Max Jenkins is an American actor and writer. He starred as Max Carnegie in NBC's comedy-drama detective series The Mysteries of Laura. He is also known for his appearances in HBO's acclaimed series High Maintenance.
CareerJenkins was first seen on High Maintenance in the webisode "Olivia" in 2013, guest-starring opposite Heléne Yorke. Buzzfeed lauded Jenkins and Yorke in their list of "16 Scene-Stealers From TV Comedy" in 2014, while Indiewire praised "Olivia" as "one of the series' strongest and most popular episodes."
Jenkins has also given critically acclaimed performances in various New York theatre productions, notably Unnatural Acts at Classic Stage Company. The play, co-written by Jenkins and other members of the cast, was nominated for three 2012 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Play.
Upon the premiere of The Mysteries of Laura on September 17, 2014, The Los Angeles Times cited Jenkins as "fabulous," adding that he "may deserve a show of his own."
In August 2018, it was announced that Jenkins was cast as Christopher Doyle in the Netflix dark comedy series, Dead to Me.
Personal lifeJenkins was born and raised in New York City.
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