Jayma Mays
Jayma Mays
Character Debbie Miller
Season(s) 1
Date of Birth July 16, 1979
Origin USA
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Jamia Suzette Mays, better known as Jayma Mays (born July 16, 1979), is an American actress and singer. She is known for playing Emma Pillsbury on the Fox musical series Glee, and the film roles of Amy in Paul Blart: Mall Cop and Grace in The Smurfs. Since October 2013, she has played the role of Debbie on the sitcom The Millers.

Early lifeEdit

Mays was born in Bristol, Tennessee and raised in Grundy, Virginia, the daughter of Paulette (née Norris) and James Mays, a high school teacher who also worked in the coal mining industry. Mays' interests as a child ranged from singing to mathematics. At the age of 15, Mays was offered a job working on the local radio station reading the obituaries. After graduating from Grundy High School, she earned an associate's degree from Southwest Virginia Community College. Mays then attended Virginia Tech for a year before transferring to Radford University.