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Jayma Mays

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 Emma Pillsbury / Emma Pillsbury-Howell
The Smurfs
The Smurfs Grace Winslow
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Red Eye Cynthia


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 2017 American Made (post-production)
Dana Sibota
 2015-2016 The Adventures of Puss in Boots (TV Series)
- Skeleton Town (2016) ... Dulcinea (voice)
- Parrot Booty (2016) ... Dulcinea (voice)
- Pirate Booty (2016) ... Dulcinea (voice)
- King Pickles (2016) ... Dulcinea (voice)
- Coin Toss (2016) ... Dulcinea (voice)
 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)
- Staff Party (2015) ... Jessica
- Lunch (2015) ... Jessica
 2015 Resident Advisors (TV Series)
Michaela Roberts
- Motivational Speaker (2015) ... Michaela Roberts
 2014 Drunk History (TV Series)
Abigail Adams
 2014 Awkward Expressions of Love (Short)
 2013 NTSF:SD:SUV (TV Series)
- 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
 2013 Bananas (Short)
 2011 Starz on the Set: A Look Behind the Smurfs 3D (TV Short)
Grace Winslow
 2011 Marcy (TV Series)
- Marcy Does a Picnic (2011) ... Jayma
 2008 Back to You (TV Series)
- Date Night (2008) ... Shelley
 2008 Bar Starz
 2008 Drunk History (TV Series)
 2008 Night Hikers (Short)
 2007 Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office (TV Movie)
 2007 Pushing Daisies (TV Series)
Elsita / Elsa
- Pigeon (2007) ... Elsita / Elsa
 2007 Epic Movie
 2007 Smiley Face
Actress in Waiting Room
 2006 If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now (TV Movie)
 2006 Flags of Our Fathers
Nurse in Hawaii
 2005-2006 Entourage (TV Series)
- Sorry, Ari (2006) ... Jennifer
- Neighbors (2005) ... Jennifer
 2006 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (TV Series)
- Pilot (2006) ... Daphne
 2006 House (TV Series)
- Sleeping Dogs Lie (2006) ... Hannah
 2005 Stacked (TV Series)
- Nobody Says I Love You (2005) ... Brenda
 2005 Red Eye
 2005 Six Feet Under (TV Series)
- The Rainbow of Her Reasons (2005) ... Donna
 2005 The Comeback (TV Series)
Sales Girl
- Valerie Demands Dignity (2005) ... Sales Girl
 2004 Joey (TV Series)
- Joey and the Party (2004) ... Molly
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5' 4" (1.63 m)

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I was a big fan of The Smurfs (1981) growing up, even though by default - my mom used to force me to watch because she was a "Smurfs" fan. See more »


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


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