Maiara Walsh is an Brazilian American actress and singer from Seattle, Washington.
She has a Brazilian mother and American father of Irish, German, and Swedish descent. She speaks fluent Portuguese and is proficient in Spanish. Walsh and her family moved to São Paulo, Brazil when she was two years old. At 11, she moved to Simi Valley, California to pursue her acting career.
In the fall of 2010, she guest-starred on CW's The Vampire Diaries as Sarah. In Atlanta, Walsh then filmed Mean Girls 2 as Mandi Weatherly, an A-list clique girl. Walsh was the female lead in the TV series Zombieland as Wichita, taking over the role from Emma Stone. Walsh has had a recurring part since 2013 as Simone Sinclair, a former friend of Bay Kennish and friend / ex-girlfriend of Toby Kennish, in ABC's Switched at Birth. Maiara recently played Callie Hannigan on the ABC TV series Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.