As the World Turns marked her scripted television debut, in which she portrayed Liberty Ciccone, the illegitimate daughter of Brad Snyder, the small town's local celebrity. She ended her two year run as the character in March 2010. The actress is reportedly set to explore options outside of daytime television.
Hanger reportedly quit the soap opera to devote her time and talents to the FX show Lights Out. Hagner also appears in a recurring guest starring role in the medical comedy Royal Pains on USA Network as Libby, a teenager with an extreme case of cyberchondria.
Hagner studied classical voice in high school and is an avid song-writer, occasionally performing live with her guitar and voice. Hagner is also involved with the Special Olympics organization, supporting her older sister who has Down Syndrome.