Date of Birth:February 18th, 1991
Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Hair Color: Brown
Current Height: 5 ft 4 in
Siblings: 2 brothers and 1 sister
Malese is an actress, songstress, and entertainer. She began her acting career in 1999 with McDonald’s commercials when the head of advertising heard her sing and booked her in several spots and jingles. In 2002, at the ripe age of 11, Malese competed on Ed McMahon’s “Next Big Star” where she won 4 rounds in the kids vocalist category. To take a break from music, Malese then began to focus on her acting career. In the fall of 2003, she booked the starring role of “Geena Fabiano” opposite Emma Roberts for Nickelodeon’s hit show “Unfabulous,” which aired worldwide on Nickelodeon for three seasons. She continued to build her teen fan base by guest-starring on Disney’s “Hannah Montana” and “Wizards of Waverly Place”, Nickelodeon’s “iCarly”, CBS’s “The Young and the Restless”, and Lionsgate’s feature film adaptation of “Bratz-the Movie”.
Since then, Malese has made a seamless transition from successful teen star to a maturing actress with more serious roles such as “Anna” on the CW’s hit show “Vampire Diaries”. As well as guest spots on TNT’s “Leverage” and ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” in 2011. On the big screen, Malese was the supporting lead “Alice” in the Academy Award nominated feature “The Social Network”, written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by David Fincher. She also starred as the edgy rocker, Lucy Stone on the Nickelodeon hit “Big Time Rush”. One of her more recent roles was on the short lived CW series, “Star-Crossed” which only aired for one season before it was ultimately cancelled. Malese was seen recently on The CW’s superhero hit, “The Flash” as Linda Park/ Dr. Light, she also appeared on CBS’s “NCIS: Los Angeles” and MTV’s “Sweet/Vicious”. In early 2017, it was announced that she had been added to the second season of MTV’s fantasy series “The Shannara Chronicles” which airs in the summer.