Mallory James Mahoney

Destiny: BUNK'D
Mallory James Mahoney plays Destiny in Disney Branded Television's comedy series "BUNK'D." Self-assured and confident, Destiny is a veteran of the beauty pageant circuit and accustomed to having things her way. Having grown up on one of Disney Channel's most successful series, Mallory is very excited to transition to one of the older roles on the show. Starting her "Bunk'D" journey at the young age of 13, Mallory's character has transformed throughout the seasons, with season six featuring Mallory's character embracing the role of camp counselor on the cusp of adulthood. In 2020, Mallory guest starred in the Netflix series "On My Block." Disney fans may also recognize Mallory from the Disney Channel Original Movie "Adventures in Babysitting," in which she starred as Katy Cooper. Also on the film front, Mallory's first theatrical role was the lead in the short film "Dig," which was an official YouTube selection at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and directed by Sundance Film Festival veteran Toby Halbrooks. Mallory also starred in the 2016 Lifetime holiday movie "Heaven Sent." Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Mallory became interested in acting at the age of 4 when her parents took her to see a play. Even though she was shy, Mallory became completely bewitched and knew she wanted to try acting herself. After a year of begging her parents to enroll in a local theater, they finally agreed, thinking Mallory may not love it as much as she thought. The next thing they knew, a director was calling to offer Mallory a solo, and she loved acting even more than expected. At 8 years old, Mallory decided she wanted to try acting in television and film and ended up landing her first audition, a Chuck E. Cheese commercial. On top of acting, Mallory is an exceptional student and prides herself on earning straight A's. Her favorite subjects are biology and English, and she hopes to go to college and major in either environmental studies or biology to become an animal rights activist. Mallory also has a soft spot in her heart for volunteer work. In Texas, she volunteers with Neuro Fitness Foundation, a nonprofit gym for individuals with special neurological challenges. She is also a junior ambassador for Freshwater Project International, an organization that provides clean water, safe sanitation & hygiene facilities to people in villages, schools and health centers in Malawi, Africa. When not acting, Mallory can be found cheering on the Dallas Stars ice hockey team or watching football. She also repurposes furniture and is a vegetarian and animal lover, lending her time to multiple animal rescue groups.