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Jefferson Mays

A Connecticut native, L. Jefferson Mays studied at Yale College and trained in the Graduate Drama Program at the University of California - San Diego where he appeared in numerous La Jolla Playhouse productions. A two-time Obie Award winner, Mr. Mays has worked extensively with director Des McAnuff and Anne Bogart; for a number of years, Mr. Mays was a member of Bogart's SITI company. Although he has been in a number of television specials and films - most notably the works of George Hickenlooper - he is mainly known for his outstanding stage work, especially his starring role in Doug Wright's Tony and Pulitzer-winning one-man Broadway show "I Am My Own Wife" (directed by Tectonic Theatre Project's founder Moises Kaufmann.) Currently, Mr. Mays is touring the world in his Tony-winning role and in 2005-2006 will be entertaining audiences in London, Krakow, San Francisco, and elsewhere. He married actress Susan Lyons in 2004; they live in New York City. He has the distinction of having played Hamlet twice - once as a Yale undergraduate and once at San Diego Rep in 1995. - IMDb Mini Biography

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Jun 8, 1955 In Connecticut - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Law & Order 1990-09-13
Latest Project:
Movie Seneca: On the Creation of Earthquakes 2023-02-20
Known For
Poster of Inherent Vice
Poster of The Giver
Poster of Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Poster of Law & Order
Movie Seneca: On the Creation of Earthquakes Narrator (voice) 2023-02-20
Series Julia Albert Duhamel 2022-03-31
Movie The Tragedy of Macbeth Doctor 2021-12-05
Movie The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Gilbert Longabaugh (segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled") 2018-11-09
Movie Rebel in the Rye William Maxwell 2017-09-15
Movie I Am Michael Preacher Teacher 2015-01-29
Movie Ned Rifle Dr. Ford 2015-04-01
Movie Inherent Vice Dr. Threeply 2014-12-12
Movie My America 2014-07-04
Movie The Giver Community (voice) 2014-08-13
Series The Good Wife Diplomate Van Buskirk 2009-09-22
Series Fringe Unknown 2008-09-09
Movie How to Lose Friends & Alienate People Bill Nathanson 2008-10-02
Movie The Notorious Bettie Page Little John 2005-09-14
Movie Alfie Dr. Miranda Kulp 2004-10-22
Series Benjamin Franklin Elkanah Watson 2002-11-19
Series Law & Order: Criminal Intent Unknown 2001-09-30
Movie The Big Brass Ring Garne Strickland 1999-04-20
Series Liberty! James Madison 1997-11-23
Movie Hudson River Blues 1997-12-12
Movie The Low Life Hollywood Mogul 1995-11-01
Movie Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade Gerry Woolridge 1994-03-26
Series Law & Order Unknown 1990-09-13