Meagan Good



Real Name : Meagan Monique Good

Born: 08/08/1981 (36 yo)
Birth place: Los Angeles, California (USA)

Citizenship : USA
Ascendant : Barbados
Ethnicity : Jewish, African american, Native american...

Occupation : Actress
Active Years: 1991-present


Summary


Meagan Good is an American film and television actress and occasional film producer. Beginning her career at the age of four, Good has appeared in numerous commercials, television shows, feature films, and music videos.

In 2011, Good featured in an ensemble cast of the highly successful film version of Think Like a Man. She played Joanna Locasto, the lead character on the NBC drama series Deception.



Biography


Good was born in Panorama City, Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Tyra Wardlow-Doyle, worked as Good's manager into her teens, and her father, Leondis "Leon" Good, is an LAPD police officer. According to Good, her maternal grandmother is "Jewish and African, so I guess that would be considered Creole. My mother's father was Cherokee and something else. My dad's mother's Puerto Rican and black, and his father was from Barbados." Good was raised in Canyon Country (now known as Santa Clarita), California, with her three siblings. She began her acting career around the age of four. In the early stages of her career, Good started out doing work as an extra on television shows such as Doogie Howser, M.D. and Amen. When she was thirteen, Good was cast in her first film, the 1995 hit Friday. Good first began to gain recognition for her performance as troubled teen Cisely Batiste in Kasi Lemmons' critically acclaimed 1997 film Eve's Bayou, which earned Good two award nominations, including her first NAACP Image Award nomination.

Career as an adult

After taking on small film and television roles for the next few years, Good would begin to transition into more mature roles in the early 2000s. From 1999 to 2003, she appeared as Nina on Nickelodeon's hit show Cousin Skeeter. Good later took on small roles in the films 3 Strikes and House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute. 2003 proved to be a major year for Good, as she landed roles in the action-drama Biker Boyz and the romantic-comedy Deliver Us from Eva, which helped her transition from child to adult actress. Good also appeared as the character Vanessa for five episodes during the third season of My Wife and Kids, before being replaced by Brooklyn Sudano for unknown reasons. In 2004, Good starred alongside Jordana Brewster, Sara Foster, and Jill Ritchie in the action film D.E.B.S., and for her performance received a Best Actress nomination at the 2005 Black Movie Awards. She also had small roles in The Cookout, Lance "Un" Rivera's directorial debut, and the teen dance film You Got Served.

In 2005, Good co-starred in the horror film Venom as well as the well-received indie noir Brick. She then played opposite rapper/actor Bow Wow in Malcolm D. Lee's Roll Bounce. In 2006, Good took on the role of Coco, which she felt was her first true leading lady role, in the urban action-drama Waist Deep. Good also voiced a character for the video game Scarface: The World Is Yours that same year. The following year, Good landed a role in the dance movie Stomp the Yard, starring alongside Ne-Yo and childhood friend Columbus Short. In 2008, Good appeared in the horror film One Missed Call and the Mike Myers comedy The Love Guru, and in the latter half of the year could be seen in Saw V. Good also starred in 2009's The Unborn with Gary Oldman and Odette Yustman. Good's most recent role was in 2012's Think Like a Man, a movie based on Steve Harvey's 2009 book Act like a Lady, Think like a Man.

Good has also made appearances in many music videos, by artists such as 50 Cent, Imajin, Isyss (of which Good's sister La'Myia Good is a member), Lil' Johnny, Memphis Bleek, Tyrese, and Will Smith.

She has also started her own production company, Freedom Bridge Entertainment, with Marlon Olivera, and fellow actors Tamara Bass and Ty Hodges.

Personal life

Good currently lives in Studio City, California. Although she was not raised in the church, Good is a Christian, considers herself a very spiritual person and has stated in numerous interviews that she will not do roles that she feels might "disappoint God". She explained in an interview that Jesus tops her hero list and the last book she read was the Bible.

In early April 2012, Good became engaged to boyfriend DeVon Franklin, an executive for Columbia Pictures and a Seventh-day Adventist preacher. The two began dating in 2011 and were married on June 16, 2012, in Malibu, California.



Websites & Social Networks


www.meaganmgood.com
twitter.com/MeaganGood
www.facebook.com/MeaganGood


Filmography:

  • 1995      Friday                  
  • 1995      Make a Wish, Molly
  • 1997      Eve's Bayou      
  • 1999      The Secret Life of Girls                
  • 2000      3 Strikes             
  • 2001      House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute
  • 2003      Biker Boyz                         
  • 2003      Deliver Us from Eva                      
  • 2003      Ride or Die        
  • 2004      D.E.B.S.               
  • 2004      You Got Served              
  • 2004      The Cookout                    
  • 2005      Brick                     
  • 2005      Venom                               
  • 2005      Roll Bounce                       
  • 2006      Miles from Home           
  • 2006      Waist Deep       
  • 2007      Stomp the Yard                               
  • 2008      One Missed Call                              
  • 2008      The Love Guru                
  • 2008      Saw V                  
  • 2009      The Unborn      
  • 2011      35 and Ticking                  
  • 2011      Jumping the Broom                      
  • 2011      Video Girl          
  • 2012      LUV                      
  • 2012      Dysfunctional Friends                  
  • 2012      Think Like a Man            
  • 2012      Defeat the Label                            
  • 2012      The Obama Effect                          
  • 2012      Dick Little           
  • 2013      Doctor Me                        
  • 2013      Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues   
  • 2014      Think Like a Man Too

Television:

  • 1991      Gabriel's Fire    
  • 1994      On Our Own     
  • 1996      ABC Afterschool Special              
  • 1997      Just One of the Girls     
  • 1997      Pacific Blue        
  • 1997      Touched by an Angel    
  • 1997      The Gregory Hines Show            
  • 1997      The Parent 'Hood           
  • 1998      The Parent 'Hood           
  • 1998-2001 Cousin Skeeter (Main role - 52 episodes)
  • 2000      Moesha              
  • 2000      The Steve Harvey Show              
  • 2001      The Division      
  • 2001      The Famous Jett Jackson            
  • 2001-2002 Raising Dad  
  • 2002      The Jersey         
  • 2003      My Wife and Kids           
  • 2005      Kevin Hill            
  • 2006      Scarface: The World Is Yours     
  • 2007      House  
  • 2007      All of Us              
  • 2009      Cold Case           
  • 2011      The Game         
  • 2012      Californication
  • 2012      Harry's Law       
  • 2013      Deception (Main role - 11 episodes)

Videos