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Actress And LGBTQIA+ Activist Maggie Keenan-Bolger's Biography 



Facts of Maggie Keenan Bolgers

Birth DateDecember 2,1983
Birth NameMaggie Keenan Bolgers
OccupationActor, Activist
Birth CityDetroit, MI
Birth CountryAmerica
Gender IdentityFemale
SibilingsCelia Keenan-Bolger, Andrew Keenan-Bolger
EducationOberlin College
FilmographyThe Good Wife,Trans Literacy Project
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Maggie Keenan-Bolger is an American actress, activist, playwright, and founder of Honest Accomplice Theatre.

She is openly queer and a differently abled person who calls herself "Disgaybled."

As an actor, she has worked on shows such as Admission, The Good Wife, The Trans Literacy Project, and Untapped Storytellers.

Similarly, as an activist, Maggie has worked tirelessly to raise awareness on LGBTQ issues, LGBTQ youth, sex education, self-injury awareness, addiction, and many more.

She is also known to the world as the sister of actress and singer Celia Keenan-Bolger and actor Andrew Keenan-Bolger.

So, what is the age of Maggie Keenan-Bolger? Is she dating someone—who is her partner? We have all the details on her personal and professional life here.

What Is The Age Of Maggie Keenan-Bolger?

Maggie Keenan-Bolger was born in Detroit, MI, on December 2, 1983. As of now, she is 39 years old.

She was raised in inner-city Detroit with her famous siblings, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Andrew Keenan-Bolger. Her mother died when she was in her early teens because of cancer.

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Inspirational Maggie Keenan-Bolger

According to the artist, she came out when she was 14 in a city full of homophobes and had a really traumatic childhood.

Maggie was the only openly queer-identified individual in her high school, which led to intense bullying and conflict on both an individual and school-wide level.

When her mother died, it was the most painful period of her life, as she lost both a parent and an ally.

She was forced to attend anti-homosexuality lectures and hide her identity her entire childhood. But Maggie always stood her ground and never compromised.

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Educational Background And Early Career

Maggie Keenan-Bolger attended Oberlin College in 2002, where she double majored in theater and gender and women's studies.

During that time, she made her first-ever show, "From the Inside, Out." She wrote, created, and performed on her show, which was about her own experiences as a self-injurer and other stories related to self-harm.

The play was produced by 4th Meal Productions and premiered at Oberlin College.

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Maggie Keenan-Bolger attended Oberlin College, The City University of New York and Goddard College 

The award-winning play also had a successful run at the Fringe Festival as well as an east coast tour. She graduated in 2006. 

Later, Maggie joined The City University of New York in 2008 to receive her master’s degree, using theater as a tool for social change in the Applied Theatre Program. At that time, she produced, directed, and played, in Her Train Of Thought. 

She graduated from the program in 2010, which is "geared towards using theater to educate, activate, and facilitate." "The only program of its kind in the US."

After that, Maggie joined Goddard College as the 2011 New York Point Honors Scholar to earn her MFA in interdisciplinary arts. She graduated in 2014.

She is a two-time Point Foundation scholar, which is a scholarship fund that provides financial aid for LGBTQ+ community college-bound students in the United States. It was founded in 2001 to give equal opportunities to these students.

Similarly, in 2015, Keenan-Bolger was invited to the White House by then-Vice President Joe Biden as an LGBT Leader of the Next Generation and was listed in The Advocate's "People to Watch in 2015."

Co-Founder Of Honest Accomplice Theatre (HAT) 

Maggie Keenan-Bolger founded Honest Accomplice Theatre (HAT) in collaboration with Rachel Sullivan after successfully running their thesis project for the CUNY/SPS Applied Theatre MA Program, Her Train of Thought.

The duo discussed an idea for a new theater project in early 2012. Later, they hold a series of auditions for women who are interested in creating and performing a theatre piece about female sexuality.

Rachel and Maggie cast a group of 20 women and trans people who "bring a diversity of ideas, experiences, and opinions to the creation process."

Rehearsals began in November and December, and the cast worked on developing a never-before-seen approach to discussing female sexuality. Their first performance was held on March 27–30, 2013 at Spyer Hall in University Settlement.

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Maggie Keenan-Bolger is the Co-Founder Of Honest Accomplice Theatre (HAT)

By April 2013, the first networking event for queer women and trans people in the performing arts was a huge hit. That was the time when Maggie and Rachel realized they'd formed a theater company, and hence, Honest Accomplice Theatre was formed.

According to the theater's official website, HAT "creates ensemble-based work with communities that have been historically excluded from theatre and media." 

The theater also "creates nuanced art that challenges the status quo by allowing underrepresented communities to construct the representations of themselves that they want to see portrayed on the stage or screen."

