Actor. Writer. Mental HealthAdvocate.

Me dressing up as a character, circa early 90's
Me visiting the Old Point Loma Lighthousei San Diego, CA

Born and bred in Southern Virginia, Jayme always had a heart for performing. She was bitten by the acting bug after portraying a scene-stealing giant in her kindergarten play, and continued doing plays through high school, starring in roles such as Mrs. Paroo in The Music Man, Glinda in The Wizard of Oz, and Lady Larkin in Once Upon A Mattress. Her father was also an actor, so she grew up doing various characters, impersonations and funny voices with him, leading to her love of comedy and voiceover. She was discovered and signed by Hutson Talent Agency at 15, and booked her first television role on Investigation Discovery's Wicked Attractions.

She obtained BAs in Theatre & Film from Elon University, where she acted in numerous student films/plays and co-wrote, produced, directed and acted in a play based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe entitled Lucid Nightmares. She's a huge advocate for mental health and wants to be a light for others, actively working within her community through The Trevor Project and her company Guiding Glow Candle Co., which helps raise mental health awareness through aromatherapy. In 2020, she launched her production company, Elpida Productions, to develop/produce projects and create opportunities for women in film. She currently resides in Los Angeles, where she  continues to create content, perform with Flat Tire Theatre Co. and is an active member of Women in Animation. Most recently, she can be seen in the film Matches, directed and produced by Emmy Award Winning producer Blake Vaz. She also starred in the film Friends Like These, written and produced by Asha Michelle Wilson, which just completed a very successful festival run. She has written 2 features and 2 series that are currently in development.

When she's not on set or in the vocal booth, you can find her hiking with her schnoodle Trace, curled up with a cup of black coffee and a good book, or venturing off to explore every lighthouse in America. Some of her favorite things include: writing poetry, doing puzzles, playing piano and banjo, cookin' up homemade Southern goodies, visiting museums and doing any fall-related activities! 

"Be The Light" -Matthew 5:14

Jayme Mantos