Named one of Seventeen magazine’s Voices of the Year in 2020 and Refinery29 Canada’s Powerhouses of 2021, actress and activist Malia Baker has quickly become a breakout star in the industry. Botswana-born and Canadian-raised, Baker is known for her instinct in front of the camera and ability to command attention through the characters she brings to life on screen.
Baker is most recognizable for her standout performance in Netflix’s hit series “The Baby-Sitter’s Club,” where she brought to life the most relatable character of the nostalgic and beloved book series, Mary Anne Spier, in the summer of 2020. In 2021 Baker reprised her role for season two of the Emmy award-winning series, as well as starred in Nickelodeon’s reimagined horror anthology classic, “Are You Afraid of The Dark?” Previous television credits for Baker include ABC’s “A Million Little Things,” CW’s “The Flash,” and Hallmark Channel’s film, “Hope at Christmas.”
Next up for the rising star, Baker joins as a lead in Miramax’s dramedy “Harvest Moon,” starring alongside industry titans Paul Bettany, Carmen Ejogo, and Candice Bergen, with Mark Waters directing. “Harvest Moon” revolves around a young boy who sees an opportunity to reunite his separated parents while the pandemic shuts down the world. The young star was also recently cast in the Descendant spin-off, The Pocketwatch.
When Baker is not filming, she is spending time with her family, immersing herself in her love of music and books, or using her platform to inspire and empower young girls to use their voices for change and equality through her role as an ambassador for the UN initiative, GirlUp.