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Jayma was born Jamia Suzette Mays. She was raised in Grundy, Virginia, with her older brother and sister. Her father was a high school teacher at Grundy Senior High School for 7 years, before spending 25 years working in the coal-mining industry. He is now retired and lives with Jayma's mother in Bristol. At school, Jayma enjoyed Math and singing. ... See full bio »

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Glee
Glee Emma Pillsbury / Emma Pillsbury-Howell / Emma Pillsbury-Schuester
(2009-2015)
The Smurfs
The Smurfs Grace Winslow
(2011)
Red Eye
Red Eye Cynthia
(2005)

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 2015-2016 The Adventures of Puss in Boots (TV Series)
Dulcinea / Werewolfman
- The Bloodwolf (2016) ... Dulcinea (voice)
- The Obelisk (2016) ... Dulcinea (voice)
- Little Lamb (2016) ... Dulcinea (voice)
- Small Change (2016) ... Dulcinea (voice)
- Boar Games (2016) ... Dulcinea (voice)
 2014-2016 Drunk History (TV Series)
Abigail Adams
 2015 Gigi Does It (TV Series)
- Love Thyself (2015)
 2014-2015 Getting On (TV Series)
Suzi Sasso
- This Is About Vomit, People. (2015) ... Suzi Sasso
- Doctor Death (2014) ... Suzi Sasso
- Turnips... North Day... Yes, yes. (2014) ... Suzi Sasso
- Is Soap a Hazardous Substance? (2014) ... Suzi Sasso
- No Such Thing as Idealized Genitalia (2014) ... Suzi Sasso
 2015 Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (TV Series)
Jessica
- Staff Party (2015) ... Jessica
- Lunch (2015) ... Jessica
 2015 Resident Advisors (TV Series)
Michaela Roberts
- Motivational Speaker (2015) ... Michaela Roberts
 2013 NTSF:SD:SUV (TV Series)
Clock
- The Great Train Stoppery (2013) ... Clock
 2005-2013 How I Met Your Mother (TV Series)
Coat Check Girl
- The Time Travelers (2013) ... Coat Check Girl
- Okay Awesome (2005) ... Coat Check Girl
 2011 Starz on the Set: A Look Behind the Smurfs 3D (TV Short)
Grace Winslow
 2011 Marcy (TV Series)
Jayma
- Marcy Does a Picnic (2011) ... Jayma
 2008 Back to You (TV Series)
Shelley
- Date Night (2008) ... Shelley
 2008 Drunk History (TV Series)
Annabelle
 2007 Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office (TV Movie)
Angela
 2007 Pushing Daisies (TV Series)
Elsita / Elsa
- Pigeon (2007) ... Elsita / Elsa
 2006 If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now (TV Movie)
Sandra
 2005-2006 Entourage (TV Series)
Jennifer
- Sorry, Ari (2006) ... Jennifer
- Neighbors (2005) ... Jennifer
 2006 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Daphne
- Pilot (2006) ... Daphne
 2006 House M.D. (TV Series)
Hannah
- Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006) ... Hannah
 2005 Stacked (TV Series)
Brenda
- Nobody Says I Love You (2005) ... Brenda
 2005 Six Feet Under (TV Series)
Donna
- The Rainbow of Her Reasons (2005) ... Donna
 2005 The Comeback (TV Series)
Sales Girl
- Valerie Demands Dignity (2005) ... Sales Girl
 2004 Joey (TV Series)
Molly
- Joey and the Party (2004) ... Molly
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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

I was so focused at 21, maybe to my own detriment because I didn't allow myself to have fun. I was constantly looking for the next audition and working to pay the bills. See more »

Trivia:

After receiving her B.S. in Performing Arts from Radford University, she completed an apprenticeship with B-Street Theatre in Sacramento, California. See more »

Trademark:

Glazy stare and big smile See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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