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|Born||May 7, 1987|
|Alma mater||New York University|
|Parent(s)|| Peter Erskine (father)|
Mutsuko Erskine (mother)
Maya Erskine (born May 7, 1987) is an American actress and writer best known for her roles as Maggie in Man Seeking Womanand Mikki in Betas . In 2019, she began starring in the Hulu original, PEN15 , alongside Anna Konkle. The duo, who also co-created and co-executive produce the series, play fictional versions of their 13-year-old selves.
Man Seeking Woman is an American comedy television series that aired for three seasons on FXX from January 14, 2015, to March 8, 2017. The series is set in Chicago, about a naïve and soft-spoken man in his 20s named Josh Greenberg, who finds himself in several surreal and awkward circumstances while trying to find love.
Betas is an American web television series that was produced by Amazon Studios. The show starred Joe Dinicol and Karan Soni as "dating app" developers in Silicon Valley who are looking for an investor.
Hulu is a U.S.-based subscription video on demand service fully controlled and majority-owned by Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer & International, a business segment of The Walt Disney Company, with Comcast's NBCUniversal as an equity stakeholder owning 33%.
Erskine was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of Mutsuko and Peter Erskine, a jazz drummer.Her mother is Japanese, from Tokyo, and her father is of European descent. Her mother played the role of Erskine's mother on PEN15.
Los Angeles, officially the City of Los Angeles and often known by its initials L.A., is the most populous city in California, the second most populous city in the United States, after New York City, and the third most populous city in North America. With an estimated population of nearly four million, Los Angeles is the cultural, financial, and commercial center of Southern California. The city is known for its Mediterranean climate, ethnic diversity, Hollywood, the entertainment industry, and its sprawling metropolis. Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast of North America.
Peter Erskine is an American jazz drummer who was a member of the jazz fusion groups Weather Report and Steps Ahead.
Japanese people are an ethnic group that is native to the Japanese archipelago and modern country of Japan, where they constitute 98.5% of the total population. Worldwide, approximately 129 million people are of Japanese descent; of these, approximately 125 million are residents of Japan. People of Japanese ancestry who live outside Japan are referred to as nikkeijin(日系人), the Japanese diaspora. The term ethnic Japanese is often used to refer to mainland Japanese people, specifically Yamato people. Japanese people are one of the largest ethnic groups in the world.
Erskine attended Crossroads School for Arts & Sciencesand graduated from Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. She then went to Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. Erskine initially studied musical theater but shifted to the school's Experimental Theater Wing.
Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences is a private, K-12, independent, college preparatory school in Santa Monica, California, United States. The school is a former member of the prestigious G20 Schools Group.
Los Angeles County High School for the Arts is a visual and performing arts high school located on the campus of California State University, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, United States.
New York University (NYU) is a private research university based in New York City. Founded in 1831, NYU's historical campus is in Greenwich Village, Lower Manhattan. NYU also has degree-granting campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, and academic centers in Accra, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Florence, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Sydney, Tel Aviv, and Washington, D.C.
Erskine has performed with the Los Angeles-based theater groups the East West Playersand the Geffen Playhouse. She also appeared in the friendship-based film Wine Country , opposite a slate of female comedians, including Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, and Rachel Dratch.
East West Players is an Asian American theatre organization in Los Angeles, founded in 1965. As the nation's first Asian American theatre organization, East West Players continues to produce works and educational programs that give voice to the Asian Pacific American experience today.
The Geffen Playhouse is a not-for-profit theater company founded by Gilbert Cates in 1995. It produced in two venues, both owned by University of California Los Angeles. The Playhouse is located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was named for donor David Geffen. The current executive director is Gil Cates Jr.
