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Maya DiRado

born April 5th, 1993

Madeline Jane "Maya" DiRado - Andrews is a retired American competitive swimmer who specialized in freestyle, butterfly, backstroke, and individual medley events. She attended and swam for Stanford University, where she won NCAA titles in the 200 and 400 meter individual medley in 2014 and graduated with a degree in management science and engineering. At the 2016 US Olympic Trials, DiRado qualified to swim the 200 meter and 400 meter individual medley events, as well as the 200 meter backstroke, at the 2016 Summer Olympics. At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she won a gold medal in the women's 4x200 meter freestyle relay, a silver medal in the 400 meter individual medley, a bronze medal in the women's 200 meter individual medley, and a gold medal in the 200 meter backstroke. Following the Olympics, DiRado retired from the sport.

Maya Dunietz

born April 16th, 1981

Maya Dunietz, is an Israeli musician and artist, combining a solo career with collaborations with renowned musicians: Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou, Roscoe Mitchell, John Tilbury, Habiluim, and many others. Her works are exhibited in venues such as Centre Pompidou Paris, Athens Onassis Center, Frac Paca, CCA Tel Aviv and Bemis Center for Contemporary Art.

Maya Plisetskaya

died May 2nd, 2015

Maya Mikhailovna Plisetskaya was a Soviet and Russian ballet dancer, choreographer, ballet director, and actress. In post-Soviet times, she held both Lithuanian and Spanish citizenship. She danced during the Soviet era at the Bolshoi Theatre under the directorships of Leonid Lavrovsky, then of Yury Grigorovich; later she moved into direct confrontation with him. In 1960, when famed Russian ballerina Galina Ulanova retired, Plisetskaya became prima ballerina assoluta of the company.

Maya Ritter

born November 9th, 1993

Maya Ritter (born November 9, 1993, in Kelowna, British Columbia) is a Canadian actress.

Maya Rudolph

born July 27th, 1972

Maya Khabira Rudolph (born July 27, 1972) is an American actress, comedian, and singer. In 2000, she became a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL), and later played supporting roles in the films 50 First Dates (2004), A Prairie Home Companion (2006), and Idiocracy (2006).

Maya Sansa

born September 25th, 1975

Maya Sansa (born 25 September 1975) is an Italian actress.

Mayar Sherif

born May 5th, 1996

Mayar Sherif Ahmed Abdel-Aziz is an Egyptian tennis player. She has career-high WTA rankings of No. 31 in singles, achieved on 19 June 2023, making her the highest ranked Egyptian player in the Open Era. She also has a career-high ranking of No. 88 in doubles, reached on 11 July 2022. Sherif has won one singles title on the WTA Tour, at the 2022 Emilia-Romagna Open. She has also won a record six WTA 125 singles titles and one doubles title on the WTA Challenger Tour along with nine singles titles and six doubles titles on the ITF Women's Circuit. She is the younger sister of Rana Sherif Ahmed.

Mayawati

born January 15th, 1956

Kumari Mayawati is an Indian politician who served as the 18th Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh from 1995 to 1995, 1997 to 1997, 2002 to 2003 and from 2007 to 2012. She is the national president of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), which focuses on a platform of social change for Bahujans, more commonly known as Other Backward Castes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes as well as religious minorities since 2003. She had also served as a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from 2012 to 2017 from Uttar Pradesh. Mayawati's rise from humble beginnings has been called a "miracle of democracy" by P. V. Narasimha Rao, former prime minister of India. In 1993, Kanshi Ram formed a coalition with the Samajwadi Party and Mayawati became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 1995. She was the first female Scheduled Caste chief minister in India. In 1997 and in 2002 she was chief minister with outside support from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the second time only for a year up to 26 August 2003 d...

Maybelle Carter

born May 10th, 1909

"Mother" Maybelle Carter was an American country musician and "among the first" to use the Carter scratch, with which she "helped to turn the guitar into a lead instrument." It was named after her. She was a member of the original Carter Family act from the late 1920s until the early 1940s and a member of the Carter Sisters and Mother Maybelle group.

