Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Happy Birthday to 'High Maintenance' Star Max Jenkins

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Max Jenkins was born today, March 13, in 1985. He is an American actor and writer. He starred as Max Carnegie in NBC's comedy-drama detective series The Mysteries of Laura, which starred Debra Messing He is also known for his appearances in HBO's acclaimed series High Maintenance.

Jenkins was first seen on High Maintenance in the webisode "Olivia" in 2013, guest-starring opposite Heléne Yorke. Buzz-feed lauded Jenkins and Yorke in their list of "16 Scene-Stealers From TV Comedy" in 2014, while Indiewire praised "Olivia" as "one of the series' strongest and most popular episodes."

Jenkins has also given critically acclaimed performances in various New York theatre productions, notably Unnatural Acts at Classic Stage Company. The play, co-written by Jenkins and other members of the cast, was nominated for three 2012 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Play.

Upon the premiere of The Mysteries of Laura on September 17, 2014, The Los Angeles Times cited Jenkins as "fabulous," adding that he "may deserve a show of his own."

In an interview in Bella New York magazine when Jenkens was asked what he liked doing in his spare time, he said, "Cruising cute boys at McNally Jackson bookstore." He has also wrote on Twitter in 2016, "I am gay and I am not afraid.

Jenkins was born and raised in New York City.

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