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Malese Jow is an actress, singer and songwriter. She is known for roles on "The Vampire Diaries" and "Big Time Rush."

Malese Jow, originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, has developed into an actress, songstress, and entertainer.

Malese began her acting career in 1999 with McDonald's 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 McMahon's "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 Nickelodeon's hit show "Unfabulous," which aired worldwide on Nickelodeon for three seasons. She continued to build her teen fan base by guest-starring on Disney's "Hannah Montana" and "Wizards of Waverly Place," Nickelodeon's "iCarly," CBS's "The Young and the Restless," and Lionsgate's 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 CW's "Vampire Diaries." Anna re-appeared as a shocker in the season 2 finale in May 2011. She also guest starred on TNT's "Leverage" and ABC's "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.

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, a talented producer/songwriter who helped launch one of today's hottest bands, The Jonas Brothers. This is just the first step in Malese's plan as she gets closer to her goal of becoming an all-around entertainer and performer for audiences around the world. She is excited to develop into a seasoned songwriter and is hands-on in her new project; and like her acting career, she is quickly learning the ropes of the music business. Her vocal style is an appealing blend of pop/rock/synth that represents tomorrow's future, 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 about what is important to her personally, such as love, breakups, and friendships. Although she is chronologically young, she has been termed an "old soul," and has a unique ability to capture the depth of adult experiences in her writing. This insight manifests and compliments her lower vocal range with a much more mature sound than those of other teen singers. 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.

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