Malese Jow

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Malese Jow
Malese Jow 2, 2012.jpg
Jow in 2012
Born Elizabeth Melise Jow
(1991-02-18) February 18, 1991 (age 24)
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Occupation Actress, singer, model, songwriter
Years active 1997–present

Malese Jow (born Elizabeth Melise Jow: February 18, 1991) is an American actress and singer-songwriter. As an actress, she is best known for her roles as Geena Fabiano on the Nickelodeon sitcom Unfabulous and Lucy Stone on the Nickelodeon musical sitcom Big Time Rush and as Anna, a teenage vampire on The CW fantasy drama The Vampire Diaries. She starred as Julia Yeung in the short-lived CW science fiction romantic drama Star-Crossed.

Early life[edit]

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jow moved to California with her mother and one sister Makenna Jow and two brothers Jensen and Braden Jow, when she was nine years old. Jow is of half-Chinese American and part-Cherokee descent.[1] As a child, she would often sing the national anthem at local baseball games.[2]


When she was six years old, Jow appeared on Barney and Dellaventura, but her acting career took off when she won a co-starring role in the Nickelodeon sitcom Unfabulous with Emma Roberts where she played Geena Fabiano, one of the best friends of Roberts' character Addie Singer. The show ran for three seasons from 2004 to 2007 and earned Jow several Young Artist Award nominations.[3]

When Unfabulous ended in 2007, Jow co-starred in Bratz: The Movie as Quinn and has guest-starred on Wizards of Waverly Place, The Young and the Restless, iCarly, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Disney show Hannah Montana and 2009 film Aliens in the Attic.

In 2010, Jow appeared in the first season of The CW fantasy drama The Vampire Diaries. She played Anna, a vampire. Jow briefly re-appeared in the third season.[4] That same year, Jow co-starred in the film You're So Cupid! as Megan, and the film The Social Network as Alice Cantwell. She also guest-starred on an episode of TNT crime comedy-drama Leverage. Then she went on to star in the Nickelodeon action/science fiction sitcom The Troop as Cadence Nash.[5]

Jow in June 2012

In 2011, Jow began a recurring role in the second season of the Nickelodeon musical sitcom Big Time Rush as Lucy Stone, an aspiring rock musician and a brief love interest of Kendall Knight (Kendall Schmidt) and later on became the love interest of James Diamond (James Maslow). She guest-starred in the ABC mystery comedy-drama Desperate Housewives as Violet.[6]

In 2012, Jow starred in The CW pilot Shelter, produced by J. J. Abrams and Mark Schwahn, where she played Morgan. It was not picked up by the network.[7]

In January 2013, Jow confirmed her role in the film Plastics.[8] That same month it was also announced that Jow would be reprising her role as Lucy Stone on Big Time Rush in the fourth and final season.[9]

In February 2013, Jow was revealed to be the new host of The Vampire Diaries side show, TVD Rehash (Re#ash) replacing previous host Arielle Kebbel.[10] Later that month, it was announced that Jow would be joining the CW science fiction romantic drama pilot Oxygen, as Julia Yeung, a girl who has an illness which may be cured by aliens.[6][11] In May 2013, Oxygen was picked up and retitled Star-Crossed. The series was part of the 2013–2014 mid season schedule.[12] In August 2013, production began for Star-Crossed. The show ran for one season from February 17th to May 12th 2014. [13] On October 27, 2014, she was announced to have a recurring role as Linda Park on the CW's The Flash.[14]


