Margaret Ivey

Actor and Teaching Artist
RBS 2007

Margaret Ivey is an actor based in New York City. Dedicated to using her talents in service of others, as a teaching artist Margaret spends her time off-stage empowering students from underserved communities. She also serves as a speaking coach, leveraging performance techniques to help clients win over their own audiences.

Hailing from Kennesaw, Georgia, Margaret grew up seeing mesmerizing Black female performers and knew she wanted to be a part of that vital representation on stage and screen. After attending The Westminster Schools, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Southern California’s School of Dramatic Arts. Margaret’s television credits include: The Blacklist on NBC, Madam Secretary on CBS, and Prodigal Son on FOX. Her stage work has taken her across the country, and recent favorite plays include: The Winter’s Tale at the Alley Theatre, The 39 Steps at Merrimack Repertory Theatre, and The Misanthrope with Molière in the Park. She has workshopped new plays at Off-Broadway companies such as The Fire This Time Festival, Manhattan Theatre Club, and Roundabout Theatre Company. 

Margaret is passionate about diverse representation on stage and screen. As a woman of color, she is proud to have performed such archetypal characters asElizabeth Darcyin Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Belle in A Christmas Carol, and the title role in Jane Eyre. She has also originated roles in The Niceties and The Wedding Gift, two plays that expand the canon of roles for Black women. As a teaching artist with Theatre For A New Audience and Epic Theatre Ensemble, her work focuses on helping students feel seen; including mentoring young Black and Brown students and directing and performing in their original works. Her ongoing mission is to continue to tell stories that explore the richness of the Black experience.