Following the lead of her older sister and her talent manager mother, both of whom are veteran Screen Actors Guild (SAG) members, Maya “Jai” Pinson is watching the curtain rise on her own career as a working actress. The 14-year-old high school freshman joined the entertainment industry at age one, and has since appeared in many magazines, posters and newspapers.  More recently, Maya is filming as Taylor in a new TV series "Dads Do It Too", played the lead role in a music video and casted in over 12 Internet Movie Database (IMDb)-listed films. She is a motivational speaker and the co-host, of the Archie Beslow Show "Voices of Our Youth" segment for Teens on WOL-AM 1450 & FM 95.9 Newstalk radio in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. 

A fun-loving, gifted and talented native Washingtonian, Maya played 1st chair cello in her school’s orchestra, read over 3 million words, captain of the basketball, volleyball & lacrosse teams all while maintaining a GPA over 4.0. Realizing that balancing her academics, acting career and extracurricular activities 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, academic success and career amid an action-packed schedule. Look for this talented teen on bookshelves, on the silver screen and on the radio! 

Awards, Achievements and Memberships

  •  Co-host of the Archie Beslow Radio show - "Voices of Our Youth” segment 
  • Girls World Expo - Recipient of the  2018 Decatur Girls of Merit Award
  • 2017 Captain of the girls volleyball Team
  • 2017 Given the "Most Offensive" & "Most Influential Player" of The Year Awards in Volleyball
  • Completed the 7th grade year with a 4.10 GPA
  • Mastered the most accelerated math objectives
  • Read over 3 million words for the accelerated reading program
  • Four years as 1st chair cellist in her school’s orchestra 
  • 3rd Place in school Science Fair
  • 4 year starter - Captain Basketball Team 
  • Captain - Volleyball Team (13 Point Scorer in a single game)
  • NAACP Junior Member
  • NSBE Member
  • Had perfect attendance in school since the 4th grade

Fun Facts About Me

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