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Did You Know I Am The Night Star Jefferson Mays Is Dyslexic? Some More Facts About The Actor Here

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Did You Know I Am The Night Star Jefferson Mays Is Dyslexic? Some More Facts About The Actor Here

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.

On the show, he gave a stellar performance alongside a cast consisting of Chris Pine, India Eisley, Connie Nielsen, Yul Vazquez, Jamie Anne Allman, etc. Here are 7 facts about the actor.

7. Mays Is 54 Years Old As Of February 2020

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.

Mays is an American actor born on June 8, 1965
Mays is an American actor born on June 8, 1965

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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.

6. He Is An Acclaimed Theater Actor

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.

5. The Actor Was In Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order: Criminal Intent And Law & Order

Among the many TV shows that the star has worked in one of the major ones was Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Jefferson on Law And Order
Jefferson on Law And Order

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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.

4. He Is Dyslexic

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."

3. Lewis Jefferson Mays Is Married

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.

2. Jefferson Has Narrated Audiobooks

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.

1. His Character On I Am The Night Is George Hodel

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.

Mays on his show I Am The Night
Mays on his show I Am The Night

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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.

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