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Jayma Mays is a Actor American born on 16 july 1979 at Bristol (USA)

Jayma Mays

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Birth name Jamia Suzette Mays
Nationality USA
Birth 16 july 1979 (40 years) at Bristol (USA)

Jamia Suzette "Jayma" Mays (born July 16, 1979) is an American actress and singer. She is known for playing Emma Pillsbury on the Fox musical series Glee, her recurring role as Charlie Andrews on the NBC sci-fi serial Heroes, and for starring in the films Paul Blart: Mall Cop and The Smurfs. From October 2013 until November 2014, she played the role of Debbie on the sitcom The Millers.

Biography

Jeunesse
Née à Bristol, dans le Tennessee et dernière fille de Paulette (née Norris) et James Mays, professeur de lycée qui a également travaillé dans l'industrie minière du charbon, Jayma Mays a grandi à Grundy, en Virginie. Enfant, elle s'intéresse à la musique et aux mathématiques.

Elle est diplômée en 1997 de la Grundy Senior High School, puis a obtenu un associate degree à la Southwest Virginia Community College. Elle a étudié à Virginia Tech pendant une année, avant d'être transférée à l'université de Radford où elle obtient, en 2001, un diplôme en arts de la scène
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Carrière
Débuts et rôles récurrents
Elle s'installe en Californie et parfait sa formation au théâtre de Sacramento. Elle intègre la compagnie Knightsbridge Theater, avec laquelle elle va se produire pendant trois ans.

Elle fait ses débuts à la télévision en 2004 dans un épisode de la série Joey, puis au cinéma l'année suivante dans un rôle de soutien pour le thriller Red Eye : Sous haute pression (Red Eye), dans lequel elle est la collègue et amie de Rachel McAdams.

Mays enchaîne avec des participations dans des séries télévisées tels que Six Feet Under, Mon Comeback, How I Met Your Mother, Les Lectures d'une blonde, Dr House et Ghost Whisperer. En 2006, elle joue un second rôle dans le téléfilm fantastique If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now porté par le jeune Zac Efron. L'année d'après, elle est supposée tenir l'un des premiers rôles de la sitcom comique Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office, aux côtés de son futur partenaire de jeu, Matthew Morrison, mais le projet est finalement abandonné.

Elle décroche, néanmoins, plusieurs rôles récurrents qui l'aide à se faire connaître : deux épisodes de la série Entourage; dans plusieurs épisodes de Heroes, où elle interprète Charlie Andrews, une serveuse dotée d'une mémoire eidétique qui fera chavirer le cœur de Hiro Nakamura ainsi que la série comique Ugly Betty, où elle joue le rôle de Charlie, la petite amie de Henry qui s'oppose à America Ferrera.

Au cinéma, elle se distingue dans des rôles secondaires dans la comédie romantique Blind Dating et le drame Mémoires de nos pères, puis commence à obtenir des rôles de premier plan avec Big Movie, parodie de films et les comédies Paul Blart : Super Vigile et Max la Menace : Bruce et Lloyd se déchaînent (spin-off de Max la Menace sorti directement en DVD), où elle retrouve Masi Oka, quelque temps après Heroes.


Passage au premier plan et révélation
Ce n'est qu'en 2009 qu'elle va réellement se faire connaître du grand public : elle retrouve Matthew Morrison et tient le rôle d'Emma Pillsbury, jusqu'en 2015, une conseillère d'orientation, et un des personnages principaux, dans la série télévisée musicale Glee. Ce nouvel essai s'avère donc payant, la série est un énorme succès d'audiences et critique aux États-Unis. Le show reçoit notamment la prestigieuse statuette du Golden Globe de la meilleure série télévisée musicale ou comique. Jaymay ainsi que l'ensemble du casting principal repart avec le Screen Actors Guild Award de la meilleure distribution pour une série télévisée comique.
Deux ans plus tard, elle tient le rôle principal féminin dans l'adaptation cinématographique des Schtroumpfs, qui à défaut d'un succès critique, triomphe au box-office. En 2013, elle rempile pour le second volet qui lui vaut une citation pour le Kids' Choice Awards de la meilleure actrice. Entre temps, on la retrouve dans des rôles récurrents pour les sitcom comiques The League et The Millers.

Au cinéma, elle décroche un rôle secondaire dans la comédie dramatique Last Weekend (2014) avec Patricia Clarkson et elle porte la comédie familiale Larry Gaye: hôtesse de l'air (2015) aux côtés de Mark Feuerstein.

