Full detailed profile on Maya Avant Played by Karla Mosley on The Bold and the Beautiful Daytime Soap Opera.
Actor: Karla Mosley
Who played Maya Avant over the years
Karla Mosley (January 18, 2013 - present)
Useful information on Maya Avant
* Used to live on Skid Row.
Current: Model at Forrester Creations
Past: Waitress at Dayzee's
Maya arrived in town fresh out of prison where she'd been incarcerated for a crime she didn't commit. She looked up Dayzee to help her find the baby girl she had given up for adoption with Dayzee's help on Skid Row when she was sentenced. Dayzee tracked the child down, but they soon learned she and her adoptive parents had died in a car wreck. Maya got an apartment over Dayzee's cafe and met Rick Forrester while he was volunteering as a waiter. He flirted with her and let her believe he was down on his luck until he took her to the Forrester boutique and the staff gave his true identity away. Maya was upset to know he'd lied.
Maya decided to date Carter, encouraged by Dayzee who thought she should steer clear of Rick. Meanwhile, Rick’s jealous girlfriend Caroline made Maya feel as uncomfortable as possible when he gave her a job as a model at Forrester Creations. There were sparks between Maya and Rick, and eventually she demanded he choose between her and Caroline. He chose Maya, but their happiness was short lived when Caroline’s uncle Bill Spencer threatened to get her thrown back in jail if she did not back off of Rick. She relented and broke up with Rick.
Maya finally told Rick about Bill’s blackmail and he left Caroline for her. Happy with Rick, Maya began filming the online series Room 8 with Carter as her love interest. When sexy scenes started appearing in their scripts, secretly orchestrated by Caroline, Rick grew uncomfortable while Carter pushed for a real relationship with Maya. Despite being pulled to Carter, Maya stayed true to Rick. But when Rick didn’t show up to her show’s premiere she succumbed to a passionate kiss with Carter. Maya ended it there, but broke up with Rick anyway when she realized Caroline would always meddle in their relationship.
Carter and Maya got engaged and began making wedding plans, but she still yearned for Rick who was now married to Caroline. Her feelings for Rick didn’t stop her from sharing a kiss with Forrester photographer Oliver Jones. But when Oliver grew feelings for Ally Forrester and suggested she model for the company, Maya told Rick and Caroline that Oliver was only using Ally to keep his job at Forrester.
Maya became preoccupied with getting back the lifestyle she could have had with Rick, so Carter ended their engagement. Maya tried to get Rick’s attention while he was married to Caroline, for a while to no avail. But when she caught Caroline and Ridge getting close at work, she told everyone in a meeting, causing Rick to run right into her arms, and bed. She began immediately pushing for Rick to end his marriage to Caroline so they could rule Forrester together.
Daughter (deceased; with Jesse Graves)
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Maya's doing a photo shoot by the Forrester pool. Everyone is there except Ridge, whose flight doesn't get in until tonight. Carter approaches Aly, who is standing off by herself fully clothed. She says, "I can't handle this." Aly goes into the kitchen where Eric, Brooke, Charlie, and Pam are preparing food. She demands to know why Maya is still the face of Forrester and gripes about Oliver taking photos of her and Steffy in their bikinis. Outside, Steffy is now posing as Liam looks on appreciably and fans himself. Wyatt notices Ivy's discomfort. Oliver wants Liam in the shots with Steffy. They pose on the diving board. Aly lurks around as Oliver tells Steffy it was nice working with her again. After, she approaches Oliver and reams him out for the way he looked at Steffy. "She's disgusting and filthy." Inside, Maya tells Nicole she approves of Zende. Steffy spots Ivy and walks over. They decide they should get along since they're working together and are family. Wyatt and Liam watch. Ivy enters the kitchen and Aly follows - she needs to talk to her alone. Aly chastises Ivy for being nice to Steffy. Ivy doesn't want to do this. Aly rants that Steffy is just sex, sex, sex. Aly warns Ivy she's reaching her breaking point. Ivy tells her to get a grip. Aly goes on about Steffy using her sexuality and how much she hates Maya. Ivy thinks she doesn't mean that. Pam appears. "Is everything alright in