] Walsh was the female lead in the TV series Zombieland as Wichita, taking over the role from Emma Stone.[5] After filming the pilot episode, the series was not picked up. Walsh has had a recurring part since 2013 as Simone Sinclair, a former friend of Bay Kennish and friend / ex-girlfriend of Toby Kennish, in ABC's Switched at Birth. [6]

Philanthropy[edit]

Walsh is an avid philanthropist, and spends much of her time volunteering and coordinating community projects, [2] ranging from supporting children with disabilities to writing a personal advice blog.[2] In addition to philanthropy, Walsh also has personally written back to fans via her official Facebook page.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2008Lullabye Before I WakeMegan
2009RevolutionEmilyTV Movie
2010Prankster, TheThe PranksterSage Ryan
2011Mean Girls 2Amanda "Mandi" WeatherlyTV Movie
2011Empty SkySamantha McDonnellShort film
2012One of Us Must KnowEmily
2012General EducationKatie
2012Last Hours in SuburbiaJenniferTV Movie
2013The Starving GamesKantmiss Evershot
2013"Go With It" by TOKiMONSTA Ft. MNDRLove InterestMusic Video
2013Chance of Rain, AA Chance of RainKelley
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2005UnfabulousGirl cousinEpisode: "The Bar Mitzvah"
2007–2008Wish Gone AmissMeena ParoomVideo
2007–2008Cory in the HouseMeena Paroom34 episodes
2009–2010Desperate HousewivesAna Solis23 episodes
2010The Secret Life of the American TeenagerGirl in light blue pajamasEpisode: "Lady Liberty"
2010The Vampire DiariesSarah2 episodes
2012–2013Switched at BirthSimone Sinclair18 episodes
2014Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Callie HanniganEpisode: "Seeds"
Self
YearTitleHerselfNotes
2006Sing-Along Bowl-AthonHerselfTV movie
2006New Year Sing-A-Long Bowl-A-Thon!HostHerself - Host
2007The Disney Channel GamesHerselfTV mini-series
2008Breakin' Down 'Cory in the House'HerselfVideo documentary short
2010VH1 Undateable (TV mini-series documentary)HerselfTV mini-series documentary Hour 1-5
2011Dr. Phil ShowHerselfMini Mean Girls
2011Dr.Phil.comHerselfAdvice during a live webcast
2012Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big World (Catalonia – November 26, 2012 (2012-11-26))HerselfTraveling correspondent

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Naomi Kirsten. "The Amazing Maiara Walsh". Discovery Girls. Archived from the original on 2007-12-21. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Walsh - Biography". MaiaraWalsh.com. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  3. ^ "Maiara Walsh Caliente & Cool". Vivaatl. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  4. ^ Maiara Walsh on the Zapping Zone. May 2008
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  6. ^ [2]

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