Malina Weissman

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Malina Weissman
Born (2003-03-12) March 12, 2003 (age 16)
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2013–present
Known forA Series of Unfortunate Events

Malina Opal Weissman (born March 12, 2003)[1] is an American actress and model, best known for her roles as Violet Baudelaire in the Netflix series A Series of Unfortunate Events, young April O'Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and young Kara Zor-El in Supergirl.

Early life[edit]

Weissman was born on March 12, 2003 in New York, New York. She has an older sister who shares the same birthday as her.[2]


Weissman is a New York City-based model and actress. She started her career as a model at the age of eight, following in the footsteps of her mother whose agency signed her. She has appeared in major designers and brands like Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Levi's, Benetton, DKNY, H&M, among many others.[3][4] As an actress, she has appeared in commercials for ACT mouthwash, Maybelline, Purell, and My Little Pony.

She made her film debut playing the role of a young April O'Neil in the science fiction action comedy film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the role played as an adult by Megan Fox, in 2014.[3][5]

In 2015, Weissman appeared in the CBS and Warner Bros. Television's superhero series Supergirl as a young Kara Zor-El, played as an adult by Melissa Benoist.[3][5]

In 2016, Weissman appeared in the film Thirsty,[4] and had the significant role of Rebecca Brand in the comedy film Nine Lives, also starring Kevin Spacey and Jennifer Garner, which was released in August 2016.[3]

From 2017 until 2019, Weissman starred as Violet Baudelaire in the Netflix series A Series of Unfortunate Events.[6][7]



Year Title Role Notes
2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Young
April O'Neil
2016 Thirsty Girl in Pink
2016 Nine Lives Rebecca Brand


Year Title Role Notes
2015–2016 Difficult People Renée Epstein 2 episodes
2015–2017 Supergirl Young Kara Zor-El 7 episodes
2017–2019 A Series of Unfortunate Events Violet Baudelaire 25 episodes


  1. ^ "Birthday". Instagram. March 12, 2018. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  2. ^ "Malina Weissman Parent Background, Family & Siblings, Dating Status - All Details!". Marrie Divorce. Retrieved 16 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d Kroll, Justin (March 25, 2015). "Malina Weissman to Co-Star with Kevin Spacey in 'Nine Lives' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved January 29, 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Ones to Watch - Malina Weissman". Retrieved January 29, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Goldberg, Lesley (March 9, 2015). "CBS Casts Young 'Supergirl' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 29, 2016.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 26, 2016). "Netflix's 'A Series Of Unfortunate Events' Finds Its Violet & Klaus". Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  7. ^ Eustache, Louis (February 8, 2017). "Malina Weissman On Portraying Violet Baudelaire & The Future Of 'A Series Of Unfortunate Events". Konbini United States.

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