Who is Bill Murray’s first wife?

Margaret Kelly or Margaret Kelly Murray is an American-born woman who grabbed people’s attention as Bill Murray’s ex-wife, a renowned American actor and comedian famous for his deadpan delivery. He performed best in “The National Lampoon Radio Hour” from 1973 to 1974 and “Saturday Night Live” from 1977 to 1980.

Quick Info
Full NameMargaret ‘Mickey’ Kelly
BirthplaceNew York, the USA
Zodiac SignN/A
Heightof 5 feet 6 inches
168 cm
Weight62 kg
136 lbs
Hair ColorBrown
Eyes ColorBrown
Ex-HusbandBill Murray (1981-1996)
ChildrenHomer and Luke Murray
Net WorthN/A


Margaret Kelly is a beautiful woman born in New York, the USA, into a well family. She grew up playing with her sisters, Mary Pat and Randy, with whom she has a beautiful relationship and memories.

Besides this, she holds American nationality, but her ethnicity is still unknown as she hides her ethnic background.

Margaret Kelly Murray (Left) receives Distinguished Alumni Award in 2019
Margaret Kelly Murray (Left) received Distinguished Alumni Award in 2019. Source: SMWC.


Besides this, Margaret attended Marywood School for Girls, located in Evanston, for her early study. While she was in school, she was an active member of the drama club and also used to star in several productions. Later, she followed her sister and went to Saint Mary-of-the-Wood College.

Margaret Kelly is a well-educated woman. She attended Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, from where she completed her graduation in 1970. She was the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2019. The award is the highest honor the College bestows upon a graduate in recognition of her noteworthy achievements and valuable professional and personal contributions.

Marriage with Bill Murray

Margaret Kelly was married to Bill Murray, whose real name is William James Murray. He is a successful American actor and comedian who gave his best performance in “The National Lampoon Radio Hour” from 1973 to 1974. Likewise, he is also best known for his appearance on “Saturday Night Live” from 1977 to 1980.

Young Margaret Kelly and Bill Murray
Young Margaret Kelly and Bill Murray Source: Blogspot

Margaret Kelly and her ex-husband Bill exchanged their vows on 25 January 1981 while Bill was filming for “Stripes.” After that, they remarried in Chicago for their families, and together, they gave birth to their two sons, Homer and Luke.

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Margaret Kelly’s two sons have become successful in their life, and they are becoming independent men.

Luke Murray

Margaret Kelly gave birth to his son Luke Murray in 1985. Luke has established himself as a famous actor. He appeared as Evan in the movie “Naked Frailties” in 1998. After that, in 2001, he also got the role of Summerlee’s son in the TV mini-series “The Lost World.” Further, Luke has not appeared in any movies and series till now.

Besides this, he is now the University of Connecticut’s Men’s Basketball coach. He has seen posting some basketball match pictures on his Instagram account, where he is active with the tag name (“@coachlukemurray“).

Margaret Kelly's ex-husband, Bill Murray and son Luke Murray watching basketball tournament in 2016
Margaret Kelly’s ex-husband, Bill Murray, and son Luke Murray watched a basketball tournament in 2016. Source: Getty Images

Homer Murray

Margaret’s first child Homer Murray was born in 1982. Her son Homer also appeared in the movie “Broken Flowers” in 2005. Besides this, her son Homer also runs a bar at their restaurant, where Bill Murray went to the restaurant’s opening, and he had seen enjoying his drink with his son. He seems very proud of his son and for becoming successful in his career.

Margaret Kelly's ex-husband, Bill Murray and son Homer Murray at 21 Greenpoint
Margaret Kelly’s ex-husband, Bill Murray, and son Homer Murray bartending at 21 Greenpoint Source: Thirsty


Unfortunately, their marriage broke into pieces as Bill started to have an affair with a woman named Jennifer Butler. So, they divorced in 1996. After their divorce, her ex-husband married Jennifer, and together they had four sons named Caleb, Jackson, Cooper, and Lincoln.


Margaret Kelly worked in television production while she was still doing her study. After that, she was also seen working for NBC as a page for The Johnny Carson Show and The Dick Cavett Show.

Margaret Kelly also became an entrepreneur by opening a rustic home goods shop, Whispering Pines. Further, she followed her career in a real estate agent company owned by Barbara Corcoran of Shark Tank. Moreover, she also served on the board of trustees at St. Luke’s School for 12 years. But Margaret came into the limelight as the ex-wife of Bill Murray, a famous American actor and comedian who is famous for his deadpan delivery.

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Where is Margaret Kelly today?

A beautiful woman Margaret Kelly is famous as the ex-wife of well-known American actor and comedian Bill Murray. Margaret enjoys her life happily but has not mentioned her net worth, but she is now a member of Cosmopolitan Clu and The River Club. Further, she is also a Real Estate Board of New York member, whereas her ex-husband Bill enjoys an estimated net worth of $180 million.

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