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Annie Ilonzeh

Small Town Girl Makes Good

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Annie Ilonzeh

Annie Ilonzeh and Robin Christopher as Maya Ward and Skye Quartermaine on General Hospital

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Annie Ilonzeh, who played Maya Ward on General Hospital, was a newcomer to show business when she began on the show. A native of Grapevine, Texas, 27-year-old Ilonzeh attended the University of Texas at Arlington; she began working as an actress in 2007 with an appearance on How I Met Your Mother.

Ilonzeh's subsequent appearances include the films Miss March, He's Just Not That Into You, and Percy Jackson & the Olympians. She had a recurring role on Melrose Place as Natasha, and appeared twice in the TV show Entourage before landing the role of Maya Ward. Commercials include one for EA Sports Active 2.

On General Hospital, the character of Maya was married to Ethan Lovett (portrayed by Nathan Parsons), and Maya works at General Hospital. Ward reported that she enjoyed working with Parsons very much.

Ilonzeh's likes, according to Soap Opera Digest include red velvet cupcakes, chips and salsa, and the song "September" by Earth, Wind and Fire. She keeps her phone on vibrate.

In 2011, Maya left GH to appear in the updated Charlie's Angels, which was canceled.  She then went on to another series, Switched at Birth, as Lana, and then Joanne in the series Arrow.  Her last series assignment was as Nicole on Drop Dead Diva.

Birthday: August 23, 1983

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