Maya Lynne Robinson is the actress who plays Geena on The Conners, and if she sounds familiar, it’s because she’s spent the last decade building her television career. Her 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 sextape with a famous celebrity would be a good idea.
In 2018, shortly before her first appearance as Geena, Robinson made a guest appearance 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 to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. Most recently, Robinson starred as Michelle in the CBS comedy The Unicorn, which follows a widower named Wade Felton (Walton Goggins) and his attempts to raise two teenage girls and navigate single parenthood. Michelle is a close friend and neighbor who is trying to help Felton get back into the world while struggling with her own four children. Michelle has a scathing 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 be returning to The Conners, but in an interview with Meaww, she said, “I’m forever grateful for the opportunity to play with this incredibly talented cast. Hopefully I can come back for a gig or two.”