The Interesting Progression and Highlights of Carrie Keagan’s Career as a Host and Actress

Carrie Keagan has garnered huge fame through her various stints on television. She is not just your regular TV host but one with a difference. Keagan has hosted several high profile events and TV shows, including VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live and  Fox News Channel’s Red Eye with Greg Gutfeld. However, not many know she is also an actress, writer, and producer. With a career that has spanned over two decades, Carrie has built a unique and impressive resume; from modeling and hosting TV shows to acting, as well as writing and producing.

As an actress, she is perhaps best known for her appearance in Comedy Central’s Reno 911!. She has also made cameo appearances on other movies and TV shows such as The Hangover, Superbad, Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball, and Miss March, among others. Keagan has also written and produced a handful of TV shows. It’s worth noting that her contributions to the entertainment industry have not gone unnoticed, as Carrie has garnered a few awards and recognition in the course of her career.

Carrie Keagan Began Her Career As A Model

Although she has become a prominent figure on television, Carrie Keagan began her professional career as a model. She has been featured in many fashion magazines such as Garage magazine, Femme Fatale Magazine, and Playboy Magazine. In 2008, she appeared as Babe of the Month in the July edition of Playboy Magazine. Keagan also appeared on multiple occasions as a guest model on the TV game show, The Price Is Right, in late 2013, and afterward, she decided to focus solely on her hosting career.

Did you also know that the blonde beauty was not born as Carrie Keagan? Yes, the TV star was said to have changed her birth name in 2002. However, her IMDB page reveals her birth name as Carrie Nil. She was born on the 4th of July 1980 in California, United States of America. Interestingly, the Buffalo State College graduate has not only made a name for herself in the modeling world but has also gone ahead to build an illustrious career as a television personality.

The Menu Marked The Beginning of Her Hosting Career

Carrie Keagan, whose over 9,000 celebrity interviews have garnered more than two billion views online, kickstarted her hosting career in 2004, serving as one of the hosts of the TV series, The Menu. She appeared in twenty-three episodes of the show from 2004-2005 before taking up another hosting duty on the TV special, Hope Rocks: The Concert with a Cause. The following year, she served as the host of Arby’s Action Sports Awards and Celebrity Moments before coming to the spotlight as the host of the TV Guide: Countdown to the Golden Globes Awards and Academy Awards in 2007. Also in the same year, she hosted the TV Guide: Countdown to the Emmys and TV series, 411.

Keagan also hosted 16 episodes of Hustla’s Ball from 2007-2008, as well as the 13th Annual Critics Choice Awards red carpet in 2008. She also served as the red carpet hostess of the 2008 Teen Choice Awards. Thus far in her career, she has carried out hosting duties in numerous TV shows, including Down & Dirty (2007-09), Deep Inside (2007-10), G4’s Attack of the Show! (2007-11), and America’s Next Top Zombie Idol (2008).

Others are MTV’s Rock and Battle (2008), Jump Start Live (2011), Mob Wives: The Sit Down (2012), Nerdist Presents: Carrie vs. Slash (2013), Teen Choice Awards 2014 Red Carpet Show, and Bravo After Hours (2016-18). Carrie Keagan has further served as a panelist on ReelzChannel Special Edition: The Critics’ Choice for 2008, Hollywood Uncensored with Sam Rubin (2010-12), and Red Eye w/Tom Shillue (2007-14).

Her Hosting Gigs For VH1 Shot Her To Fame

Since the inception of her hosting career in 2004, Carrie Keagan has carried out many hosting gigs for VH1, which has attained her worldwide recognition. Her effortless comedic style has garnered strong ratings for most of her shows as the VH1 Classic One Hit Wonder, which she hosted for two seasons became the highest-rated TV show ever aired on the network. She began hosting Up Close with Carrie Keagan on the TV channel in 2007 and still serves as the host of the series to date.

From 2008 to 2009, she co-hosted the Critics’ Choice Awards red carpet show for VH1, as well as the 3rd annual edition of VH1 Rock Honors: The Who. She further served as the host of Rock N’ Roll Fantasy Camp on the TV network in 2010. From 2011 to 2013, Carrie Keagan hosted an Emmy award-winning live daily morning talk show, Big Morning Buzz Live With Carrie Keagan and VH1’s Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam in 2012. Next, she worked as the anchor of VH1’s Best Superbowl Concert Ever and MTV and VH1 Grammy Night Live TV special.

