Margot Bingham (Actress) Biography, Age, Height, Father, Dating and Boardwalk Empire

Margot Bingham

Margot Bingham Biography

Margot Bingham is an American actress and singer-songwriter who is best known for her role as jazz singer Daughter Maitland in Boardwalk Empire, an HBO period drama series. In 2015, she began starring as a lead character in The Family, an ABC drama series.

Margot Bingham Age 

How old is Margot Bingham? Bingham is 35 years old as of 2022. She was born on 6 December 1987 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Height and Weight

Bingham stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.69m) and weighs approximately 58kg (127lbs)

Margot Bingham Parents

Margot comes from the family of Lynne Bingham and Craig Bingham, a former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker.

Moreover, she has one sibling: a brother by the name Cori Bingham. The family lived in the Green Tree suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Margot Bingham Father

Margot’s father, Craig Bingham, is known for being a former  American football player from Kingston, Jamaica who last played with Pittsburgh Steelers as a linebacker in the NFL.

Additionally, he was born in Kingston, Jamaica on September 29, 1959. He is quite known for being the first Jamaican to play in the National Football League.

Margot Bingham Dating

The Boardwalk Empire jazz singer has no record of relationships, hence, we believe that she is single.

Music Career

Margot graduated from the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts in 2006, and she attended Point Park University for two years before relocating to New York City.

In 2010, she began appearing on stage with her first performance being in the 2011 revival of Rent. Still, in 2011, she appeared in In Between Men web series in which she was a co-star and also performed in BAM Cafe at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

In 2013, she got a recurring role in the HBO period drama series, Boardwalk Empire as a 1920s jazz singer Daughter Maitland. Critics had positive reviews for her role in the series.  In the short-lived El Rey Network series, Matador, she also had a recurring role in 2014.

Since 2015, Bingham has a role in the ABC drama series, The Family, as one of the female lead characters opposite Joan Allen.

Margot Bingham Boardwalk Empire

She appears on Boardwalk Empire in the 3rd season “Acres of Diamonds” as Daughter Maitland, a singer at the Onyx Club. Again she appears in season 6 “The North Star”, in season 7 “William Wilson” and in 8 “The Old Ship of Zion”.

Secondly, she sauntered into Chalky White’s Onyx Club in the third episode of Boardwalk Empire‘s fourth season.

Wearing a long, fur-lined coat and a magnetic stare – and we haven’t been able to take our eyes off of her since.

Her name is Margot Bingham, and she has transformed what could have been a one-note performance into the breakout role of the season.

Thirdly, Bingham’s character, Harlem jazz-and-blues chanteuse Daughter Maitland, clocked in at a total of two minutes of screen time during her first appearance on the 1920s HBO drama.

But that didn’t stop me from declaring, “We need more Margot Bingham in this series, please,” in that week’s recap.

Finally, as the season heads into its final two episodes, we’ve watched Daughter Maitland go from the eye and ear candy to a key player.

In the ongoing battle for Atlantic City’s African-American-populated Northside between her paramour Chalky (Michael Kenneth Williams) and her wickedly enigmatic father figure Dr. Valentin Narcisse (Jeffrey Wright).

Pittsburgh native Bingham, an accomplished singer-songwriter – as Margot B. – with three albums to her name (she describes herself as “If Joss Stone and Lauryn Hill had a baby, and they gave birth in Amy Winehouse‘s estate.”)

Recently sat down with Rolling Stone to chat about what the future holds for star-crossed lovers Chalky and Daughter.

Margot Bingham Dream A Little Dream of Me

This is a song by her while on Boardwalk Empire and she features Vince Giordano & The NighthawkMargot Bingham Somebody Loves Me

Read “Somebody loves me” by Margot Bingham on Genius

Life and Career

Bingham was born in 1987/1988 and raised in the Green Tree suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The daughter of Craig she, a former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker, and Lynne Bingham.

Besides, she graduated in 2006 from the Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts and attended Point Park University for two years before relocating to New York City.

Furthermore, she began appearing on stage there in 2010 and appeared in the 2011 revival of Rent. In the same time, she co-starred in web series In Between Men and performed in BAM Cafe at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Moreover, in 2013, Margot was cast in the recurring role of the 1920s jazz singer Daughter Maitland in the HBO period drama series, Boardwalk Empire, for which she received positive reviews from critics.

Lastly, in 2014, she had the recurring role in the short-lived El Rey Network series, Matador. In 2015, Bingham was cast as one of the female lead characters opposite Joan Allen in the ABC drama series, The Family created by Jenna Bans.

Net Worth

Bingham net worth is approximately $5 Million as of January 2023.


“Art has given me an outlet to channel my creativity was no school curriculum ever could. It has given me the necessary confidence and pride to just be myself.

Teaching these lessons allows me to pass the baton to the next generation. I believe that empowering a person to exercise their creativity is the best gift of all.”

Critically heralded actress and singer/songwriter Bingham captured hearts as a sultry jazz chanteuse on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”

She has captured criminals as a hard-driving detective in the ABC series “The Family,” while locking up laughs as a headstrong hairdresser in the Feature Film comedy “Barbershop 3”.


In addition, she is currently in filming the upcoming Netflix series directed by Spike Lee, “She’s Gotta Have It” due out Summer 2017.

Bingham is best-known to television audiences for her recurring role as jazz singer Daughter Maitland on the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire.”

Joining the show during its fourth season, she showcased both her extraordinary singing and acting chops.

Sharing a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and drawing high praise across the board.

Rolling Stone lauded her for “transform[ing] what could have been a one-note performance into the breakout role of the season.” while show creator, writer and executive producer Terence Winter (“The Sopranos”) called her voice “just incredible.”

With an acting presence and powerhouse voice well-suited to the theater, Bingham appeared in the off-Broadway revival of Rent and enjoys performing for audiences on the concert stage.

She’s opened for and performed with Jason Mraz and regularly performs at New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall, Webster Hall, and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).

Along with contributing to two “Boardwalk Empire” albums, she’s recorded her own albums, under the pseudonym Margot B.

Beginning with the 2009 pop CD Two Thousand Mine through her most recent release, the R&B flavored Live at the Hazlett. In 2012 Bingham was nominated for an Independent Music Award for Best Cover Song.

A native of Pittsburgh who attended Pittsburgh High School for the Creative and Performing Arts. Today Margot Bingham makes her home in New York City.

She is active in a breadth of cause-driven organizations and events. Including City Harvest, supporting the LGBTQ community, and is very much looking forward to working with ARTEAMOR!

Margot Bingham St Louis Blues

Bingham sang the classic St. Louis Blues in season 4 of Boardwalk Empire and reprised the singing at Rockwood Music Hall, Stage 2, NYC.

Margot Bingham Albums

  • Live at the Hazlett Theater
  • Boardwalk Empire Volume 2: Music from the HBO Original Series


  • Farewell Daddy Blues – Boardwalk Empire, Volume 3
  • Dream a Little Dream of Me – Boardwalk Empire, Volume 3
  • Somebody Loves Me – Boardwalk Empire Volume 2
  • I’m Going South – Boardwalk Empire Volume 2
  • I’m a Little Blackbird – Boardwalk Empire, Volume 3
  • Common Ground – The Freedom – EP · 2018
  • Come Sun or Come Rain – Saturday Church (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) · 2018
  • Breakeven

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