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Who Is The Most Famous Maya In The World?

Updated December 21, 2020 342 votes 36 voters 14.2k views36 items

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How many celebrities named Maya can you think of? The famous Mayas below have many different professions, including notable actors named Maya, famous athletes named Maya, and even musicians named Maya.

Maya Rudolph is certainly one of the most famous Mayas on this list. One of the famous comedians named Maya, she was a cast member on Saturday Night Live from 2000 to 2007. Idiocracy, Wine Country, and Bridesmaids are among her notable films. Maya Erskine of Pen15 is another famous actress named Maya. 

Another of the famous people with the first name Maya is Maya Angelou. She was an author and poet. She was also a civil rights activist and worked with Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous people named Maya? Just add them to the list!

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    Maya Rudolph


    BirthplaceUSA, Florida, Gainesville

    Maya Khabira Rudolph (born July 27, 1972) is an American actress, voice artist, comedian, and singer. Rudolph first gained prominence in the mid-1990s as a member of the alternative rock band The...  more

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    Maya Angelou


    BirthplaceUSA, St. Louis, Missouri

    Maya Angelou ( (listen); born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three...  more

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    Maya Erskine


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, CA

    Maya Erskine (born May 7, 1987) is an American actress and writer known for her roles as Maggie in Man Seeking Woman and Mikki in Betas. In 2019, she began starring in Hulu's original TV comedy...  more
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    Maya Hawke


    BirthplaceNew York, NY

    Maya Hawke (born July 8, 1998) is an American actress and model. She is the daughter of actors Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke. She made her screen debut as Jo March in the 2017 BBC adaptation of Little...  more


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    Maya Karin


    BirthplaceBayreuth, Germany

    Maya Karin Roelcke (born 29 October 1979) is a Malaysian film actress, television host, and singer. Now one of the leading and established actresses in Malaysia's local film industry, she garnered...  more
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    Maya Jupiter


    BirthplaceLa Paz, Mexico

    Melissha Martinez (born 21 December 1978), better known by her stage name Maya Jupiter, is a Mexican-born Australian rapper, songwriter, MC and radio personality. She released her debut album, Today,...  more
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    Maya Diab


    BirthplaceBeirut, Lebanon

    Maya Diab is a singer, actress, host, and the Lebanese fashion icon was born November 12, 1980 in Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon....  more
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    BirthplaceSpiez, Switzerland

    Maya Pedersen-Bieri (born 27 November 1972 in Spiez) is a Swiss-Norwegian skeleton racer who has competed since 1995. She won the gold medal in the women's skeleton event at the 2006 Winter Olympics...  more
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    Maya Moore


    BirthplaceJefferson City, Missouri

    Maya April Moore (born June 11, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), who is on sabbatical. Naming her...  more
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    Maya Deren


    BirthplaceKiev, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

    Maya Deren (April 29, 1917 – October 13, 1961), born Eleonora Derenkowska (Ukrainian: Елеоно́ра Деренко́вська), was a Ukrainian-born American experimental filmmaker and important promoter of the...  more

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    Maya Banks



    Maya Banks is an American bestselling author of erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and Scottish historical romance novels. She now lives in Texas with her husband and three...  more
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    Maya Lin


    BirthplaceAthens, Ohio

    Maya Ying Lin is an American designer and artist who is known for her work in sculpture and landscape art. She came to fame as the designer of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., and...  more

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    Maya Jane Coles


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Maya Jane Coles is a music producer, audio engineer and DJ based in the United Kingdom, born in London of British and Japanese descent. Under her real name, she mostly composes and plays house music,...  more
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    Maya Gabeira


    BirthplaceRio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Maya Reis Gabeira (born April 10, 1987) is a Brazilian big wave surfer....  more
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    BirthplaceRussia, Moscow

    Maya Mikhailovna Plisetskaya (Russian: Ма́йя Миха́йловна Плисе́цкая; 20 November 1925 – 2 May 2015) was a Soviet ballet dancer, choreographer, ballet director, and actress. In post-Soviet times, she...  more
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    Maya Stojan is an actress....  more
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    Maya Bond


    BirthplaceOsaka, Japan

    Maya Bond (Japanese: マヤ ボンド; born August 5, 2000 in Osaka, Japan) is a Japanese-born American singer and musician. She is the daughter of musician and composer T.W. Bond. Bond is most notable for her...  more
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    BirthplaceSouthern California, California

    Maya Christina Gonzalez is an author and illustrator....  more
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    Maya Yoshida


    BirthplaceNagasaki, Japan

    Maya Yoshida (吉田 麻也, Yoshida Maya, born 24 August 1988) is a Japanese footballer who plays as a centre back for Premier League club Southampton and the Japan national team. Yoshida is also the...  more
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    BirthplaceCheongju, South Korea

    Kim Young-sook (Hangul: 김영숙; born 17 November 1979), better known by her stage name, Maya (Hangul: 마야) is a South Korean singer and actress. She debuted in 2003 with the album, Born To Do It, which...  more
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    Maya Usova


    BirthplaceNizhny Novgorod, Russia

    Maya Valentinovna Usova (Russian: Майя Валентиновна Усова, born 22 May 1964) is a Russian former ice dancer. With Alexander Zhulin, she is a two-time Olympic medalist (1994 silver, 1992 bronze), the...  more
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    Maya Chino

    Maya Chino is a member of the dance group Harajuku Girls....
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    Maya Ri Sanchez

    Maya Ri Sanchez is an actress....
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    Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff

    Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff (California, 1954) is an American sci-fi and fantasy author....  more
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    Maya Keyes


    BirthplaceNew Jersey

    Maya Jeane Marcel-Keyes (born May 23, 1985) is an American social and political activist and daughter of Alan Keyes, a candidate for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. Despite her staunch...  more
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