Born In: Botswana
Malia Baker is a Botswanan–Canadian actor, best known for her performance as Mary Anne Spier in the 2020 Netflix series The Baby-Sitters Club. Malia and her family moved to Canada from Botswana when she was 2. She began auditioning at 9 and soon made her acting debut with the TV movie Hope at Christmas. After appearing in series such as A Million Little Things and The Flash, Malia earned the breakthrough role of Mary Anne Spier in the Netflix adaptation of the novel series The Baby-Sitters Club. She is quite famous on social media and often voices her support for various social issues.
Malia Baker was born on December 18, 2006, in Botswana, Africa. She is biracial, as her father is African and her mother is Canadian. At 2, Malia moved to Canada with her family.
She grew up in Canada with her younger sister. Malia’s father is a businessman. Her mother’s name is Julia Baker.
Malia is exceptionally good at math and science and is currently pursuing her BS degree.
Malia Baker began auditioning at the tender age of 9. She started her career with the 2018 Hallmark TV movie Hope at Christmas, which featured her as Malia Weir.
She then appeared in the 2019 ABC TV series A Million Little Things. She was seen as Alice Bolen in the 2019 series The Flash, which was aired on The CW. The same year, she was seen as Young Anna in an episode of the series The Twilight Zone, titled Blurryman.
However, the role that has made her a household name has been that of Mary Anne Spier in the 2020 Netflix comedy–drama series The Baby-Sitters Club. The series is based on a series of children’s novels of the same name by author Ann M. Martin, published between 1986 and 2000. Malia once described her character in the series as “a dreamer who is shy with a benevolent warm and accepting nature.”
The series was released on July 3, 2020. It narrates the tale of five middle-school children who establish their babysitting business in Stoneybrook, Connecticut. It also stars Sophie Grace as Kristy Thomas. Incidentally, Malia had started attending acting classes only a year before being selected for this role through a nationwide talent hunt.
Malia has also appeared on Entertainment Tonight in 2020.
Malia Baker loves listening to music. She has a wide range of favorites, including Ella Fitzgerald, The Beatles, the Notorious B.I.G., Aretha Franklin, and Beyoncé.
She has been obsessed with the Hamilton soundtrack since 2016.
She has often felt like cutting her hair short but has never done so because she loves her long hair.
She loves gorging on macarons and ice-cream. Her favorite vegetable is pumpkin.
She finds it difficult to deal with all the attention she receives as an actor.
She dislikes hikes and does not understand how people enjoy climbing for hours only to go back again.
She catches cold easily. However, she has never gone through a brain freeze.
Malia Baker likes using her fame as an actor to speak about social issues that matter. She believes in equality and education for all and supports actions against climate change. She supports and follows the ideals of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (OWLAG) and the Canadian UN’s Youth Action on the SDG.
As a child, she wanted to be a spy and often listened to These Boots Were Made for Walkin’ by Nancy Sinatra.
Malia prefers yoga and meditation to working out at the gym. She is fond of wearing sports shoes.
Malia Baker is an animal lover, too, and has two pet cats. She loves playing the guitar, gardening, and traveling to historical sites. Malia also often watches cartoons.
She has been featured on Lifestyle magazine. She is represented by Tyman Stewart of the Characters Talent Agency, based in Vancouver and Toronto. Her publicists are HollyWords Publicity, based in West Vancouver, and Erica Tucker from the Ascend Public Relations Group.
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