Maya Erskine

Maya Erskine (born May 7, 1987) is an American actress, known for her roles as Maggie in Man Seeking Woman and 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. Erskine is of Japanese and European descent. Her mother is Japanese. Her father is the jazz drummer, Peter Erskine. Maya graduated from Los Angeles County High School for the Arts and the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.

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Maya Erskine
Born (1987-05-07) May 7, 1987 (age 31)
Alma materNew York University
OccupationActress
Years active2010–present

Maya Erskine (born May 7, 1987) is an American actress, known for her roles as Maggie in Man Seeking Woman and 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.[1]

Early life

Erskine is of Japanese and European descent.[2] Her mother is Japanese. Her father is the jazz drummer, Peter Erskine. Maya graduated from Los Angeles County High School for the Arts[3] and the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.[4]

Career

Erskine has performed with the Los Angeles-based theater groups the East West Players[5] and the Geffen Playhouse.[6]

Filmography

Films

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Frankenstein Wanda
2018 6 Balloons Cameron
2018 When Jeff Tried to Save the World Samantha
2019 Wine Country Jade

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Hart of Dixie Nessie 2 episodes
2013 Project Reality
2013 High School USA! Student (voice) 4 episodes
2013–2014 Betas Mikki Main cast
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 Heartbeat Gi-Sung 9 episodes
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 Casual Rae 8 episodes
2017 Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later Ginny 3 episodes
2019 PEN15 Maya Main cast

References

  1. Villarreal, Yvonne. "'PEN15' creators Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle on playing their uncool 13-year-old selves". latimes.com. Retrieved 2019-02-16.
  2. Zaw, Catherine (Spring 2014). "Maya Erskine, of Amazon's 'Betas' TV Show, Challenges Hollywood's Status Quo". Retrieved March 21, 2015.
  3. "SM Drama Student Wins Major Award: - Santa Monica Mirror". Santa Monica Mirror. July 20, 2005. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
  4. "The Classical Studio Alumni". tisch.nyu.edu. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
  5. Yap, Audrey Cleo (April 13, 2016). "Celebrating Its 50th Theatre Season, East West Players Looks to the Future". NBC News. Retrieved August 5, 2017.
  6. Playhouse, Geffen. "Media Center Cast". www.geffenplayhouse.org. Retrieved August 5, 2017.


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