Meredith Kathleen Hagner (born May 31, 1987) is an American actress, best known for her role as "lovable narcissist" 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 Kathleen Hagner
May 31, 1987
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. 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. Hagner ended her two-year run as the character in March 2010, for a career on primetime television and feature film.
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. 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. 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.
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". On December 13, 2016, TBS renewed the show for a second season. The show had also just recently wrapped filming season 3.
|2010||Going the Distance||Tanning Salon Employee|
|2011||Damsels in Distress||Alice|
|2014||We'll Never Have Paris||Leah|
|2016||Folk Hero & Funny Guy||Bryn|
|2017||Ingrid Goes West||Charlotte Buckwald|
|2018||Set It Up||Becca|
|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||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|
|2017||Rich White Girls||Mansionz||Starred opposite Amanda Crew as the titular characters|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2009||36th Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series||As the World Turns||Nominated|
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