Young Star Maya Bednarek On the Rise
Child actress Maya Bednarek started acting at the age of six. The youngest of her four siblings, she has twin siblings who are older by one year and an older sister. The family relocated to Los Angeles from Chicago when Maya was 8 to expand her acting career. Highly successful at her young age, Maya has booked recurring roles on Showtime’s Shameless as Stella and plays Emily on FOX’s 9-1-1: Lone Star. Maya enjoys painting, roller skating, and gymnastics and loves cheeseburgers!
HI MAYA, WELCOME TO ABOUT INSIDER! BEFORE WE GET STARTED, HOW HAS 2021 BEEN TREATING YOU SO FAR?
2021 has been treating me pretty well so far. I’ve gotten to work on some very cool projects, and zoom school isn’t too bad.
CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOURSELF, WHO IS MAYA BEDNAREK YOUR OWN WORDS?
People say that I am a young girl with an old soul. I like to think that Maya is a very interesting character. I am definitely an artist at heart. I am creative I paint everything and anything- if it is a canvas, just a piece of paper, or even a shoebox. I paint it! I am a good listener. Being the youngest sibling of four I learned to adapt to anything that is happening around me.
YOU ONLY STARTED ACTING FOUR YEARS AGO WHEN YOU WERE ONLY SIX. HOW DID THAT HAPPEN?
Well I was always taking my moms phone and making little videos of myself and doing scenes that I saw in movies or tv shows. I also kept asking my mom if I could do acting and take classes. She finally agreed and signed me up for an acting summer camp. Then before I knew it I was acting and happier than ever and kept going with it.
WHO FIRST INSPIRED YOU TO TAKE UP ACTING?
Definitely my family they are so supportive!
RAPID FIRE QUESTIONS
FAVORITE TV SHOW?
Currently Sam and Cat or iCarly
My favorite game is UNO
Sweet Tart Ropes
FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?
Probably cookies and cream or cookie dough… I like cookies.
Cinnamon Toast Crunch
BESIDES ACTING, WHAT ELSE DO YOU LIKE DOING?
Besides acting I like to do paint and go outside with my siblings to roller skate or rollerblade while they are skateboarding.
WHAT IS SOMETHING WE DIDN’T GET TO TALK ABOUT IN THIS INTERVIEW THAT YOU’D LIKE MY READERS TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
Something interesting that not many people know is that I am Polish, American, and Canadian.
Thanks so much for having me. This was really fun!