Mahaley Patel

Mahaley Patel (née Hessam; born September 30, 1987) is an American actress best known for appearances in films Easy A, The DUFF, and Our Show.

Mahaley Patel
Born
Mahaley Hessam

(1987-09-30) September 30, 1987
Other namesMahaley Hessam
Mahaley Manning
OccupationActress, singer, songwriter
Years active1993–present
Spouse(s)
Ravi Patel (m. 2015)
Children1

Personal life

Patel was born in Atlanta, Georgia as Mahaley Hessam.[1] Her parents are Harriet and Tawab Hessam. Her father is from Afghanistan.[2] 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.[2] 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.[3] Patel attended UCLA where she got her first big break in Easy A.[3] She married Indian-American actor Ravi Patel on 8 November 2015, with whom she has a daughter named Amelie, born 2016.[4]. As of 2018, Patel attends Pepperdine University, and is working on her degree that specializes in Marriage and Family Therapy.[5]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Easy A Nina Howell as Mahaley Hessam
2015 The DUFF Kara as Mahaley Manning
2016 Be Somebody Kelsey
2016 Carrie Pilby Amanda

Television

Year Title Role Notes
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
2019 Broker Destiny Television film

References

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