Tristin Mays is an American actress who portrays Sarah Salvatore in the sixth and eighth seasons of The Vampire Diaries.


Growing up in New York City, beautiful Tristin was signed with the Ford Modeling Agency, where she quickly became one of the top child models in the country. She would later land several national commercials such as Kraft Cheese, Play Skool, Kool- Aid, Sunkist, ROSS, McDonald's, and Hershey's. Tristin was also in several Broadway productions, including Disney's The Lion King as Young Nala. Her television credits include a starring role as Shaina on Nickelodeon's Gullah Gullah Island, Everybody Hates Chris as Jenise Huckstable, and the multi-personality bully Bernice, on Nickelodeon's Ned's Declassified. She also appeared often on Disney XD's Zeke & Luther as Monica Lopez, Big Time Rush as Stephanie King, True Jackson VP as Hailey, Disney XD's Kickin' It as Vanessa Love, and Victorious as Sherry.

Tristin was once in a singing group called "Jane3." The group was signed to Jive/Zomba records with a single produced by T-Pain and Marques Houston called "Screensaver." The video can still be seen on YouTube along with several of her other projects. While working on an accessory design patent, which Tristin later secured, her mother suggested she start her own company. Nicknamed "Trizzio" as a little girl by her dad, Tristin chose "Trizzio" as her business name. She specializes in handbags, jewelry, clothes & accessories, and has her products on display at her small boutique in Riverside, CA.

Tristin's most recent work includes a starring role as Isabel Sanchez in Thunderstruck, alongside Taylor Gray and NBA star Kevin Durant. She also stars in House Party--Tonight's The Night as Autumn Rose.


Year Title Role Notes
1996 Harambee! Angel TV film
2011 Hot Dog Water Julia Short film
2012 Thunderstruck Isabel Sanchez
2012 She is Not My Sister Megan
2013 House Party: Tonight's the Night Autumn Rose Direct-to-video film
2015 The Wedding Ringer Cute bridesmaid
2015 Night of the Wild Rosalyn Television film
Year Title Role Notes
1997 Gullah Gullah Island Shaina Series regular
2001–2004 Alias Robin Dixon 3 episodes
2006 Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide Bernice Episode: "Substitute Teachers and the New Kid"
2008 Everybody Hates Chris Jenise Huckstable Episode: "Everybody Hates Homecoming"
2009 Private Taylor Bell Series regular; web series
2010 True Jackson, VP Hailey Episode: "My Boss Ate My Homework"
2010–2011 Zeke and Luther Monica Lopez 3 episodes
2010 Big Time Rush Stephanie King 4 episodes
2010 Kelly Brook's Cameltoe Shows Herself Funny or Die skit
2011 Victorious Sherry Episode: "Prom Wrecker"
2011 FAIL Alicia Series regular; web series
2011 Kicking It Vanessa / M.C. Episode: "All the Wrong Moves"
2012 The Newsroom Karaoke Girl Episode: "The 112th Congress"
2015 The Vampire Diaries Sarah Salvatore Recurring role
2016- MacGyver Riley Davis Main cast


Season Six
Season Eight


  • Tristin grew up in Staten Island, NY.
  • Tristin has a miniature Pinscher named "Roscoe," after the Doberman Pinscher in the cartoon movie Oliver & Company.
  • Tristin Mays began the #INtheDOJO phenomenon.
  • She is also a video game fanatic.
  • She's nicknamed "Trizzio."

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