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Meet Geffri Maya

Today we’d like to introduce you to Geffri Maya.

Geffri Maya, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I’m born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. For as long as I can remember, I have always loved the arts. As a child, I was so in awe of tv shows starring children because I thought to myself “if they can do it, why can’t I?” I used to tell my mom that I wanted to be inside of the tv! Who would have known that years later I’d be doing just that. I started my acting career at the age of 9 on broadway starring as “young nala” in Disney’s “The Lion King”. By the time I was a teenager, I transitioned from stage to tv and film and have been on the journey ever since!

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
What are dreams without a journey? With any and every passion or profession, there’s challenges to be met on the way! The biggest challenge thus far within my career is facing rejection! Rejection is something we as artist deal with everyday…many for reasons that are beyond our control! But I’ve always been raised to believe and embrace that with rejection, comes blessings! What I continue to gain amidst my challenge is that with every door closed, there’s one opening FILLED with endless possibilities and opportunities to carry us on our path of purpose.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am an actress, writer and director! I’ve been blessed with many other talents too like dancing, singing and painting! I’m most proud of the mindset that my mother has instilled in me…to be open to expressing ALL that is in me and continue to let my artistry be led with things that come from genuine places: my heart and soul.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
The proudest moment in my career so far is embracing my truth as what type of artist I want to be. Saying “no”. Being secure in all of my artistic choices. I’m proud of ALL of the work I’ve done thus far. There’s also still so many lovely opportunities I’d want or people I’d love to work with or certain stories that I’d love to write or be apart of so I’m just staying present and being open to my path!

Contact Info:

  • Instagram: Girlwithaboysname
  • Twitter: Geffrimayaaaa

Image Credit:
Bret Green, Indian White, Michael King

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