For fans of Saturday Night Live, a comedy show that has been on the air for a couple of decades, the name Bill Hader is a familiar one. As a comedian and comic writer, he has spent his own share of time on the show, and through it, developed a respectable and successful career. In that time, he was married to Maggie Carey, a fellow Hollywood personality who is a director.
Maggie Carey and Bill Hader were married for about eleven years before they called it quit and the recent completion of their divorce has fueled curiosity about their marriage and Bill’s wife.
Maggie Carey – Biography
Maggie Carey is believed to be have been born circa 1975 in Boise, Idaho where she was also raised by her parents. Not much is known of her family background but her educational background involved time spent at Jackson Elementary, West Junior High and Borah High School where she completed her basic education in 1993.
Following the end of high school, Maggie headed over to the University of Montana where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature, and another, a Master of Fine Arts degree in Film Production from the University of Texas at Austin.
After she completed her education, Maggie Carey began her pursuit of a career in entertainment. The exact timeline of her journey is unknown but she was a member of the New York Upright Citizens Brigade improvisation troupe. She was also a part of the Improv Olympics West in Los Angeles.
In the early days of her career, she worked with Liz Cackowski on the creation of a web series, The Jeannie Tate Show. Along with her work in comedy as a sketch actress, Maggie Carey is also a recognized director and screenwriter. As a director, she made her debut in 2001, directing a documentary titled Ladyporn. Since then, she has directed a number of short movies, such as Soap Scum, Jenny Clone, Head in the Oven and a few more others.
She has also directed episodes of shows like Funny or Die Presents…, Love, Silicon Valley, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and a few more others.
As an actress, she has happened in a couple of short films like Dance Club, Vacancy, Cinema Six and a few more others.
In the film production process, Maggie Carey has worked in other roles as a cinematographer, assistant director, story editor, screenwriter, where she has been credited with productions like writing multiple episodes of In the Motherhood and the movie, The To Do List.
She has also worked as a producer and an editor. Over the course of her career, she has been the recipient of a couple of awards, including the Austin Film Festive Audience Award and the SXSW Film Festival Audience Award.
Family: Husband and Kids
During their happy years together, Maggie Carey and Bill Hader had three children, all of whom are daughters who were born within a five-year period. Their first daughter, Hannah Kathryn was born in October 2009, middle child, Harper was born in July 2012 and the last born, Hayley Clementine, was born in November 2014.
Their children came out of a marriage that began in 2006, following a couple of years of dating after they were introduced to each other by a friend during a sketch rehearsal in Los Angeles. The introduction by the college friend turned out to be a stroke of genius as both Bill and Maggie Carey went on to develop an interest in each other.
After a few years of dating, they got married on the 28th of May, 2006. Unfortunately, the affection and love that was born from their first meeting, along with their three children was not built to last and after eleven years together, in 2017, Maggie Carey and Bill Hader announced their separation from each other, eventually completing their divorce the following year, in March 2018.
Since the divorce, Maggie and Bill have maintained a cordial relationship, and have worked together professionally since, with Maggie directing an episode of Bill Hader’s show, Barry.
Other Facts About Bill Hader’s Ex-Wife, Maggie Carey
- In high school, Maggie Carey was a brilliant soccer player, earning a place in the all-American team. She played soccer competitively well into college and was the team captain of her soccer team at the University of Montana.
- Her background as a lifeguard in her high school days inspired the film, The To-Do List, which she wrote and directed.