Maggie Carey – Bio, Kids, Facts About Bill Hader’s Ex-wife

It would appear that the witty and funny Bill Hader is known by almost everyone, but the story is not the same for his talented ex-wife Maggie Carey, who has spent a better part of her professional life working behind the camera as a producer, writer and director. Notable among her works are The To Do List, The Last Man on Earth and Silicon Valley, all released between 2013 and 2015. Read on to get everything you need to know about the ex-spouse of Bill Hader.

Maggie Carey – Bio

Although the exact date of her birth is not known, Maggie Carey’s year of birth is 1975; she is of American nationality having been born in Boise, Idaho, United States. There are absolutely no details on her early years and the identity of her parents and siblings if there are any but she grew up in the place of her birth.

On her academic qualifications and the institutions attended, she achieved her early education at Jackson Elementary, West Junior High, after which she proceeded to Borah High School, Boise where she graduated from in 1993. The young actress has an interesting high school experience, which saw her very active in various extracurricular activities. She attended every AP class, participated in tons of sports activities and was also an active member of the student council. Maggie was an All-American soccer player, she also worked at the Borah pool as a lifeguard, an experience which later informed her movie titled The To-Do-List.

Maggie Carey’s academic qualifications did not stop at high school; she proceeded to the University of Montana where she bagged a BA in English Literature. During her college days, she functioned as co-captain of her Division 1 football team. She later moved over to the University of Texas at Austin, earning an MFA degree in movie production.


Her matrimonial life which lasted for almost 12 years saw the birth of three children – all girls. Her first daughter named Hannah Kathryn joined the family on the 6th of October 2009. On the 28th of July 2013, her second daughter Harper announced her entrance. Her last daughter Hayley Clementine came on the 15th of November 2014.

Facts about Bill Hader’s Ex-Wife

Career achievements

In collaboration with Liz Cackowski, Maggie created an online series known as The Jeannie Tate Show in 2007. She plays an active part in Upright Citizens Brigade improvisation troupe of New York as a member. The movie director had active performances with both Improv Olympics West in LA and Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre New York.

2011 saw her co-writing and directing sketches for four episodes of Funny or Die Presents popularly known as “Lady Refs”. It was centered on some female referees working on youth football games. She also has a low budget sex comedy to her credit as the director cum writer. Her production titled To-Do-List came to light in 2013 and was centered on a lead character who was in the process of maturity. Like a coming of age tale, the film covers the summer of a young lady living in Boise around the 1990s as she goes through the usual growing up experiences, preparing herself for all the likely sexual encounters that await her in college. In fact, it was Maggie’s own version of an autobiography. Important to note that her ex-spouse Bill Hader played one of the leading characters in the movie.

Maggie Carey has functioned as a guest writer for several television shows which include The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. 2014 saw her writing a single episode for Silicon Valley – an HBO show. She came in as Tina in the 2012 Cinema Six and in 2016, she wrote episode: “The Date” for the web-TV series, Love.

Marriage to Bill Hader

Maggie Carey tied the nuptial knot with Bill Hader – a renowned actor who became popular for his 8-year gig on the set of Saturday Night Live. The duo met in LA after Maggie’s college graduation. Bill was working in comedy and had a night performance in a small local comic show which was hosted by a friend of Maggie’s. It happened that Maggie was highly impressed by Bill’s wit and style which sparked off a dalliance them and which ultimately culminated in a 2006 wedding on the 28th of May. Their marriage is blessed with the birth of their three children who are all girls but unfortunately, it ended in a divorce on the 23rd of June 2018.

Net Worth

A lion’s share of Maggie Carey’s wealth came from her work as a writer, producer, as well as director. Although her annual salary has never been published, her net worth has been pegged at $1.7 million.

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