Diana Silvers

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Diana Silvers
Born (1997-11-03) November 3, 1997 (age 22)
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2018–present

Diana Margaret Silvers (born November 3, 1997)[citation needed] is an American actress and model.[1][2][3] She is best known for her roles as Hope in the comedy film Booksmart (2019),[4][5] Maggie in the horror film Ma (2019),[6] and Erin Naird in the Netflix comedy series Space Force (2020–present).

Early life[edit]

Silvers was born in Los Angeles on November 3, 1997, the fifth of six children[7] born to a Swiss mother and Jewish-American father.[8][9] Silvers began attending theatre camps at age 12 after watching the film What's Eating Gilbert Grape, and decided to pursue a career in acting. Silvers attended the Palisades Charter High School where she pursed tennis[10]. She attended New York University to study acting, but moved her major to history with a minor in film. She dropped out during her third year in late 2017 after her father's house burned down in the California wildfires.[2][4][11]



Silvers made her acting debut in an episode of the Hulu thriller series Into the Dark (2018–present) and proceeded to appear in M. Night Shyamalan's film Glass (2019).[12] She auditioned for the horror film Ma (2019) while at university, and got the role despite initially believing she had made a mess of her audition. In Ma, she portrays Maggie, whose friends befriend the main character who soon begins terrorizing them. Silvers got the script for Booksmart (2019) while filming Ma and was initially asked to audition for the main character's crush, but auditioned for the character of Hope instead.[4] In October 2018, it was reported that Silvers had been cast in the action movie Eve, later re-titled Ava.[13] In September 2019, it was announced that Silvers was cast as Erin Naird in the Netflix comedy series Space Force (2020–present).[14] She will also star in Sarah Adina Smith's film Birds of Paradise.[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.[2][16] In 2019, she closed Stella McCartney's fall show.[17]


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2019 Into the Dark Kimberly Tooms Episode: "Flesh & Blood"
2019 Glass Cheerleading Girl Film
2019 Booksmart Hope Film
2019 Ma Maggie Thompson Film
2020–present Space Force Erin Naird Main role; TV series
2020 Ava Carrie Film
TBA Birds of Paradise Film


  1. ^ Nordstrom, Leigh (May 28, 2019). "'Booksmart' Star Diana Silvers on Learning Self-Confidence". Women's Wear Daily. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Gomez, Jasmine (May 7, 2019). "10 Facts About Diana Silvers That Might Make Her Your Newest Obsession". Seventeen. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c Handler, Rachel (May 24, 2019). "Diana Silvers on Booksmart's Groundbreaking Sex Scene". Variety. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  5. ^ Heltzel, Natalie (May 24, 2019). "'Booksmart' Cast Talks Friendship and 'Superbad'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  6. ^ Dosani, Rishma (May 27, 2019). "Ma star Diana Silvers freaked out watching her own horror movie, deleted social media". Metro. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ Columnist, Nate Bloom Contributing. "Jews in the Newz". American Israelite.
  9. ^ Nordstrom, Leigh; Nordstrom, Leigh (May 28, 2019). "Diana Silvers Doesn't Want to Be Defined".
  10. ^ "Diana Silvers". Palisadian Post. Retrieved July 12, 2020.
  11. ^ Nast, Condé (May 21, 2019). ""Booksmart" Star Diana Silvers Loved Her Character's Awkward Sex Scene". Teen Vogue. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
  12. ^ Gomez, Jasmine (May 7, 2019). "10 Facts About Diana Silvers That Might Make Her Your Newest Obsession". Seventeen. Retrieved June 13, 2019.
  13. ^ McNary, Dave (October 17, 2018). "Film News Roundup: Diana Silvers Joins Jessica Chastain's Actioner 'Eve'". Variety. Retrieved June 13, 2019.
  14. ^ Porter, Rick (September 26, 2019). "John Malkovich, Ben Schwartz Join Steve Carell in Netflix's 'Space Force'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  15. ^ Donnelly, Matt (February 11, 2020). "Ballet Drama 'Birds of Paradise' Underway at Amazon Studios From Director Sarah Adina Smith (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved February 11, 2020.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ McCarthy, Lauren. "Meet Diana Silvers, a New Scream Queen in Blumhouse's 'Ma'". W Magazine. Retrieved June 13, 2019.

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