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|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 jazz drummer Peter Erskine.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 attended New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. 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.
|When Jeff Tried to Save the World||Samantha|
|2019||Plus One||Alice Mori|
|An American Pickle||Completed|
|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|
|2020||BoJack Horseman||Ivy Tran||Voice; Episode: "Good Damage"|
|2020-present||Bob's Burgers||Kaylee||Voice; 2 episodes|
|2020-present||Crossing Swords||Princess Blossom (voice)||Voice; 5 episodes|
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PEN15 is an American cringe 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.
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..
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