Meredith Kathleen Hagner is an American actress. She began her career portraying Liberty Ciccone on the soap opera As the World Turns (2008–2010), which earned her a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 2009. Following her departure from As the World Turns, she appeared as a series regular on Lights Out (2011) and Men at Work (2012–2014). Hagner gained further prominence for her role as Portia Davenport in the series Search Party (2016–present), receiving critical praise for her performance. She has also appeared as a series regular on Strangers (2017–2018) and Dummy (2020). Hagner's film roles include Hits (2014), Folk Hero & Funny Guy (2016), The Oath (2018), Brightburn (2019), and Palm Springs (2020). Hagner was born in New York City and grew up in Houston, Texas, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She attended Chapel Hill High School, graduating in 2005. She attended the Boston Conservatory for a year, but moved to New York after being offered acting opportunities. While in New York, she was cast in television and radio advertisements for 3M, Acuvue, JCPenney, Levi's, Radio Shack, Subway, and Truth.