Mira Hayward Biography

Mira Hayward is the new contestant on the stage of Jeopardy. She is famously known to be the daughter of Elizabeth Steiner Hayward, a member of the Oregon Senate, and represents the 17th district. Her mother has been highlighted by Wikipedia and is known to be the past President of the Oregon Academy of Family Physicians.

Early Life

Mira Hayward is 27 years old as of 2023, meaning she was born in 1995 and belongs to Portland, Oregon. Elizabeth Steiner Hayward is her mother while Michael Hayward is her father. She shared her childhood with two siblings Emerson Steiner Hayward and Christian Kerr. Mira is a scholar of Catlin Gabel School and graduated from Harvard University, majoring in B.A. History. She has also received her master’s from the University of Oregon College of Design (September 2021 to June 2023).

Mira Hayward Career

Per her LinkedIn Profile, Mira has received nearly ten experiences from different job profiles and locations. She began her professional life as a legal intern at Shenker & Bonaparte, LLP from Jun 2012 – Aug 2012 (three months). Mira was a research fellow at Harvard Center for History and Economics for one year and five months. She also interned at Smithsonian Institution from Jun 2015 – Aug 2015 (three months). For another nine months, she became a research partner at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. For another three months, she worked at The New York Public Library and Columbia Global Reports (while being interned at both places for three months, respectively).

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Mira was the peer advising fellow at Harvard University and a reading coach at Open Books. She also worked at Chicago Humanities Festival, beginning with the position of intern and terminating with the marketing coordinator position. For one year and three months, she worked as “Legislative Aide” at the State of Oregon, and most recently, she has been working as a writer for iHeartMedia (since January 2022).

Jeopardy Journey

Mira Hayward entered the Jeopardy show on 9th February 2023. She became the one-day champion while defeating the returning champion, Dan Wohl. that day, she bagged the amount of $14,600, securing a victory for herself against Dan Wohl and Scott Perry. She was the only one to answer the question in the Double Jeopardy round and win the whole game.

The next day, i.e., on 10th February 2023, she faced another two champions- Myles Karp, a Journalist from Weston, Florida, and Libby Hsu, a Lecturer from Revere, Massachusetts. The same situation happened when Mira gave the correct answer in the Final Jeopardy round and turned out to be the winner after coming from the 3rd position in the Double Jeopardy. She had the total winning for the day- $22,400 – with $37,000 after bagging a two-day amount in her hands.

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Now, Mira has returned to the show on 13th February 2023, defending her winning position against Jeff Paine, a Retired Army Officer, and Kendra Westerhaus, a Licensed Psychologist. It is now interesting to see how the three-day champion would play and get closer to the next step of the Tournament of Champions!

Mira Hayward Biography

Real Name Mira Hayward
Birth Date 1995 
Age (as of 2023) 27 Years
Birth Place Portland, Oregon, USA
Profession Writer
College Harvard University & University of Oregon College for Design
Qualification Graduate


Father Michael Hayward
Mother Elizabeth Steiner Hayward
Sister Two (Emerson Steiner Hayward & Christian Kerr)

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Who is her boyfriend?

Personal Life

Mira Hayward doesn’t seem married and hitched to someone else in the industry. There is no information on her marriage life and past love affairs.

Social Media

Mira is available on her LinkedIn Profile, where she has mentioned that she works for iHeartMedia, and is also available on Instagram with the handle- mira_hayward, with an unverified account. She is also available on Twitter with 1074 followers and only 822 in the following list.

Mira Hayward Net Worth

Mira Hayward is already earning well because of her hard-earned positions in the writing and fellowship profiles. She also showed her strong foot on the stage of Jeopardy after winning the hearts of many. She has bagged $37,000 while being a two-day champion on Jeopardy, and we wish her luck in maintaining her winning position on the stage. Hope she will be there to put her name on the list of the Tournament of Champions!

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