Tristin Mays is an American actress. She started her Hollywood career in the mid ’90s. During this time she joined the main cast of Gullah Gullah Island. In the 2000s, she had notable roles on some TV shows, including Alias and Everybody Hates Chris, among others. In the 2010s, she had recurring roles on Zeke and Luther and Big Time Rush. She went on to have a recurring role as Sarah Nelson on The Vampire Diaries. As of 2016, she stars as Riley Davis on the new series MacGyver. In the movies, she had appeared in Thunderstruck and House Party: Tonight’s the Night.