Maggie Baird was a main company member and teacher from 1994-2000. Also a screenwriter, her feature film Life Inside Out is available on DVD and streaming on most major platforms. The film (co-written with former SNL writer Lori Nasso) in which she stars alongside her real life son Finneas O’Connell, combines not only her passion for writing and acting, but for music. As a film festival favorite, Life Inside Out won multiple awards for Best Picture and Audience Favorite as well as awards for acting and original songs. During its limited theatrical run The Los Angeles Times critic Gary Goldstein gave the film a rave review “A beautiful demonstration of a mother's love concludes this special little film on a hugely touching note.”
As an actor she appeared in plays on Broadway, in LA and in regional theatres throughout the country. Her many TV appearances include Bones, The X-Files, Six Feet Under, The West Wing, Friends, etc. and feature films (Manic, Marilyn Hotchkiss's, etc.) She also performs the voices of some well-known (and many obscure) characters, including the voice of Samara in Mass Effect II and III. Maggie is also an avid aerialist; teaching and performing on the static trapeze and aerial silks. She currently finds herself in an unexpected role, traveling and helping to navigate through the world of the music industry, touring with her daughter (Billie Eilish) and her son (Finneas) . When she is in LA, she still tries to find time to teach at The Groundlings whenever possible.