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Beth McCarthy Miller
Beth McCarthy Miller

Beth McCarthy Miller

"Saturday Night Live" and the "MTV Video Music Awards"

New York, NY USA

"If you work hard and persevere, I think that you'll be successful in whatever you do."

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Beth's work combines: Film, Television, and Accomplishing Goals

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Day In The Life


I direct and produce many popular TV shows including "SNL" and "30 Rock".

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    University of Maryland-Baltimore

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Always knew she wanted to work in the entertainment industry.

  • 2.

    As an intern at MTV, she had directors sit her down and say, "You should be a director."

  • 3.

    Realized that as a child, she'd always been the "bossy" one, putting on productions, giving her friends directions.

  • 4.

    Says her internship at MTV was amazing because they were in an experimental phase; she was exposed to shows in all kinds of formats.

  • 5.

    Held out for the job she really wanted, even though it meant years of working long hours with low pay.

  • 6.

    "Not every experience is gonna be a 'wow,' but it might open up the doors to something else."

  • 7.

    Waiting paid off-got a job directing "The Jon Stewart Show", which led to directing "SNL".

  • 8.

    "SNL" gig led to a plethora of jobs directing comedy shows, among them "30 Rock", "The Mindy Project", "Parks and Recreation".