here?" In the living room, Rick tells Maya this is where she belongs. They kiss. Eric calls everyone together to make a speech about Independence Day and how proud he is of the California Freedom line. Aly shouts that freedom isn't about taking your clothes off. Steffy wonders if she'd rather have someone telling her what to wear. Eric tells Aly that's enough - they're not here to judge each other. Carter chats with Caroline about getting around without her walker. She credits Ridge. There's a knock at the door. Rick answers. Maya's face transforms. Nicole goes to the door. "Mom? What are you doing here?" Maya joins Nicole. Rick introduces himself. Vivienne Avant tells Nicole to get her things - they don't want her sister to brainwash her. Elsewhere, Eric thanks Pam, Brooke, and Charlie. Pam produces lemon bars. In a corner, Wyatt teases Liam that he hasn't been on a date with Steffy...yet. They all agree to work on cooperating on the new line. Wyatt adds, "With a little friendly competition." Across the room, Aly glares over at them. Oliver tells her to loosen up. She snaps, "What do you mean? Take off my clothes?" She tells him she wants to be alone. In the mirror, she sees the floating head of Darla. She tells her Steffy and Maya always win. She notices Darla's light is fading and thinks Steffy's doing it. Darla, now darker, says, "Her mother killed me. An eye for an eye. Retribution." Aly looks over at Steffy. Darla urges, "Do it, Aly. Do it!"
At Forrester Creations, Liam tells Ivy that Carter had the annulment papers fast-tracked. Wyatt snaps at him. He asks for privacy. Once alone, Ivy tells Liam she never meant for him to feel trapped. They both sign. She says, "You're free." Elsewhere, Steffy tells Aly she's sorry about her mother. She adds that Thorne has forgiven Taylor, and reminds her she lost Phoebe. Aly says it's not the same, and Steffy still has her mother. Steffy points out she still talks to Darla. Aly warns her not to look at her like she's a nut job. She's to blame for what's happening to Liam and Ivy. She glares at Steffy. "Liam and Ivy deserve to be blissfully happy, like my mother and father do." Ridge pops his head in and says there's a meeting. Aly wants to join it and promises not to be a problem. In another office, Rick, Brooke, Maya, and Pam enthusiastically welcome Zende to the company as Nicole looks on. Maya learns Nicole is interning too, and Zende finds out she tried to model but 'sucked'. Pam says Ridge wants everyone at the meeting, but she won't say when it is. They all laugh. Rick jokes about merriment and light returning now that Ridge is back in charge. Nicole whispers to Zende, "I'll explain later." Later, Zende and Nicole discuss the dysfunctional Forrester bunch while they work. He asks if she's taken. He's waiting for Ms. Right and wonders if he's looking in the right place. In the board room, the meeting convenes. Ivy announces that she is no longer getting deported and she and Liam signed annulment papers. Ridge begins the meeting by welcoming back Maya and giving props to Rick for deciding to run Forrester International from there. He then says Hope for the Future is done and they will promote freedom to be your own woman. California Freedom is the campaign name and will incorporate all Forrester designs. Aly rants about the plan to include lingerie and swimsuits. It's wrong and disgusting...and exactly what she'd expect from Steffy, not Ridge. Aly rants that it's not what her grandpa wants for the company. Ridge and Steffy say it is; they spoke to him. Ivy speaks up and Aly snaps at her for defending them. Liam says this isn't the place, but Aly goes on about Steffy canoodling with Liam in lingerie. Rick and others speak up to Aly. She can't understand why they look at her like she's from another planet. When Steffy mentions Thorne and Darla, Aly says she's not worthy to speak her mother's name. "You are the reason she's gone!" Everyone leaves Steffy and Aly alone. Aly doesn't want her help. She gets all worked up again. Steffy says she cares about her, only Aly can't believe it because Taylor is her mother. Aly denies she's forgiven Taylor. She cries. "You have no idea what it's been like." Steffy wants them to get along; they're family. Aly flashes to Darla's accident. Steffy is sorry Aly is haunted, but warns her not to give in to the pain that is causing the anger that's consuming her. In Caroline's office, she tells Ridge she thinks Steffy will get through to Aly. They kiss.