Maggie Carey’s career is as diverse as her high school interests. The actress was involved in everything from soccer to student council and also worked a few years as a lifeguard. And while Carey has left the world of sports to pursue her interests in Hollywood, she has carried her love for diversity. Over the years, Carey worked as a director, screenwriter, producer, and actress. But for all her accolades, Carey is best known for her involvement with the SNL alumni, Bill Hader. Even though the pair enjoyed a number of years as a married couple, they called things off in 2018.
Maggie Carey was born on the 28th of May 1975, in Idaho, USA. Born and raised in Idaho, Carey has not revealed much about her early life, and details on her parents and siblings have never been revealed to the media.
As a young kid, Carey attended Jackson Elementary and West Junior High before graduating from Borah High School in 1993. Of her time in high school, Carey revealed,
“I was in every AP class possible. I played a ton of sports. I was in student council. I was an all-American soccer player.”
Around the same time, Carey also worked as a lifeguard at the Borah pool, which later shaped her film The To-Do List. Following her high school graduation, Carey attended the University of Montana and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. She continued her education and earned an MFA degree in film production from the University of Texas at Austin.
Over the years, Carey has enjoyed a diverse career as an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. She began her directorial debut with the 2001 short movie, Ladyporn. In the same year, Carey was also cast as Brenda Gibson in the movie, Occam’s Razor: The Great Dialogues of Mindy. While Carey had a short-lived career as an actress, she has enjoyed quite a few roles in her time. Over the years, Carey has worked in varying capacities in the movies, Vacancy (2002), Dance Club (2002), Jenny Clone (2005), Human Giant (2008), Cinema Six (2012), and lastly on Rejected Pitches (2013).
Following her debut as a director and producer in Ladyporn, Carey worked on short movies and left her stamp on the likes of Dance Club (2002), Sun River Homestead (2002), Soap Scum (2004), Jenny Clone (2005), Head in the Oven (2006), The Jeannie Tate Show (2007), Suburban Bravery (2007), Funny or Die Presents (2011), Silicon Valley (2014), Love (2016–2017), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2016–2019), Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (2016–2019), The Last Man on Earth (2017–2018), Great News (2017), A.P. Bio (2018–2019), Barry (2018), Champions (2018), I Feel Bad (2018), Single Parents (2018), Splitting Up Together (2019), Sunnyside (2019), and more recently on Mixed-ish (2020). Carey’s only work as a screenwriter came in 2013 when she worked on the movie, The To-Do List.
Over the years working in different capacities in Hollywood Carey has accumulated significant wealth. While her ex-husband Bill Harder has a net worth of USD 12 Million, Carey’s net worth is estimated to be around USD 5 Million.
For the longest time, Maggie Carey was married to the actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director, Bill Hader. The pair met in Los Angeles in the early 2000s through a mutual friend. The pair moved to New York when Hader was cast on Saturday Night Live. They tied the knot on the 28th of May 2006. Following their marriage in 2006, the pair went on to have three daughters, Hannah Kathryn on 6 October 2009, Harper on 28 July 2012, and Hayley Clementine on 15 November 2014.
While the pair enjoyed their early years as a couple, cracks started appearing in their marriage due to Hader’s busy work schedule. Hader even quit his job to be closer to be with his family but the effort came too late. The pair separated in 2017 and filed for divorce in December of 2017. Their divorce was finalized in March of 2018. The actress has since moved to Los Angeles and is living with her three children.
May 28, 1975
Place of Birth:
Idaho, United States
University of Montana, University of Texas at Austin