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Max Jenkins (born March 13, 1985) is an American actor and writer. He starred as Max Carnegie in NBC's comedy-drama detective series The Mysteries of Laura.[1] He is also known for his appearances in HBO's acclaimed series High Maintenance.[2]


Jenkins was first seen on High Maintenance in the webisode "Olivia" in 2013, guest-starring opposite Heléne Yorke.[3] Buzzfeed lauded Jenkins and Yorke in their list of "16 Scene-Stealers From TV Comedy" in 2014,[4] while Indiewire praised "Olivia" as "one of the series' strongest and most popular episodes."[5]

Jenkins has also given critically acclaimed[6][7][8] performances in various New York theatre productions,[9] notably Unnatural Acts at Classic Stage Company.[10] The play, co-written by Jenkins and other members of the cast,[11] was nominated for three 2012 Drama Desk Awards, including Outstanding Play.[12]

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."[13]

In August 2018, it was announced that Jenkins was cast as Christopher Doyle in the Netflix dark comedy series, Dead to Me.[14]

Personal life

Jenkins was born and raised in New York City.[2]


Awards and nominations

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