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  • Real name : Jayma Suzette Mays
  • Place of birth : Grundy
  • Date of birth : 16/07/1979

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  • Mays Jayma

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Jayma Mays (1979)

Jayma Suzette Mays

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Jayma Suzette Mays is an American actress and singer. Mays' most prominent roles include that of Emma Pillsbury on the American television series Glee, recurring appearances on Ugly Betty and on Heroes as characters named Charlie.

  Biography  

 early life
Mays was born in Bristol, Tennessee and raised in Grundy, Virginia, the daughter of Paulette (née Norris) and James Mays, a high school teacher who also worked in the coal mining industry. Mays's interests as a child ranged from singing to mathematics. After graduating from Grundy High School, she earned an associate's degree from Southwest Virginia Community College. Mays then attended Virginia Tech for a year before transferring to Radford University, graduating in 2001 with a degree in theatre.

 career
In 2004, she made her first television appearance on Joey. The following year, she made her feature film debut with a supporting role in Red Eye. Mays's other credits include Six Feet Under, The Comeback, Entourage, Stacked, How I Met Your Mother, Heroes, Pushing Daisies where she played both Elsita and her mother Elsa in episode four, Ghost Whisperer and Ugly Betty. Jayma was in other movies, such as Bar Starz, Flags of Our Fathers and Blind Guy Driving. She starred in the spoof film Epic Movie and as Amy in Paul Blart: Mall Cop. She was a patient on House in the episode "Sleeping Dogs Lie" in 2006. She stars in the 2007 music video for the song "Awakening" by Switchfoot alongside her husband Adam Campbell.

Mays has played the love interest of a character played by Masi Oka in two different roles: Charlie Andrews on Heroes and Nina in the direct-to-DVD film Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control.She has also been cast as a love interest in another two different roles with Glee co-star, Matthew Morrison in an unaired TV show called "Nice Girls dont get the corner Office", where Mays landed the lead role. She stars as Emma Pillsbury on the Fox show Glee, which premiered on May 19, 2009; and in March 2010, Mays played the female lead in a live action/animation hybrid film version of The SmurfsShe is Grace, the pregnant wife of Patrick and they meet the smurfs in new york. Their boy will be named blue to honor them..

 personal life
Jayma Mays married actor Adam Campbell on October 28, 2007.

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