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This article is about the TV Series character. You may be looking for the Comic Series counterpart. For other pages with the same name, see: Maya

"Sasha, honey, what's your favorite meal? I'd love to cook it for you sometime. I'm doing it for all the new arrivals. (...) Of course you do. Everyone has a favorite. So what's yours? Whatever you want. I'm just worried that I'll end up cooking something you hate, you know?"
—Maya to Sasha Williams.[src]

Maya is a survivor of the outbreak in AMC's The Walking Dead. She is a resident of the Alexandria Safe-Zone.


Location Unknown

Nothing is known about Maya's life prior to or as the outbreak began. It is possible she enjoyed cooking.



At some point in the apocalypse, Maya joined a community called the Alexandria Safe-Zone.

Season 5


Maya attends Deanna's welcoming party for the new arrivals and socializes with the other residents and the new arrivals. She attempts to make friendly conversation with Sasha by asking her what her favorite dish is to make. Sasha is overwhelmed by the woman and the party in general, and snaps at Maya before storming away.

Season 6

"The Next World"

Maya is killed when the herd invades Alexandria. Her name is then added to the memorial wall along with the other deceased residents.


Killed By

Maya is among the residents killed when a herd of walkers breaks into Alexandria.

Killed Victims

This list shows the victims Maya has killed:


TV Series

Season 5


  • Maya is credited as Woman in "Forget".
    • This character's name is revealed in "No Way Out" after her name is added to the memorial wall as a result of the herd that attacked Alexandria, killing several people.[1]
  • Maya is a TV Series adaptation of Barbara from the Comic Series; in the Comic Series, at the welcome party, Michonne snaps at Barbara after being overwhelmed by Barbara's questions.
    • Barbara in the TV Series is an homage to the character of Barbara from Night of the Living Dead.


  1. According to a set designer from Season 6, the name "Maya" refers to Maia Moss-Fife's character from the previous season. Similar to how the names of extras killed off in "JSS" were written on the wall, Maia's name was added to the wall as a casualty of the herd attack in "No Way Out". Unfortunately, one of the crew members was not aware of how Maia's name is spelled, and painted the name as "Maya" as it is more commonly known as.