Maiara Walsh (born February 18, 1988) is a Brazilian American actress and singer known for playing Ana Solis on the sixth season of the hit ABC show, Desperate Housewives, and as Meena Paroom on the Disney Channel sitcom Cory in the House.
Walsh was born in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. to a Brazilian mother and American father of Irish, German, and Swedish descent. She speaks fluent Portuguese and she is proficient in Spanish. Maiara 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.edit article