Birthplace: Grundy, Virginia, United States
Birth Name: Jayma Suzette Mays
Jayma Mays was born in a small town in Virginia in 1979. She graduated from Grundy Senior High School and later she went on to Radford University, graduating with a degree in Performing Arts. In 2004 she made her first television appearance on Joey. In 2005 she made her feature film debut with a supporting role in Red Eye. In 2007, she starred in Epic Movie where she met her husband. Since then her career has only expanded, landing recurring roles on the TV shows Heroes and Ugly
Betty. In 2009, she landed a starring role in Fox’s musical comedy Glee as Emma Pillsbury, a guidance counselor with a crush on the Glee coach and a problem with germs.
Jayma Mays comes from a small town in Virginia and graduated from Grundy Senior High School. She went on to Radford University where she graduated with a degree in Performing Arts.
She made her television debut in 2004 in the short lived series “Joey”, and in 2005 debuted in the feature film “Red Eye”. In 2007 she starred in Epic Movie, where she met her husband on set and has gone on to recurring roles in TV shows such as Heroes and Ugly Betty.
One her best known big screen roles was as Grace Winslow in the movie adaptation of “The Smurfs”.