Maybelyn dela Cruz

born December 20th, 1982

Maybelyn dela Cruz (born December 20, 1982) is a Filipino actress and politician based in the Philippines. She was former child star and popularly known as the daughter of Nova Villa in Home Along Da Riles, a comedy series that aired on ABS-CBN. She served as city councilor of Dagupan from 2010 to 2019.

Mayer Amschel Rothschild

born February 23rd, 1744

Mayer Amschel Rothschild was a German-Jewish banker and the founder of the Rothschild banking dynasty. Referred to as a "founding father of international finance", Rothschild was ranked seventh on the Forbes magazine list of "The Twenty Most Influential Businessmen of All Time" in 2005.

Mayim Bialik

born December 12th, 1975

Mayim Chaya Bialik (/ˈmaɪɪm biˈɑːlɪk/ MY-im bee-AH-lik; born December 12, 1975) is an American actress, game show host, and author. From 1991 to 1995, she played the title character of the NBC sitcom Blossom. From 2010 to 2019, she played neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, for which she was nominated four times for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2015 and 2017.

Maymay Entrata

born May 6th, 1997

Marydale Entrata (born May 6, 1997), better known by her stage name Maymay Entrata (Tagalog: [maɪˈmaɪ ɛnˈtɾatɐ]), is a Filipino actress, singer, television host, and model. She came to prominence in 2017, after winning Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7. Born in Camiguin, and raised in Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental, Entrata aspired to be an actress from a young age and had auditioned in different talent shows to fulfill her dream.

Maynard Ferguson

born May 4th, 1928

Walter Maynard Ferguson CM was a Canadian jazz trumpeter and bandleader. He came to prominence in Stan Kenton's orchestra before forming his own big band in 1957. He was noted for his bands, which often served as stepping stones for up-and-coming talent, his versatility on several instruments, and his ability to play in a high register.

Maynard James Keenan

born April 17th, 1964

Maynard James Keenan is an American singer, songwriter, philanthropist, record producer, and winemaker. He is best known as the singer and primary lyricist of the rock bands Tool, A Perfect Circle, and Puscifer.

Maynor Figueroa

born May 2nd, 1983

Maynor Alexis Figueroa Róchez is a Honduran former professional footballer who played as a centre-back. He is best known for his time at Wigan Athletic, where he made 179 Premier League appearances and won the 2013 FA Cup. Figueroa made over 180 international appearances between 2003 and 2022, including appearances at seven CONCACAF Gold Cups, two FIFA World Cups and the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Mayo Hibi

born April 3rd, 1996

Mayo Hibi is an inactive Japanese professional tennis player.

Mayo Suzukaze

born September 11th, 1960

Kaname Morinaga (森永佳奈女, Morinaga Kaname, born September 11, 1960), known by her stage name Mayo Suzukaze (涼風真世, Suzukaze Mayo) is a Japanese actress from Ishinomaki. Suzukaze has also done some voice work as a voice actress, namely as the voice of Himura Kenshin in Rurouni Kenshin. She was previously a Takarazuka Revue stage actress and the Top Star of Moon Troupe. Her best-known Takarazuka role was that of Oscar François de Jarjayes in the 1991 Moon Troupe production of The Rose of Versailles.

Mayola Biboko

born March 22nd, 1985

Mayola Biboko is a Congolese-Belgian footballer. He was born in N'dalatando, Cuanza Norte.

Mayte Martínez

born May 17th, 1976

María Teresa ("Mayte") Martínez Jiménez is a Spanish athlete competing in the 800 m. She has reached 4 consecutive finals in the World Championships, being third with an incredible last straight in Osaka. She took part in 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games, being eliminated in the semifinals. She could not participate in 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing with an injury.

