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Meet Maya Eva Moore

Today we’d like to introduce you to Maya Eva Moore.

Maya Eva, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I started acting at the age of three. I started out in plays doing community theatre. I used to dance ballet, tap and jazz. My first play I was ever in, I played a mouse. I didn’t speak, I literally just crawled across the stage like a mouse and it was one 0f the best moments of my life. It was so much fun and that’s when the love of acting came alive. I was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and moved to Southern California when I was seven years old.

It was a huge adjustment and culture shock, but when I moved to Southern California, I was able to get more into acting here. I started doing community theatre here right away and plays in school. I spent my summers doing plays and rehearsing everyday and performing at the end of the summer in front of friends and family and industry professionals. In high school, I was apart of a theatre conservatory where I performed a lot of musical theatre and Shakespeare. I left that conservatory and joined TV/Film based acting classes because theatre and TV/Film couldn’t be more different…

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?
Of course, this is the easiest career you could choose!! Totally kidding! It’s been a very bumpy road. There’s a lot of setbacks being in any creative field, well any field really. I think the biggest struggles I have are the self-doubt. You get beat up pretty bad in acting, lots of rejections, judgments its a lot and it’s easy to start to doubt yourself and think you’re bad at what you do, and you’re not pretty enough or skinny enough or good enough. That’s the hardest thing for me, but I work through it every day and I fight it everyday. Some days are easier than others, but I just have to tell myself I’m good enough because I am.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I’m an actress. I’m most known for the theatre work that I’ve done, and I’m now auditioning to get into TV/Film. I think what sets me apart from other actors is I am me. I am very open and honest with the struggles I go through and really show what we all go through as humans.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite memory from childhood would be going to Jamaica. I think I was about eight years old, I was really young but it was my first time out of the US and it was amazing. First, Jamaica is a beautiful place, and I went with my family and we had an amazing time, but it was such a culture stick and eye-opener for me. Being so young and from the US, you kind of live in a bubble especially living in Southern California and going to Jamaica and seeing how other parts of the world live was really eye-opening. I learned a lot and I have never felt more grateful in my life.

In that trip to Jamaica, I realized how much I wanted to help others in other countries as well as the US, but I really want to help others especially in third world countries. I remember we were eating dinner at a restaurant and there was a young boy who came in for water, probably age 13 and they wouldn’t give him water and I was so confused why they weren’t giving him water, but my mom invited him to sit with us and have dinner and he was so grateful, and in the moment I realized just h0w blessed I was and the trip definitely shaped me into the person I am today.

Contact Info:

  • Phone: 8184149736
  • Instagram: @mayamoore

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