|Full Name||Meagan Monique Good|
|Age||41 years old|
|Birthday||August 8, 1981|
|Birthplace||Panorama City, California|
Meagan Good first stepped in front of the camera at the tender age of 4 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent and sought-after actresses of her generation. She has starred in numerous hit movies and TV shows over an impressive 30+ year career.
Early Life and Career Beginnings
Meagan Monique Good was born on August 8, 1981 in Panorama City, Los Angeles. From early childhood, she knew performing was her passion. Her mother enrolled her in acting classes at age 4, which kicked off her professional career.
Her first gig was a small role in an episode of the 80s crime series In the Heat of the Night. She got her first big break at just 10 years old when she was cast as a series regular on the sketch comedy show Cousin Skeeter alongside Bill Bellamy. Her character Nina became very popular among teen audiences.
Meagan‘s career took off when she transitioned into more mature roles in the early 2000s. She starred in films like Biker Boyz, Deliver Us from Eva and You Got Served alongside prominent Black actors like Derek Luke, Gabrielle Union and Marques Houston.
However, her true big break came in 2005 when she landed the lead role of Coco in the action thriller Waist Deep opposite Tyrese Gibson. Her performance was praised by critics and the movie was a box office success.
Most Memorable Roles
Some of Meagan‘s other most notable roles include:
- Shelby in Roll Bounce (2005)
- Rainbow in Stomp the Yard (2007)
- Rosa in The Unborn (2009)
- Lily in Californication (2011 – 2014)
- Mya in Think Like a Man (2012)
- Joanna Locasto in Deception (2013)
She has proven her versatility by portraying sweet, funny characters along with more serious and dramatic roles. Her authentic performances make her characters instantly lovable.
Marriage and Divorce
Meagan started dating Hollywood producer DeVon Franklin in 2011 after meeting on the set of Jumping the Broom. They got engaged in 2012 and married later that year in a glamorous Malibu wedding. Their union received a lot of publicity as they had both vowed to remain celibate until marriage.
In June 2021, Meagan filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. They released a joint statement saying they will remain on friendly terms and cherish their years together.
Activism and Charity
Beyond acting, Meagan uses her platform to support various social causes and charities. She has worked closely with organizations like Black Lives Matter, PETA, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and Stand Up To Cancer.
In 2012, she founded The Greater Good Foundation which provides arts education programs for underserved youth in her native Los Angeles. She also mentors young girls to promote self-esteem and positive body image.
Sense of Style
Meagan is known for her classy and unique fashion sense on the red carpet. She loves bold prints, vibrant colors, and showing off her fit physique. Her looks are always glamorous yet effortless.
She cites Rihanna and Beyoncé as style inspirations. Meagan has appeared on numerous best dressed lists and in fashion magazine spreads.
Meagan‘s brilliant acting has earned her various nominations and awards including:
- 3 NAACP Image Award nominations
- 2 Black Reel Award nominations
- Award from the Pan African Film Festival for Eve‘s Bayou
She was included in Ebony Magazine‘s list of the 100 Most Influential Black Americans and named as one of the hottest actresses under 25 by Complex Magazine.
- She is trained in karate and taekwondo.
- She loves salsa dancing.
- She is the godmother to her friend Marques Houston‘s daughter.
- She has 9 tattoos including one dedicated to her niece.
- Her favorite comfort food is cereal.
Meagan lives by the motto: "Stay true to who you are." With her down-to-earth nature and dedication to her craft, Meagan Good continues to inspire generations of young performers to follow their dreams.