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Also Known As: Jayma Suzette Mays Died:
Born: July 16, 1979 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Grundy, Virginia, USA Profession: actress

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Before she became a household name, Jayma Mays' biggest screen credit was playing the love interest to Kevin James' slapstick security guard in the comedy "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" (2009). While their sweet onscreen chemistry helped make the film a box-office success, it paled in comparison to the buzz that surrounded Mays' most talked-about project, "Glee" (Fox, 2009- ). The musical comedy series follows a ragtag group of glee club members trying to survive high school and navigate amongst the faculty members who either love or loathe them. On the feel-good series, Mays played the school's kindhearted, germaphobic guidance counselor, Emma Pillsbury. As the calm soul at the center of the program's show-stopping musical numbers, John Hughes-esque teen angst, and romantic tension, Mays quickly vaulted from hardworking supporting player to endearing primetime leading lady.

Before she became a household name, Jayma Mays' biggest screen credit was playing the love interest to Kevin James' slapstick security guard in the comedy "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" (2009). While their sweet onscreen chemistry helped make the film a box-office success, it paled in comparison to the buzz that surrounded Mays' most talked-about project, "Glee" (Fox, 2009- ). The musical comedy series follows a ragtag group of glee club members trying to survive high school and navigate amongst the faculty members who either love or loathe them. On the feel-good series, Mays played the school's kindhearted, germaphobic guidance counselor, Emma Pillsbury. As the calm soul at the center of the program's show-stopping musical numbers, John Hughes-esque teen angst, and romantic tension, Mays quickly vaulted from hardworking supporting player to endearing primetime leading lady.

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CAST: (feature film)

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 Last Weekend (2014)
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 Smurfs 2, The (2013)
4.
 Smurfs, The (2011)
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 Bar Starz (2008)
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 Epic Movie (2007)
8.
 Smiley Face (2007)
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 Blind Dating (2007)
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2004:
Made television debut as Matt LeBlanc's quirky neighbor Molly on NBC's spin-off series, "Joey"
2005:
First film role was in the Wes Craven-directed thriller, "Red Eye"
2005:
Had a recurring role as Dana Gordon's witty and sassy assistant on HBO's "Entourage"
2006:
Played the recurring role of Charlie, a diner waitress with telepathic powers and the love interest of time traveler Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oka) in NBC's "Heroes"
2007:
Cast in a recurring role on ABC's "Ugly Betty" as Charlie, the scheming and back-stabbing girlfriend of Betty's workplace crush, Henry
2007:
Co-starred in the blockbuster spoof "Epic Movie" as one of four adult orphans held captive by the chocolate-maker Willy (Crispin Glover)
2009:
Cast as Emma Pillsbury, the school¿s supportive but slightly neurotic guidance counselor, in the Fox musical comedy series, "Glee"
2011:
Co-starred in the 3D film, "The Smurfs," which is based on the 1980s animated TV series
2012:
Appeared in a recurring role on "The League"
2013:
Returned for the sequel "The Smurfs 2"
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Education

Grundy Senior High School: Grundy , Virginia - 1997
Radford University: Radford , Virginia - 2001

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