Ally Maki

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Ally Maki
Born
Ally Matsumura

(1986-12-29) December 29, 1986 (age 33)
Other namesAlly Matsumura
OccupationActress
Years active2002–present

Ally Maki (born December 29, 1986) is an American actress. She is best known for starring as Jess Kato in the TBS comedy series Wrecked and the voice of Giggle McDimples in Toy Story 4.

Early life[edit]

In 2001, Maki moved to a communal home for up and coming artists in Santa Clarita, California, when she was scouted at 14 by a talent agent in her hometown of Seattle. From there, she was recruited by Columbia Records to form the girl band, The Valli Girls, for whom she played the keytar. As part of her training, she took DJ lessons at Freakbeat Records.[1]

Career[edit]

Maki is known for appearing in the television film iCarly: iGo to Japan (2008), as well as her many cameo appearances in films and television series, such as Step Up 3D (2010). She had supporting roles in the comedy-drama films The Family Tree (2011) and Geography Club (2013).

From 2009 to 2010, Maki had a recurring role as Dawn in the comedy-drama series 10 Things I Hate About You. She was in the final considerations to play the role of Alice in the 2012 drama film The Perks of Being a Wallflower (film), which eventually went to Erin Wilhelmi.[2]

Between 2016 and 2018, she has starred as Jess Kato in the TBS comedy series Wrecked.[3] From (2018-) she starred in Marvel's Cloak and Dagger on Freeform.

Personal life[edit]

Her grandmother, Miyo, was held in the Japanese internment camp at Heart Mountain Relocation Center, WY during World War II.[1] Her grandfather was a part of the 442nd infantry regiment, a unit consisting of primarily Japanese American soldiers.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 80's Ending N/A Short film
2003 Rogues Choir
2010 Step Up 3D Jenny
2010 The Prankster Kassandra Yamaguchi
2011 Recess Court Cassie Short film
2011 The Family Tree Shauna
2012 Beach Bar Ireene Saki Zbeitnefski and Merbaby
2012 Music High Ally
2013 Geography Club Min
2013 Amelia's 25th Ally
2019 Toy Story 4 Giggle McDimples Voice
TBA 5 Years Apart

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 My Wife and Kids Sasha Episode: "Samba Story"
2003 ER Missy Episode: "No Strings Attached"
2003 That's So Raven Student #2 Episode: "Campaign in the Neck"
2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Japanese girl Episode: "Chosen"
2007 Subs Alexa Tanaka Unsold FX pilot
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles Student Episode: "Queen's Gambit"
2008 Miss Guided Michelle Episode: "High School Musical"
2008 Privileged Breckyn 4 episodes
2008 iCarly: iGo to Japan Kyoko Television film
2009 Bones Dr. Haru Tanaka Episode: "The Girl in the Mask"
2009–2010 10 Things I Hate About You Dawn 16 episodes
2009 Greek Hot Renaissance fair girl Episode: "See You Next Time, Sisters!"
2010 The Big Bang Theory Joyce Kim Episode: "The Staircase Implementation"
2011 Workaholics Brenanda Episode: "We Be Ballin'"
2011 Franklin & Bash Tonia 2 episodes (1 uncredited)
2012 Shake It Up Keiko Ishizuka Episode: "Made in Japan"
2012 Hot in Cleveland Brooke Episode: "Method Man"
2013 2 Broke Girls June Episode: "And the Girlfriend Experience"
2016 New Girl Kumiko Episode: "No Girl"
2016–2018 Wrecked Jess Main cast; 30 Episodes
2017 Dear White People Ikumi Episode: "Chapter V"
2018-2019 Marvel's Cloak & Dagger Mina Hess Recurring

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Crazy/Sexy/Awkward Rosemary Episode: "The Wingwoman"
2012 Company Car Ally Episode: "He Said She Said"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Meet Wrecked actress Ally Maki and discover her favorite Valley haunts". Ventura Blvd. 2018-10-09. Retrieved 2020-01-03.
  2. ^ Hickey, Timothy (June 22, 2017). "Five Things You Didn't Know about Ally Maki". TV Overmind. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 26, 2015). "TBS Deserted Island Comedy Pilot 'Wrecked' Sets Ensemble Cast". Deadline Hollywood.

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