Tristin Mays (born June 10, 1990) is an American actress and singer. Mays currently stars in the reboot of the MacGyver series on CBS. She plays the character Riley Davis, who works as a covert operative for Matilda "Matty" Webber (Meredith Eaton) of the Phoenix Foundation.
Mays' parents, Viveca and Michael Mays, worked as an artist and in the military, respectively. She grew up in New York City until her family moved to Moreno Valley, California in 2003, where she graduated from Vista del Lago High School. Her older brother, Jeryn, is also an actor.
While best known for her role as Riley Davis on the 2016 TV series MacGyver, Mays has played in television series including as Shaina in the Nickelodeon series Gullah Gullah Island and as Robin Dixon, the daughter of Marcus Dixon, Carl Lumbly's character in Alias.
Her other television credits include Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, Everybody Hates Chris, True Jackson, VP, Zeke and Luther, Big Time Rush, Victorious and The Vampire Diaries.
As a seven-year old in 1997, she joined the cast of Gullah Gullah Island replacing Shaina M. Freeman as Shaina. That same year she was cast as Nala in The Lion King on Broadway. She subsequently played Fan in Dickens' A Christmas Carol. In 2009, she was a series regular in the web series Private based on the novels of the same name. In 2011, she starred in the internet sitcom FAIL with fellow Gullah Gullah Island co-star Vanessa Baden. She also appeared in the TV show Impractical Jokers Season 8 Episode 4