Legendary queer artists such as Jordan Ho, Meggan Dodd, Tanya Perez, and Maybe Burke are the artistic directors of the theater, and they have created and produced many shows, including a free educational YouTube web series called the Trans Literacy Project.

The Trans Literacy Project is currently used as an educational tool at centers and schools around the country.

HAT also created shows such as The Birds and the Bees: Unabridged, ReconFIGUREd, and Engineers Not Found.

Career As An Educator And Actor

Maggie Keenan-Bolger has also worked as a teaching artist. In 2002, she worked as an assistant program director at Circle Pines Centre.

According to her LinkedIn profile, she "worked daily with students ages 7–17, writing and directing three musical theater productions." facilitated numerous discussions and mediated problems within the unit. "I oversaw other counselors within my unit, mediating problems and working to create the best structure for the unit."

She worked at the company for four and a half years, until August 2006. After that, she worked at P.S. 15 for a month in November 2009.

Later, Maggie joined the Ali Forney Center as a theater facilitator in New York. At the company, she "facilitated weekly theater sessions with LGBT homeless youth in transition to a new home." "We built teamwork skills, motivated expression, and established a new living community through theatrical means."

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As a teaching artist, Maggie Keenan-Bolger has worked with Urban Stages, The Creative Arts Team, and The Leadership Program

Keenan-Bolger also joined The Creative Arts Team in March 2011, where she worked as a teaching artist, program assistant, and youth theater apprentice.

At that time, she was responsible for "organizing curriculum for a theater in an education-based program." "Assisted the High School, Special Projects, and Elementary/Middle School teams with administrative duties oversaw rehearsals, completed extensive research for a variety of projects, created props, and provided general office and artistic support."

Also, she "devised and implemented an original 5-day curriculum for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders, exploring issues of bullying and adjusting to change and loss." "Used literacy-based theatrical activities to encourage dialogue, problem-solving, and critical thinking among students in New York City."

In 2012, Maggie worked at Green Chimneys Children's Services as a teaching artist, where she worked "with LGBT homeless youth to create a theater piece exploring LGBT history." ran a series of inter-generational LGBT workshops to get material for the script and worked with the youth to create a cohesive product.

Similarly, from February 2012 to September 2014, she worked as a teaching artist at Urban Stages.

During that time, she worked with "homeless LGBTQIA youth at the New York City location of Green Chimneys, the nationally renowned, non-profit organization with a mission of restoring possibilities and creating futures for children with emotional, behavioral, social, and learning challenges through educational, therapeutic, and outreach services."

Similarly, she is a self-described sex educator and has created a program called "I Love Female Orgasm," speaking to thousands of college students across the U.S.

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As an actor Maggie Keenan-Bolger has worked on The Good Wife, Admission and others

As an actor, she made her debut at a very young age, appearing in a production of The Wizard of Oz.

Maggie did not give much priority to acting but has made a few appearances over the years. In 2012, she guest-starred in the television series The Good Wife as Pamela Wozniak.

She appeared in season three, episode twenty, titled "Pants on Fire." In 2013, she was part of the movie Admission, starring Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, and Nat Wolff.

The synopsis of the film, as per IMDb:

"A Princeton admissions officer who is up for a major promotion takes a professional risk after she meets a college-bound alternative school kid who just might be the son she gave up years ago in a secret adoption.”

Diagnosed With Cervical Dystonia

In 2018, Maggie Keenan-Bolger was diagnosed with cervical dystonia, a neurological movement disorder.

Cervical dystonia, aka spasmodic torticollis, is a very painful condition where one's neck muscles contract involuntarily, causing the head to twist or turn to one side. It can also cause the head to uncontrollably tilt forward or backward.

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Maggie Keenan-Bolger is diagnosed With Cervical Dystonia

After the diagnosis, the inspirational Maggie dedicated herself to making theater more accessible to everyone, but mostly to those who have been historically excluded from theater and media spaces.

As of now, she is also working "to examine the ways that ableism shapes the queer, theater, and media spaces she inhabits and is fighting to challenge assumptions about productivity, worth, and play within those systems."

Since September 2014, Maggie has been working as a program director for the Institute for Psychoanalytic Education.

Is Maggie Keenan-Bolger Dating Someone?

Maggie Keenan-Bolger has always valued privacy when it comes to her dating life. She has not introduced anyone as her girlfriend or partner.

Her social media accounts also provide no hints about her potential dating life. Since there is no accurate news, we can assume the 39-year-old is single at the moment.

Maggie has dedicated all her life to advocating queer rights, and she is an inspiration to all.

However, when it comes to her family life, the artist has always remained mum, which is a mystery to all of us.

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Maggie Keenan-Bolger with her cat Tomato

Her Instagram posts suggest that she loves CATS and is fascinated with nail art. 

