Although she was born in Seattle, Maiara Walsh moved to Brazil with her family when she was only two. The country's rich history and linguistic diversity allowed Walsh to pick up a multitude of languages. In addition to English, she can also speak Spanish and Portuguese. By the time she was 11 Walsh and her family moved back to the United States, settling in Simi Valley, California, so that the aspiring actress could pursue her interest in performing more seriously. In 2005 she landed her first on-screen role as a guest star on the Nickelodeon comedy, "Unfabulous," and followed that up by appearing in the straight-to-DVD family comedy, "Wish Gone Amiss." Her breakout role came in 2007 when she became a cast member on the sitcom "Cory in the House," in which she played the daughter of a fictional country's Ambassador. Although the show lasted for only a single season, Walsh would again land a recurring role as Ana Solis on the sixth season of the ABC drama, "Desperate Housewives." Her next TV role came in 2010 when she played a recurring role as the hard-partying high school girl, Sarah, on the supernatural drama, "The Vampire Diaries." Aside from acting, Walsh's interests also include traveling, the study of biology and neuroscience.