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Jefferson Mays

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Birth nameLewis Jefferson Mays
Birth dateJune 8, 1965(age 51)
Place of birthConnecticut, United States
OccupationActor

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Jefferson Mays (born Lewis Jefferson Mays; June 8, 1965) is an American theatre and film actor.

A Connecticut native, Mays trained at Yale College, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree, and the University of California, San Diego, where he earned an Master of Fine Arts. He has appeared at La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Playwrights Horizons.

In 2004, Mays won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding One-Person Show, an Obie Award, and a Theatre World Award for his solo Broadway performance in I Am My Own Wife, a Pulitzer Prize-wnning play by Doug Wright.

Mays is married to Australian actress Susan Lyons.


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