Growing up in New York City, beautiful Tristin was signed with the Ford Modeling Agency, where she quickly became one of the top child models in the country. She would later land several national commercials such as Kraft Cheese, Play Skool, Kool- Aid, Sunkist, ROSS, McDonald's, and Hershey's. Tristin was also in several Broadway productions, including Disney's The Lion King as Young Nala. Her television credits include a starring role as Shaina on Nickelodeon's Gullah Gullah Island, Everybody Hates Chris as Jenise Huckstable, and the multi-personality bully Bernice, on Nickelodeon's Ned's Declassified. She also appeared often on Disney XD's Zeke & Luther as Monica Lopez, Big Time Rush as Stephanie King, True Jackson VP as Hailey, Disney XD's Kickin' It as Vanessa Love, and Victorious as Sherry.
Tristin was once in a singing group called "Jane3." The group was signed to Jive/Zomba records with a single produced by T-Pain and Marques Houston called "Screensaver." The video can still be seen on YouTube along with several of her other projects. While working on an accessory design patent, which Tristin later secured, her mother suggested she start her own company. Nicknamed "Trizzio" as a little girl by her dad, Tristin chose "Trizzio" as her business name. She specializes in handbags, jewelry, clothes & accessories, and has her products on display at her small boutique in Riverside, CA.
Tristin's most recent work includes a starring role as Isabel Sanchez in Thunderstruck, alongside Taylor Gray and NBA star Kevin Durant. She also stars in House Party--Tonight's The Night as Autumn Rose.
|2011||Hot Dog Water||Julia||Short film|
|2012||She is Not My Sister||Megan|
|2013||House Party: Tonight's the Night||Autumn Rose||Direct-to-video film|
|2015||The Wedding Ringer||Cute bridesmaid|
|2015||Night of the Wild||Rosalyn||Television film|
|1997||Gullah Gullah Island||Shaina||Series regular|
|2001–2004||Alias||Robin Dixon||3 episodes|
|2006||Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide||Bernice||Episode: "Substitute Teachers and the New Kid"|
|2008||Everybody Hates Chris||Jenise Huckstable||Episode: "Everybody Hates Homecoming"|
|2009||Private||Taylor Bell||Series regular; web series|
|2010||True Jackson, VP||Hailey||Episode: "My Boss Ate My Homework"|
|2010–2011||Zeke and Luther||Monica Lopez||3 episodes|
|2010||Big Time Rush||Stephanie King||4 episodes|
|2010||Kelly Brook's Cameltoe Shows||Herself||Funny or Die skit|
|2011||Victorious||Sherry||Episode: "Prom Wrecker"|
|2011||FAIL||Alicia||Series regular; web series|
|2011||Kicking It||Vanessa / M.C.||Episode: "All the Wrong Moves"|
|2012||The Newsroom||Karaoke Girl||Episode: "The 112th Congress"|
|2015||The Vampire Diaries||Sarah Salvatore||Recurring role|
|2016-||MacGyver||Riley Davis||Main cast|
- Tristin grew up in Staten Island, NY.
- Tristin has a miniature Pinscher named "Roscoe," after the Doberman Pinscher in the cartoon movie Oliver & Company.
- Tristin Mays began the #INtheDOJO phenomenon.
- She is also a video game fanatic.
- She's nicknamed "Trizzio."