- November 03, 1997 (age 22)
Diana Silvers (born November 3, 1997) is an American actress and model. She is best known for her role as Hope in the 2019 coming-of-age comedy Booksmart, and as Maggie in the horror film Ma.
Silvers was born on November 3, 1997, and was raised in Los Angeles, California, the fifth of six children of a psychiatrist father and an architect mother. Her mother is Swiss and her father is Jewish. She has three older brothers and two sisters; her younger sister Ray Silvers is a singer.
Silvers realized at eleven or twelve that she wanted to be an actor after her parents put her in theatre camps and after watching the film What's Eating Gilbert Grape. In her junior year of high school, Silvers's mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Silvers attended New York University, first for acting, but moved her major to history with a minor in film. She dropped out during her junior (third) year in late 2017 after her father's house burned down in the California wildfires.
Silvers made her acting debut in Hulu thriller series called Into the Dark and proceeded to appear in M. Night Shyamalan's film Glass. Silvers auditioned for Ma while at NYU, and despite initially believing she had bombed the audition, she received a call that she got the role. In Ma she portrays Maggie, whose friends befriend the main character who soon begins terrorizing them. Silvers got the script for Booksmart while filming Ma and initially she was asked to audition for the role of Ryan, the main character, Amy's, crush, but she auditioned for Hope instead. Silvers auditioned for a role in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, but did not get the role. In October 2018, it was reported that Silvers had been cast alongside Jessica Chastain in the action movie Eve.
Silvers was scouted by IMG models through instagram in her senior year of high school after being accepted into NYU and continued modelling through school to pay for her studies. In 2019, Silvers closed Stella McCartney's fall show.