Olivia Scriven as Maya Matlin
London native Olivia Scriven joins Degrassi in its eleventh season as Maya. Olivia's television and film credits include Being Erica, Mistletoe in Manhattan and The Yard. Olivia's theatre credits include Bridge to Terabithia, Ms. Scrooge, Mamma Mia and West Side Story. Olivia is trained in jazz, modern dance and ballet, as well as piano and cello.
Maya is dreading grade nine because it puts her squarely in the shadow of her older sister, Katie -- an already accomplished and established force at Degrassi. Having spent her life playing second fiddle, Maya's desperate to carve out an identity of her own. At Degrassi she hopes to embrace her love for music by starting her own rock band. She cares about humanity and the world around her, doesn't believe in the false construct of "popularity" and isn't afraid to speak truth to power, even it means running afoul of classmates, her sister, her parents, or lands her in detention.
Degrassi is a fictional, dramatic television series that tackles tough teen issues in a realistic way. The internationally acclaimed Emmy-nominated series is the winner of a Television Critics Association Award, the Peabody Award and two Teen Choice Awards. Heralded as the most authentic teen drama on television, Degrassi explores an interesting group of adolescents and young adults going through the trials and tribulations of teendom at Degrassi Community School. In its twelfth season, the series follows Fiona (Annie Clark, Clare (Aislinn Paul), Alli (Melinda Shankar), K.C. (Sam Earle), Connor (AJ Saudin), Jake (Justin Kelly), Katie (Chloe Rose), Imogen (Cristine Prosperi), Jenna (Jessica Tyler), Dave (Jahmil French), Drew (Luke Bilyk), Adam (Jordan Todosey), Bianca (Alicia Josipovic), Eli (Munro Chambers), Owen (Daniel Kelly), Marisol (Shanice Banton), Tori (Alex Steele), Maya (Olivia Scriven), Tristan (Lyle O'Donohoe) and Zig (Ricardo Hoyos). Faculty include Ms. Oh (Cory Lee) and Principal Simpson (Stefan Brogren). Season 12 introduces new characters Mike Dallas (Demetrius Joyette), Cam (Dylan Everett), Becky (Sarah Fisher) and Luke (Craig Arnold) to the show.