Maryam Myika Day is an actress, author, storyteller and Telly Award-winning producer.
Maryam most recently appeared in a supporting role in the feature film, Smartass starring Joey King of FX's “Fargo,” currently airing on iTunes. She penned the untold story of Motown’s Tammi Terrell in the upcoming biopic Mountain High, starring Kat Graham of “The Vampire Diaries.” Maryam is screenwriter for John Sacchi’s 5 More Minute Productions’ film, Vegas Jade. Her made-for-television movie script about Jennifer Jones, the first African American Radio City Rockette, has been optioned by Mar Vista Entertainment. She is the host of her own podcast, “North of 40,” which will be released later this year.
For television, she earned three Telly Awards for producing "Real Moms, Real Stories, Real Savvy" featured on PBS and Disney.com. As an actress, she has appeared on NBC’s “Law & Order,” FX’s “Rescue Me,” Sony Pictures’ television movie “Fort Pit,” the independent feature Palm Swingsalongside Jason Lewis (“Sex and the City”), and a lead role in the pilot “MYS*EDU*CA*TION.” Her short film, Waiting for SuperMEN?! premiered at the prestigious Palm Springs International Short Film Festival (2013). She is a two-time finalist of the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab. Her book, The Commercial Actor’s BLACK BOOK can be found on Amazon.com.
For the stage, Maryam made her Broadway debut as one of the iconic chorines in the 2001 Tony Award-winning revival of 42nd Street. Additionally, Maryam has appeared on Off-Broadway stages in performances with the Negro Ensemble’s world premiere of Offspring, and the New York premiere of Satchel for New Federal Theatre, both of which earned her Audelco award nominations honoring excellence in black theatre. She also written for the stage, creating a two-person play entitled, Love Me RICHIE! which received its world premiere in 2013 at the Hollywood Fringe Festival and was later developed at The Lark theatre laboratory program in New York City.
Maryam’s professional training includes work with the late Israel Hicks, Susan Batson, Black Nexxus, Inc. and master teacher, Ivana Chubbuck. She holds a BFA from Temple University (Philadelphia) and was a 2013 “chemistry reads” finalist in the NBC Diversity Showcase. Her commercial work (national network, cable, radio voiceover) includes Burger King, Carl's Jr., McDonald’s, Honda and Western Union.
A New York City native, Maryam resides in Los Angeles with her beautiful pre-school aged daughter.