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Maya Erskine Bio, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Height, Age, Family, Spouse, Net Worth, Movies and TV Shows

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Maya Erskine Biography

Maya Erskine is a Japanese-American actress and writer known for her roles as Maggie in Man Seeking Woman, Mikki in Betas, and Mizu in Blue Eye Samurai. She stars in the Netflix series, Mr. & Mrs. Smith as Jane Smith. Mr. & Mrs. Smith premieres on February 2, 2024.

Photo of Maya Erskine
Photo of Maya Erskine

Erskine has performed with theatre groups based in Los Angeles like the East West Players and the Geffen Playhouse. In 2019, she made an appearance in Wine Country. In 2013, she received a nomination for an L.A. Weekly Theater Best Supporting Female Performance Award for her performance in Hamlet.

Maya Erskine Height

Erskine stands at a rough height of 5 feet and 3 inches.

Maya Erskine Age

Erskine is 37 years old. She was born on May 7, 1987, in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. Erskine annually celebrates her birthday every May 7th.

Personal Life

Maya Erskine Family and Relatives

Erskine was born to Mutsuko Nigatawa and Peter Erskine. Peter, her father, is a jazz drummer who served as a member of Weather Report and Steps Ahead. He works as a musician and a professor at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. He was born on June 5, 1954, and is 69 years old. Her mother is Japanese from Tokyo while her father is White from New Jersey. She has a sister named Taichi who works as a film editor and producer.

Maya Erskine Siblings/Does She Have a Brother?

No, Erskine does not have a brother rather she has a sister named Taichi who works as a film editor and producer.

Maya Erskine Spouse and Children

Erskine is engaged to Michael Angarano. The pair shared news that they were engaged and they were expecting a child on November 2, 2020. In 2021, she gave birth to their son Leon Frederick Angarano who is 3 years old. They shared news of their relationship in September 2019. Angarano is an American actor who gained fame for starring in Music of the Heart, Cover Me, and Will & Grace. He was born on December 3, 1987, and is 36 years old.

Maya Erskine Education

Erskine studied at Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences before joining Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. Next, she joined New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. At first, she studied musical theatre but later moved to the school’s Experimental Theater Wing. While at NYU, she met Anna Konkle during a study abroad in Amsterdam.

Professional Life

Maya Erskine Net Worth

Erskine has garnered a net worth ranging from $1 million to $6 million during her successful career as an actress and writer.

Maya Erskine Anna Konkle

While at NYU, Erskine met Anna Konkle during a study abroad in Amsterdam. The pair starred together in the TV series, Pen15 which they also co-created. Pen15 follows them as 13-year-olds at an adult take on middle school. Aside from their work relationship, they are best friends in real life.

Movies and TV Shows

Maya Erskine PEN15

Erskine portrayed Maya Ishii-Peters in the TV series, Pen15. Also, she worked as the film’s creator, producer, and writer. Maya is a shy and liable Japanese-American in the seventh grade who was mostly raised by her mother. She is best friends with Anna. At the time of filming, Maya and Anna were 31 and worked with real 13-year-olds.

Maya Erskine Obi-Wan Kenobi

Erskine starred in the role of Sully Stark in the TV miniseries, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Sully is a member of the Path network who assists Jedi in running away from the Empire.

Maya Erskine Blue Eye Samurai

Erskine provided the voice for Mizu, a half-white half-Japanese female warrior in pre-modern Japan, in the adult animated action streaming TV series, Blue Eye Samurai. The series follows Mizu’s pursuit of revenge against four Caucasian men, including her father, who violated Japan’s border closure enforced by the Tokugawa shogunate. Mizu, a blue-eyed warrior, is a woman marked by vengeful and cold conduct, shaped by the prejudice she survived as a mixed-race Japanese person. To avoid unwanted attention, she adopts a male persona.

Maya Erskine Insecure

From 2016 to 2017, Erskine portrayed Diane Nakamura in the comedy-drama TV series, Insecure for 6 episodes. Diane works at “We Got Y’all,” a non-profit that helps middle-school-aged students of color.

Maya Erskine Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Erskine stars in the Netflix series, Mr. & Mrs. Smith as Jane Smith. Mr. & Mrs. Smith premieres on February 2, 2024. The show revolves around a duo of assassins assigned to pose as a married couple. Jane, one of the assassins, adopts the guise of a conventional housewife. She is also the proprietor of I-Temp Technology Staffing, a firm focused on eliminating threats. In the series, she stars alongside;

  • Donald Glover
  • Parker Posey
  • Wagner Moura
  • Michaela Coel
  • John Turturro
  • Paul Dano
  • Alexander Skarsgård
  • Eiza González
  • Sarah Paulson
  • Sharon Horgan
  • Ron Perlman
  • Billy Campbell
  • Ursula Corbero

Maya Erskine Other Films and TV Shows

During her career, Erskine has appeared in a number of films and TV shows such as;

  • Frankenstein
  • 6 Balloons
  • When Jeff Tried to Save the World
  • Plus One
  • Wine Country
  • Man Seeking Woman
  • PEN15
  • Heartbeat
  • Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later
  • Scoob!
  • DC League of Super-Pets
  • Wildwood
  • Big Mouth
  • Crossing Swords
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • Blue Eye Samurai

Maya Erskine Social Media(Instagram)

Erskine has active social media platforms i.e. Instagram. She has a following of over 265K on Instagram.