THE WOMAN - After moving to Los Angeles from New York City at the age of eleven, Tatyana Ali won the breakthrough role that established her career, playing Will Smith’s spunky cousin Ashley Banks on the hit sitcom TheFresh Prince of Bel Air. While filming the show, Ali also made guest appearances on The Cosby Show, The Mickey Mouse Club and Are You Afraid of the Dark? Ali has also found success in the music industry, releasing her single “Daydreamin’” in 1998. Within weeks, the song went gold and rose to number six on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. In 2010, she was the star and executive producer of the BET web series, Buppies. Currently, Ali stars in the hit TV One series Love That Girl.
THE CHARACTER - Maya is Damien’s personal assistant. Quick witted, she has no time for error. Although she is constantly at work at her uncle’s law firm, she manages to squeeze enough time to come to Damien’s aid when needed. In the pilot, Maya pulls a few strings when Damien is in search for work and gets him out of jail when his card gets denied at the club.