Diana Silvers

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Diana Silvers
Born (1997-11-03) November 3, 1997 (age 21)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S[1]
OccupationActress, model
Years active2018-present
Notable work

Diana Silvers (born November 3, 1997)[citation needed] is an American actress and model.[2][3][4] She is best known for her role as Hope in the 2019 coming-of-age comedy Booksmart,[5][6] and as Maggie in the horror film Ma.[7]

Early life[edit]

Silvers was born on November 3, 1997, and was raised in Los Angeles, California, the fifth of six children of a psychiatrist father and an architect mother.[8] Her mother is Swiss and her father is Jewish.[9][10]

Silvers realized at eleven or twelve that she wanted to be an actor after her parents put her in theatre camps and after watching the film What's Eating Gilbert Grape. In her junior year of high school, Silvers mother was diagnosed with breast cancer.[11] Silvers attended New York University, first for acting, but moved her major to history with a minor in film. However, Silvers chose to leave during finals week in her junior year after her fathers house burned down in the California wildfires, and did not return.[3][5][12]



Silvers made her acting debut in Hulu thriller series called Into the Dark and proceeded to appear in M. Knight Shyamalan's film Glass.[13] Silvers auditioned for Ma while at NYU, and despite initially believing she had bombed the audition, she received a call that she got the role. In Ma she portrays Maggie, who's friends befriends the main character who soon begins terrorizing them. Silvers got the script for Booksmart while filming Ma and initially she was asked to audition for the role of Ryan, the main character, Amy's, crush, but she auditioned for Hope instead.[5] Silvers auditioned for a role in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but did not get the role.[14] In October 2018, it was reported that Silvers had been cast alongside Jessica Chastain in the action movie Eve.[15]


Silvers was scouted by IMG models through instagram in her senior year of high school after being accepted into NYU and continued modelling through school to pay for her studies.[3][11] In 2019, Silvers closed Stella McCartney's fall show.[14]


Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2018 Into the Dark Kimberly Tooms Episode: "Flesh & Blood"
2019 Glass Cheerleading Girl Film
Booksmart Hope Film
Ma Maggie Thompson Film
IMDb on the Scene Herself Episode: "Ma"; web
TBA Eve Film


  1. ^ "ABOUT - DIANA SILVERS". Diana Silvers. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  2. ^ Nordstrom, Leigh (May 28, 2019). "'Booksmart' Star Diana Silvers on Learning Self-Confidence". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Hobbs, Julia (May 28, 2019). "Meet Booksmart's Diana Silvers, the actress leading Hollywood's new Gen-Z lineup". Vogue. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  4. ^ Gomez, Jasmine (May 7, 2019). "10 Facts About Diana Silvers That Might Make Her Your Newest Obsession". Seventeen. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c Handler, Rachel (May 24, 2019). "Diana Silvers on Booksmart's Groundbreaking Sex Scene". Variety. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  6. ^ Heltzel, Natalie (May 24, 2019). "'Booksmart' Cast Talks Friendship and 'Superbad'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  7. ^ Dosani, Rishma (May 27, 2019). "Ma star Diana Silvers freaked out watching her own horror movie, deleted social media". Metro. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  8. ^ Fretts, Bruce (June 2, 2019). "From Instagram to 5,000 Theaters: Diana Silvers on 'Ma' and 'Booksmart'". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved June 13, 2019.
  9. ^ Columnist, Nate Bloom Contributing. "Jews in the Newz". American Israelite.
  10. ^ Nordstrom, Leigh; Nordstrom, Leigh (May 28, 2019). "Diana Silvers Doesn't Want to Be Defined".
  11. ^ a b Reilly, Kaitlin (May 30, 2019). "Started From A Hashtag Now She's Here: Diana Silvers Has Arrived Via "Booksmart" and "Ma"". www.refinery29.com. Retrieved June 13, 2019.
  12. ^ Nast, Condé (May 21, 2019). ""Booksmart" Star Diana Silvers Loved Her Character's Awkward Sex Scene". Teen Vogue. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  13. ^ Gomez, Jasmine (May 7, 2019). "10 Facts About Diana Silvers That Might Make Her Your Newest Obsession". Seventeen. Retrieved June 13, 2019.
  14. ^ a b McCarthy, Lauren. "Meet Diana Silvers, a New Scream Queen in Blumhouse's 'Ma'". W Magazine. Retrieved June 13, 2019.
  15. ^ McNary, Dave (October 17, 2018). "Film News Roundup: Diana Silvers Joins Jessica Chastain's Actioner 'Eve'". Variety. Retrieved June 13, 2019.

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