Jayma Mays

Jayma Mays

Highest Rated: 86% American Made (2017)

Lowest Rated: 2% Epic Movie (2007)

Birthday: Jul 16, 1979

Birthplace: Grundy, Virginia, USA

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, 2009-15). 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. During that series' later seasons, Mays also co-starred in Will Arnett sitcom "The Millers" (CBS 2013-15), before co-starring in children's animated series "The Adventures of Puss in Boots" (Netflix 2015- ) and mockumentary comedy "Trial and Error" (NBC 2017- ). On the big screen, she co-starred in Doug Liman's "American Made" (2017), an action comedy starring Tom Cruise based on a real CIA operation of the 1980s.


Highest Rated Movies



82% 69% Bill & Ted Face the Music Joanna (Character) $3.4M 2020
86% 78% American Made Dana Sibota (Character) $51.3M 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale Unknown (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 58% Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant April (Character) - 2015
38% 34% Last Weekend Blake (Character) $6.1K 2014
14% 56% The Smurfs 2 Grace Winslow (Character) $71M 2013
21% 44% The Smurfs Grace Winslow (Character) $142.6M 2011
34% 43% Paul Blart: Mall Cop Amy (Character) $146.3M 2009
No Score Yet 27% Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control Nina (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 36% Bar Starz Tiffany (Character) - 2008
24% 47% Blind Dating Mandy (Character) $87.4K 2007
2% 29% Epic Movie Lucy (Character) $39.7M 2007
79% 64% Red Eye Cynthia (Character) $57.9M 2005


No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
88% 88% Trial & Error Carol Anne Keane (Character) 2017-2018
No Score Yet 88% The Adventures of Puss in Boots Dulcinea (Character),
Unknown (Voice)
84% 70% Great News Cat (Guest Star) 2018
29% No Score Yet Gigi Does It Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
47% 46% The Millers Debbie (Character) 2013-2015
70% 71% Glee Emma Pilsbury (Character),
Emma Pillsbury-Schuester (Guest Star)
81% 81% The League Trixie Von Stein (Guest Star) 2012-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Marilyn Denis Show Guest 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Social Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2013
83% 83% How I Met Your Mother Coat Check Girl (Guest Star) 2013 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet LIVE with Kelly Guest 2011-2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2010
53% 66% Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 2009 2006
40% No Score Yet Back to You Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
97% 86% Ugly Betty Charlie (Guest Star) 2007-2008
96% 96% Pushing Daisies Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 85% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
74% 92% Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Daphne (Guest Star) 2006
66% 83% Entourage Jennifer (Guest Star) 2005-2006
90% 96% House Hannah (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Stacked Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
81% 97% Six Feet Under Unknown (Guest Star) 2005


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