American actress Kelly McCreary is a familiar face in the world of television for her incredible stint as Dr. Maggie Pierce in the ABC drama series, Grey’s Anatomy. Previously, she portrayed a gay role in medical drama Emily Owens M.D.
McCreary basks on a soothing on-screen journey and immensely flaunts her reel romance while keeping her behind-the-camera whereabouts under the shade.
Kelly McCreary’s Bio:
Kelly McCreary, who holds an American nationality, was born on 29 September 1981 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Kelly was raised up by her father, Geoffrey McCreary, and her mother, Mary McCreary. She grew along with her sisters, Crystal McCreary, and Stephanie McCreary.
With her parents' support, Kelly did her academics from Bernard College of Columbia University in New York City in 2003. She pursued her acting interest while in college.
Kelly initiated her acting career with her recurring role as herself in six episodes of American/Canadian animated children’s series Cyberchase (2005-2010).
Subsequently, she guest starred in numerous TV series. Kelly debuted as Inez in the American drama Being Flynn in 2011.
A year later, she enticed the audiences with her lesbian portrayal of Tyra Dupre character on American medical drama TV show Emily Owens M.D. Kelly was a series regular who appeared in 13 episodes.
The career high for Kelly McCreary was starring on American romance-drama series Grey’s Anatomy, where San Francisco-born actress Alie Ward has had her appearance in the past.
She is a show regular since 2014 and portrays the character of Dr. Maggie Pierce, a half-sister of Meredith Grey, a character portrayed by Ellen Pompeo. American actress, Chandra Wilson was awarded a Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Actress in the Drama Series for this show in 2007.
Kelly McCreary portrays Dr. Maggie Pierce on Grey's Anatomy (Photo: eonline.com)
Kelly has not only received applause for her incredible portrayal on the show but at the same time, has been confused with her costar, Jerrika Hinton.
One such instance was in 2016 when Kelly attended the EW’s Pre-Emmy party in 2016. After the event, she went online to see her pictures from the party. However, the actress could only spot the photos of Hinton, who plays Dr. Stephanie Edwards on the show.
Subsequently, she lashed out at the photo agency on her Instagram for misidentifying her for a fellow black costar.
With her continuous on-screen dedication, Kelly undoubtedly has amassed a hefty earning. However, her exact net worth is yet to be revealed.
Kelly McCreary Flaunts On-Screen Romance!
Kelly McCreary openly performs her on-screen romance. She currently portrays the love interest in the American drama-romance series Grey’s Anatomy, which is known for its strangest love stories.
To keep up with the pace, Kelly, who portrays the role of Maggie Pierce on the show, is currently in love with Jackson Avery, played by Jesse Williams.
Maggie and Jackson aren’t technically related, but their parents are married to one another.
Since sharing the romantic date, Kelly was caught sharing an intimate on-screen kiss with reel boyfriend on the episode, Games People Play, which aired on 8 March 2018.
Amid their cozy moments, the show’s fans passed a mixed reaction for Kelly’s character as her new boyfriend was previously the love of another show cast, April Kepner played by Sarah Drew.
Labeling Kelly's kiss as the most disgusting and disturbing scene ever, the fans lashed out at Kelly's character’s. More than that, they firmly abused Kelly for which Sarah urged the fandoms to stop attacking Kelly. She took the issue on her Twitter, and wrote,
“Please stop attacking her (Kelly) for doing her job. when you hurt her, you hurt me"
Similary, her private affair could not resist away from the media and her relationship with Director of HBO's Insecure Pete Chatmon. Pete who stands at a height of 6 feet (1.83 meters) was born on 1 June 1977 in New York City. Kelly first met Pete on the set of Grey's Anatomy, but until then she kept her relationship with Pete under a cover.
Kelly McCreary celebrates Valentine's Day with love of her life Pete Chatmon on 15 February 2019 (Photo: Kelly McCreary's Instagram)
Recently, they broke the news about their relationship with the story of their engagement. After the revelation of her secret relationship as of now, she flaunts her romance with her boyfriend in her Instagram account. Both of them looked very comfortable and happy together and seen together most of the time. Now when her mystery boyfriend is revealed, she might be planning for their marriage, but people might have to wait for the good news. Perhaps, their relationship looks long-lasting and robust.
Both of being involved in the entertainment field they might have very busy schedules, however, they well manage time for each other and avoids all the hindrances which might ruin their relationship.
Kelly McCreary’s Facts:
- Kelly McCreary stands tall at the height of 5’3” (1.62m).
- While in college, she appeared in numerous plays and commercials besides studying acting.
- Kelly had her onstage debut via a sixth-grade musical.
- Her Broadway debut was in 2008 musical named Passing Strange.
- Kelly also made her presence felt on the PBS series The Electric Company.
- While she was auditioning for Grey’s Anatomy, she thought that her character was named Claudette.
- Kelly bagged the lead role in the Netflix animated series, Harvey Street Kids in 2018. She voices the character Dot on the show.
- Kelly also serves as a founding member of the Jaradoa Theatre Company in New York City.