Good in Hollywood, California, August 14, 2012
|Born||Meagan Monique Good
August 8, 1981
Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, USA
|Occupation||Actress, film producer|
|Spouse(s)||DeVon Franklin (2012–present)|
Meagan Monique Good (born August 8, 1981) 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.
Early life and career
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.
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.
|1995||Make a Wish, Molly||Jenny|
|1997||Eve's Bayou||Cisely Batiste|
|1999||Secret Life of Girls, TheThe Secret Life of Girls||Kay|
|2000||3 Strikes||Buela Douglas|
|2001||House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute||Tina||Video|
|2003||Deliver Us from Eva||Jacqui Dandridge|
|2003||Ride or Die||Fake Venus||Video|
|2004||You Got Served||Beautifull|
|2004||Cookout, TheThe Cookout||Brittany|
|2005||Roll Bounce||Naomi Phillips|
|2006||Miles from Home||Natasha Freeman|
|2007||Stomp the Yard||April|
|2008||One Missed Call||Shelley Baum|
|2008||Love Guru, TheThe Love Guru||Prudence Roanoke|
|2009||Unborn, TheThe Unborn||Romy|
|2011||35 and Ticking||Falinda|
|2011||Jumping the Broom||Blythe|
|2012||Dysfunctional Friends||Ms. Stevens|
|2012||Think Like a Man||Mya|
|2012||Defeat the Label||Short film|
|2012||Obama Effect, TheThe Obama Effect||Tamika Jones|
|2013||Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues||Linda Jackson||Post-production|
|2014||Think Like a Man Too||Mya||Post-production|
|1991||Gabriel's Fire||Young Girl||Episode: "Birds Gotta Fly"|
|1994||On Our Own||Traycee||Episode: "Swiss Family Jerricos"|
|1996||ABC Afterschool Special||Janie||Episode: "Me and My Hormones"|
|1997||Just One of the Girls||Starkeesha||TV film|
|1997||Pacific Blue||Shalona James||Episode: "Blood for Blood"|
|1997||Touched by an Angel||Nikki||Episode: "The Pact"|
|1997||Gregory Hines Show, TheThe Gregory Hines Show||Pauley||Episode: "Three's Not Company"|
|1997||Parent 'Hood, TheThe Parent 'Hood||Ariana||Episode: "No Soul on Ice"|
|1998||Parent 'Hood, TheThe Parent 'Hood||Ariana||Episode: "Flaked Out"|
|1998-2001||Cousin Skeeter||Nina||Main role (52 episodes)|
|2000||Moesha||Nicole||Episode: "He Doth Protest Too Much"|
|2000||Steve Harvey Show, TheThe Steve Harvey Show||Alicia||Episode: "Don't Stand Too Close to Me"|
|2001||Division, TheThe Division||Kara Taylor||Episode: "The Parent Trap"|
|2001||Famous Jett Jackson, TheThe Famous Jett Jackson||Tara Essex||Episodes: "Awakenings 1 & 2"|
|2001-2002||Raising Dad||Katie||Recurring role (7 episodes)|
|2002||Jersey, TheThe Jersey||Tamika||Episode: "The Playbook"|
|2003||My Wife and Kids||Vanessa Scott||Recurring role (5 episodes)|
|2005||Kevin Hill||Melanie West||Recurring role (4 episodes)|
|2006||Scarface: The World Is Yours||Femme Fatale (voice)||Video game|
|2007||House||Amy||Episode: "Words and Deeds"|
|2007||All of Us||Katie||Episodes: "Sins of the Father", "She Blinded Me with Science"|
|2009||Cold Case||Beatrice Sloan (1970)||Episode: "Soul"|
|2011||Game, TheThe Game||Parker Keith||Episodes: "It Was All Good Just a Week Ago", "Never Surrender"|
|2012||Californication||Kali||Recurring role (7 episodes)|
|2012||Harry's Law||Cecilia||Episode: "And the Band Played On"|
|2013||Deception||Joanna Locasto||Main role (11 episodes)|
|1998||NAACP Image Awards||Nominated||Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress||Eve's Bayou|
|2008||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture||Stomp the Yard|
|1998||YoungStar Awards||Nominated||Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Film||Eve's Bayou|
|2005||Black Movie Awards||Nominated||Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role||D.E.B.S.|
|2006||Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role||Waist Deep|
|2006||Teen Choice Awards||Nominated||Choice Breakout (Female)||Waist Deep|
|2007||Choice Movie Actress: Drama||Stomp the Yard|
|2006||Black Reel Awards||Nominated||Best Ensemble||Roll Bounce (Shared with cast)|
|2007||MTV Movie Awards||Nominated||Best Kiss||Stomp the Yard (Shared with Columbus Short)|
|2012||Teen Choice Awards||Nominated||Choice Movie Actress Romance||Think Like a Man|
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- "Good & plenty: young starlets are infamous for hookup high jinks, temper tantrums and lapses from sobriety. Meagan Good, true to her name, does none of the above. She is, however, having a scream onscreen. With two hot horror flicks in the can, the actress and producer bleeds, leads and proves she's way more than just sweet slasher fodder". Free library. October 1, 2008. Retrieved May 8, 2013.
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- Neumer, Chris. "Meagan Good Interview". Stumped? Magazine. Retrieved January 28, 2012. "I'm a Christian, but not a religious Christian. I'm just very spiritual. I have my belief system and anything I feel would be disappointing to God I don't do. But, it has to be my personal feeling not someone else's or my pastor's or my mom's. If I feel that it's going to be disappointing to him, I won't do it."
- Interview: Meagan Good. DallasBlack.com (2012-02-07). Retrieved on 2012-07-03.
- Herndon, Jessica. (2012-06-17) "Meagan Good Weds in Malibu". People. Retrieved 2012-07-03.
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