What Is Jayma Mays Doing Now?

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If you are a fan of the show called Glee that used to air on Fox, you might know the name, Jayma Mays. Even if you have never across her, you might know her. She is an American actress and also a singer.

She has done a lot of hit movies and TV shows in her career. All of these appearances mean that the actress is actually killing it in Hollywood. But there is more to her. Today, we are going to cover different aspects of her life so, let us get started!

She is a graduate from Radford university

Jayma Mays was born on July 16, 1979, in Bristol, Tennessee but she spent most of her childhood in the town of Grundy, Virginia. Her full name is actually Jamia Suzette Mays.

She was into music since she was a child so she learned piano at 4 and when she was 9, she was already playing at weddings. She was also pretty active in school sports events and was even on a team of a cheerleading squad.

When she was just 15 years old she started her first job which was a Radio job where she read obituaries. After finishing high school in the year 1997, she earned herself an associate degree at Southwest Virginia Community College.

But she did not stop there later, she attended the Virginia tech university and after spending three years there, she got a transfer to Radford University where she ended up with a degree in December 2000.

How old was Jayma Mays in Glee?

Her first gig as an actress was getting herself involved in an internship with Timothy Busfield who was an actor in the 1987 TV series called Thirtysomething. Her on-screen debut came in around 2004 with her role in the TV show Joey.

Then she made her film debut in 2005 with Red Eye. In 2009, we saw her rise to become a star by landing a long-running role of Emma on the hit musical Glee. She was “30 years old” when she landed her role as Emma on Glee.

Currently, Mays is also involved with a lot of charity work in addition to having a really impressive film and TV career under her belt.

Her career


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Jayma is widely famous for her portrayal of Emma Pillsbury in Glee. She was one of the main cast of the show before season 4. After the fourth season, she started doing guest appearances in the show.

Her most recent role was the character of Prosecutor Carol Anne Keane on the NBC sitcom titled Trial and Error. This show began in March of 2017.

Jayma has also made appearances in the music video of the Awakening which was released single by Switchfoot.

As far as her current career goes, she hasn’t done that much in the last few years apart from some minor guest appearances here and there.

Anyway, in 2021 it was announced that Mays will be cast in Disenchanted which is a long-awaited sequel to the 2007 film Enchanted. She will be acting alongside big actors such as Maya Rudolph and Yvette Nicole Brown in the movie.

Talking with MyFanbase once she said, “I think I always knew that I wanted to be an actress, but didn’t really think it was an option for me while I was growing up in such a small town in Virginia. It wasn’t until my second year of college that I really realized that I needed to give it a shot. So, I switched majors, gave my parents heart attacks, and then moved to California.”


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Besides acting Mays has done some voice acting on movies like The Adventures of Puss in Boots, The Smurfs, and many more. Also, she has been doing voiceover in movies for a long time.

Her ability to make any character alive through the voice is what her fans loved most.

Who are Jayma Mays’ parents?

Jayma is the daughter of James Edwin Mays and Susan Paulette. Her father used to be a teacher at Grundy Senior High School where he worked for seven years before shifting to the coal mining industry where he worked further 25 years before he finally retired.

Jayma also has an older brother, as well as a sister, and their names, are yet to be made public though. As far as ethnicity goes, Jayma is English, Scottish, Welsh, and even of German descent.

Jayma is married to actor Adam Campbell

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The 100th episode celebration of GLEE at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood
Featuring: Jayma Mays, Adam Campbell

Jayma Mays is currently married to the English actor Andrew Campbell. Andrew was born in 1980 in the small town of Bath, Somerset, England.

She met Campbell on the set of Epic Movie. Their relationship began there and it was going well. Both of them were actors and could understand the lifestyle of Hollywood so, there were no problems.

The pair became best friends and from there a healthy relationship started that culminated into marriage on October 28, 2007, and they have been married for more than a decade now.

The couple also shares a child named Jude Jones who was born in November 2016, he will turn 6 years old this November.

Why did Jayma Mays leave Glee?

In 2013, Mays confirmed with Access Hollywood that she will be leaving Glee at the premiere of Smurfs 2 where she revealed, the 5th season “is going to be my last season.”

She also revealed to Metro that it was not her choice to leave the show but it was the decision of the creators. She said, “We knew it was coming last year – some other characters will also be leaving this season. It’s very sad to be going but I understand why they do it. It’s about getting new blood into the show. I really enjoyed playing Emma. I don’t know how I’m written out yet – I’m so curious.”

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