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Elizabeth Melise Jow,[citation needed] known professionally as Malese Jow and Melise, (born February 18th, 1991) is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. She is mostly known for her roles as Lucy Stone, a teenage pop-rock teen musician, on the Nickelodeon musical sitcom Big Time Rush, Geena Fabiano, a girl interested in fashion and designing her own clothes, on the Nickelodeon sitcom Unfabulous and as Anna, a teenage vampire on The CW's fantasy drama The Vampire Diaries. She starred as Julia Yeung in the short-lived CW science fiction romantic drama Star-Crossed. Jow starred as Mareth Ravenlock in season two of The Shannara Chronicles. She is in the voice cast of the Amazon Prime Video animated television series Invincible, which was released in March 2021.

Early Life[]

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jow moved to California with her mother Lanae Tillery Jow, one sister, Makenna Jow, two brothers Jensen and Braden Jow when she was nine years old. Jow is mixed; she is European, Cherokee, and Chinese American. As a child, she would often sing the national anthem at local baseball games.


When she was six years old, Jow appeared on Barney and Dellaventura, but her acting career took off when she won a co-starring role in the Nickelodeon sitcom Unfabulous with Emma Roberts where she played Geena Fabiano, one of the best friends of Roberts' character Addie Singer. The show ran for three seasons from 2004 to 2007 and earned Jow several Young Artist Award nominations.

When Unfabulous ended in 2007, Jow co-starred in the animated film Bratz: The Movie as Quinn and has guest-starred on the shows Wizards of Waverly Place, The Young and the Restless, iCarly, The Secret Life of the American Teenager and the Disney Channel series Hannah Montana and co-starred in the 2009 science fiction comedy Aliens in the Attic.

In 2010, Jow appeared in the first season of The CW fantasy drama The Vampire Diaries. She played Anna, a vampire. Jow briefly re-appeared in the third season. That same year, Jow co-starred in the fantasy romance film You're So Cupid! as Megan, and the drama film The Social Network as Alice Cantwell. She also guest-starred on an episode of TNT crime comedy-drama Leverage. Then she went on to star in the Nickelodeon action/science fiction sitcom The Troop as Cadence Nash.

In 2011, Jow began a recurring role in the second season of the Nickelodeon musical sitcom Big Time Rush as Lucy Stone, an aspiring rock musician and a brief love interest of Kendall Knight (Kendall Schmidt) and later on becomes the love interest of James Diamond (James Maslow). She guest-starred in the ABC mystery comedy-drama Desperate Housewives as Violet.

In 2012, Jow starred in The CW drama pilot Shelter, produced by J. J. Abrams and Mark Schwahn, where she played Morgan. It was not picked up by the network.

In January 2013, Jow confirmed her role in the crime comedy Plastic. That same month, it was also announced that Jow would reprise her role as Lucy Stone on Big Time Rush in the fourth and final season.

In February 2013, Jow was revealed to be the new host of The Vampire Diaries side show, TVD Rehash (Re#ash) replacing previous host Arielle Kebbel. Later that month, it was announced that Jow would be joining the CW science fiction romantic drama pilot Oxygen, as Julia Yeung, a girl who has an illness which may be cured by aliens. In May 2013, Oxygen was picked up and retitled Star-Crossed. The series was part of the 2013–14 mid season schedule. In August 2013, production began for Star-Crossed. The show ran for one season from February 17 to May 12, 2014. In 2014, Jow was in the television movie Presumed Dead in Paradise and played Madison Ashland. On October 27, 2014, she was announced to have a recurring role as Linda Park on the CW's superhero drama The Flash. In 2015, Malese was listed in Maxim's Hot 10. On August 25, 2015, Malese was announced to be reprising her role as Linda Park as a friend of Iris for multiple episodes. In the second season's fifth episode, "The Darkness and the Light," Malese played villainess Dr. Light, who is Earth 2 Linda Park. On February 2, 2017, it was announced Malese would be playing Mareth Ravenlock on MTV's The Shannara Chronicles. On NCIS: Los Angeles, she played Jennifer Kim, who is the illegitimate daughter of late NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger (Miguel Ferrer). In September 2017, it was revealed that Malese would be playing Daya in the upcoming Escape Plan: The Extractors movie. Malese has begun filming a new feature film as of November 2017 titled I Wrote This For You.



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Bratz: The Movie Quinn
2009 Aliens in the Attic Julie
2010 You're So Cupid! Megan
2010 The Social Network Alice Cantwell Hollywood Film Festival for Ensemble of the Year

Nominated—Alliance of Women Film Journalists for Best Ensemble Cast Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast Nominated—San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble

2014 Plastic Beth
2018 I Wrote This For You Ariana
2019 Escape Plan: The Extractors Daya Zhang Direct-to-video film


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Barney & Friends Tea party girl Episode: "Pennies, Nickels, Dimes"
1997 Dellaventura Orphan child Episode: "Dreamers"; uncredited[citation needed]
2003 The Brothers Garcia Celeste Episode: "Right Place, Right Time"
2004–2007 Unfabulous Geena Fabiano
  • Main role
  • Nominated — Young Artist Award for Best Young Ensemble Performance in a TV Series (2005, 2006, 2008)
  • Nominated — Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actress (2008)
2007 Wizards of Waverly Place Ruby Donahue Episode: "Movie"
2008 The Young and the Restless Hannah 2 episodes
2009 iCarly Fake Carly Shay Episode: "iLook Alike"
2009 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Gail Episode: "One Night at Band Camp"
2009 Hannah Montana Rachel 2 episodes
2010–2011 The Vampire Diaries Annabelle "Anna" Zhu Recurring role (seasons 1–3), 18 episodes
2010 Leverage Josie Episode: "The Boost Job"
2011 The Troop Cadence Nash Main role (season 2)
2011 Desperate Housewives Violet Episode: "Then I Really Got Scared"
2011–2013 Big Time Rush Lucy Stone Recurring role, 14 episodes
2012 CSI: Miami Amanda Reed Episode: "Friendly Fire"
2014 Star-Crossed Julia Yeung Main role
2014 Castle Hillary Cooper Episode: "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
2014 Presumed Dead in Paradise Madison Ashland Television film
2015 The Flash Linda Park / Doctor Light Recurring role, 7 episodes
2015 Filthy Preppy Teen$ Beatrix Bishop Web series; main role
2015–2019 NCIS: Los Angeles Jennifer Kim 4 episodes
2016 Sweet/Vicious Chloe Freeman Episode: "Tragic Kingdom"
2016 Sisters of the Groom Sarah Adams Television film
2017 The Shannara Chronicles Mareth Ravenlock Main role (season 2)
2021 Invincible Kate Cha / Dupli-Kate Recurring voice role, 7 episodes



  • Caught Up in You
  • Mista DJ
  • Where You Belong
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  • Go Go
  • Left Waiting
  • Hey Oh
  • No Better
  • Red Light
  • Turn Away
  • Sound Of Summer
  • He Said She Said
  • Live 4 Today
  • You Had It All
  • You Left Me In The Air
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit
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  • The Perfect Love


  • The letters in her name can spell James Maslow.
  • Jow appears again on The Vampire Diaries' third season.
  • Jow has also appeared in American band, All Time Low's music video for their single, "Time Bomb".
  • Jow played Geena Fabiana in the popular Nickelodeon sitcom Unfabulous.
  • Both Malese Jow and James Maslow appeared on iCarly.


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