Margot Bingham is an American actress and singer-songwriter best known for her recurring role as sultry jazz chanteuse Daughter Maitland in the HBO period drama series Boardwalk Empire.
She also played a hard-driving detective in the ABC thriller series The Family and a headstrong hairdresser in the comedy film Barbershop 3.
Previous small-screen roles for Bingham include those on Matador, executive producer Robert Rodriguez and writer/producer Roberto Orci's crime series on the El Rey network; and the web series In Between Men, which earned her a Best Breakout Performance nomination at the 2011 Indie Soap Awards.
She also has a leading role in the feature film Barbershop 3, opposite Ice Cube, Nicki Minaj and Common; as well as independent film dramas Destined and The Erotic Fire of the Unattainable. Other film work includes the adventure drama Her Composition, the John Leguizamo comedy Fugly! and the Lionsgate drama Burning Blue.
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 to 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 began her career as a model at age nine and 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 organisations and events, including City Harvest and the Georges Malaika Foundation, as well as fostering empowerment in the Congo and supporting LGBTQ youth.