Larisa Romanovna Oleynik aka "Rissy" is an American actress, known for portraying as Maggie Cutler in Pretty Little Liars and as Alex Mack on the Nickelodean series The Secret World of Alex Mack.
At the age of eight, she made her acting debut playing with a small role in Les Miserables.
She might have been receiving love proposals on daily basic, but currently she has stated herself of being single.
During 2000, she also appeared in two independent films: 100 Girls (opposite Emmanuelle Chriqui, Katherine Heigl and Jonathan Tucker) and A Time for Dancing (opposite Shiri Appleby); neither film received a theatrical release in the United States.
She has appeared in Malcolm in the Middle as Reese Wilkerson's lesbian army buddy who develops a crush on Lois Wilkerson.
She later made an appearance in the 100th episode of the show.
Also during her time on The Secret World of Alex Mack, she played one of the lead characters in the 1995 feature film The Baby-Sitters Club (opposite Rachael Leigh Cook and Schuyler Fisk), appeared in several episodes of Boy Meets World, wrote an advice column for Tiger Beat magazine, She has also hosted the Cable ACE Awards, Daytime Emmy Awards, YTV Achievement Awards, The Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards as well as The Big Help.
After appearing in the musical, she contacted an agent and began taking acting lessons.
Her onscreen acting career began at age 12, in a 1993 episode of the television series Dr.
During her period as a teen idol, she was described as "one of America's favorite 15-year-olds", Oleynik grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area.
She attended Pinewood School in Los Altos, California.
In March 2008, Oleynik guest-starred in episode 13 of Aliens in America.