Meghan O’Neill was born in Omaha, NE, raised in Kalamazoo, MI and was a member of the inaugural class of The Guthrie Actor Training program in Minneapolis, MN. She has also studied improv and sketch comedy at The Second City (Chicago), UCB (NY), The Magnet Theater (NY) and The P.I.T (NY). Her one act plays have appeared at The Gallery Players Theater (The Comeback, 2007) Groove Mama, Ink (Jazz Singer, 2006) and The Gene Frankel Theater (Slaying The Dragon, 2007). Her first full length play, Needs. Musts. Wants. was named in The Top 100 Plays of 2007 by Writer’s Digest magazine. Needs. Musts. Wants. was also a semi finalist for the 2008 PlayLabs at the Playwright’s Center in Minneapolis, MN.
She has written and performed with the sketch comedy groups, Picture Day, Ulysses,Mr. Whitepants Comedy Hour, Matt&Meghan and Livia Scott Sketch Program (writing credit). In 2010 ‘Fraidy Cat: A (sort of) Solo Show had it’s premiere at The Magnet Theater. ‘Fraidy Cat was featured in The Women in Comedy Festival, New York Sketchfest, Ars Nova ANT fest and The Charleston Comedy Festival. Time Out New York called her a performer “we want to see more from”. Comedy beat calls her writing “astute”. She co-hosts the monthly TONY critic's pick: Kings County Comedy Hour with her friend, writing partner and all around tall guy, Matt Koff. She has had animated videos commissioned by NYMag, and Slackatory. She is a contributor to Redcutress. But most importantly, she remembers the true meaning of Christmas.
Meghan is a proud member of The Story Pirates where she is an actor, director and producer. In 2009, she collaborated and adapted The Ranger’s Apprentice on The Story Pirate’s first national tour in association with Penguin books. In 2011, she repeated the process by adapting John Grisham’s novel, Theodore Boone for The Story Pirate’s second national tour.
She has appeared as a performer Barrow St. Theater, Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, Fringe NYC, The Utah Shakespeare Festival, The Guthrie Theater, UCB NY and UCB LA. She made her Off Broadway debut in 2012 in Nina Raine's Tribes directed by David Cromer at Barrow Street Theater.
And this weird thing happened once that made the LA Times.