Michael Malarkey

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Michael Malarkey
Michael Malarkey.jpg
Malarkey in 2015
Born (1983-06-21) June 21, 1983 (age 34)
Occupation Actor (film, television, theatre), singer songwriter
Years active 2009–present
Known for Enzo on The Vampire Diaries
Spouse(s) Nadine Lewington (m. 2009)
Children 1

Michael Malarkey (born in June 21, 1983[citation needed]) is a British-American actor and musician. He is best known for playing the role of Enzo in the series The Vampire Diaries.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Malarkey was born to an Irish American father and a British mother of Arab/Italian origin. The family established in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Michael is the oldest of three brothers. In 2006, Malarkey travelled to London, England to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.[3]


Malarkey at the 2015 San Diego Comic Con International.

Malarkey had his beginnings on the London stage appearing in various theatre productions like Spring Storm, Beyond the Horizon and adaptations of The Great Gatsby in the role of Jay Gatsby and in the musical Million Dollar Quartet in the role of singer Elvis Presley.[3][4]

Malarkey also appeared in short films Good Morning Rachel (2009) and Ghost in the Machine (2012) and in the TV feature film Impirioso before landing the role of Lorenzo "Enzo" St. John in season 5 of the television series The Vampire Diaries as a recurring character. After gaining popularity with the viewing public, Malarkey's role was upgraded to a main role on the series starting in season 6.[2]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Good Morning Rachel Peter Short film
2012 Ghost in the Machine Cowboy Short film
2013 Impirioso Bruno
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Curiosity Milton Long Episode: "What Sank Titanic?"
2012 Dark Matters: Twisted But True N/A 2 episodes
2013 Raw Anthony 4 episodes
2013 The Selection Prince Maxon Unsuccessful The CW pilot
2013–2017 The Vampire Diaries Lorenzo St. John Recurring role (season 5); main role (seasons 6–8)
2017 Slavi's Show Himself Talk show
2018 Blue Book Captain Michael Quinn [5]


  • 2009: Inches Apart as Lee (Theatre 503, London – Winner of Theatre 503/Old Vic New Voices Award) [6]
  • 2010: Spring Storm as Arthur (The National Theatre, London)[7]
  • 2010: Beyond the Horizon as Robert (The National Theatre, London)[8]
  • 2011: Million Dollar Quartet (musical) as Elvis Presley (Original London Company – Noël Coward Theatre, West End)[9]
  • 2012: The Intervention as Jed (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh)
  • 2012: The Great Gatsby as Jay Gatsby (Wilton's Music Hall, London)[10]


  • "The Bells Still Ring" (own composition / vocals)[13]
  • "Scars"


  1. ^ Nellie Andreeva. "Michael Malarkey Joins 'The Vampire Diaries', Madeline Brewer In 'Hemlock Grove' – Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Crystal Bell. "The Vampire Diaries Season 6 — Michael Malarkey Gets Promoted to Series Regular". Wetpaint. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Michael Malarkey Brings Elvis to the West End in Million Dollar Quartet". Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Ray Bennett. "Million Dollar Quartet: Theater Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (December 8, 2017). "'Blue Book': Michael Malarkey Joins Robert Zemeckis-Produced UFO Series At History". Deadline.com. Retrieved December 8, 2017. 
  6. ^ Alistair Smith (19 April 2009). "Inches Apart wins Old Vic New Voices Award". The Stage. 
  7. ^ Michael Billington. "Beyond the Horizon / Spring Storm". the Guardian. 
  8. ^ "Beyond the Horizon; Spring Storm at the National Theatre, review". Telegraph.co.uk. 8 April 2010. 
  9. ^ Michael Billington. "Million Dollar Quartet – review". the Guardian. 
  10. ^ "The Great Gatsby, Wilton's – review". Evening Standard. 27 April 2012. 
  11. ^ "iTunes – Music – Feed the Flames EP by Michael Malarkey". iTunes. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "iTunes – Music – Knots EP by Michael Malarkey". iTunes. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  13. ^ Kayti Burt. "Vampire Diaries Star Michael Malarkey (Enzo) Can Sing — Prepare to Swoon!". Wetpaint. Retrieved 16 March 2015. 

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