More so, Carrie Keagan has hosted some shows like The Daily 10 and Chelsea Lately on E! News Channel. Having co-founded one of the most successful digital TV networks known as No Good TV, the famous TV personality has anchored and produced many shows on the network such as Listen Up! Live @ NGTV and In Bed with Carrie, with the latter gaining a TV Guide Online Video Awards nomination for Best Talk Show in 2007.

In recent years, Keagan, who has established herself as a proficient TV host, has served as the co-host of the 2018 Gamer’s Choice Awards, as well as Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction red carpet in 2018 and 2019.

Keagan Has Equally Made Her Mark As An Actress

In 2007, the talented TV host ventured into acting by appearing in the blockbuster movie, Superbad. She also featured as Carrie in No Good TV: Apocalypse and was cast as Frosty in four episodes of TV series, Reno 911! in 2008. Later in the same year, she starred as Blonde Zombie in Dance of the Dead. She then moved on to score roles in American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (2009) and Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins’ Ball (2010).

She lent her voice to the character of Joanne in the 2010 animated film, The Trouble with Terkel and equally featured as Bubby Girl in Father vs. Son. She also starred as Fiona in the 2010 short film Misdirection. 2016 saw Carrie play the role of Glam Dolls Coach in Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: Do the Damage. Two years later, she played Daisy Jane in Dead 7 and Sara in The Fiancé.

Her portrayal of Bettie in the 2017 film, Fetish Factory, earned her a Zed Fest Film Festival Award for Outstanding Acting Performance. The multi-talented actress further had roles in other movies such as Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (2016), Valentine DayZ (2018), and A Beauty & The Beast Christmas (2019).

Her Works Behind The Scenes Have Boosted Her Net Worth

Carrie Keagan is multi-faceted; not only has she made her presence felt in the TV and film industry, but she has also made notable contributions to the entertainment industry with her works as a writer and producer, raking in an impressive fortune for herself. Over the years, she has written several TV shows and documentary scripts. Some of them include The Menu, Celebrity Moments, Hustla’s Ball, Down & Dirty, In Bed with Carrie, Deep Inside, 63 Days of Love, The 2018 and 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Red Carpet Live, Up Close with Carrie Keagan, and Reel Junkie.

She made her directorial debut in the short movie, Punkin, which she also wrote and is slated to be released in 2021. Working as a TV producer, Keagan’s amazing talent can be seen in Listen Up! live @ NGTV, Hustla’s Ball, Extra with Billy Bush, No Good TV: Apocalypse, Now: That’s What I Call Dance Music, Nerdist Presents: A Conversation with… Bill Paxton, The Hungry Games, Big Morning Buzz Live, and One Night: Joshua vs. Ruiz, among many others.

Carrie further augmented her earnings by working as an author. She wrote a best-selling book entitled “Everybody Curses, I Swear! Uncensored Tales From Hollywood Trenches” in 2017. Through her successful efforts as a TV host, actress, writer, and producer, Carrie Keagan is said to have a net worth of $3 million.

What We Know About Carrie Keagan’s Love Life

Unlike most celebrated stars who publicize their relationship, Carrie Keagan has chosen to keep her love affairs under lock and key. To the best of our knowledge, she is not married and is currently assumed to be single. However, despite being secretive about her love life, US Magazine reported that the TV host previously had a relationship with actor Michael Sheen in 2013.

Carrie Keagan
Carrie and Michael Sheen

Carrie and Sheen had a jolly platonic relationship, which lasted until late 2014. While they were together, the two attended the after-party for the Master of Sex premiere, which took place at New York City’s Morgan Library and Museum on September 26th, 2013.

The elegant actress was also said to have dated The Social Network director, Aaron Sorkin, as both showed up together at the Golden Globes Awards held in January 2013. However, the affair seemed to be short-lived as their Golden Globes appearance was the last time the two were spotted together as a couple.


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