She’s the coolest nerd that’s known for playing a corpse. It’s time to get more informed on Katie Findlay now that she’s playing Maggie Landers on The CW’s The Carrie Diaries.

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Pictured: Katie Findlay as Maggie.
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That Dead Girl

She’s gonna be excited to be most famous for a role with a non-deceased character. In an interview with AMC, Findlay reported, “It’s funny because I never get recognized ever, and now people that I don’t know come up to me and say, “Oh my god, I’m so glad you’re alive!”

80’s Fan

Findlay confessed her major 80’s love in an interview with Fellowship of Fools: “I am a big John Hughes fan and most of my friends were born in the ‘80’s. My mom lived through the good times. My mother carried the ‘80’s into the ‘90’s. She had all these pictures of the glasses and big hair. So all these pictures of me as a child are with the woman who looks like a supermodel. I haven’t found it super hard. I imagine there are those things that make no sense to someone not from the 80’s. I think it’s fun and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is my favorite movie.”

Super Hero Plans

As a huge fan of comic books and action movies (like James Bond), Findlay jokes that the only reason she works is to always be ready for that sort of role. In fact, she’s such a fan of superheroes that one of her Christmas presents from her Mom was hand-made Spiderman PJ pants.

Malibu Maggie?

According to our girl Katie, if Cyndi Lauper and Malibu Barbie had a baby, their daughter would be Maggie Landers.

Brother Love

She has a younger brother who’s witty enough to tweet about! She’s tweeted, “My little brother is the coolest. It’s okay. You’re a close second.” There was also, “Can you please cancel Katie Findlay’s 2 o’clock, there’s been a zombie apocalypse.” – Little bro narrating me playing House of the Dead 4. Over Christmas, this gem also appeared: “I’m holding a knife or I would hug you.” – Little Brother

We hope to get the chance to interview Katie Findlay in the future, and then we’ll have even more juicy goodies for you to learn about one of your favorite new 80’s gals on The CW!

Sources: Wikipedia, Fellowship of Fools, The CW

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Pictured: Katie Findlay as Maggie.
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© 2012 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

The Carrie Diaries premieres this winter on The CW, starring Anna Sophia Robb. The executive producers are Miguel Arteta, Candace Bushnell, Len Goldstein, Amy B. Harris, Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz.

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