Feb. 18th, 1991
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
5' 4 1/2"
Malese Jow's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - The Social Network
2009 - Aliens in the Attic
2007 - Bratz
Guest TV Roles
Tea party girl
Creative, intelligent, dynamic, innovative, and driven are just a few ways to describe Malese Jow. The Nickelodeon star has become a role model and teen sensation with a burgeoning Hollywood career, and has shown herself to be in total control of her future. A media darling who is refreshingly honest, focused, and amazingly positive, Malese is true to herself, and stands for what she believes in her heart. The "young girl with a dream" from Tulsa, OK has developed into an actress, songstress, and entertainer maintaining her image as "real" and the epitome of today's "girl next door." With her run on the hit Nickelodeon show "Unfabulous" ending after 3 successful seasons, Malese is now ready to move into the next stage of her career and is ready to take the music industry by storm.
A sincere desire to deliver respectable music and performances is what drives Malese, who has viewed the stage as her life's passion since she was a young child. Malese first developed her skills at charity benefits and local talent competitions. At 7 she gained valuable stage experience when she was chosen to sing with Rodney Lay and the Wild West, where she opened sold-out shows for such legendary country acts as Brenda Lee, George Jones, Ty Herndon, Ray Price, and many others. Soon thereafter, the head of McDonald's advertising heard Malese's voice, and offered her the opportunity to appear in several world-wide McDonald's/Disney television commercials and radio jingles.
In 2002 Malese competed on Ed McMahon's "Next Big Star" where she won 4 rounds in the kids vocal category against stiff competition that included "American Idol" alum Lisa Tucker and Idol winner Katherine McPhee (in the adult category). Her powerful vocal abilities and charismatic crowd appeal left an impact on Ed McMahon, and he personally invited her on tour with his variety show later that year. As she continued to develop as an artist, Malese began to focus more on her acting career, and by the fall she had landed the starring role of fashionable "Geena Fabiano" for Nickelodeon's hit show "Unfabulous," which airs worldwide on Nickelodeon and The N networks. She also starred in the live-action adaptation of "Bratz -The Movie," playing the supporting lead role of "Quinn," as well as guest-starring role on Disney's "Wizards of Waverly Place" as "Ruby Donohue." In other entertainment realms, Malese was recently featured as the subject of a back-to-school editorial for "Sweet 16" magazine and is a featured model for the annual issue of "Teen Hair Magazine." Her most recent acting project is the lead role of "Paige Pucker" in "SP Untitled," an internet-based pilot show sponsored by Cadbury Candy Co. and shown online at www.soursweetgone.com, and she's scheduled to be a guest star on Nickelodeon's ICarly, set to film in September.
Malese recently embarked on her newest venture as a songstress/songwriter and signed a development and production deal with Sphere Productions, headed by PJ Bianco (who helped launch one of today's hottest bands, The Jonas Brothers). Her vocal style is an appealing blend of edgy pop and rock that represents the sound of tomorrow, and she looks to Pat Benatar, Paramore, and Patsy Cline as her most impressionable female vocal influences. In her original song lyrics, Malese embraces life's experiences of what is important to her personally, such as love, breakups, and friendships. Although she is still young, she has a unique ability to capture the depth of adulthood in her writing. This unique insight manifests and compliments her lower vocal range with a much more mature sound than those of other teen recording artist. With a loyal, world-wide fan base already developing through her acting career, Malese is confident she can transition into the entertainment world as both a serious recording artist, lyricist and professional actress.
Malese's dedication to her career is what will lead her in inevitable success. What began as a child's dream is steadily developing into a serious passion and career. With her unparalleled acting talents, striking exotic beauty, and unique, earthy voice, Malese brings a fresh sound to her audience, no matter what age they might be. She is definitely a teen to watch in Hollywood.
- Has 3 siblings (2 brothers and 1 sister).
- Loves to Sing.
- Her father is full Chinese, and her mother is Caucasian with a small degree of Cherokee Indian heritage (a CDIB card holder--her ancestors were on the official role).
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