Malese Jow began acting when she was six years old, at one point appearing in Barney & Friends. She got her biggest break in 2004, when she joined the cast of the Nickelodeon series Unfabulous, appearing alongside Emma Roberts. The series earned her several Young Artist Award nominations and lasted three seasons.
Jow's later roles include guest stints in iCarly, Hannah Montana and The Wizards of Waverly Place, as well as several television movies. She also appeared in the films Bratz, Aliens in the Attic and The Social Network. In 2010 she took a recurring role in the CW series The Vampire Diaries.
Jow also dabbled in music, beginning with a stint as competitor in Ed McMahon's Next Big Star in 2001. While she's occasionally performed on television, she only recently signed a record deal with Sphere Productions.
- Her father is full Chinese, and her mother is Caucasian with a small degree of Cherokee Indian heritage.
- She appeared in several McDonald's television commercials by age 8.
- Bratz (2007)
- Aliens in the Attic (2009)
- You're So Cupid! (2010)
- The Social Network (2010)
- Next Big Star (competitor, 2001-2002)
- Unfabulous (regular, 2004-2007)
- The Young and the Restless (guest, 2008)
- Hannah Montana (guest, 2009)
- The Vampire Diaries (recurring, 2010)