Soon thereafter, the head of McDonald's advertising heard Malese's voice, and offered her the opportunity to appear in several world-wide McDonald's/Disney television commercials and radio jingles. In the spring of 2000, 9-year-old Malese and her family moved to Los Angeles for pilot season. In 2002 she competed on Ed McMahon's "Next Big Star" on PAX-TV and won 4 episodes against stiff competition. Her vocal abilities left an impact on Mr. McMahon, and he personally invited her on tour with his variety show in Branson, MO later that year. In 2003 Malese began to focus more on her acting career, and by the fall she had landed the role of funky and fashionable "Geena Fabiano" for Nickelodeon's hit show "Unfabulous".
Unfabulous finished principal photography of their 3rd and final season in 2006, which gave Malese the opportunity to look to at other projects outside of Nickelodeon's realm. Soon thereafter, she booked a supporting lead role in the live-action adaptation of "Bratz - The Movie", playing the role of "Quinn" in the preppy/popular group of high school girls. As for upcoming projects, she's currently the front-runner for two separate developing shows which will begin principal photography in May/June of 2007. She will also be the subject of a back-to-school editorial for "Sweet 16" magazine, and has just completed her vocal demo CD, which is currently being shopped to major labels. for more information go to www.imdb.com/name/nm1679802/ or www.lacasting.com/malesejow Read more on Last.fm.
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