was born and raised in a small coal-mining town in southwest Virginia. She majored in Performing Arts at Radford University and spent one summer in Sacramento as an apprentice at Timothy Busfield
's B-Street Theatre. Following graduation, Mays moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career and has not stopped working since.
Mays portrayed a harried assistant hotel manager in Wes Craven's Red Eye opposite Rachel McAdams. Next, she appeared in director Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers and in the independent romantic comedy Smiley Face opposite Anna Faris. Mays' other film credits include Blind Guy Driving for director James Keach and Bar Starz.
On television, Mays was most recently seen on the hit series House, M.D., How I Met Your Mother and Stacked. She had recurring roles on the series Entourage, Heroes and Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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