Truth About Tristin Mays and Her Rise To Stardom

Tristin Mays is an American actress who has appeared in several television series, including Nickelodeon’s Gullah Gullah Island and ABC’s Alias. However, she is best known for portraying the character of Riley Davis on the 2016 reboot of the TV series MacGyver. 

Tristin Mays is a child prodigy who began making waves in the movie industry at an early age of six. Over the years, she has made her presence felt on Broadway as well as in the TV and movie scene. She became a TV star as a result of her finest performance in the American action-adventure TV series MacGyver, where she portrays the character of Riley Davis.

Beyond her works as an actress, the comely damsel has also left a mark in the modeling industry. At a young age, her services were sought after by many brands as she made appearances in more than seven commercial gigs. Although she no longer models at present, her popularity has not taken a downturn, being that she regularly makes an appearance on cinema screens all over the globe.

Summary of Tristin Mays Biography

Age/Date of Birth:
32 years old (June 10, 1990)
5 feet, 5 inches (1.64 m)
Creole (African, French, Native American)
Husband or Boyfriend:DreAndre Yedlin
Parents:Father: Michael Mays
Mother: Viveca Mays
Net Worth:$1 million

Fast Facts About Tristin Mays

Who Is Tristin Mays?

The famed child model was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Her birthdate is recorded as 10th June 1990 and she is one of the two children born to her parents, Michael and Viveca Mays. Her father who is currently associated with Molina Healthcare located in Long Beach previously served in the US military, while her mother is a skilled artist trained by Charles A. Bibbs.

Tristin Mays was brought up alongside her brother Jeryn Mays in Staten Island, New York before her family relocated to California when she was thirteen years old. She first attended Landmark Middle School before she completed her basic education at Vista Del Lago High School. Just like Tristin, her elder brother has scored roles in TV series and films such as The Rev, Hung, Harambee!, Boogie Town and Fail.

What Made Her Famous?

Right from early childhood, Tristin Mays was known as one of the most popular child models in the country. She was associated with the prestigious Ford Modeling Agency through which she landed multiple modeling works. She was featured in advertisements for brands such as Sunkist, Play Skool Kool-Aid, Kraft Cheese and McDonald’s.

She juggled many careers at a young age which undoubtedly escalated her fame. When Tristin was six years old, she gained her first acting role as Angel in the TV movie, Harambee!. She moved on to appear as a regular in the Nickelodeon series, Gullah Gullah Island in the next year. On the Broadway front, she portrayed the character of Nala in the musical The Lion King.

In 2015, the beauteous model rose to prominence following her role of Sarah Nelson/Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries. Then from 2016 till present, she has been captivating her fans with her brilliant depiction of Riley Davis in the series MacGyver, which has attributed to her celebrity status. Tristin Mays has additionally served as the assistant director and associate producer of a short film titled Like She Can.

She has also appeared in Thunderstruck, She is Not My Sister, The Wedding Ringer, Everybody Hates Chris, Big Time Rush, Supergirl, Switched at Birth, among others. In 2019, she received the FirstGlance Film Fest Hollward Award for Best Actress in the short film Breath.

Furthermore, Tristin has dabbled as a songster, having been a one-time member of the musical group, Jane 3. She is equally an entrepreneur, who serves as the founder of a California-based fashion emporium which she operates under her business name, Trizzio.

Does Tristin Mays Have A Boyfriend or Husband?

Tristin Mays is a very stunning and beautiful-looking woman. As a result, she has attracted many handsome guys in her life including the professional footballer, DeAndre Yedlin. The pair met for the first time in June 2015 and in the same year, they kicked off a loving relationship.

Tristin Mays
Tristin Mays and DeAndre Yedlin (image source)

They kept their fans updated through picture uploads on their social media handles. The former couple attended many events together, with Tristin gracing some of DeAndre’s football games. They kept on posting beautiful pictures of themselves until 2017 when things appeared to have slowed down between them. In spite of the rumors of their break up, the actress still cited the gifted athlete as her favorite footballer in April 2018.

Tristin Mays who is not yet married is said to be single but in a relationship – judging by the activities on her Instagram handle. She often shares pictures of the Netflix Shaft actor, Jessie T. Usher on the social media platform. And with that, comes the swirling rumor of a possible relationship. As it stands now, neither party has commented about the rumor. They are still busy gushing about one another on Instagram.

What is Tristin Mays’ Net Worth?

Tristin Mays has successfully established herself in a plethora of careers from which she has racked up massive earnings. Having put her career to a get-go since childhood, the actress is now living a luxury lifestyle. Although some online sources claim that her net worth is around $1 million, she is yet to share such information with the public. As such, her financial value is not yet available.

What Is Tristin Mays’ Height?

Tristin Mays has a picturesque figure which she has been maintaining over the years. She stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m), which is slightly above the height of an average American woman (5 feet 4 inches). She weighs 53 kg and the details of her other body measurements are Bust – 35 inches, Waist – 24 inches and Hip – 35 inches. She wears a dress size of 6 (US) and a shoe size of 8 (US).

She is an Avid Animal Lover

The MacGyver star has a very special likeness for animals. As a result, she has a pet dog named Sergeant. In September 2018, Tristin Mays took to her Instagram handle to raise awareness concerning the cruel treatment and abuse of dogs in China. She spoke against the brutal killing of farm animals as well as the abuse of fur animals through her post. She encouraged her fans to make contributions to Plush Bears Dog Rescue, that puts relentless efforts in rescuing animals on a daily basis.

Profile Summary 
First Name:Tristin
Last Name:Mays
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Famous For:MacGyver
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Birthday & Zodiac
Age/Date of Birth:
32 years old (June 10, 1990)
Zodiac Sign:Gemini
Birth Place:
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Creole (African, French, Native American)
Country of Residence:
United States of America (USA)
Physical Attributes
5 feet, 5 inches(1.64 m)
53 kg (116 pounds)
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Marital Status:
DreAndre Yedlin
Family and Relatives
Michael Mays
Mother:Viveca Mays
Siblings:Jeryn Mays- Brother
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Net Worth
Estimated Net Worth:
N1 million
Source of Wealth:
Chinedu Ndubueze
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