Jefferson Mays Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Jefferson Mays Quick Info
Height5 ft 10 in
Weight78 kg
Date of Birth
Zodiac SignGemini
SpouseSusan Lyons

Jefferson Mays is an American actor who is known for his performance in various plays, films, and TV series. He is a Tony Award achiever and has acted in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play titled I Am My Own Wife from November 2003 to October 31, 2004. During his days at the University of California, San Diego, Jefferson did stage plays at La Jolla Playhouse, Long Wharf Theatre, the Williamstown Theatre Festival, and Playwrights Horizons.

Born Name

Lewis Jefferson Mays

Nick Name


Jefferson Mays outside after a showing of The Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder in July 2014
Jefferson Mays outside after a showing of The Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder in July 2014 (AlexanderMackle / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Clinton, Connecticut, United States


New York City, New York, United States




Jefferson completed his bachelor’s degree in Arts from Yale University and later joined the University of California, San Diego, for his master’s degree in fine arts.




  • Father – He was a naval intelligence officer.
  • Mother – She worked as a children’s librarian.
  • Siblings – Jefferson has 2 older siblings.


Jefferson is represented by Authentic Talent and Literary Management.




5 ft 10 in or 178 cm


78 kg or 172 lbs

Jefferson Mays in a selfie with his fan
Jefferson Mays in a selfie with his fan (Jefferson Mays /

Girlfriend / Spouse

Jefferson Mays has dated –

  1. Kari McGee – Jefferson Mays was previously married to his drama school girlfriend, Kari McGee.
  2. Susan Lyons (2003-Present) – Jefferson Mays and the Australian actress Susan Lyons met in August 2002. The couple started dating in 2003 and tied the knot in 2004.

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Bright eyes

Jefferson Mays during a Special Performance of OSLO hosted by the International Peace Institute in May 2017
Jefferson Mays during a Special Performance of OSLO hosted by the International Peace Institute in May 2017 (International Peace Institute / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Best Known For

  • Playing Henry Higgins in the 2007 revival of the play named Pygmalion
  • Playing 9 roles in the 2013 play, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
  • Winning several prestigious awards like Tony Award for “Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play”, Drama Desk Award for “Outstanding Solo Performance”, and Outer Critics Circle Award for “Outstanding Solo Performance” in 2004 for his performance in the play, I Am My Own Wife

First Film

Jefferson made his theatrical film debut in the 1995 film, The Low Life.

First TV Show

Jefferson Mays made his first TV show appearance as Alex on This Week in Joe’s Basement in 1991.

Jefferson Mays Favorite Things

  • D’Ysquith – The Banker
  • Show – The Walking Dead
Jefferson Mays as seen in May 2017
Jefferson Mays as seen in May 2017 (IntlPeaceInst / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Jefferson Mays Facts

  1. He was raised in Clinton, Connecticut, United States.
  2. Jefferson went through dyslexia.
  3. He has done several Broadway shows and plays including I Am My Own Wife (2003), Journey’s End (2007), Pygmalion (2007), Blood and Gifts (2011), The Best Man (2012 revival), A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (2013), The Front Page (2016), and Oslo (2017).
  4. Mays has appeared in several TV shows like The Closer (2005), 30 Rock (2006), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2008), Law & Order (2009), Fringe (2009), Mildred Pierce (2011), The Good Wife (2011), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2015-2016), The Americans (2015), and I Am the Night.
  5. In 2005, Jefferson was honored by Joseph Jefferson Award for “Actor in a Principal Role in a Play” for I Am My Own Wife at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
  6. Jefferson was a regular participant at the stage plays during his university days.
  7. Mays has worked with director Des McAnuff and Anne Bogart many times.
  8. Jefferson Mays doesn’t have any verified social media account.

Featured Image by IntlPeaceInst / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

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