Meet Maggie Carey: The Ex-wife of Bill Hader

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We all know and love Bill Hader, the funny guy from Saturday Night Live. He even won awards for his great show, Barry. But let’s not forget about his ex-wife, Maggie Carey. She was always seen as just Bill’s wife, but she’s more than that. She worked behind the scenes and did amazing things in her own way. Now that they’re not together anymore, let’s learn about Maggie Carey’s side of the story. In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about Maggie Carey and her life.

The Early Years of Maggie Carey

Maggie Carey was born in Boise, Idaho, around 1975, making her about three years older than her ex-partner, Bill Hader. She has always been private about her family life, so not much is known about her parents or other relatives.

Education was important to Maggie, and she took her studies seriously. She started her education at Jackson Elementary, then attended West Junior High School. She graduated from Borah High School in 1993 with pride. After that, she followed her love of literature and got a degree in English Literature from the University of Montana in 1997.

But Maggie’s journey didn’t end there. She decided to switch gears and pursue her interest in film production. She later earned a Master’s degree in this field from the University of Texas, opening up new opportunities for her in the creative world.

Maggie Carey: A Student and Athlete with Many Talents

Maggie Carey was an active student during her school days, engaging in various activities. She was on the school council and enjoyed playing soccer, eventually co-captaining the Division 1 team.

Additionally, she worked as a lifeguard at Borah pool, which reportedly inspired her to create the film The To-Do List.

Maggie’s Journey in Comedy, Improv, and Film

Maggie started her acting career by performing in stage comedy and improv shows. She was part of groups like the Los Angeles Improv Olympics West and later joined the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York. Maggie eventually concentrated on TV and film. She has held positions as director, writer, and producer for numerous programs. These include Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Single Parents, Funny or Die Presents, Splitting Up Together, and Silicon Valley.However, her most famous work is The To-Do List, where she directed and wrote the screenplay.

Maggie has not only been involved in film production, but has also acted in films.. Some of the films she has been in are Jenny Clone, Cinema Six, and Dance Club.

Bill Hader and Maggie Carey: Love Story

Bill Hader and Maggie Carey

Bill Hader and Maggie Carey’s love story started in LA, thanks to a friend they both knew.They met when Bill performed at a comedy show organized by Maggie’s friend. They hit it off right away and started dating. Three years later, they got hitched on May 28, 2006. They have three daughters; Hannah (Oct 6, 2009), Harper (July 28, 2012) and Hayley Clementine (Nov 15, 2014). 

Sadly, after over a decade of marriage, they decided to split in March 2018. The reasons for their divorce remain unclear but they both dealt with it maturely.Instead of publicly arguing or blaming each other, they remained on good terms.

Despite their separation, Bill and Maggie continue to co-parent their three daughters: Hannah, Harper, and Hayley. They both take part in raising their children and make decisions jointly.

Bill Hader:From Saturday Night Live to Barry and the Big Screen

From 2005 to 2013, Bill Hader was a cast member on the widely successful show Saturday Night Live (SNL), which made him a well-known figure. His work on SNL earned him four Primetime Emmy Award nominations and even a prestigious Peabody Award.

Currently, Hader is involved in various roles for the series called Barry, which he created, writes, produces, directs, and stars in. This show has been on air from 2018 to 2023 and has garnered significant attention.

When it comes to movies, Hader has shown his acting chops in several notable films including Superbad (2008), The Skeleton Twins (2014), Trainwreck (2015), and It Chapter Two (2019). He has also provided his voice for animated movies such as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009), Turbo (2013), Inside Out (2015), Power Rangers (2017), and Toy Story 4 (2019).

Bill’s Love Life Post-Divorce

After his divorce from Maggie, Bill didn’t immediately start dating Anna. He initially had a romantic relationship with Rachel Bilson which they made public when they attended the Golden Globe Awards together in 2020. However, their romance didn’t last and ended after about six months.

What’s interesting is that Bill and Rachel actually had to film a very intimate scene together for a movie called “The To-Do List.” The fact that the movie was directed by Bill’s ex-wife, Maggie Carey, makes it even more awkward.Quite a complicated situation!

It came as a shock when news started spreading about Bill and Anna possibly splitting up. Not many people even knew they were a couple in the first place. But, as it turns out, they’ve been seeing each other quietly for over a year now, according to a close source. They both prefer their privacy, and with the pandemic, it was easier to keep their relationship under wraps.

But there’s another reason why they’ve kept it hush-hush.Bill is dedicated to his daughters and strives to give them his undivided attention. He just wants to be the best dad he can be, as he lovingly puts it. Isn’t that sweet?

Social Media

Maggie doesn’t not have any official Instagram account, while Bill Hader has @billfreakinghader and has 243 K followers.

Bottom Line

Maggie Carey is a talented filmmaker and accomplished individual who deserves recognition beyond her association with Bill Hader.While Bill’s love life has seen its ups and downs since his divorce, he prioritizes being the best dad he can be for his daughters. Both Maggie and Bill have made significant contributions in their respective fields, and their stories continue to unfold.