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Bratz: The Movie Quinn Film debut
2007 Mother Goose Parade TV film
2009 Aliens in the Attic Julie
2010 You're So Cupid! Megan
2010 The Social Network Alice Cantwell Hollywood Film Festival for Ensemble of the Year
Nominated—Alliance of Women Film Journalists for Best Ensemble Cast
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Nominated—San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble
2012 Immoral Prodigy Meredith Short film
2014 Plastic Beth
2014 Presumed Dead In Paradise Madison Ashland
Year Title Role Notes
1997 Barney & Friends Tea Party Girl "Pennies, Nickels, Dimes" (Season 4, Episode 3)
1997 Dellaventura Orphan Child "Dreamers" (Season 1, Episode 10, uncredited)
2001–2002 Next Big Star Herself Main cast
2003 The Brothers Garcia Celeste "Right Place, Right Time" (Season 4, Episode 4)
2004–2007 Unfabulous Geena Fabiano Main cast, 41 episodes
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series - Supporting Young Actress
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series (2005, 2006, 2008)
2005 All That Herself "Season 10" (Season 10, Episode 101)
2007 Wizards of Waverly Place Ruby Donahue "Movie" (Season 1, Episode 9)
2008 The Young and the Restless Hannah "Episode 8992"
"Episode 8993"
2009 iCarly Carly Shay's Look Alike "iLook Alike" (Season 2, Episode 11)
2009 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Gail "One Night at Band Camp" (Season 1, Episode 22)
2009 Hannah Montana Rachel "He Could Be the One: Part 1" (Season 3, Episode 18)
"He Could Be the One: Part 2" (Season 3, Episode 19)
2009 House of Jazmin Herself "Boys Need Clothes Too!" (Season 1, Episode 6)
2010 Leverage Josie "The Boost Job" (Season 3, Episode 8)
2010–2011 The Vampire Diaries Annabelle "Anna" Recurring role; 18 episodes
2010–2011 The Troop Cadence Nash Main cast (Season 2); 15 episodes
2011 Desperate Housewives Violet "Then I Really Got Scared" (Season 7, Episode 21)
2011–2013 Big Time Rush Lucy Stone Recurring role (Seasons 2—4); 14 episodes
2012 Shelter Morgan Unsold TV pilot
2012 CSI: Miami Amanda Reed "Friendly Fire" (Season 10, Episode 12)
2014 Castle Hillary Cooper "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Season 6, Episode 15)
2014 Star-Crossed Julia Yeung Main cast; 10 episodes
2015 The Flash Linda Park Recurring role

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Title Artist
2009 "When You're Around" C&C
2009 "The In Crowd" Mitchel Musso
2010 "Til I Forget About You" Big Time Rush
2011 "Famous" Lissa Lauria
2011 "Time Bomb" All Time Low[15]


  1. ^ Michael Smith, (2010). Little' Tulsa Girl in Big New Movie. Tulsa World. Accessed 2011-12-12.
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  3. ^ Awards for Malese Jow, IMDb
  4. ^ Wetpaint Visitor (2011-07-19). "Malese Jow On TVD Season 3: "I'm All For a Love Square" | The Vampire Diaries". Wetpaint. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  5. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Matt Shively and Malese Jow are Joining The Troop! | BOP and Tiger Beat Online". 2010-10-15. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  6. ^ a b ' + data.results.personName + ' (2013-02-21). "‘Vampire Diaries’ alum Malese Jow joins The CW’s ‘Oxygen,’ NKOTB’s Joey McIntyre in ‘The McCarthys’ - Zap2it". Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  7. ^ "'Vampire Diaries' star Malese Jow scores 'Shelter' role - From Inside the Box - Zap2it". 2012-03-30. Retrieved 2012-05-30. 
  8. ^ [2][dead link]
  9. ^ '+relative_time(twitters[i].created_at)+' (2013-01-23). "Cher Lloyd to Guest Star on "Big Time Rush"". Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  10. ^ "TVD Rehash with Malese Jow: A View to a Kill (EP412) (VIDEO) | | A Fansite for The Vampire Diaries & The Originals". 2013-02-04. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  11. ^ Published Friday, Feb 22 2013, 10:33 GMT (2013-02-22). "'Glee', 'Vampire Diaries' stars join The CW's 'Oxygen' - US TV News". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  12. ^ Munn, Patrick (2013-05-09). "The CW Picks Up 'The 100', 'Reign, 'Star Crossed' & 'The Tomorrow People' To Series". TVWise. Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
  13. ^ "Star-Crossed Fansite – Your first source for all StarCrossed CW News". Retrieved 2013-10-14. 
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  15. ^ Name * (2011-11-29). "Malese Jow Stars in All Time Low Music Video". Retrieved 2013-10-14. 

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