Meagan Monique Good, born on August 8, 1981, is an American model and actress. She first gained recognition for her character in the film “Eve’s Bayou” in 1997, followed by her role as Nina in “Cousin Skeeter,” a Nickelodeon sitcom from 1998 to 2001. She received more prominence post her performance in the films “Deliver Us from Eva” in 2003, “Roll Bounce” in 2005, and “Stomp the Yard” in 2007. She has played supporting roles in the movies “Saw V” in 2008, “One Missed Call” in 2008, “The Unborn” in 2009, and more recently in D.C. Comics’ “Shazam!” (2019). Join us today in celebrating her special day right here.
Meagan Monique Good was born on August 8, 1981, in the Panorama City neighborhood of Los Angeles to Tyra Wardlow-Doyle, her mother, who worked as her manager in her teens, and her father, Leondis “Leon” Good, is an LAPD police officer. She was raised with her three siblings in Canyon Country in California and began her acting career at the age of four. In the early stages of her career, she worked as an extra on television shows like “Doogie Howser,” “Amen,” and “M.D.” In 1995, at 13, she was cast in her first film “Friday.” She first gained attention for her role as the troubled teen Cisely Batiste in the film “Eve’s Bayou” in 1997 for which she received two award nominations, including her first N.A.A.C.P. Image Award nomination. Good took on small film and television roles for the next couple of years and began transitioning into more mature roles in the early 2000s. She appeared as ‘Nina’ on “Cousin Skeeter,” a Nickelodeon T.V. show from 1998 to 2001. She also landed small roles in films “House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute” and “3 Strikes.” She played the role of ‘Vanessa Scott’ in the sitcom “My Wife, and Kids” in 2003. She starred in “D.E.B.S” in 2004, an action-comedy movie that got her nominated for Best Actress in the Black Movie Awards of 2005. After this, she featured in several films such as “You Got Served,” “The Cookout,” “Venom,” “One Missed Call,” “Waist Deep,” and “The Love Guru.” In 2012, while active on both T.V. and in films, she played the role of ‘Mya’ in the multi-starring “Think Like a Man” and ‘Ms. Stevens’ in “Dysfunctional Friends.”
Good began dating the executive for Columbia Pictures, DeVon Franklin, In 2011. The couple got engaged in early April 2012, and married on June 16, 2012, in Malibu, California. After nine years of marriage, in December 2021, they divorced. Apart from acting and appearing on various T.V. shows, Good has also been featured in a couple of music videos by celebrities such as Will Smith, 50 Cent, Memphis Bleek, Tyrese, and Imajin.
At the age of 13, Meagan Good is cast in her first film “Friday,” a comedy movie starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker.
Good gains mainstream popularity for her role as the troubled teen ‘Cisely Batiste’ in the film “Eve's Bayou” in 1997 for which she receives two award nominations, including her first N.A.A.C.P. Image Award nomination.
The actress produces her first film titled “Miles from Home,” a story about hope, faith, and trust.
Good directs a few episodes and a short video before directing her first film “If Not Now, When?” in 2006.
Why We Love Meagan Good
She follows her passions
Apart from being an actress, producer, and director, Good was in a band. In 2010, Good, along with her sister La’Myia, formed an all-girl group called H.E.L.L.O Girls. The four edgy-looking women debuted their single ‘Beep Beep’ on 106 & Park. It’s safe to say that she’s found her inner Rock Girl.
Uses her experiences to mentor the new generation
Meagan’s teenage years were less than idyllic. At the age of 14, she was providing for her family financially, including a brother with special needs. That combined with a series of failed relationships can be a dangerous mix of insecurity and depression. Meagan says that her faith in God has kept her grounded.
A woman of faith
Although not raised in the church, Good is a Christian. She considers herself a spiritual person and has said in various interviews that she declines roles that she feels might "disappoint God." Perhaps it was one of the reasons that she liked DeVon Franklin, who is also a preacher.
Why We Love
Unique family tree
Her grandmother is African and Jewish, her mother’s father is Cherokee, her dad’s mother is African and Puerto Rican, and his father’s from Barbados.
Owns a production house
Good established her own production company called ‘Freedom Bridge Entertainment’ in 2010 which has released two movies.
A confident teenager
According to the actress, she grew up "super nerdy, super skinny, buckteeth” and yet she had a sense of confidence about herself and always knew she wanted to be an actress.
She admires Charlize Theron
Although Good didn’t have any role models growing up, in her early adulthood, she began admiring actress Charlize Theron.
She would love to play Pam Grier
In an interview with ‘TheUrbanDaily.com,’ Good expressed her interest in playing the iconic action star.
Meagan Good FAQs
Does Meagan Good have kids?
Good and ex-husband Franklin do not have any children. However, last year, Good had said that she was hoping to start a family at 40.
How old is Megan Good?
Born on August 8, 1981, in Los Angeles, Meagan Good is 40 years old.
How many sisters does Megan Good have?
The actress has three sisters — Lexus, Colbert, and La’Myia. Though not all siblings are seen together, her older sister, La’Myia Good, is seen often.
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