Maiara Walsh

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Maiara Walsh
Maiara Walsh 2010.jpg
Walsh on March 3, 2010
Born Maiara Kylior Walsh
(1988-02-18) February 18, 1988 (age 29)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2005–present

Maiara Walsh (born February 18, 1988)[1] 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 Sinclair on Switched at Birth.

Personal life[edit]

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


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.[1] Later that day, Walsh shared some advice during a live webcast, sponsored by the Dr. Phil Show.[1]

Walsh was the female lead in the television 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, a one-night stand with Emmett Bledsoe, friend / ex-girlfriend of Toby Kennish, and ex-girlfriend of Wilkie, in Switched at Birth.[6]


Walsh is an avid philanthropist, and spends much of her time volunteering and coordinating community projects,[1] ranging from supporting children with disabilities to writing a personal advice blog.[1] In addition to philanthropy, Walsh also has personally written back to fans via her official Facebook page.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Unfabulous Girl Cousin Episode: "The Bar Mitzvah"
2007–2008 Cory in the House Meena Paroom 32 episodes
2009–2010 Desperate Housewives Ana Solis 12 episodes
2009 Revolution Emily Television film
2010 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Girl in Light Blue Pajamas Episode: "Lady Liberty"
2010 The Vampire Diaries Sarah 2 episodes
2011 Mean Girls 2 Mandi Weatherly Television film
2012–2013, 2017 Switched at Birth Simone Sinclair 18 episodes
2013 Zombieland Wichita Unsold television pilot
2014 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Callie Hannigan Episode: "Seeds"
2016 Hopeless, Romantic Summer Television film
2016 Notorious Willow 2 episodes


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Lullabye Before I Wake Megan
2010 The Prankster Sage Ryan
2011 Empty Sky Samantha McDonnell Short film
2012 General Education Katie
2012 Last Hours of Suburbia Jennifer
2013 Chocolate Milk Lucy Short film
2013 The Starving Games Kantmiss Evershot
2014 The Armadillo Molly Gardner Short film
2014 The Jazz Funeral Emily
2015 Vanish Emma
2015 Glitch Sophie
2015 "Summer Camp" Michelle

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist
2008 "7 Things" Miley Cyrus
2013 "Go With It" (featuring MNDR) Tokimonsta
2015 "The Warrior" Diego Boneta
2015 "Six Feet Under" Herself
2016 "Coming Over" (featuring James Hersey) Dillon Francis & Kygo


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Walsh - Biography". Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  2. ^ "Maiara Walsh Caliente & Cool". Vivaatl. Archived from the original on 2011-02-07. Retrieved 2010-08-20. 
  3. ^ Maiara Walsh on the Zapping Zone. May 2008
  4. ^ Naomi Kirsten. "The Amazing Maiara Walsh". Discovery Girls. Archived from the original on 2007-12-21. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  5. ^ "'Switched at Birth' Alum Books Female Lead in Amazon's 'Zombieland' (Exclusive)". Retrieved 13 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "Maiara Walsh". Retrieved 13 February 2017. 

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