The niece of singer-songwriter Willie Nile, Keagan grew up in Amherst, New York, and attended Buffalo State College. She changed her name circa 2002 and had not revealed her birth name.
Carrie Keagan career
Keagan hosts No Good TV's original programming, including series Up Close with Carrie Keagan and In Bed with Carrie. She guest co-hosted E!'s The Daily 10; co-anchored Emmy, Oscar and Golden Globe red-carpet coverage for TV Guide Network; and conducted backstage coverage on the Teen Choice Awards on Fox.
She has appeared on numerous Mark Burnett productions, including VH1 Classic's Rock'n’Roll Fantasy Camp and MTV's Rock Band Battle and P. Diddy's Starmaker. She has co-hosted many events for VH1, including the red carpet show broadcast for the Critics' Choice Awards in 2008 and 2009, and the 3rd annual VH1 Rock Honors: The Who. She produced and hosted two seasons of VH1 Classic's One Hit Wonders and Now: That's What I Call Dance Music. In 2010, she appeared as a guest host on episodes of G4's Attack of the Show! (including several installments in which she appears as a parody version of the superhero Power Girl). In 2011 she began hosting her show Big Morning Buzz Live on VH1. Keagan left the show in 2013 and was replaced by Nick Lachey. In August 2014, Keagan helped to raise awareness of the disease ALS by participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge.
Acting and modeling
Keagan had a recurring role in the Comedy Central series Reno 911! and several roles and cameos in movies, including Superbad, The Hangover, Miss March, American Pie: Book of Love and Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball. Keagan was featured as a "Babe of the Month" in Playboy Magazine in July 2008, was photographed by television producer Brannon Braga for Femme Fatales Magazine and has been featured on the cover of Garage magazine. She also appeared as a guest model on The Price Is Right in 2013.