Jayma Mays

Jayma Mays

Highest Rated: 85% 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

American Made Bill & Ted Face the Music Red Eye
Last Weekend
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Blind Dating
The Smurfs The Smurfs 2

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
82% 65% Bill & Ted Face the Music Joanna (Character) $3.4M 2020
85% 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) $71.0M 2013
21% 43% The Smurfs Grace Winslow (Character) $142.6M 2011
34% 43% Paul Blart: Mall Cop Amy (Character) $146.3M 2009
No Score Yet 36% Bar Starz Tiffany (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 27% Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd Out of Control Nina (Character) - 2008
25% 46% 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

TV

Credit
31% 62% United States of Al Cindy (Guest Star) 2022
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2020
88% 88% Trial & Error Carol Anne Keane (Character) 2017-2018
No Score Yet 87% The Adventures of Puss in Boots Dulcinea (Character),
Unknown (Voice)
2015-2018
84% 72% Great News Cat (Guest Star) 2018
29% 50% Gigi Does It Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
47% 44% The Millers Debbie (Character) 2013-2015
70% 71% Glee Emma Pilsbury (Character),
Emma Pillsbury-Schuester (Guest Star)
2009-2015
81% 82% The League Trixie Von Stein (Guest Star) 2012-2014
No Score Yet 100% The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet 75% The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Guest 2013
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2013
84% 84% How I Met Your Mother Coat Check Girl (Guest Star) 2005 2013
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lopez Tonight Guest 2010
52% 65% Heroes Unknown (Guest Star) 2006 2009
40% No Score Yet Back to You Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
97% 87% Ugly Betty Charlie (Guest Star) 2007-2008
96% 95% Pushing Daisies Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 86% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
74% 92% Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Daphne (Guest Star) 2006
65% 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