Mayton Eugenio

born September 14th, 1992

Mayton Eugenio (born Mayton Eugenio; 14 September 1992 in Quezon City, Philippines), is a Filipina commercial model, actress and dancer. She is well-known as the daughter of veteran choreographer and one of the Philippines' famous dance icons, Geleen Eugenio, and has been cast in various roles such as Weng Dimagiba in the horror-thriller series Dormitoryo in GMA Network. In 2015, Eugenio finished her culinary course at the Center for Asian Culinary Studies, under Café Ysabel. In 2016, she signed a contract with Viva Artists Agency.

Mayu Matsuoka

born February 16th, 1995

Mayu Matsuoka (松岡 茉優, Matsuoka Mayu, born February 16, 1995) is a Japanese actress. She has been awarded the Tama best Emerging Actress Award and Fumiko Yamaji Freshman Actress Award in 2016. She gained international attention as an ambassador of the Tokyo International Film Festival for 2017 and her role in the Palme d’Or winning film Shoplifters.

Mayu Shinjo

born January 26th, 1973

Mayu Shinjo is a Japanese manga artist. She debuted in 1994 in Shogakukan's Shōjo Comic with "Anata no Iro ni Somaritai". She continued writing for Shogakukan until 2007, with her works appearing in both Shōjo Comic and their other magazine Cheese!. She left the company to go freelance citing a dispute over working conditions and abusive treatment by her editor.

Mayuko Aoki

born December 17th, 1975

Mayuko Aoki (青木 麻由子, Aoki Mayuko, born December 17, 1975) is a Japanese actress and voice actress who has worked on several anime and video game productions.

Mayuko Fukuda

born August 4th, 1994

Mayuko Fukuda (福田 麻由子, Fukuda Mayuko), born on August 4, 1994 in Tokyo, Japan, is a Japanese actress who made her debut in 1998. She is contracted to talent agency . Her father, Kenji Fukuda, is a drummer in the band Kasutera.

Mayumi Wakamura

born January 3rd, 1967

Mayumi Wakamura (若村麻由美 Wakamura Mayumi, born on January 3, 1967 in Nerima, Tokyo) is a Japanese actress. She decided to be an actress at age sixteen when she saw a stage production by Tatsuya Nakadai's troupe. Later she joined his stage production to be an actress. She debuted in the six-month Asadora TV series Hassai Sensei in 1987 (produced by NHK) when she was 21 years old. After the show, she started appearing on other TV shows including several TV movies and series. In 1988 she was cast in a drama .

Mayumi Yamamoto

born May 11th, 1984

Mayumi Yamamoto (山本真由美 Yamamoto Mayumi; born May 11, 1984) is a Japanese actress.

Mayuri Deshmukh

born September 3rd, 1992

Mayuri Deshmukh (born 3 September 1992) is an Indian television and film actress. She is known for portraying Manasi Deshpande in Zee Marathi's Khulta Kali Khulena. Since November 2020, she is currently playing Prof. Malini Chaturvedi in StarPlus's Imlie.

Mayuri Wagh

born December 1st, 1988

Mayuri Wagh is a Marathi television and film actress. She is known for her performances in Asmita and in Ti Phulrani.

Maziar Partow

died January 22nd, 2014

Maziar Partow was one of the first Iranian cinematographers and had worked as a cameraman on numerous Iranian films. He directed a few movies and edited several more, and was most well known by his title as Director of Photography.

Mazin Elsadig

born September 2nd, 1987

Mazin Elfadil Elsadig (born September 2, 1987) is an US-born Canadian actor of Sudanese heritage. He had a role in the 2007 Disney Channel Original Movie Jump In! and later joined the cast of the CTV/The N teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation as Damian Hayes, for the show's sixth and seventh seasons, from 2006 to 2008. Elsadig also appeared on the stage play in Marcia Johnson's Late in 2008. He is also the voice of Broseph on the Teletoon animated series Stoked.

Mazo de la Roche

born January 15th, 1879

Mazo de la Roche was a Canadian writer who was the author of the Jalna novels, one of the most popular series of books of her time.
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