Malia Baker

The Baby-Sitters Club's Mary Anne Rules, So We Asked Malia Baker to Detail Her Season 2 Arc (and Hair)

The Baby-Sitters Club‘s stealth MVP of Season 2 is Mary Anne Spier, and we will hear no further arguments. “I mean, I don’t disagree with you,” series creator Rachel Shukert says when TVLine says as much. “Mary Anne is one of my favorite characters to write, honestly, because she’s so observant and so wise — and, in an interesting way, is very true to herself. Mary Anne is not projecting an identity that she’s not. She rarely acts with bravado or says things she doesn’t mean.” Mary Anne rules so hard that we felt compelled to ask Malia Baker, who plays her,...
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'The Baby-Sitters Club': Sophie Grace, Malia Baker & Kyndra Sanchez on Season 2 and Their Hopes for the Show's Future

From series creator Rachel Shukert and based on the best-selling book series by Ann M. Martin, Season 2 of the Netflix original series The Baby-Sitters Club tells the story of the friendship and adventures of teenagers Kristy Thomas (Sophie Grace), Mary Anne Spier (Malia Baker), Claudia Kishi (Momona Tamada), Stacey McGill (Shay Rudolph), Dawn Schafer (Kyndra Sanchez), Mallory Pike (Vivian Watson) and Jessi Ramsey (Anais Lee). As they expand their babysitting business and their personal journeys evolve, the one thing they know they can always count on is each other.

Malia Baker On Why Grown-Ass Women Are Obsessed With The Baby-Sitters Club

When Vancouver actress Malia Baker scored the role of Mary Anne Spier in the Netflix reboot of The Baby-Sitters Club she couldn’t have been more psyched. “Mary Anne is always the character I related to in the books,” says Baker, 14, of the shy, super-organized BSC secretary who was white (along with four of the other BSC members) in the original Ann M. Martin series. Nextlix’s decision to inject Stoneybrook with some much needed diversity is one of the things that excited Baker most about the project, which premiered last summer in the middle of the pandemic (and scored seven daytime Emmy noms). Season two (premiering on Netflix on Monday) will bring more feel-good stories about friendship, first love, and teenage entrepreneurialism. Here Baker talks to Refinery29 about why the show has been a hit with 20 and 30-somethings, her passion for activism, and having her first kiss (ever!) in front of the cameras.

Malia Baker | Actress & Activist Talks ‘Baby-Sitters Club’, Daily Reminders & Crew Love

It’s hard not to fall in love with Malia Baker. You may recognize the name from her role in Netflix’s hit series Baby-Sitters Club, rising to the forefront of the show as Mary Anne Spier in 2020. Or maybe you saw her on Nickelodeon's second season of Are You Afraid of the Dark. Either way, the Botswana-bred, Canadian-raised actress exudes nothing short of good energy for her growing fanbase—giving them the hope and inspiration they need so that they can also turn their dreams into a reality.