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.
Occupation Actress, singer
Years active 2005–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
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Lullabye Before I Wake Megan
2009 Revolution Emily TV Movie
2010 Prankster, TheThe Prankster Sage Ryan
2011 Mean Girls 2 Amanda "Mandi" Weatherly TV Movie
2011 Empty Sky Samantha McDonnell Short film
2012 One of Us Must Know Emily
2012 General Education Katie
2012 Last Hours in Suburbia Jennifer TV Movie
2013 The Starving Games Kantmiss Evershot
2013 "Go With It" by TOKiMONSTA Ft. MNDR Love Interest Music Video
2013 Chance of Rain, AA Chance of Rain Kelley
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Unfabulous Girl cousin Episode: "The Bar Mitzvah"
2007–2008 Wish Gone Amiss Meena Paroom Video
2007–2008 Cory in the House Meena Paroom 34 episodes
2009–2010 Desperate Housewives Ana Solis 23 episodes
2010 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Girl in light blue pajamas Episode: "Lady Liberty"
2010 The Vampire Diaries Sarah 2 episodes
2010-2011 Summer Camp Chamaleon June 9 episodes
2012–2013 Switched at Birth Simone Sinclair 18 episodes
2014 Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Callie Hannigan Episode: "Seeds"
Self
Year Title Herself Notes
2006 Sing-Along Bowl-Athon Herself TV movie
2006 New Year Sing-A-Long Bowl-A-Thon! Host Herself - Host
2007 The Disney Channel Games Herself TV mini-series
2008 Breakin' Down 'Cory in the House' Herself Video documentary short
2010 VH1 Undateable (TV mini-series documentary) Herself TV mini-series documentary Hour 1-5
2011 Dr. Phil Show Herself Mini Mean Girls
2011 Dr.Phil.com Herself Advice during a live webcast
2012 Elizabeth Stanton's Great Big World (Catalonia – November 26, 2012 (2012-11-26)) Herself Traveling 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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