Margaret Ivey

Hometown: Kennesaw, GA

high school: The Westminster Schools

college: University of Southern California

MAJOR: Theater

Margaret Ivey loves to tell stories. This love led her to start acting at age six, balancing full academic loads throughout school with professional work. While completing her high school studies at The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, she joined the world-famous Freddie Hendricks Youth Ensemble of Atlanta, and performed in their signature show, Soweto! A Township is Calling!

Changing from east coast to west coast, Ms. Ivey studied theatre at the University of Southern California, where she became a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She appeared in several university productions, including Naga-Mandala (Play with a Cobra), Intimate Apparel, The Colored Museum, The Beggar's Opera, Three Sisters (directed by Kate Burton), Twelfth Night and The Doctor is Indian. She also trained at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England.

Upon graduation, Ms. Ivey completed an acting internship at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, where she performed in three educational outreach tours, bringing live theatre to thousands of children and families in the tri-state area. Most recently, Ms. Ivey played Kate in the regional premiere of Good People at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati.

Currently based in New York, yet eager to go wherever the work takes her, Ms. Ivey endeavors to care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical, and expect more than others think is possible." She aims to work in theatre, in television, and in film, to serve her community by telling positive stories that make people think, laugh, and feel.

Ms. Ivey is honored to be a Ron Brown Scholar.

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