Imali Perera is a Canadian actress who plays the role of Marielle in Degrassi. She also plays the role of Svetlana in the episode Can't Hardly Wait. She started her studies in piano, speech & drama and singing at the age of 6. Invited to study Opera at McGill University, she left Calgary, and moved to Montreal and finished her degree in Music and Voice Performance there. However, Imali opted to continue pursuing her love for theatre, and moved to Toronto, where she resides now and has many accolades for her theatrical roles.