Introduction Of Her Actor Siblings-Celia Keenan-Bolger and Andrew Keenan-Bolger

Maggie Keenan-Bolger is the sister of both accomplished actors, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Andrew Keenan-Bolger.

Celia Keenan-Bolger 

Celia Keenan-Bolger was born on January 26, 1978, in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. As of now, she is 44 years old.

She received her training at the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit and the Detroit School of Arts High School. Later, she attended the Interlochen Center for the Arts and the University of Michigan's musical theater performance program.

She made her theatrical debut in 2002, appearing in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street as Johanna Barker at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Her theater roles over the years are:

Year: 2005
Show: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Role: Olive Ostrovsky
Production: Second Stage Theatre and Circle in the Square Theatre

Year: 2006
Show: Les Misérables
Role: Éponine
Production: Broadhurst Theatre

Year: 2008 
Show: Saved
Role: Mary
Production: Playwrights Horizons

Year: 2011
Show: Peter and the Starcatcher
Role: Molly Aster
Production: New York Theatre Workshop

Year: 2011
Show: Merrily We Roll Along
Role: Mary Flynn 
Production: New York City Center

Year: 2013
Show: The Glass Menagerie
Role: Laura Wingfield
Production: American Repertory Theater and Booth Theatre

Year: 2016
Show: The Cherry Orchard
Role: Varya
Production: American Airlines Theatre

Year: 2018
Show: To Kill a Mockingbird
Role: Scout Finch
Production: Shubert Theatre

Similarly, Celia made her movie debut in 2012 in the romantic movie Mariachi Gringo as Tammy. Her other film roles are as Stacey in The Visit, Jenny in Breakable You, and Tally in Diane.

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Maggie Keenan Bolger's older sister Celia Keenan-Bolger: she is an actress and singer

Additionally, she made her television debut in 2002 in the series The Education of Max Bickford. Her television roles over the year are:

TV ShowsRoles
Law & OrderElaine Fowler
Submissions OnlyMichelle Loudon
Nurse JackieGoth Patient
The Good WifeWendy Searle
ElementaryAmber Bova
Good BehaviorDaphne Rochefort
Blue BloodsEllen Turner
NCIS: New OrleansJolene Sawyer
BullKristen Grayson
The Gilded AgeMrs. Bruce

During her acting career, Celia received many prestigious awards and nominations, including the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Outer Critics Circle Award, and many more.

She won her first Tony Award in 2019 for "Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play."

As for her personal life, Keenan-Bolger is married to actor John Ellison. The couple got married in 2010 and have a son born in 2016.

Andrew Keenan-Bolger

Andrew Keenan-Bolger was born on May 15, 1985, in Detroit, Michigan. As of now, he is 37 years old.

He is an actor best known for originating the roles of Crutchie in Newsies and Jesse Tuck in Tuck Everlasting on Broadway.

The actor graduated from Renaissance High School and the University of Michigan, where he did his bachelor's in musical theatre.

He is popular for his work on Broadway and Off-Broadway, such as:

  1. A Christmas Carol: As Young Scrooge
  2. Beauty and the Beast: Chip
  3. Seussical the Musical: Jojo
  4. Mary Poppins: Robertson Ay
  5. Newsies: Crutchie
  6. Tuck Everlasting: Jesse Tuck
  7. Kris Kringle the Musical: Kris Kringle
  8. Seven Deadly Sins: As Philippe

Similarly, Andrew has been part of theater works such as:

Year: 2007 
Show: High School Musical on Stage!
Role: Ryan Evans
Production: North Shore Music Theatre

Year: 2008
Show: Perez Hilton Saves the Universe
Role: Zac Efron/Tom Cruise/Sarah Jessica Parker
Production: New York Fringe Festival

Year: 2011
Show: Newsies
Role: Crutchie
Production: Paper Mill Playhouse

Year: 2014
Show: Tuck Everlasting|
Role: Jesse Tuck
Production: Alliance Theater

Year: 2015
Show: Ever After
Role: Gustave
Production: Paper Mill Playhouse

Year: 2019
Show: Little Shop of Horrors
Role: Seymour
Production: Cape Playhouse

Additionally, Keenan-Bolger made his TC debut in 1997 with Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas. 

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Maggie Keenan Bolger's younger brother Andrew Keenan-Bolger; is also an actor

Since then, he has worked on many TV shows and movies, some of which are listed below:

TV Shows/FilmsRoles
Marci XChip Spinkie
The Naked Brothers BandChristophe
The RewriteBilly Frazier
If You Were AllDirector
The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselPerry
The UndoingJason Reynolds
The Other TwoHimself
The BlacklistAndrew Freeson

As for his personal life, he is also gay and is married to Scott Bixby, the former White House reporter for The Daily Beast. The couple tied the knot on October 13, 2018.

Updated On Tue Feb 14 2023 Published OnSun Feb 12 2023 By riley

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