Jayma Mays

Actress
Before she became a household name, Jayma Mays' biggest screen credit was playing the love interest to Kevin James' slapstick security guard in the comedy "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" (2009). While their sweet onscreen ... Read more »
Born: 07/15/1979 in Grundy, Virginia, USA

Filmography

Actor (32)

The Millers 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Getting On 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Glee 2007 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Last Weekend 2014 (Movie)

Blake Curtis (Actor)

The League 2012 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

How I Met Your Mother 2005, 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

NTSF:SD:SUV 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Smurfs 2 2013 (Movie)

Grace (Actor)

Glee: Don't Stop Believing 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Conan 2011 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Smurfs 2011 (Movie)

Grace Winslow (Actor)

The 8th Annual TV Land Awards 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

Heroes 2006, 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2009 (Movie)

Amy (Actor)

Back to You 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bar Starz 2008 (Movie)

Tiffany (Actor)

Ugly Betty 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

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Blind Dating 2007 (Movie)

Mandy (Actor)

Epic Movie 2007 (Movie)

Lucy (Actor)

Even Scarier Movie Moments 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

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Pushing Daisies 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Smiley Face 2007 (Movie)

Actress In Waiting Room (Actor)

The Ghost Whisperer 2007 (Tv Show)

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Entourage 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

House 2006 (Tv Show)

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Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Red Eye 2005 (Movie)

Cynthia (Actor)

Stacked 2005 (Tv Show)

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The Comeback 2005 (Tv Show)

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Joey 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Biography

Before she became a household name, Jayma Mays' biggest screen credit was playing the love interest to Kevin James' slapstick security guard in the comedy "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" (2009). While their sweet onscreen chemistry helped make the film a box-office success, it paled in comparison to the buzz that surrounded Mays' most talked-about project, "Glee" (Fox, 2009- ). The musical comedy series follows a ragtag group of glee club members trying to survive high school and navigate amongst the faculty members who either love or loathe them. On the feel-good series, Mays played the school's kindhearted, germaphobic guidance counselor, Emma Pillsbury. As the calm soul at the center of the program's show-stopping musical numbers, John Hughes-esque teen angst, and romantic tension, Mays quickly vaulted from hardworking supporting player to endearing primetime leading lady.

Relationships

Adam Campbell Actor

Husband
Met on the set of "Epic Movie" (2007) married October 28, 2007

EDUCATION

Radford University

Radford , Virginia 2001

Grundy Senior High School

Grundy , Virginia 1997

Milestones

2013

Returned for the sequel "The Smurfs 2"

2012

Appeared in a recurring role on "The League"

2011

Co-starred in the 3D film, "The Smurfs," which is based on the 1980s animated TV series

2009

Cast as Emma Pillsbury, the school’s supportive but slightly neurotic guidance counselor, in the Fox musical comedy series, "Glee"

2007

Cast in a recurring role on ABC's "Ugly Betty" as Charlie, the scheming and back-stabbing girlfriend of Betty's workplace crush, Henry

2007

Co-starred in the blockbuster spoof "Epic Movie" as one of four adult orphans held captive by the chocolate-maker Willy (Crispin Glover)

2006

Played the recurring role of Charlie, a diner waitress with telepathic powers and the love interest of time traveler Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka) in NBC's "Heroes"

2005

First film role was in the Wes Craven-directed thriller, "Red Eye"

2005

Had a recurring role as Dana Gordon's witty and sassy assistant on HBO's "Entourage"

2004

Made television debut as Matt LeBlanc's quirky neighbor Molly on NBC's spin-off series, "Joey"

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