Jayma Mays Celebrity Watchlist

Fast Facts

  • Best known for her role as McKinley High School guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury on Glee.
  • Made her TV debut in a September 2004 episode of the NBC sitcom Joey.
  • Made her feature-film debut opposite Rachel McAdams in the 2005 thriller Red Eye.  
  • In 2007, she played Hiro's girlfriend, Charlie, on NBC's Heroes and Henry's girlfriend, also named Charlie, on ABC's Ugly Betty.
  • Met her husband on the set of 2007's Epic Movie, which they both starred in.
  • Is involved with Cookies for Kids' Cancer, a nonprofit organization that raises funds for pediatric-cancer research.

Awards

  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Winner

Relationships

  • James Mays — Father
  • Paulette Mays — Mother
  • Adam Campbell — Husband

College

  • Radford University, Radford, VA (2000)

Details

  • Birth Name: Jamia Suzette Mays
  • Birth Place: Grundy, VA
  • Birthday: July 16, 1979, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor
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