Maiara Walsh and 5 Lesser Known Facts About The American Brazilian Actress
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For all of those who never missed an episode let alone a season in the ABC comedy-drama and mystery series Desperate Housewives, the name Ana Solis – played by Maiara Walsh still rings a bell.

This Brazilian American actress and singer has shown great expertise not just in playing her roles, not just as Ana Solis in Desperate Housewives, she is also well known for playing Simone Sinclair on the ABC Family series Switched at Birth and appearing as  Meena Paroom on the Disney Channel sitcom Cory in the House.

Here are lesser known facts about this talented American Brazillian actress.

Complex Ancestry/ Ethnicity

Maiara Walsh was born February 18, 1988, in Seattle, Washington to an American father who is also of Irish, English, German, and French-Canadian descent and a Brazilian mother.

Maiara’s paternal grandfather Laurence Mason Walsh was the son of Royal Hill Walsh and Ina Mae Swihart who are of English origin while her paternal grandmother was Margaret “Peggy” Cahail who is a daughter to Ira Earl Cahail and Alice Stella Kellogg, who are of Canadian origin.

Maiara Walsh is Multi-Lingual

Probably due to her diverse ethnicity, asides English, Maiara also speaks Portuguese fluently and she is proficient in Spanish.

She Left Home at Age 11 to Pursue a Career in Acting

The Desperate Housewives star and her family moved to São Paulo, Brazil, when she was just two years old but she moved to Simi Valley California, at the age of eleven to pursue a career in acting. In 2010, she got a chance to star as a guest on CW’s The Vampire Diaries. The following year (2011), she appeared as Mandi Weatherly in Mean Girls 2 – a teen comedy television film directed by Melanie Mayron. Then she starred on the Dr Phil Show.

It didn’t end there, Walsh took over from Emma Stone as the female lead in the television series Zombieland. In 2012, she starred 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.

She has appeared in many other films, check out the list below

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Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2008Lullabye Before I WakeMegan
2010The PranksterSage Ryan
2011Empty SkySamantha McDonnellShort film
2012General EducationKatie
2012Last Hours of SuburbiaJennifer
2013Chocolate MilkLucyShort film
2013The Starving GamesKantmiss Evershot
2014The ArmadilloMolly GardnerShort film
2014The Jazz FuneralEmily
2015VanishEmma
2015GlitchSophie
2015“Summer Camp”Michelle

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2005UnfabulousGirl CousinEpisode: “The Bar Mitzvah”
2007–2008Cory in the HouseMeena Paroom32 episodes
2009–2010Desperate HousewivesAna Solis12 episodes
2010The Secret Life of the American TeenagerGirl in Light Blue PajamasEpisode: “Lady Liberty”
2010The Vampire DiariesSarah2 episodes
2011Mean Girls 2Mandi WeatherlyTelevision film
2012–2013Switched at BirthSimone Sinclair18 episodes
2013ZombielandWitchitaUnaired Amazon Studios pilot
2014Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Callie HanniganEpisode: “Seeds”
2016Hopeless, RomanticSummerTelevision film
2016NotoriousWillow2 episodes

She Is A Philanthropist

Maiara Walsh is a philanthropist to the core, in spite of her busy schedule, she still finds time to do some humanitarian work. She spends much of her time volunteering, coordinating community projects and supporting children with disabilities, she also spends time in writing a personal advice blog.

Asides from her philanthropic work, Walsh also takes time to personally write back to her fans via her official Facebook page.

Maiara Walsh Is Also A Singer

Not many are aware that Walsh sings too. Her most popular track is Six Feet Under from the album Six Feet Under. 

She has also made appearances on some music videos. For instance, she was in DJ TOKIMONSTA music video Go with it (2013). She also appeared in DJ Dillon Francis’ collaboration with Kygo (Norweigan DJ) and singer James Henderson’s music video for their song Coming over in 2016.

Music Videos

YearTitleArtist
2008“7 Things”Miley Cyrus
2013“Go With It”Tokimonsta featuring MNDR
2015“The Warrior”Diego Boneta
2015“Six Feet Under”Herself
2016“Coming Over”Dillon Francis, Kygo featuring James Hersey

Relationship Status

Maiara Walsh is currently single but has been in relationships with the like of Jason Dolley, Corbin Bleu and Kyle Massey. She was once linked with Sean Marquette.

Her favourite foods are pasta and olives and Brazilian BBQ, her favourite sports are soccer and softball. Besides acting, Maiara is taking out to add to her knowledge by studying psychology, according to her, learning this gives her an advantage.

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