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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 Hulu's original TV comedy series PEN15 alongside Anna Konkle. The duo, who co-created and co-executive produce the series, play fictional versions of their 13-year-old selves.
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.
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.
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 comedians, including Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, and Rachel Dratch.
|2018||When Jeff Tried to Save the World||Samantha|
|2020||An American Pickle||TBA||Post-production|
|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"|
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|2017||Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later||Ginny||3 episodes|
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