Meredith Hagner Wiki Bio

Meredith Hagner was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina USA, on 31 May 1987, so under the zodiac sign of Gemini and holding American nationality – she became popular thanks to her acting career, particularly for her role of Portia in the “Search Party” TBS dark comedy series.

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School and early life

Meredith spent her whole childhood in Chapel Hill with her parents Karen and Roald Hagner, but hasn’t talked about them as she appreciates their privacy as much as her own – she hasn’t talked about having any siblings which is why most people believe her to be an only child, however, she has an older sister named Kerry Hanger who was born with Downs Syndrome.

Meredith’s interest in acting was born when she was around five years old, and she kept on watching TV movies and series, and working on her own acting skills she practiced in her bedroom. She studied at the Chapel Hill High School, and after she matriculated in 2005 enrolled at the Boston Conservatory. However, Meredith studied there only for a year as she was offered her first role in New York City, and therefore quit school and permanently moved to live there.

Meredith still hasn’t returned to college, and now she’s over 30, it doesn’t appear as though she is planning on finishing her bachelor’s degree.

Career of an actress

Meredith began on radio and appearing in TV advertisements as soon as she got to New York City, mostly for 3M, Acuvue, JCPenney, Radio Shack, but also a number of others.

She won her first role in 2008 when she played Liberty Ciccone in the “As the World Turns” CBS daytime soap opera – she was praised for her performance, and it instantly made her name recognized in the film industry. The series also won her a nomination for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series – she was part of the cast for two years before leaving the show in March 2010.

Meredith Hagner

Her next role was in “Lights Out” FX drama series in 2011 – she won her next role in the “Awakening” series but unfortunately for her, the series did not get to air a single episode. The next roles she won were in the “Royal Pains” TV series in which she played Libby from 2009 to 2011, in “In Plain Sight”, “CSI: Miami”, and “The Following”. The role which really increased her popularity was of Amy Jordan in the “Men at Work” TBS comedy series – she was in the lead role before the show was canceled in 2014.

Her next notable role was in 2016 in the “Search Party” TBS dark comedy, and thanks to her performance, her character Portia Davenport was named one of the 20 best TV characters of 2016 by “Rolling Stone” magazine. Meredith is currently shooting for both “Search Party” and “Strangers” TV series.

Love life and relationship with Wyatt Russell

Being as secretive as she is, Meredith hasn’t shared too many details regarding her relationship with Wyatt Russell, a former professional ice hockey player and an actor, but as they are both celebrities, some things about their affair are still known. The two were an instant match when they met on the set of the “Folk Hero & Funny Guy” comedy movie in 2016. They began their relationship only a couple of days later, and have been together for nearly three years – Meredith showed the engagement ring she has from Wyatt in December 2018, and admitted that Wyatt asking her to marry him caught her by surprise.

Meredith said ‘Yes’, but the two haven’t yet shared the date of their wedding, but are rumored to have everything planned out already. Meredith hasn’t talked about any men she might have dated before Wyatt, as she probably wouldn’t want to make her husband-to-be jealous.

Hobbies and other interests

Meredith’s number one passion are movies, and as she has been part of the film industry for so long, she now has her own favorites – her favorite movies are “Annie Hall” shot in 1977, “Manhattan” (1979), and “Midnight in Paris” (2011).

Meredith is not a stranger to alcohol and her favorite drink is red wine – she prefers to drink it slowly while sitting somewhere on a beach with not a lot of people around. She is a girl who loves nature, which can easily be noticed by the pictures and videos she uploads onto her Instagram account – she often goes camping with her fiancé, and the two have their own van packed up with everything a person needs to sleep in the woods away from society.

Meredith is a big lover of animals, and although she doesn’t have any pets, she can often be seen spending her free time with animals, especially horses, which she learned how to ride at a very young age.

Appearance and net worth

Meredith is currently 32 years old. She has medium long blonde hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) tall, weighs around 123lbs (56kgs), and her vital statistics are 34-24-35. She wears shoes size eight, and dress size two.

According to authoritative sources, her current net worth is estimated to be more than $2 million, and is steadily rising thanks to her acting career.

Social media presence

Meredith seems to be active on the internet, as maintaining a good image of herself on all the popular social media networks is quite important for her acting career.

She launched her Twitter account in November 2011 but abandon it just days later, only posting once on 15 November 2011, but has nevertheless managed to gather nearly 200 followers. Her Instagram account has over 26,000 followers, while she’s uploaded nearly 1,200 pictures onto it – her witty caption reads ‘Actress, but my mom thinks I would make a great tour guide”. Meredith is also running a Facebook page which counts around 400 fans.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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