Maiara Walsh

Maiara Kylior Walsh (born February 18, 1988)[1] is a Brazilian-American actress and singer. She played Ana Solis on the sixth season of the ABC show Desperate Housewives, Meena Paroom on the Disney Channel sitcom Cory in the House and Simone Sinclair on the ABC Family series Switched at Birth.

Maiara Walsh
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Walsh in March 2010
Maiara Kylior Walsh

(1988-02-18) February 18, 1988 (age 33)
  • Actress
  • singer
Years active2005–present

Early lifeEdit

Walsh was born in Seattle, Washington,[1] to a Brazilian mother and an American father.[2] 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 and graduated from Royal High School.[4][5]


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 cliché girl also known as a "Plastic". Walsh was also on the Dr. Phil Show.

Walsh was the female lead in the television series Zombieland as Wichita, taking over the role from Emma Stone.[6] After the pilot episode, the series was not picked up.

Walsh had a recurring part starting in 2012 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.[7] In 2020, she starred in Lifetime original movie Killer Dream Home alongside John DeLuca.[8]



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
2018 Her Boyfriend's Secret Carrie
2019 Babysplitters Taylor Small
2021 The Secret Diary of an Exchange Student Katherine Kenner (Kat)


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Unfabulous Girl Cousin Episode: "The Bar Mitzvah"
2007–2008 Cory in the House Meena Paroom 32 episodes
2007 Disney Channel Games Herself / Contestant Part of Blue Team
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
2011 Dr. Phil Herself Episode: "Mini Mean Girls"
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
2018 The Last Ship Mia Valdez
2018 Criminal Minds Nikki Pareno Episode: "Night Lights"
2019 Identity Theft of a Cheerleader Vicky Patterson Television film
2020 Killer Dream Home Jules Grant Television film
2020 Girls from Ipanema Sarah Episode: "Choices"

Music videosEdit

Year Title Artist(s)
2008 "7 Things" Miley Cyrus
2013 "Go With It" Tokimonsta featuring MNDR
2015 "The Warrior" Diego Boneta
2016 "Coming Over" Dillon Francis and Kygo featuring James Hersey
2017 "Window" MAGIC GIANT


  1. ^ a b "Walsh - Biography". Archived from the original on 2009-06-21. 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. ^ "Horse therapy school is holding bowling fundraiser". Simi Valley Acorn. March 28, 2008. Retrieved June 8, 2008.
  6. ^ "'Switched at Birth' Alum Books Female Lead in Amazon's 'Zombieland' (Exclusive)". Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Maiara Walsh". Retrieved 13 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Shows A-Z - killer dream home on lifetime |". Retrieved 2020-03-19.

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