Maiara Walsh is an up and coming Brazilian-American actress. The 23 year-old starred in the film Lullaby Before I Wake Up and in the TV series Desperate Housewives, for which she is most known. Maiara has also made repeat appearances in over 8 television series, including The Vampire Diaries, The Secret Life of an American Teenager, Corey in the House, and Disney’s Unfabulous. Her upcoming projects include a leading role in the film, Mean Girls 2.
Off screen Maiara is a girl with a greater mission. She has co-hosted “Girl Prep”, the first conference developed to reach and empower teen girls, ages 10-13, to be more involved in their community. The conference touches on important issues such as self esteem boosting, leadership growth, and violence prevention. In addition, Maiara is devoted to the Young Women’s Empowerment Network, a non-profit leader development organization serving at risk African American and Latina teen girls.