Lesbian On-Screen, Kelly McCreary Reveals What made Her Once Quit Acting
Every individual has their share of their hardship, dilemma as well as apprehension on their journey of mastering their craft.
Sharing a similar story is actress Kelly McCreary, who is popularly known for her role as Maggie Pierce in Grey’s Anatomy. But what made this star almost quit acting in the past? Let's find out.
Born on 10 July 1981, in Wisconsin, United States, Kelly McCreary made her acting debut from Broadway musical, Passing Strange in 2008.
Moreover, she also performed in movies like 'Being Flynn,' 'How to Follow Strangers' and television shows like 'White Collar,' 'Scandal, ' but she is best known for her role as Maggie Pierce in Grey's Anatomy.
Although she has not yet revealed her current net worth, it is estimated to be in millions, given the fact that she has been doing well in her career.
Almost Quit Acting
After graduating from the Barnard College, New York in 2003, Kelly indulged in a day job as well as theaters in New York for plays. Aspiring to be an actress, she wandered searching for roles in television shows and movies but was unsuccessful in landing up a part.
Those numerous rejections disheartened her to such an extent that her performance was harshly affected. She even felt her act was ruining her colleagues' performance too. Recalling those moments, she expressed,
“I had a bad attitude the whole time. I was, like, ‘What’s the point of this anymore if I’m not having any fun?’ I felt like I was making everyone else miserable. And I sucked. It was not a good performance.”
Continuous rejections took a toll on her, and while viewing a play which she got rejected for, she felt incompetent to pursue acting any further. So eventually, she made a list of things she would do besides acting which included learning Spanish, that inspired her to move to Spain and work on a farm.
But destiny had other plans for her, and 'Dominique Morisseau’s Follow Me to Nellie’s,' which she previously workshopped brought her back on her acting career.
Cost Of Success - Lesbian Label
Eventually, she started getting roles regularly and finally landed a significant role in The CW medical comedy-drama series "Emily Owens, MD." as Tyra Dupre, a first-year surgical intern who is also a lesbian. But the series didn't last and was shut down just after the end of the first season.
Portraying a lesbian role onscreen raised speculations among the fans of her being one too, but it is probably just a hoax.
But, the role which gave her recognition and popularity, was the character of Maggie Pierce in Gery's Anatomy, where she played a lesbian as well. Maggie Pierce character had a recurring role until season 10 finale episode, and soon got promoted to a season regular on October 23, 2014.
Married Life Awaits: Meet Boyfriend-Turned-Husband Prospect
Co-incidentally, her time at Grey's Anatomy served as a platform where she would meet her boyfriend-turned-fiance Pete Chatmon.
After getting introduced on the set of the beloved drama in 2017, Kelly and Pete began dating. Within two years, the actress and her then-boyfriend got engaged.
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The soon-to-be-married duo, however, didn't make the news public until Jan of 2019. And, since making their romance official, Kelly and her husband prospect Pete have doubled down on the PDA - well, atleast on the social media.
Kelly McCreary attends the WTA event with her fiance Pete Chatmon in March 2019 (Photo:- Kelly McCreary's IG)
To those unfamiliar: Pete is an award-winning New York-based director, credited with directing episodes of Insecure, Single Parents, Atypical, Grown-ish, Greenleaf, The Last OG, and Black-ish.