Entre 2015 et 2017, elle prête sa voix au personnage de Dulcinea dans la série d'animation Les Aventures du Chat Potté.

En 2017, elle fait son retour en tant que tête d'affiche, pour la sitcom comique Trial & Error, partageant la vedette aux côtés de Nicholas D'Agosto. Grâce aux bonnes audiences ainsi qu'aux retours critique positifs, la série est renouvelée pour une seconde saison par le réseau NBC. Cette même année, elle est à l'affiche du blockbuster d'action Barry Seal: American Traffic porté par Tom Cruise.


Vie privée
Depuis le 28 octobre 2007, elle est mariée à l'acteur Adam Campbell , rencontré sur le tournage de Big Movie. Le couple a joué dans le clip musical Awakening, du groupe Switchfoot. En avril 2016, ils annoncent officiellement attendre leur premier enfant. Elle accouche d'un petit garçon, Jude, en aout 2016.

Best films

The Smurfs (2011)
(Actress)
The Smurfs 2 (2013)
(Actress)
Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)
(Actress)
American Made (2017)
(Actress)
Epic Movie (2007)
(Actress)

Usually with

Kevin James
Kevin James
(2 films)
Gregg Araki
Gregg Araki
(1 films)
Phil Méheux
Phil Méheux
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jayma Mays (13 films)

