Lewis Jefferson Mays is a well-known audiobook narrator and actor best known for his work on TV shows like The Good Wife, The Americans, Nurse Jackie, among others. His popularity surged again in 2019 after he worked on the show, I Am the Night.
Lewis Jefferson Mays was born on June 8, 1965, in Clinton, Connecticut, the U.S. He attended the local schools around his home town where his love for theater and acting was apparent.home town where his love for theater and acting was apparent.
The actor later went to Yale College and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Then he went to the University of California, San Diego and graduated with a Master of Fine Arts.
In addition to his work as a feature film and TV show actor, he is also a revered theatre actor. The star worked in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play I Am My Own Wife.
He won a Tony Award, Drama Desk Award, Theatre World Award, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for his work on the play. Some other plays he has worked in are The Music Man, Oslo, The Front Page, A Christmas Carol, among others.
Among the many TV shows that the star has worked in one of the major ones was Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
He appeared in multiple episodes of the show from 2014 to 2016. Additionally, he has also appeared as a guest in Law & Order: Criminal Intent And Law & Order.
Although his dialogue delivery might make you think otherwise, the thespian once struggled with dyslexia and couldn’t read words properly.
Mays has also said
I think being thrown into having dyslexia made me struggle with words and be interested in words, and learn to get them right. That was the beginning of my love affair with language.
The star has overcome the problem and even completed the one-man show, "I Am My Own Wife."
Mays tied the knot with Susan Lyons in 2004, and the couple has been together ever since. Before this, he was married to Kari McGee.
Mays, being a low-key man, has kept the details of his former marriage under wraps.
The star thespian has lent his voice to audiobooks and has narrated multiple books on the site audible.
Some of his well-known audiobooks are Crooked River, Leviathan Wakes, Caliban's War, Cibola Burn, and others.
Mays worked on the show I Am The Night in 2018, and the show came out in 2019. The show is based on real vents and portrays the events surrounding the Black Dahlia murder case.
Hodel was a real-life suspect who is portrayed by the actor on the show. In real life, Hodel was born on October 10, 1907, in Los Angeles, California, and was questioned by police in connection with the case.