Malina Weissman (born March 12, 2003[failed verification][1]) is an American actress and model, best known for playing the roles of Violet Baudelaire in the Netflix series A Series of Unfortunate Events,[2] young April O'Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and young Kara Zor-El in Supergirl.[3]

Malina Weissman
Born (2003-03-12) March 12, 2003 (age 21)[1]
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2013–present
Known forA Series of Unfortunate Events

Early life


Weissman was born in New York City.[4] She started her career as a model at the age of eight. She speaks fluent English, German and Spanish.[3] Her older[failed verification] sister is Ayla D'lyla, an indie pop artist.[5][6][7]



Weissman is a New York City-based model and actress. She has modelled for major designers and brands like Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, Levi's, Benetton, DKNY, and H&M.[3][8] 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.[8][9] In 2015, Weissman appeared in CBS and Warner Bros. Television's superhero series Supergirl as a young Kara Zor-El, played as an adult by Melissa Benoist.[8][9]

In 2016, Weissman appeared in the film Thirsty,[3] 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.[8] From 2017 until 2019, Weissman starred as Violet Baudelaire in the Netflix series A Series of Unfortunate Events,[10][11] alongside Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Warburton, K. Todd Freeman and Louis Hynes.[12][13][14]


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


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 Lead role
2022 Evil Candice B 1 episode


  1. ^ a b "🌷•MALINA•🌷 on Instagram: "March 12th, 2000 and 2003. Born on the same day different years. Happy birthday to the best sister ever. I love you so much❤️"". Instagram. Archived from the original on 2021-12-24. Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  2. ^ Farley, Rebecca. "Malina Weissman Will Make You Fall In Love With Violet Baudelaire All Over Again". Retrieved 2021-01-26.
  3. ^ a b c d "Ones to Watch - Malina Weissman". Retrieved January 29, 2016.
  4. ^ Iversen, Kristin. "Malina Weissman Takes Us To The Best Pizza And Antique Toy Spots In NYC". Nylon. Retrieved 2021-01-26.
  5. ^ "#ayla%20weissman | Explore Tumblr Posts and Blogs | Tumgir".
  6. ^ "Give Ayla D'Lyla All Your 'Money'". PAPER. 2022-03-09. Retrieved 2022-03-10.
  7. ^ "Ayla D'Lyla Unveils Her Pessimistic New Single, "Anywhere But Here"". Wonderland. 2022-07-20. Retrieved 2022-07-23.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ a b Goldberg, Lesley (March 9, 2015). "CBS Casts Young 'Supergirl' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 29, 2016.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 26, 2016). "Netflix's 'A Series Of Unfortunate Events' Finds Its Violet & Klaus". Deadline. Retrieved January 2, 2016.
  11. ^ Eustache, Louis (February 8, 2017). "Malina Weissman On Portraying Violet Baudelaire & The Future Of 'A Series Of Unfortunate Events". Konbini United States.
  12. ^ "A Series of Unfortunate Events' Malina Weissman Is 15—and Dresses Better Than You". Coveteur. 2018-04-11. Retrieved 2021-01-26.
  13. ^ Nine Lives (2016) - IMDb. Retrieved 2024-04-07 – via
  14. ^ "Astrology and natal chart of Malina Weissman, born on 2003/03/12". Retrieved 2024-04-07.