Malese Jow, originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, has developed into an actress, songstress, and entertainer. Malese began her acting career in 1999 with McDonalds commercials when the head of advertising heard her sing and booked her in several spots and jingles.
Malese Jow, originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, has developed into an actress, songstress, and entertainer. Malese began her acting career in 1999 with McDonalds commercials when the head of advertising heard her sing and booked her in several spots and jingles. Then in 2002, at the ripe age of 11, Malese competed on Ed McMahons Next Big Star (PAX) 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 Nickelodeons hit show Unfabulous, which aired worldwide on Nickelodeon for three seasons. She continued to build her teen fan base by guest-starring on Disneys Hannah Montana and Wizards of Waverly Place, Nickelodeons iCarly, CBSs The Young and the Restless, and Lionsgates 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 the major recurring character of Anna on season 1 of CWs Vampire Diaries. Anna re-appeared as a shocker in the season 2 finale in May, and all Team Anna fans are anxiously anticipating season 3 to see what happens to her endearing/resurrected character. She also guest starred on TNTs Leverage and ABCs 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. As for upcoming releases, Malese filmed her second series regular role for the Nickelodeon network as bad girl Cadence Nash in The Troop, and recurred on several episodes of their hit show Big Time Rush as the new edgy, rocker girl Lucy Stone for the second season, all airing in mid to late 2011.