Wine Country is a 2019 American comedy film produced and directed by Amy Poehler, in her feature directorial debut. She stars alongside Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Paula Pell, Emily Spivey, Jason Schwartzman and Tina Fey, as the plot follows a group of middle-aged women who go on a wine tasting tour in California. It was released in select theaters on May 8, 2019, and digitally released for streaming on May 10, 2019, by Netflix.
|2018||When Jeff Tried to Save the World||Samantha|
|2013||Hart of Dixie||Nessie||2 episodes|
|2013||High School USA!||Student (voice)||4 episodes|
|2014||Next Time on Lonny||Charika||Episode: "Lonny is Famous"|
|2015||Stone Quackers||(voices)||2 episodes|
|2015||Man Seeking Woman||Maggie||10 episodes|
|2015||Big Time in Hollywood, FL||Venice||Episode: "What Dreams May Come"|
|2016||Son of Zorn||April Lee||Episode: "A Taste of Zephyria"|
|2017||Michael Bolton's Big, Sexy Valentine's Day Special||Susan||TV movie|
|2016||Insecure||Diane Nakamura||6 episodes|
|2017||Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later||Ginny||3 episodes|
David Lawrence Geffen is an American business magnate, producer, film studio executive, and philanthropist. Geffen created or co-created Asylum Records in 1970, Geffen Records in 1980, DGC Records in 1990, and DreamWorks SKG in 1994. As philanthropist he has donated to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and other educational and research institutes.
Westwood is a commercial and residential neighborhood in the northern central portion of the Westside region of Los Angeles, California. It is the home of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, is one of the 11 schools within the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) located in Los Angeles, California. Its creation was groundbreaking in that it was the first time a leading university had combined all three of these aspects into a single administration. The undergraduate program is often ranked among the world's top drama departments. The graduate programs are usually ranking within the top three nationally, according to the U.S. News & World Report. Among the school's resources are the Geffen Playhouse and the UCLA Film & Television Archive, the world's largest university-based archive of its kind, celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015. The Archive constitutes one of the largest collections of media materials in the United States — second only to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Its vaults hold more than 220,000 motion picture and television titles and 27 million feet of newsreel footage. The film, television, and digital media program is one of the most prestigious film programs in the world. It is the most selective film school as the film and television major selects about only 15 freshman out of thousands of applicants and a handful of transfer students.
Anna Deavere Smith is an American actress, playwright, and professor. She is known for her roles as National Security Advisor Dr. Nancy McNally in The West Wing (2000–06), and as hospital administrator Gloria Akalitus in the Showtime series Nurse Jackie (2009–15). She currently plays the role of Tina Krissman on the ABC show For the People.
Justina Machado is an American actress, known for her roles as Penelope Alvarez on the Netflix sitcom One Day at a Time, Darci Factor in The CW dramedy Jane the Virgin, Vanessa Diaz on the HBO drama Six Feet Under, and Brenda on the USA drama Queen of the South.
Glenne Aimee Headly was an American actress. She was widely known for her roles in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracy, and Mr. Holland's Opus. Headly received a Theatre World Award and four Joseph Jefferson Awards and was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards.
Jennifer Michelle "Ginnifer" Goodwin is an American actress. She is known for playing Margene Heffman in the drama series Big Love (2006–2011), Snow White/Mary Margaret Blanchard in the fantasy series Once Upon a Time (2011–2018), and Judy Hopps in the Disney animated film Zootopia. She also played Fawn in the Disney film Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast. Goodwin has also appeared in various films including Mona Lisa Smile, Something Borrowed, Walk the Line, Killing Kennedy, He's Just Not That into You, and Ramona and Beezus.
Michael Jerrod Moore, known professionally as Michael Arden, is an American actor, musician and stage director.
Lisa Loomer is an American playwright and screenwriter who has also worked as an actress and stand-up comic. She is best known for her play The Waiting Room (1994), in which three women from different time periods meet in a modern doctor's waiting room, each suffering from the effects of their various societies' cosmetic body modification practices. She also co-wrote the screenplay for the film Girl Interrupted. Many of her plays deal with the experiences of Latinx and immigrant characters. Others deal with social and political issues through the lens of contemporary family life. Beyond that, Loomer's play The Waiting Room discusses issues such as body image, breast cancer, and non-Western medicine.
