ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” In addition to writing, producing, and
making music, Maiara is currently starring on Sony/Amazon's "Zombieland" as Wichita.
Maiara was born on February 18th, 1988, in Washington State. Half
Brazilian, Maiara is proficient in Spanish and Portuguese. From an early
age she enjoyed performing in school plays and talent shows. Moving to
California with her family gave Maiara the opportunity to take on the TV and film industry.
At the age of 18, Maiara booked the role of Meena on Disney
Channel’s “Cory in the House.” Since then, Maiara has experienced
tremendous success with roles on ABC Family’s “The Secret Life
of the American Teenager,” The CW’s “The Vampire Diaries,” ABC Family's "Switched at Birth", "General Education", "Last Hours in Suburbia", and "The Starving Games".
Maiara is an avid philanthropist, and spends much of her time volunteering
and coordinating community projects. She also enjoys reading, traveling,
and studying Psychology, Biology, and Neuroscience on her own time.