Photography by Macksfilms
“Coolly and defiantly self-possessed”
Marin Independent Journal
“A young and extremely talented Palestinian American actress, balances - defiance and fragility keenly with her body language and tone. She captures the fiery nature of her character"
The Daily Californian on NOURA
Hello friends- I'm Maya! I'm a first generation Palestinian-American actor and producer based in California.
In my work, I pull from my Palestinian heritage, American upbringing, and global experiences to find threads of unapologetic wisdom, independence, tradition, and identity in the souls of Americans who are in between cultures.
To act was my first and greatest creative outlet. I've always been drawn to emotion. I like to hear people laugh, watch them crack, feel their souls flourish with feelings that can’t help but make their way into physical expression.
My producer credits span features, shorts, television, and political campaigns. Credits include producing Climate Change Couch Potato, a political puppet troupe campaign series, and associate producing the newly released CNN documentary-series, Jerusalem.
I trained at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and received my BA in Theatre at San Francisco State University. Credits include performing in Marin Theater Company's production of NOURA and the VICE ARABIA selected short, ASYA.
My other works include styling, writing, and painting.
Welcome to my world!