Hershey Felder is a pianist, actor, playwright, composer, producer, and director. He created the role of American composer George Gershwin for the theatrical stage in the play George Gershwin Alone, which was followed by the creation of the roles of Fryderyk Chopin, the Polish composer-pianist; Ludwig van Beethoven and Gerhard von Breuning in Beethoven; Leonard Bernstein in Maestro Bernstein; Franz Liszt in Musik; Irving Berlin in Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin; and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky in Our Great Tchaikovsky. "The Composer Sonata" comprises these works.
The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is a prestigious acting school that was founded by actress and teacher Stella Adler. The Stella Adler Studio of Acting has two locations: its original New York City conservatory, founded in 1949, and the Art of Acting Studio in Los Angeles. The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is not affiliated with the Stella Adler Conservatory, established in Los Angeles in 1985.
Hilly Hicks Jr. is an American playwright and screenwriter.
Emily Swallow is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Kim Fischer on The Mentalist and as Amara / The Darkness in the eleventh season of Supernatural.
Hailey Gates is an American model, actress, director, and journalist. She currently hosts the Viceland series States of Undress.
The Exorcist is a play by John Pielmeier based on the novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty, and is part of The Exorcist franchise. The story centres around a young girl, Regan, who has been subject to demonic possession. Her mother, Chris, seeks out to the church to perform an exorcism.
Kirsten J. Childs is an American playwright, librettist, and former actress.
PEN15 is an American comedy web television series, created by Maya Erskine, Anna Konkle, and Sam Zvibleman, that premiered on February 8, 2019, on Hulu. The series stars Erskine and Konkle, who also serve as executive producers alongside Zvibleman, Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone, Becky Sloviter, Marc Provissiero, Brooke Pobjoy, Debbie Liebling, and Gabe Liedman. The series name comes from a popular teenage prank where one asks a victim to join the "PEN 15" club, and writes the word "PEN15" on their hand.
Anna Konkle is an American actress best known for playing Tara "TMI" Milly Izikoff on Rosewood and Anna Kone on PEN15, which she co-stars in alongside Maya Erskine. Konkle was born in Randolph, Vermont, on April 7, 1987. Anna's family moved to Scituate, Massachusetts, in 1994 where she attended public schools. She attended New York University, where she met fellow-student Erskine while they were both studying abroad at a theater program in Amsterdam. The duo co-created PEN15 with Sam Zvibleman, and star as 13-year-old semi-fictional versions of themselves.
Plus One is a 2019 American romantic comedy film, written, directed, and produced by Jeff Chan and Andrew Rhymer in their directorial debuts. It stars Maya Erskine, Jack Quaid, Beck Bennett, Rosalind Chao, Perrey Reeves and Ed Begley Jr..
IMDb is an online database of information related to films, television programs, home videos and video games, and streaming content online -- including cast, production crew and personal biographies, plot summaries, trivia,fan reviews and ratings. An additional fan feature, message boards, was abandoned in February 2017. Originally a fan-operated website, the database is owned and operated by IMDb.com, Inc., a subsidiary of Amazon.
Twitter is an American online microblogging and social networking service on which users post and interact with messages known as "tweets". Tweets were originally restricted to 140 characters, but on November 7, 2017, this limit was doubled to 280 for all languages except Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Registered users can post, like, and retweet tweets, but unregistered users can only read them. Users access Twitter through its website interface, through Short Message Service (SMS) or its mobile-device application software ("app"). Twitter, Inc. is based in San Francisco, California, and has more than 25 offices around the world.
Rotten Tomatoes is an American review-aggregation website for film and television. The company was launched in August 1998 by three undergraduate students at the University of California, Berkeley: Senh Duong, Patrick Y. Lee, and Stephen Wang. The name "Rotten Tomatoes" derives from the practice of audiences throwing rotten tomatoes when disapproving of a poor stage performance.
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