• Maggie Geha is an actress with an estimated net worth of over $1.2 million.
• She attended Marymount Manhattan College to get a degree in theatre with a major in performance.
• Geha got her biggest role in 2016 in the television show “Gotham” as Ivy Pepper.
• She has also appeared in several films and the Netflix series “Mr. Iglesias”.
• Maggie is single and close friends with many of the actors and actresses she works with.
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Who is Maggie Geha?
Maggie Geha was born on 4 April 1988, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and is an actress, best known for her work in the television series “Gotham” in which she played the character Ivy “Pamela” Pepper, also known as Poison Ivy, a villain who appears in DC Comics, mostly associated with the DC character Batman.
The Net Worth of Maggie Geha
As of early-2020, Maggie Geha’s net worth is estimated to be over $1.2 million, earned largely through a successful career in acting, in the profession since 2007. Aside from television shows, she’s also appeared in several films, including a few independent features.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Maggie grew up in Boston, and at a young age developed an interest in an acting career. She attended a high school in Vermont which furthered her interest in the craft, then enrolled into a bachelor’s degree in a college located in Newport, Rhode Island. Afterwards she continued her studies, enrolling at Marymount Manhattan College to take up a degree in theatre, with a major in performance. The college is known for its focus on the liberal arts with over 2,000 students enrolled annually. It is also known for a population with a majority of women with a 3:1 ratio.
She started taking roles in the 2010s, sometime during her mid-20s. One of her earliest appearances was in a minor role in the television show “Gossip Girl”. Eventually, more opportunities started opening for her, and she made another guest appearance in the show “30 Rock”, created by Tina Fey and inspired by her experience as a writer for “Saturday Night Live”. The show focuses on a group of people involved in the creation of a comedy sketch show, and won numerous awards during its run, becoming highly successful.
Continued Acting Work
Following her appearance in “30 Rock”, Geha was then cast in a recurring role in the soap opera “All My Children, in which she appeared as the character, Susan.
The soap is one of the longest-running of its kind in the US, running from 1970 up to 2011. While there was intent to revive the show and turn it into a web series, numerous obstacles have prevented this from coming to pass.
The following year, she made her film debut, appearing in a small role in “Winter’s Tale”, and followed this up with another film – “The Rewrite” – in which she played Flo Bai. The comedy follows the story of a screenwriter who finds romance with a single mother, while teaching at a state university, and starred Marisa Tomei and Hugh Grant. In 2015, she had another small role in the film “Ted 2”, the sequel to “Ted” and created by Seth MacFarlane, who also voiced the titular teddy bear.
The film stars Mark Wahlberg and follows the story of a sentient teddy bear who deals with his rights, aiming to be recognized as a person.
Rise to Fame – Gotham
In 2016, Geha got her biggest role so far when she was cast in the role of Ivy Pepper in “Gotham” during its third season. She was credited as a part of the main cast, but later became more of a guest character during its fourth season. The show is based on the DC character “Batman” and the entire comic franchise, focusing on the lives of Bruce Wayne and James Gordon. The show is initially set during the early days of Gordon, intended to tell the story of Gotham before Batman.
In turn, the show became responsible for showcasing the original story of many of its villains, including the Riddler, Catwoman, Ra’s al Ghul, The Joker, Bane, Solomon Grundy, and many more. The show tackled her character’s origin, showing her the path to becoming Poison Ivy. Her character is one of the most well-known villains related to Batman, and has even been portrayed as his love interest. She has been depicted both as a villain and an anti-heroine in the comics, with her character defined by her obsession with plants, which led her to acquire unusual abilities related to them.
While Geha was busy in her two seasons in “Gotham”, she also worked on other projects including the film “In Stereo”, starring Beau Garrett and Micah Hauptman. It is a romantic comedy and the directorial debut of Mel Rodriguez III, who also adapted the script. One of her last film projects is the independent film “The Harrow”, in which she played the character, Gale.
On television, one of her latest projects is the Netflix series “Mr. Iglesias” in which she plays Abby, with other stars of the film including Gabriel Iglesias and Kevin Hench.
The show focuses on a teacher in a public high school who takes various misfits under his wing, hoping that they’ll fulfill their potential. The first season ran for 10 episodes, and it’s also been announced that a second season was in production with the renewal confirmed in 2019. For “Gotham”, various novels have been created that tie-in to the story of the television show. It remains to be seen if a sequel series will be created, focused more on Batman’s endeavors, though it is highly unlikely due to the character’s strong presence in the film.
Maggie is single, and there have been no reports about any romantic relationships during her career. She owns two pet cats and refers to herself as the mother of the two. She spends a lot of time staying fit and takes various classes that improve her body overall. She loves lessons that test her flexibility, such as aerial silk lessons which focus on balance and strength while using silk curtains. She is also close friends with many of the actors and actresses she works with.
|In Stereo, The Rewrite, Winter's Tale
|Girl in Bed
|Beyoncé: Pretty Hurts
|David Gandy's Goodnight
|All My Children
|Save the Cat
|Hot Girl in Bar
|Taxi Cab Teranga
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia