Maia Brewton etched her way into the hearts of ’80s movie buffs with her memorable performance as the Thor-obsessed Sara Anderson in the 1987 hit comedy “Adventures in Babysitting.” With her pint-sized pluck and unwavering obsession with the Norse god of thunder, Brewton’s portrayal became a standout in a decade rich with iconic child actors.
But as the credits rolled and the years passed, the spotlight that once shone on the young actress dimmed, leaving fans to wonder: Whatever happened to Maia Brewton?
The enthusiastic teen who led the Adventures in Babysitting film was born on September 30, 1977, in Los Angeles, California, the U.S.
Maia Brewton began her acting career with television roles in the early 1980s, appearing in series such as “Matt Houston” (1984-1985) and “Trapper John, M.D.” (1985).
She gained recognition with her role as Sally Baines in “Back to the Future” (1985). Her performance as Sara Anderson in “Adventures in Babysitting” (1987) further solidified her place in the industry.
Brewton continued to work in television, with appearances in “Lime Street” (1985-1986) and as a young Dolly Parton in “Dolly” (1987).
In the 1990s, Brewton played Shelly Lewis in “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose” (1990-1993), and took on various roles in shows like “The Wonder Years” (1990) and “Sky Trackers” (1990).
Life After Acting
Maia Brewton stepped away from the acting and limelight in 1993, choosing to exchange scripts for textbooks as she embarked on a new chapter at Yale University.
At Yale, Brewton immersed herself in the pursuit of a law degree, graduating in 1998 with the credentials to forge a new path as an attorney. Despite her departure from a professional acting career, Brewton’s love for performance never waned; she continued to engage with her passion for theatrics in college, becoming involved with the Manuscript Society and the comedy group Just Add Water.
What Is Maia Brewton Doing Now?
Now At 46, Maia Brewton has successfully transitioned from her acting career to the legal field, where she now serves as a respected defense attorney in California.
While she has stepped back from acting, she hasn’t left the arts entirely, having enjoyed participating in theater post-college.
Outside of her legal career, Brewton has a personal interest in the world of combat sports, being a fan of professional wrestling and having trained in Muay Thai.
Additionally, Brewton is known to embrace the nostalgia of her acting career by frequently participating in fan conventions, where she engages with fans, shares memories, and signs autographs.
Maia Brewton, an openly lesbian celebrity, wed actress Lara Spotts in 2008. Together, they have twin sons, Rizzo and Calder, and enjoy a contented family life in Los Angeles.