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Actress

American Made, 1h55
Directed by Doug Liman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Comedy, Action, Historical, Crime
Themes Films about drugs
Actors Tom Cruise, Sarah Wright, Domhnall Gleeson, Jayma Mays, Lola Kirke, Jesse Plemons
Roles Dana Sibota
Rating71% 3.5966153.5966153.5966153.5966153.596615
Mena tells the story of Barry Seal, a TWA pilot who is recruited by the CIA to give recognition against the emerging communist threat in Central America. Seal is in charge of a major CIA covert operation in US history, a feat that led the Medellin cartel and nearly brought down the White House under President Ronald Reagan because of the Iran scandal.
Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant, 1h39
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Danny Pudi, Mark Feuerstein, Jayma Mays, Patrick Warburton, Henry Winkler, Jason Alexander
Roles April Farnekowski
Rating45% 2.2636252.2636252.2636252.2636252.263625
Dragueur et gaffeur, Larry Gaye ne vit que pour son métier : celui d’hôtesse de l’air. Véritable superstar au sein de sa profession, il est appelé à la rescousse lorsque la compagnie pour laquelle il travaille menace de remplacer les hôtesses de l’air par de séduisants robots. Encouragé par le novice Nathan et la charmante April, il s’engage alors dans une improbable compétition contre l'hôtesse-robot 200, afin de prouver que les rapports humains sont irremplaçables dans ce métier périlleux.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2, 1h34
Directed by Andy Fickman
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Molly Shannon, Neal McDonough, Kevin James, Daniella Alonso, David Henrie, Rania Rodriguez
Roles Amy Anderson
Rating44% 2.209032.209032.209032.209032.20903
Six years after the events of the first film, Paul Blart is recovering from several misfortunes. His wife Amy divorced him six days into their marriage, and his mother Margaret was killed after being hit by a milk truck. To feel better, Paul takes pride in patrolling his mall, the West Orange Pavilion Mall. Paul receives an invitation to a security officers' convention in Las Vegas and begins to believe his luck is about to change. His daughter Maya Blart discovers that she was accepted into UCLA and plans to move across the country to Los Angeles, but in light of her father's invitation, she decides to withhold the information for now.
Last Weekend, 1h34
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Patricia Clarkson, Zachary Booth, Joseph Cross, Chris Mulkey, Devon Graye, Fran Kranz
Roles Blake Curtis
Rating54% 2.7048152.7048152.7048152.7048152.704815
When an affluent matriarch (Patricia Clarkson) gathers her dysfunctional family for a holiday at their Northern California lake house, her carefully constructed weekend begins to come apart at the seams, leading her to question her own role in the family.
The Smurfs 2, 1h45
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Children's films
Actors Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jayma Mays, Sofía Vergara, Katy Perry
Roles Grace Winslow
Rating54% 2.7053852.7053852.7053852.7053852.705385
In preparation for her birthday celebration, the Smurfs read the story of Smurfette, how she was created by Gargamel to destroy them, only for Papa Smurf to rescue her and turn her fully into a Smurf. Meanwhile, she is having nightmares about reverting to her original form and betraying her fellow Smurfs by turning them over to Gargamel. The Smurfs are preparing a surprise party, but as Smurfette tries to find out what her fellow Smurfs are planning, none of them are saying a word. She takes this to mean that everyone forgot her birthday.
The Smurfs
The Smurfs (2011)
, 1h42
Directed by Raja Gosnell
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Pregnancy films, Films about magic and magicians, Time travel films, Children's films
Actors Hank Azaria, Katy Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Alan Cumming, Jayma Mays, Sofía Vergara
Roles Grace Winslow
Rating55% 2.7527852.7527852.7527852.7527852.752785
As the Smurfs get ready for the Blue Moon Festival, Papa Smurf sees in his cauldron a vision of Clumsy Smurf reaching for a dragon wand and the Smurfs in cages while Gargamel laughs. Not wanting this vision to come true, Papa Smurf disallows Clumsy to pick Smurf Roots. Clumsy disobeys Papa and ends up unintentionally leading Gargamel and Azrael to the village. The Smurfs all flee for their lives while Clumsy unknowingly runs towards the Forbidden Falls, with Papa Smurf, Smurfette, Grouchy, Brainy and Gutsy running after him. They find him at the edge of a cliff, and while trying to help him up, they are sucked into a gigantic vortex that spirits them to present day New York City. To make matters worse, Gargamel and Azrael follow and the Smurfs end up in the apartment of Patrick and Grace Winslow, a married and expectant couple and their Basset Hound Elway. After clarifying things, the Winslows befriend them and allow them to stay in their apartment. The next day, needing to find a "star gazer" (a telescope), the Smurfs follow Patrick to his work place at Anjelou Cosmetics, misunderstanding the previous explanation of his job as fortune-telling. He calls Grace to pick them up.
Paul Blart: Mall Cop, 1h31
Directed by Steve Carr
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Themes Medical-themed films, Obésité, Films about disabilities, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Jayma Mays, Kevin James, Keir O'Donnell, Shirley Knight, Bobby Cannavale, Stephen Rannazzisi
Roles Amy
Rating52% 2.6008052.6008052.6008052.6008052.600805
Paul Blart is a resident in West Orange, New Jersey with his teenage daughter, Maya, and elderly mother, Margaret. Aspiring to join the New Jersey State Police, he trains at the police academy, but his hypoglycemic medical condition causes him to collapse, therefore failing the exam. To shape things up for his career, Blart works as a security guard at the West Orange Pavillion Mall.
Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control, 1h12
Directed by Gil Junger
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Spy films, Invisibilité
Actors Masi Oka, Nate Torrence, Jayma Mays, Marika Dominczyk, Terry Crews, Mitch Rouse
Roles Nina
Rating50% 2.503582.503582.503582.503582.50358
