PEN15 Star Maya Erskine Has A Lovely Family With Partner Michael Angarano and Son Leon Frederick
Maya Erskine family includes her partner Michael Angarano, son Leon Frederick, brother Taichi Erskine and parents. Maya was raised in California.
Maya has acted in Man Seeking Woman and Betas. She was portrayed in Hulu's original TV series PEN15 from 2019 to 2021 which raised her in the eye of the viewers. Erskine was born on 7th May 1987 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. to parents Mutsuko Nigatawa and Peter Erskine. She had attended Crossroads School for Arts and Sciences and graduated from Los Angeles County High School for the arts.
The actress studied musical theatre but shifted to the school's Experimental Theatre Wing.
Maya met Anna Konkle during her time at NYU while both were embarking on a study-abroad theatre program in Amsterdam.
In 2013, she was nominated by the Los Angeles Weekly Theatre Award committee for the award of Best Supporting Female Performance for her role in Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Maya Erskine Was Born To Nutsuko and Peter Erskine
Maya Erskine family consists of a Japanese mother and an American father. Maya was born to her parents Mutsuko Nigatawa and Peter Erskine in 1987.
The actress grew up with her older brother Shuji Erskin. She was born as the second child of Mutsuko and Peter.
Father Peter Erskine
Peter is an American from New Jersey. Peter was a member of the famous jazz-fusion group Step Ahead and Weather Report.
Erskine has been playing drums since four and has been recognized for his talents, especially for being able to work within multiple musical contexts. The musician has crafted music for more than 700 albums and scores which in turn has brought him an honorary doctorate from Berkley and two Grammy Awards.
As Co-leader or in his name fifty albums have been released. He has played with different bands and people including Stan Kenton and Maynard Ferguson Big Bands, Steps Ahead, Steely Dan, Kenny Wheeler, The Yellowjackets, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, and John Scofield.
In 2017 by the readers of Modern Drummer magazine, he has been recommended for Best Jazz Drummer of the Year ten times and was appointed into the magazine’s Hall of Fame.
He has identified albums including As It Is, Time Being, You Never Know, and many more.
He has a Twitter account with 27.5K followers and over fifteen hundred tweets. His bio reads as he is a drummer, author, owner of an app and record company named Fuzzy Music, and professor at USC.
Mother Mutsuko Nigatawa
Mutusuko is Japanese from Tokyo. Mutusuko also plays the role of her characters' mother on PEN15.
Maya requested her mother to perform in the series PEN15 where she would be playing a satirical version of herself in the Pilot. The mother was understandably surprised.
Mutsuko approved since she admires her daughter and wants to assist her in her professional enterprise. She was part of the contract when the show was picked up, which she assumed was a one-time occurrence.
She is active on Twitter with more than a hundred followers and over twenty tweets.
Michael Angarano Is Also Involved In The Entertainment Field
Maya Erskine husband Michael Angarano is an American actor known for the film Music of the Heat and TV Series Cover Me.
The couple are in love since 2019.
Michael was born on 3rd December 1987 in Brooklyn, New York City, U.S. In 2000 he played the 11-year-old version of William Miller in Cameron Crowe's semi-autobiographical film titled Almost Famous.
Michael is best known for his performance in Cover Me, and the following year, broke new ground in his first major film role, Little Secrets. As for television shows, he has performed in Stranger in my Home, Seven Days, PEN15, and more. A fun fact about him is that he was one of the three finalists for the role of Anakin Skywalker in the Prequel series.
Maya And Michael Have A Son Together
Maya Erskine and Michael Angarano announced their relationship in September 2019. The two are now engaged and expecting their first child on November 2, 2020.
Through the Instagram post on Monday, the couple disclosed the good news and shared photos of Erskine's baby bump with the caption When two becomes three.
Their relationship first become official when he posted a selfie of them together on 16th September 2019 at the Emmy Awards on his Instagram handle where they both were looking perfect.
Maya publicized her pregnancy through Instagram and her and Michael Angarano's son Leon Frederick was born in 2021.
As per People.com, they partnered with West Elm Design Crew to establish their ideal nursery showing pieces from West Elm Kids. Erskine and lead designer Dallas Wagman from West Elm Burbank worked together on this project.
On 5 December 2021, Michael shared a picture on his Instagram of Maya breastfeeding their son Leon in between set-ups. He has shown respect and love for her through the post captioning that she is an awesome actor, a showrunner, a writer, a director, and a perfect mom for their child.
Her Brother Taichi Is Also In The Film Industry
Maya Erskine brother Taichi Erskine grew up with her in Los Angeles with their parents. Maya and Shuji have an age difference of five years.
Taichi is the elder brother of Maya as per their mother. As per his Linkedin, Taichi is a film and television video editor. He is an experienced editor with a demonstrated history of working in the Film and TV industry as well as the marketing and advertising industry.
Throughout his career, he has worked in many fields including Assistant Video Editor at ModOp in July 2012. From May 2011- May 2012 he worked as an Assistant Video Editor at Psyop.
He has also worked as a Freelance Video Editor at Oishii Creative, at Logan and Sons. He had also worked as a full-time film video editor at New Form Digital.
After this, he worked as a lead video editor at modop for over two years where he edited commercials, promos, trailers, and social media campaigns for clients.
As a signing in the contract, he had worked at Hulu and Eko as a film video editor. From November 2020 to January 2021 he worked at That's Wonderful Productions as a film Video Editor. In the following month, he began serving as a film video editor at Turner North Center Productions, Incorporation.
Erskine was also a television editor at Esmail Corporation, where he edits three episodes of an upcoming limited series. Recently, he is Television Editor at the cast and crew for the past eight months. For his education, he joined Loyola Marymount University.