Maya Stojan

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Maya Stojan
Born (1986-06-28) 28 June 1986 (age 33)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
Years active2009–present

Maya Stojan (born 28 June 1986 in Geneva) is a Swiss actress who lives in Los Angeles. She is best known for her recurring roles on Castle and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Life and work[edit]

Maya Stojan was born in 1986 and raised in Geneva, Switzerland, where she was educated at the International School of Geneva.[1] Her mother originates from Sri Lanka and her father from the Czech Republic.[2] Stojan has a sister,[3] speaks English and French at an advanced level, plays golf and runs Yoga and Transcendental Meditation.[2][4] In 2008 she was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting at the Hartt School of Theatre and Music, West Hartford, Connecticut. Then she moved to Los Angeles where Stojan premiered in the short films Chasing Forever and I Kill To Live. Stojan's further acting training took place in Los Angeles by Donovan Scott (2009), Carolyne Barry's workshops for Actors (2009) and at the Ivana Chubbuck Studio where she graduated the Master Class of 2011.

Maya Stojan played a supporting role in the US thriller Sinners and Saints and in further short films and television series, among them Entourage, Criminal Minds and the recurring character Kara Lynn Palamas/Agent 33 in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (8 episodes) in 2014 and 2015.[5] Since 2013, her probably best known role is the recurring character Tory Ellis, an officer in the NYPD's Crime Scene Unit who specialises in technical analysis and supports Kate Beckett's team, in the US crime-series Castle.


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Chasing Forever Erica Walker Short film
2009 I Kill to Live Steph Short film
2010 Sinners and Saints Nadia
2010 Entourage Stan Lee's Assistant TV series (1 episode)
2010 The Prometheus Project Dr. Walton's Nurse
2011 The Faithful LCPL. Jessica Sanchez Short film
2011 Irish Eyes Meaghan Short film
2011 Elwood Angelica Short film
2012 Plan B Cindy Short film
2012 Criminal Minds Hostess TV series (1 episode)
2012 I Cut I Isabelle Tesla Short film
2012 Bad Weather Films Stephanie TV series (1 episode)
2012 Anatomy of Violence Female Cop TV film
2013 How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) Mrs. Saletta TV series (1 episode)
2013 The Contractor Maria Parra
2013–2015 Castle Tory Ellis TV series (26 episodes)
2014 That Guy Liz TV film (pilot)
2014 Elwood Angelica
2014 High School Possession Emma TV film
2014–2015 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Kara Lynn Palamas / Agent 33 TV series (8 episodes)
2015 I'm Patrick, and You're Insane Maya Short film
2015 The Dalhia Knights Squirrell
2016 NCIS Meredith Regan[6] TV series (1 episode)
2016 Grey's Anatomy Tatiana Flauto TV series (1 episode)
2016 Diagnosis Delicious Nina Kirby TV film
2017 Newness Quinn


  1. ^ "Ecolint Alumni: Maya Stojan". International School of Geneva. Retrieved 2016-09-17.
  2. ^ a b "Bio". Archived from the original on 2015-05-16. Retrieved 2015-06-08.
  3. ^ Tommy Lightfoot Garrett (2011-12-16). "Meet Actress Maya Stojan, An Exclusive Highlight Hollywood Interview". highlighthollywood. Retrieved 2015-06-08.
  4. ^ "Maya Stojan, l'autre Romande à Hollywood" (in French). 2014-02-13. Retrieved 2015-06-08.
  5. ^ Joshua Maloni (2015-05-11). "Q&A: Rising star Maya Stojan talks 'Castle,' 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,' Agent 33". Retrieved 2015-05-24.
  6. ^ Sarah Zeines (2016-02-12). "Une Genevoise défie Gibbs dans "NCIS"" (in French). Le Matin. Retrieved 2016-03-07.

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