This film takes place during the events of Get Smart. Bruce and Lloyd have been testing out an invisibility cloak, but during a party, Maraguayan agent Isabelle steals it for El Presidente. Now, Bruce and Lloyd must find the cloak on their own because the only non-compromised agents, Agent 99 and Agent 86 (Max Smart) are in Russia. With no field experience, Bruce and Lloyd must learn how to get a girl and infiltrate the Maraguayan Embassy to prevent Maraguay from selling the cloak to KAOS.
Epic Movie
Epic Movie (2007)
, 1h25
Directed by Aaron Seltzer
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure
Actors Jayma Mays, Jennifer Coolidge, Adam Campbell, Faune A. Chambers, Crispin Glover, Darrell Hammond
Roles Lucy
Rating24% 1.203361.203361.203361.203361.20336
Lucy (Jayma Mays) finds that her adoptive father (David Carradine), a museum curator, has been attacked by Silas (Kevin Hart). Before dying, he gives clues which lead her to a "Golden Ticket" in a vending machine candy bar. Edward (Kal Penn) is training at a Mexican monastery to be a monk. Ignacio (Jareb Dauplaise) becomes enraged at Edward's displeasure at the living conditions and has him beaten and thrown out the window. On the way Edward grabs a Monk's "Golden Ticket". Next, the film introduces Susan (Faune Chambers). She is going to Namibia to meet her new adoptive parents. While she orders water, snakes come out and hijack the plane. Samuel L. Jackson (James Walker, Sr.) pops up and starts repeatedly saying "I have had it with these goddamn snakes on this goddamn plane!" and he throws Susan out of the plane so that she would be safe. Susan accidentally falls on Paris Hilton and finds her "Golden Ticket" in Paris' purse. Then the film introduces Peter (Adam Campbell), a mutant, a student at Mutant Academy, who is often teased for his chicken-like wings. One day he asks Mystique (Carmen Electra) to come with him to the homecoming dance, but he ends up bullied by Mystique's jealous boyfriend, Wolverine (Vince Vieluf), and the Headmaster, Magneto (Jim Piddock). As Magneto wills a locker door to open and knock Peter to the ground, another student's "Golden Ticket" falls onto Peter's chest.
Smiley Face, 1h21
Directed by Gregg Araki
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Anna Faris, Danny Masterson, Roscoe Lee Browne, Adam Brody, John Krasinski, Jayma Mays
Roles Waiting room actress
Rating58% 2.9018752.9018752.9018752.9018752.901875
The story describes an eventful day in the life of Jane F, an unambitious young actress who enjoys smoking cannabis and lives in a Los Angeles apartment with her nerdy, somewhat disturbing roommate Steve. Jane's fateful day begins when she unknowingly consumes an entire plate full of cannabis-laced cupcakes. Realizing her mistake, she makes a list of tasks she must achieve, and how she plans to make them happen. What follows is a relentless stream of disasters caused by Jane's intoxication.
Flags of Our Fathers, 2h8
Directed by Clint Eastwood
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films, United States Armed Forces in films
Actors Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford, Adam Beach, John Benjamin Hickey, John Slattery, Barry Pepper
Roles Infirmière à Hawaï
Rating70% 3.548723.548723.548723.548723.54872
As three US servicemen - Marine Private First Class Ira Hayes, Private First Class Rene Gagnon, and Navy Corpsman John "Doc" Bradley - are feted as heroes in a war bond drive, they reflect on their experiences via flashback.
Blind Dating, 1h35
Directed by James Keach
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities, La cécité
Actors Chris Pine, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Anjali Jay, Jane Seymour, Jayma Mays, Stephen Tobolowsky
Roles Mandy
Rating61% 3.0501153.0501153.0501153.0501153.050115
Danny Valdessecchi (Chris Pine) is an intelligent, handsome, charming boy who happens to be blind. Having been blind from birth, he volunteers for a risky experimental visual prosthesis that may restore his sight—having a microchip installed in the visual cortex of his brain that connects to a camera that would give him only, at best, fuzzy black and white images. During the tests he meets a beautiful Indian nurse, Leeza (Anjali Jay). Meanwhile, because Danny is a virgin at 22, his brother Larry (Eddie Kaye Thomas), who runs a limousine service, gets him a string of hilariously disastrous blind dates in between rentals. When Danny finally realizes that he is falling for Leeza, she tells him she cannot see him anymore because she has been promised in an arranged marriage. Believing that Leeza did not pursue their relationship because of his being blind, Danny becomes depressed and stops taking the necessary tests for his brain surgery. Danny's family, his eccentric psychotherapist Dr. Evans (Jane Seymour) and eye doctor Dr. Perkins (Stephen Tobolowsky) advise him to continue because it is his only chance of seeing, and soon Danny is successfully operated on. He sees his family's faces for the first time, but not Leeza's, who was away, reluctantly preparing for her marriage. Soon the experiment proves to be a failure, as the fragile prosthesis in his brain moves, clouding his already weak vision, and Danny goes back to being blind. Realizing that he really loves Leeza, he bursts into the wedding, professing his love for her and saying "Love is how you speak to me. Love is how you touch me...and guide me showing me the way to go. And when we kiss, when we kiss, it moves me to my soul." The couple kiss. At this the marriage is called off and Danny and Leeza start over, learning more about each other's family and culture.
Red Eye
Red Eye (2005)
, 1h25
Directed by Wes Craven
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion
Actors Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox, Jayma Mays, Jack Scalia, Colby Donaldson
Roles Cynthia
Rating64% 3.248733.248733.248733.248733.24873
Lisa Reisert (Rachel McAdams) arrives at the airport to take a red-eye flight from Texas back to Miami after attending her grandmother's funeral. While waiting in the check-in line, she meets Jackson Rippner (Cillian Murphy), who is boarding the same plane. After their flight is delayed due to bad weather concerns, they meet again at an airport bar and engage in small talk while they wait. When boarding, Lisa discovers to her surprise that Jackson is seated beside her.