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.
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At Forrester Creations, Ridge doesn't believe what Carter told him. Carter says Maya admitted it was true - she is transgender. He briefs Ridge on the situation, including Nicole's take on it. Ridge thinks Rick will freak out. Carter admits he was shocked himself - he's still wrapping his mind around it - but she's a woman. It just happened that she arrived in a man's body. Ridge muses, "Oh Ricky Boy, you're in for the shock of your life." Carter tells Ridge he can't quit - Rick could have a full-on nervous breakdown. Ridge will do what needs to be done. Elsewhere, Rick talks to Maya about going to Big Bear to celebrate. She asks what they'll celebrate. He says they'll think of something and promises the trip will change everything. Rick hints about the cabin being the scene of many important events in his family. He goes on about her being the quintessential woman. The only obstacle in his life is Ridge. He talks about the past with Ridge and Brooke. "He had this ironclad hold on her heart." They agree Ridge will take no more from him. Rick says his whole life has been building up to this. They kiss. Rick reassures her about taking time away from the company to travel to Big Bear. Maya just wants to be everything he needs in a woman. "And I am." In the studio, Eric and Brooke discuss Rick's decision to propose. Eric says Maya brings more to his life than anyone he's ever been involved with, but Brooke thinks it was kind of fast. Eric feels they're a formidable couple. He knows Rick gives her a lot of credit for his success and he agrees. They debate about whether Rick should wait longer. Talk turns to convincing Ridge not to quit. Eric thinks they will sit down and hash it out. Brooke says Rick needs to get his priorities straight - he is too busy for a wedding. Eric sees no reason to talk him out of proposing. Maya comes in. They ask her to help get Rick and Ridge on the same page. Maya agrees they shouldn't be competing. Meanwhile, Rick finds Ridge in his office. Ridge says he's been talking to Carter. Rick tells him despite what he thinks, he is succeeding. He admits Ridge and Caroline have done an amazing job. Rick starts talking about Maya, who has given him her honesty and been up front with him. Ridge says he won't like this, but Maya hasn't been honest. "Maya's not who you think she is."
At Forrester Creations, Eric cautions Ridge to calm down and not act hastily. Brooke hollers that he can't quit. Ridge says if Rick's becoming CEO permanently he can't do it - life's too short. Brooke thinks he's being emotional. Ridge says Rick mistreats everyone but Maya. Eric supports Rick, but doesn't want Ridge to walk out. Ridge says it's Eric's prerogative to let Rick run the company this way, it's his prerogative to say no. In Rick's office, he upsets her by saying he would never have to worry about an earth-shattering secret from her. Maya says she is lucky to have found him and this life - she doesn't want it to end. They talk about Rick's success at the company. He is thrilled that Ridge can do nothing to stop him. They talk about their life together. Maya says one day he'll know everything there is to know about her; she hopes she doesn't disappoint him. Rick thinks they should live in the moment and take a time out; find a reason to celebrate outside of there. They agree to go to Big Bear. Maya wonders what they're celebrating. Rick says she'll have to find out. Outside, Carter arrives to work out and Nicole is there thinking about Wyatt. He asks if she's always there now. They get on the subject of Maya. Carter says Rick deserves to know she's transgender. Nicole says she agreed with him before, but not now. "There's too much at stake." Carter realizes Nicole stands to lose and guesses this is about Wyatt. Carter is offended that they'll protect their lifestyles at Rick's expense. Nicole says Rick is happy; she won't let Maya tell him. In the studio, Eric is frustrated he didn't do enough to appease Ridge. Brooke soothes that he just needs some time to cool off; he's not going to leave. They debate. Eric thinks Ridge might go. He may be right about his work not being properly respected. He will set up some parameters, but muses that Rick doesn't have to listen to him. Brooke says they'll have to get used to Maya in the mix - Rick is going to propose. Brooke wishes they would wait, but thinks it could be any day now. Carter finds Ridge in Rick's office. Ridge tells him he quit ten minutes ago. Carter declares this a disaster. Ridge agrees. He talks about the old Forrester, which doesn't exist anymore. He can't take orders from someone who doesn't know the difference between a bow and a boa. Carter asks about Caroline. Ridge says she'll make up her own mind, but he can't take orders from King Rick and Queen Maya. Carter stops him from leaving - there's something he should know that could change everything. He says it's about Maya. Ridge is skeptical, but agrees to listen. Carter has a hard time getting it out. Ridge tells him to spit it out. Carter tells him Maya's birth name was Myron. "Maya Avant is transgender."