Maya Kazan (born November 24, 1986) is an American stage, TV and film actress and director. She is known for playing Caroline in Frances Ha, Eleanor Gallinger on The Knick and Mabel Thompson on Boardwalk Empire. She is the daughter of screenwriters Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord, and the granddaughter of film director Elia Kazan and playwright Molly Kazan. Maya is the younger sister of actress Zoe Kazan.
Kazan at the Peabody Awards, May 2015
|Alma mater||Wesleyan University|
|Relatives||Zoe Kazan (sister)|
Elia Kazan (paternal grandfather)
Molly Kazan (paternal grandmother)
In 2013, she played the role of Laura in Michael Rabe's play The Future Is Not What It Was at the Walkerspace theater in New York.
In 2014, she took on the role of the adult Perdita in William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale at the Old Globe Theater. In a February 2014 Los Angeles Times review, critic Charles McNulty wrote: "Kazan doesn't yet possess a strong stage voice, but she has everything else that's needed to make us fall in love with Perdita — natural radiance, unassuming intelligence and gentleness."
In 2014, Kazan landed a recurring role as Eleanor Gallinger in Steven Soderbergh's The Knick on Cinemax alongside co-stars Clive Owen, Eve Hewson and Grainger Hines. That same year, she landed another recurring role on HBO's Boardwalk Empire playing Mabel Thompson, the wife of a young Nucky Thompson, in a string of flashbacks throughout the series' fifth and final season.
|2008||Christie Mae||Christie Mae||(short film)|
|2009||I'll Never Smile Again||Amy||(short film)|
|2011||Love Is Like Life But Longer||Young nun||(short film)|
|2011||Three Things||(short film)|
|2012||Trial by Combat||Emily||(short film)|
|2012||Where the Sharpest Knife was Kept||Carla||(short film)|
|2013||Company Town||Marla||(TV film)|
|2014||Boardwalk Empire||Mabel Thompson||4 episodes|
|2014–15||The Knick||Eleanor Gallinger||13 episodes|
|2015–16||Sleepy Hollow||Zoe Corinth||Recurring (Season 3)|
|2017||Jane The Virgin||Chloe||Recurring (Season 3)|
|2017||Z: The Beginning of Everything||Livye Hart||Recurring (Season 1)|
- "South Coast Repertory: Keeping Up with the Kazans". South Coast Repertory. December 10, 2013. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
- "Happiest birthday @maya_kazan !!!". Twitter. November 25, 2014. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
- McGlone, Peggy (July 6, 2012). "East of Hollywood: Actress Maya Kazan enters the family business". NJ.COM. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
- SOMMERS, MICHAEL (July 13, 2012). "A Tangled Web of Tall Tales, Told in Verse A Review of 'The Liar,' at the Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey". New York Times. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
- Rendell, Bob. "The Liar: David Ives 2010 Verse "Translaptation" of Obscure 1643 Corneille Comedy". talkinbroadway.com. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
- Gates, Anita (January 25, 2013). "A Dead Date: That'll Kill a Romance The Future Is Not What It Was, at Walkerspace". New York Times. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
- Evans, Suzy (January 21, 2013). "The Future Is Not What It Was' Is Messy but Promising". Backstage. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
- Barbour, David (January 22, 2013). "Theatre in Review: The Future is Not What it Was (Kindling Theatre Company/Walkerspace)". Lighting & Sound America. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
- McNulty, Charles (February 19, 2014). "Review: 'The Winter's Tale' thaws the heart with magic, melodrama". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
- "8 things to watch this week". New York Post. September 7, 2014. Retrieved June 26, 2015.
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