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Meredith Kathleen Hagner (born May 31, 1987) is an American actress, best known for her role as "lovable narcissist"[1] Portia in the TBS sitcom Search Party (2016-present). She is also known for playing Liberty Ciccone in the CBS daytime soap opera As the World Turns (2008–2010) and Amy Jordan in the TBS sitcom Men at Work (2012–2014).

Meredith Hagner
Meredith Kathleen Hagner

(1987-05-31) May 31, 1987 (age 31)
Years active2008–present


Early lifeEdit

Hagner was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She attended Chapel Hill High School, graduating in 2005. She attended the Boston Conservatory for a year, but moved to New York City after being offered acting opportunities.[2] While in New York, she was cast in television and radio advertisements for 3M, Acuvue, JCPenney, Levi's, Radio Shack, Subway, and Truth.


Hagner made her screen debut in the CBS daytime soap opera As the World Turns in 2008, as Liberty Ciccone, the illegitimate daughter of Brad Snyder and Janet Ciccone. She was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 2009.[2] Hagner ended her two-year run as the character in March 2010,[3] for a career on primetime television and feature film.[4]

Hagner starred in the FX short-lived 2011 drama series Lights Out. She later was cast as lead on The CW pilot Awakening, but it not was picked up to series.[5] Hagner also appeared in a recurring role in the medical comedy Royal Pains on USA Network as Libby, a teenager with an extreme case of cyberchondria from 2009 to 2011, and guest-starred on In Plain Sight, CSI: Miami, and The Following.[6] In 2012, Hagner began starring as Amy Jordan in the TBS comedy series Men at Work. The series was canceled after three seasons in 2014.[7]

In 2016, Hagner returned to network television in TBS dark comedy Search Party. Hagner stars as the accidentally investigative sidekick, Portia Davenport. Her portrayal of the shallow hipster actress was named by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the "20 Best TV Characters In 2016".[8] On December 13, 2016, TBS renewed the show for a second season. The show had also just recently wrapped filming season 3.



Year Title Role Notes
2010 Going the Distance Tanning Salon Employee
2011 Damsels in Distress Alice
2012 Art Machine Alexia
2014 Hits Katelyn Stuben
2014 We'll Never Have Paris Leah
2015 Creative Control Becky
2015 Irrational Man Sandy
2016 Folk Hero & Funny Guy Bryn
2017 Ingrid Goes West Charlotte Buckwald
2018 Set It Up Becca
2018 The Oath Abbie
2019 Brightburn TBA


Year Title Role Notes
2008–2010 As the World Turns Liberty Ciccone Series regular
2009–2011, 2016 Royal Pains Libby Recurring role, 7 episodes
2011 Lights Out Ava Leary Main role, 13 episodes
2011 In Plain Sight Beth Harris Episode: "Meet the Shannons"
2011 CSI: Miami Jan Gramercy Episode: "Crowned"
2012–2014 Men at Work Amy Jordan Main role (seasons 1–2); recurring role (season 3); 22 episodes
2014 Louie Alison Episode: "In the Woods: Part 2"
2015 Benders Tanya Recurring role
2015 A Gift Wrapped Christmas Gwen Television film (Lifetime)
2016 Veep Debralee Recurring role, 2 episodes
2016–present Search Party Portia Main role
2016 My Christmas Love Cynthia Television film (Hallmark)
2017 Odd Mom Out Berkley Episode " Children in the Corn Pudding"
2017 Younger Montana/Amy Recurring role, 5 episodes

Music videoEdit

Year Title Artist Notes
2017 Rich White Girls Mansionz Starred opposite Amanda Crew as the titular characters

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2009 36th Daytime Emmy Awards Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series As the World Turns Nominated


  1. ^ "'Search Party's Meredith Hagner on Playing TV's Most Lovable Millennial Narcissist". Marie Claire. 2016-11-16. Retrieved 2017-06-25.
  2. ^ a b "Meredith Hagner Biography". Retrieved 2014-01-05.
  3. ^ "Meredith Hagner Out at As The World Turns". Daytime Confidential. Archived from the original on 2014-01-06. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
  4. ^ "Hagner leaving daytime for primetime | As The World Turns". SoapCentral. Retrieved 2012-05-18.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "Emily VanCamp Set As The Lead In ABC's 'Revenge' & Other Pilot Castings". Retrieved 2014-01-05.
  6. ^ Roots, Kimberly (April 22, 2013). "'The Following' Season 1 Recap — Jacob Dies". TVLine. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
  7. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (May 11, 2014). "'Men at Work' Canceled by TBS After Three Seasons". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  8. ^ "20 Best TV Characters of 2016". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017-06-26.

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