Maya Lynne Robinson is the actress who plays Geena on “The Conners,” and if she looks familiar it’s because she’s spent the past decade building up her television career. Her on-screen debut was as Sophia, a small role in Season 1, Episode 3 (“Emergence”) of the short-lived series “Nightwing: Escalation” in 2012 (via IMDb). In 2015, she created, wrote, and produced the web series “HTMAST” about a struggling, broke actress trying to decide if making a sex tape with a famous celebrity would be a good idea.
In 2018, shortly before her first appearance as Geena, Robinson guest-starred in Season 6, Episode 1 (“Pre-Washed Lettuce and a Mime”) of “Mom” as Amanda, a newcomer Christy (Anna Faris) gives her phone number to while at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Most recently, Robinson starred as Michelle on the CBS comedy “The Unicorn,” which is about a widower named Wade Felton (Walton Goggins) and his attempts to raise two teenage girls and navigate single fatherhood. Michelle is a close friend and neighbor who’s been trying to help Felton get back into the world while she struggles with her own four kids. Michelle has an acerbic sense of humor and doesn’t hold back, telling Felton, “You need to get your butt out of this house and start dating.”
It’s unclear if Robinson will return to “The Conners,” but in an interview with Meaww, she said, “I am forever grateful for the opportunity to play with that amazingly talented cast. Hopefully, I get to go back for an appearance or two.”