September 30, 1987
|Other names||Mahaley Hessam|
|Occupation||Actress, singer, songwriter|
Ravi Patel (m. 2015)
Patel was born in Atlanta, Georgia as Mahaley Hessam. Her parents are Harriet and Tawab Hessam. Her father is from Afghanistan. She attended high school at Laurel Springs High School and college at Emory University and UCLA. Patel recently co-founded MaHolland Productions, which specializes in producing and developing socially relevant content. Patel is also an honors graduate of UCLA. She owns a boxer named Coco and, in her spare time, volunteers as a youth mentor with Red Eye Inc. Patel has had the same acting coach since she was in high school and said Lisina Stoneburner is one of the first people whom she calls when she lands a role. Patel attended UCLA where she got her first big break in Easy A. She married Indian-American actor Ravi Patel on 8 November 2015, with whom she has a daughter named Amelie, born 2016.. As of 2018, Patel attends Pepperdine University, and is working on her degree that specializes in Marriage and Family Therapy.
|2010||Easy A||Nina Howell||as Mahaley Hessam|
|2015||The DUFF||Kara||as Mahaley Manning|
|2009||Accidentally On Purpose||Holly||Episode: "The Godfather"|
|2010||Secret Life of the American Teenager||Donna||Episode: "Just Say Me"|
|2010||Big Time Rush||Sandra||Episode: "Welcome Back Big Time"|
|2010||Our Show||Zohra||Television film; as Mahaley Hessam|
|2013-2014||Awkward||Nia||Guest role; 3 episodes|
|2015||Eat Me||Herself||Host, also executive producer; unaired television series|
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- John, Arit. "UCLA student Mahaley Hessam got her big break as Nina in upcoming film 'Easy A'". Daily Bruin. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
- "Myers Park grad Ravi Patel gets high-profile screen time in 'Long Shot' with Charlize Theron". The Charlotte Observer. June 5, 2019. Retrieved July 3, 2019.
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