Who is Kayla Maisonet?
Kayla is an American actress, probably best known as Geogie Diaz in the TV series “Stuck in the Middle”, and as Lindsay in the series “Dog with a Blog”, in addition to several other notable roles that she’s had so far in her career.
Kayla Maisonet Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Kayla Rose Maisonet was born on 20 June 1999, in New York City, USA; she grew up in New Jersey with an older brother. Of mixed, Jewish and Puerto Rican roots, her parents Angelo and Amanda recognized her interest in performing arts, and decided to put all effort into her early career as an actress.
Kayla was just 5 years old when she enrolled into dance lessons. As she got older, she was bullied in school, due to her mixed heritage; the family moved to Los Angeles when she turned 11 years old.
Once in Los Angeles, Kayla began auditioning for various roles, and made her first on-screen appearance in a commercial for Verizon. This encouraged her to continue her pursuit, and she featured as Bella in the short film “A New York Fairy Tale”. Directed and written by Octavio Mac Niven, it’s a modern Snow White/Cinderella story set in a New York ballet class, also starring Dorothy O’Shea, Logan Andrew, and Patricia Black. Maisonet played the role of Bella, one of five young ballet dancers attempting to bring back their favorite instructor, while ousting the replacement who isn’t loved by the class In their quest, the dancers aim to find a new prince for the replacement instructor, leading to a tale of love and camaraderie.
Following her debut, Kayla Maisonet appeared in the TV movie “Shmagreggie Saves the World” in 2012. Directed by Sean McNamara and written by Steve Leff, the film boasts a star-studded cast, including Tucker Albrizzi, Piper Curda, Zayne Emory, and Tim Russ, among others. The TV movie revolves around Shmagreggie, played by Albrizzi, as he sets out on an adventure to save the world.
— Kayla Maisonet (@kaymais) August 25, 2016
Maisonet’s first major role was in the TV series “Dog with a Blog”, in which she played the character Lindsay from 2012 to 2015. Created by Michael B. Kaplan and Philip Stark, the show revolves around a family that adopts a dog named Stan in the hopes of uniting their feuding step-siblings. Maisonet starred alongside Genevieve Hannelius, Blake Michael, Francesca Capaldi, and others. The storyline unfolds as the siblings discover that their canine companion can talk and write, leading to comedic and heartwarming moments in the series.
Rise to Stardom
However, it was the role of Georgie Diaz in “Stuck in the Middle” that catapulted Kayla Maisonet to stardom. The TV series, which aired from 2016 to 2018, showcased Maisonet as Georgie, one of Harley Diaz’s older sisters. Created by Alison Brown and Linda Videtti Figueiredo, the show revolves around teenager Harley Diaz, portrayed by Jenna Ortega, as she navigates the challenges of being a middle child in a family with seven siblings.
Maisonet’s character is depicted as a multi-talented individual engaged in various sports, particularly excelling as a basketball player. Her character only added depth and humor to the storyline, contributing to the show’s popularity and her own, thanks to her successful portrayal of Georgie. “Stuck in the Middle” not only highlighted Maisonet’s acting prowess, but also allowed her to be part of a talented cast, including Jenna Ortega, Isaak Presley and Ariana Greenblatt.
The series received acclaim for its entertaining and relatable portrayal of family dynamics, earning four wins and five other award nominations.
The exposure and recognition from “Stuck in the Middle” significantly influenced Maisonet’s career, establishing her as a rising star in the entertainment industry.
After “Stuck in the Middle”, Kayla continued her career with a guest-starring role of Vanessa Rodriguez in the TV series “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” (2018). Then in 2019, Kayla joined the cast of “Speechless”, portraying Izzy in the TV series that spanned from 2016 to 2019. Created by Scott Silveri, it revolves around a family raising a special-needs child. Working alongside Minnie Driver, John Ross Bowie and Cedric Yarbrough, Maisonet’s role in “Speechless” contributed to the series’ acclaim.
Continuing her career, Kayla Maisonet joined the cast of “Girls Room” in 2020, portraying the character Thelma in the TV series that explores the pain and power of female adolescents through an interconnected group of girls. The show, featuring Maisonet alongside stars Yindra Zayas, Kylee Russell, Anjelika Washington, and Gi’onna Kamille, received acclaim with one win and another nomination.
In 2021, Maisonet made a guest appearance in “Diary of a Future President“, playing Stefanie McKenzie in an episode of the coming-of-age series that follows a young Cuban-American girl’s journey to becoming the future president of the United States. The show, created by Ilana Peña, received two awards and 10 other award nominations.
Transitioning to 2022, Maisonet took on the role of Gloria Hernandez in the TV series “All Rise”. The legal drama, which ran from 2019 to 2023, explores the personal and professional lives of those working in an L.A. County courthouse. Starring Simone Missick, Wilson Bethel, and Jessica Camacho, the show has garnered critical acclaim, and one award win along with 10 award nominations.
According to authoritative sources, Kayla Maisonet’s net worth is estimated at $1.5 million, as of late 2023.
Personal Life, Boyfriend, Single, Dating, Married
When it comes to her personal life, Kayla has been very secretive about it. However, this hasn’t stopped the media speculating. She’s been linked to a young Disney star and her colleague, Nathaniel Potvin, however, the duo has been silent on these rumors.
Appearance and Body Measurements
Kayla Maisonet has curly dark brown hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 1in (1.55m), weighs about 115lbs (53kgs), with vital statistics of 29-34-31, and bra size 34A.