Kelly McCreary

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Kelly McCreary

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Kelly McCreary
Born Kelly Jane McCreary
(1981-09-29) September 29, 1981 (age 37)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Alma mater Columbia University
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present

Kelly McCreary (born September 29, 1981) is an American actress, best known for her role as Dr. Maggie Pierce, Meredith Grey‘s half-sister, in the ABC drama series, Grey’s Anatomy.

Early life[edit]

McCreary was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City in 2003.[1] She began acting in college, appearing in numerous plays and commercials, before making her television debut on the PBS series Cyberchase.[1]

Career[edit]

In 2008, McCreary made her professional acting debut in the Broadway musical Passing Strange.[1] In 2010 she landed a starring role in Perfect Harmony, a musical comedy about the search for truth, love, and high school a cappella championship glory, which played Off-Broadway in New York City.[2] During her early career, McCreary also had a recurring role in the USA Network series, White Collar.

She made her movie debut with a small role in the 2011 drama film, Being Flynn, starring Robert De Niro and Julianne Moore. In 2012, she was cast in her first major role of her career, on The CW medical comedy-drama series, Emily Owens, M.D., opposite Mamie Gummer and Aja Naomi King, playing the role of Tyra Dupre, a first-year surgical intern who is a lesbian.[3] However, the series was cancelled after one season.[4]

In 2014, after guest starring in Shonda Rhimes‘ political drama Scandal, McCreary was cast on the ABC drama series, Grey’s Anatomy[5] in the role of Margaret Pierce, Meredith Grey‘s half-sister. McCreary had been recurring since the season 10 finale. However, after recurring on the first four episodes of season 11, she was promoted to series regular status on October 23, 2014.[6][7][8]

In 2018, McCreary booked one of the lead roles in the Netflix animated series Harvey Street Kids, where she voices the character Dot.[9] That year she also starred as Shanita in the Geffen Playhouse production of Skeleton Crew.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Being Flynn Inez
2013 How to Follow Strangers Claire
2015 Baby, Baby, Baby Jo
2015 Life Eartha Kitt

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005–2010 Cyberchase Kelly Recurring role, 6 episodes
2009 The Electric Company Bride Episode: “Scrambled Brains”
2009–2011 White Collar Yvonne Recurring role, 3 episodes
2010 The Onion News Network Lacey Episode: “Seventeen”
2010 Rubicon Judith Episode: “A Good Day’s Work”
2012 I Just Want My Pants Back Kerry Episode: “Baby Monkeys”
2012–2013 Emily Owens, M.D. Tyra Dupre Series regular, 13 episodes
2013–2014 Scandal Clare Tucker Episodes: “YOLO” and “The Fluffer”
2014 Castle Kelly Jane Episode: “Limelight”
2014–present Grey’s Anatomy Dr. Maggie Pierce Guest (Season 10)
Main cast (Season 11–present)
2018–present Harvey Street Kids Dot (voice) Lead role[9]
2018 Station 19 Dr. Maggie Pierce Episode: “Under the Surface”
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