Maggie Kiley

Maggie Kiley, who began her career as an actress at Off Broadway's Atlantic Theater Company and in films for James Gray and Andrew Jarecki, came up as an emerging director via AFI’s prestigious Directing Workshop for Women. Her award-winning short SOME BOYS DON’T LEAVE, starred Jesse Eisenberg and played over 50 festivals, garnering awards at both Tribeca Film Festival and the Palm Springs International Shortsfest. Soon after, Maggie received the Panavision New Filmmaker Grant for her debut feature, BRIGHTEST STAR. The film, starring Chris Lowell and Academy Award winner Allison Janney, was released by Gravitas. She next wrote and directed the feature film DIAL A PRAYER starring Brittany Snow and William H Macy as well as thriller CAUGHT for Mar Vista starring Anna Camp. Maggie made the transition to episodic directing after being selected as the first participant in Ryan Murphy’s Half Initiative. Her debut episode of SCREAM QUEENS was well received and launched a fast-paced two years in episodic directing. Most recently Maggie served as Co-Executive Producer and Director on Season 2 of DIRTY JOHN; THE BETTY BRODERICK STORY for UCP and USA. Just prior, Maggie directed the pilot episode of RIVERDALE spin-off KATY KEENE. Other notable TV work includes the anthology series WHAT/IF starring Renée Zelwegger for Netflix, CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA (Netflix), Marvel’s THE GIFTED (Fox) Ryan Murphy’s 9-1-1 (Fox) and AMERICAN HORROR STORY: CULT (FX), RIVERDALE (CW), INSATIABLE (Netflix), Lauren LeFranc’s IMPULSE (YoutubeRed) and George RR Martin’s NIGHTFLYERS (SyFy/Netflix). Maggie is part of the Filmmaking Collective Film Fatales and teaches guest classes in directing and acting for NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Los Angeles County High School for the Arts among others.