Maya Boyce Wiki Bio
Maya Boyce was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 28 December 2000 – her zodiac sign is Capricorn, and she holds American nationality. She’s a philanthropist, social media star and an actress, also known for being the sister of the late actor Cameron Boyce.
Early life, family and education
Maya grew up in Los Angeles alongside her older brother Cameron – their mother is of Jewish heritage, while their father, Victor, is an African-American. Their paternal grandmother, Jo Ann Boyce, was one of the Clinton Twelve, the first African-Americans to attend an integrated high school in the US South in 1956.
Maya matriculated from Oak Park High School in 2018, and during her time there, she started showing interest in the performing arts, and appeared in local productions of plays. In 2018, she moved to Boston, Massachusetts, to study contemporary theatre at Berklee College of Music.
Career and philanthropic work
As an actress, Maya has had only one movie role so far, in the 2020 comedy drama “(home)Schooled”, directed by Jessica Sherif, and which starred David Blue, Francois Chau and Karen David. As of early 2022, she’s more focused on her theatre work, and finishing her studies, while she plans to take on more TV series and film roles once she graduates.
On the other hand, despite her young age, Maya is quite well known as a philanthropist. Her late brother, Cameron, was involved in a number of causes himself, while their mother Libby actively works with the Los Angeles’ homeless community, so Maya’s involvement comes as no surprise. As a child, she started helping her mother by visiting some of the homeless shelters she worked at. ‘They’ll have holiday parties, and we used to go and hang out with the kids. I was their age, so we would just play all together’, she revealed in an interview she gave for the fashion magazine “Teen Vogue”.
Nine days after her brother passed away, on 15 July 2019, Maya and her parents launched the Cameron Boyce Foundation, to continue his legacy and raise awareness and fund research projects related to epilepsy and SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy), which caused Cameron’s untimely death. Maya has also taken the responsibility of working on the Wielding Peace project, which was started by her late brother. It’s a photography-based project which aims to raise awareness against gun violence which is becoming more and more prevalent in the American schools. ‘Wielding Peace became a photo series of kids holding artistic tools and such — you know, paintbrushes, cameras, trombones, whatever it is that a kid is passionate about — and wielding it like a weapon’, Maya explained in an interview.
Maya has become very popular on Instagram, with her account ‘@maya.elan’ numbering more than 600,000 followers. On there, she mainly posts photos featuring her friends and family, while she also likes to share some more artistic photography shots.
She launched her Twitter account in December 2015, and was fairly active on the platform before deactivating her account in late 2019. Maya is not active on other social media platforms, such as TikTok and Facebook, although there are some fan accounts dedicated to her.
Height, age and net worth
Maya is 21 years old. She has shoulder length black hair and brown eyes, is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, and weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).
As of February 2022, her net worth has been estimated at more than $500,000.
Cameron Boyce Wiki Bio
Cameron Boyce was born in Los Angeles, California on 28 May 1999 – his zodiac sign was Gemini, he was of mixed ethnicity, and held American nationality. He was an actor, dancer and a philanthropist, perhaps known best for his roles in Disney Channel series “Jessie” and “Gamer’s Guide to pretty Much Everything”.
Cameron grew up in Los Angeles with his younger sister, Maya. He showed interest in performing arts at a very young age, and was cast for his first role when he was just eight years old. Aside from acting, Camron also loved dancing, and was trained in modern dance, hip-hop, ballet, and tap dance. During his teenage years, he joined four of his friends and formed the breakdancing group X Mob.
Cameron matriculated from Oak Park High School in 2017, but didn’t enroll at collage, as he wanted to pursue more acting opportunities right away. In 2019, he moved in with his former “Jessie” co-stars, Sophie Reynolds and Karan Brar.
Cameron made his acting debut in 2008, when he appeared in the music video “That Green Gentleman (Things Have Changed)” by Panic! At the Disco. In the same year, he made his TV series debut, as a recurring character in the medical drama “General Hospital: Night Shift”, and also appeared in the feature horror film “Mirrors”.
In 2010, Cameron played his first starring movie role, as Adam Sandler’s spoiled son in the comedy “Grown Ups”, directed by Dennis Dugan. Later in the same year, he had a chance to showcase his dancing skills in the web series “The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers”.
In April 2011, he made a guest appearance in an episode of the Disney Channel sitcom “Good Luck Charlie”, and was also featured as one of the dancers in a royal wedding tribute on ABC’s competition reality TV show “Dancing With the Stars”.
In September the same year, Cameron was cast in the starring role in the Disney Channel comedy series “Jessie”, created by Pamela Eells O’Connell, and which also starred Debby Ryan, Peyton List and Karan Brar. In the series, Cameron played the role of Luke, one of Jessie’s love interests, the role initially intended to be a Korean boy named Hiro, but since casting directors were impressed by Cameron’s audition, they had the role rewritten to fit him.
In 2015, we saw Cameron star in another popular Disney Channel production, the fantasy adventure TV movie “Descendants”, centered on a group of children of villains from classic Disney animated movies. He played the role of Carlos, Cruella de Vil’s (“101 Dalmatians”) son, which he later reprised in the series of animated shorts “Descendants: Wicked World”, and in “Descendants” sequels “Descendants 2” and “Descendants 3”.
In 2019, Cameron joined the cast of HBO’s comedy mini-series “Mrs Fletcher”, centering on a divorcee going through a mid-life crisis, as her son is preparing to leave for college. In the same year, Cameron choreographed and appeared in the music video “Almost (Sweet Music)” by Hozier. Prior to his death, Cameron was set to star alongside Adam Sandler in the comedy film “Hubie Halloween”. He posthumously appeared in the thriller movie “Runt” (2020), and in the Amazon Prime sci-fi series “Paradise City”, which was released in 2021.
Aside from acting, Cameron was also a dedicated philanthropist, working on numerous charitable projects. In 2017, he helped raise more than $27,000 for The Thirst Project, which helped distribute drinking water to underdeveloped countries. He worked with his mother in homeless shelters in Los Angeles, and helped raise money for the HomeWalk organization in 2015 and 2019.
Furthermore, Cameron worked closely with the Lucstrong Foundation which provides financial support to families with children suffering from sickle cell disease. His last project was Wielding Piece, a social media campaign which aims to raise awareness against gun violence in schools through the use of art and photography. After his death, the project was continued by his sister, Maya.
He passed away on 6 July 2019, at the age of 20. Cameron was found unresponsive at his home in Los Angeles, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Three days later, his family confirmed that the young actor’s death was caused by an epileptic seizure. ‘The pain we have endured and are continuing to endure is indescribable, but we are making every effort to move forward and ensure that Cameron’s legacy and all that he stood for is honored.’, the members of Boyce family said in a joint public statement.
Cameron had short black hair and brown eyes, he was 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall, and weighed around 132lbs (60kgs). His net worth was estimated at more than $5 million.