Wednesday, June 30, 2010

7/4-Beckey Burgoyne, Jayma Mays

CRN 1 Sunday July 4th 9p-11p PT

Beckey Burgoyne-Perfectly Amanda, Gunsmoke's Miss Kitty: To Dodge and Beyond
Beckey Burgoyne, an elementary school teacher from Illinois and daughter of a farmer, has penned her first book - Perfectly Amanda, Gunsmoke's Miss Kitty: To Dodge and Beyond. Burgoyne was driven to write this biography of Amanda Blake based on her deep admiration of the actress and the strong woman she portrayed on television's Gunsmoke.

Born in Danville, Ill., Beckey Burgoyne has lived in Illinois and Indiana all of her life. A graduate of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill., Burgoyne has always had a passion for the theater and English. Putting her two loves together, it only made sense that her first book would be about the famous actress who inspired her in so many ways.

Jayma Mays-Glee
Jayma Suzette Mays (born July 16, 1979) is an American television and film actress, and singer. Mays plays mysophobic guidance counselor Emma Pillsbury on the American TV show Glee.

Mays was born in Grundy, Virginia. After graduating from Grundy Senior High School, she attended Southwest Virginia Community College, then transferred to Virginia Tech before finally ending up at Radford University where she graduated with a degree in Performing Arts.

In 2004, she made her first television appearance on Joey. The following year, she made her feature film debut with a supporting role in Red Eye. Mays' other credits include Six Feet Under, The Comeback, Entourage, Stacked, How I Met Your Mother, Heroes, Pushing Daisies, Ghost Whisperer and Ugly Betty. Jayma was in other movies, such as Bar Starz, Flags of Our Fathers and Blind Guy Driving. She also starred in the spoof film Epic Movie where she met her husband Adam Campbell. She also was a patient on House in the episode "Sleeping Dogs Lie" in 2006. She also starred in Deadly Women as Sandra Ketchum, the lesbian lover of Holly Harvey

Mays has played the love interest of a character played by Masi Oka in two different roles: Charlie Andrews on Heroes, and Nina in the direct-to-DVD film Get Smart's Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control. She also played Elsita, who lives and works in a windmill as well as her mother Elsa in episode four of Pushing Daisies. Mays costarred in vol.2.5 of Derek Water's online series Drunk History as Benjamin Franklin's love interest.She also starred as Amy in Paul Blart: Mall Cop.

Mays currently stars as Emma Pillsbury on the Fox show Glee, which premiered on September 9, 2009. In March 2010, Mays was cast as the female lead in a live action/animation hybrid film version of The Smurfs.