Following the lead of her older sister who is a veteran Screen Actors Guild (SAG) member, Maya “Jai” Pinson is watching the curtain rise on her own career as a working actress. The 13-year-old 8th grader joined the industry at age one, and has since appeared in many magazines, posters and newspapers. More recently, Maya has won back-to-back lead roles in a music video and in an Internet Movie Database (IMDb)-listed film. A fun-loving, gifted and talented native Washingtonian, Maya plays 1st chair cello in her school’s orchestra, drums and competes in a variety of sports, all while maintaining a high GPA.
Realizing that balancing her acting career, extracurricular activities and academics can sometimes be a struggle, Maya wrote and published a children’s book called Back Pack Lilly, which inspires young scholars to “stop, drop, work then play” – the secret to her own phenomenal focus and career and academic success amid an action-packed schedule. Look for her on bookshelves, online and on the silver screen in late 2017/early 2018.