Megalyn Echikunwoke

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Megalyn Echikunwoke
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Born (1983-05-28) 28 May 1983 (age 31)
Spokane, Washington, USA
Occupation Actress
Years active 1998–present

Megalyn Echikunwoke (born May 28, 1983) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Tara Price in CSI: Miami and Isabelle Tyler on The 4400.

Early life[edit]

Echikunwoke was born in Spokane, Washington, but she was raised on a Navajo Native American Reservation in Chinle, Arizona. She is the daughter of a Nigerian-Igbo father and a German/Scots-Irish American mother.[1] She has a brother named Miki and a sister named Misty.

Career[edit]

Echikunwoke was a series regular on the sci-fi series The 4400, as the adult version of the mysterious Isabelle Tyler. Echikunwoke left the show in 2007. Echikunwoke has also been seen in the MTV soap opera, Spyder Games, as Cherish Pardee, a coffee house singer and in Like Family as Danika. She also has a recurring role in the first season of 24 as Senator (and future President) David Palmer's daughter, Nicole. In season 7 of CSI: Miami, Echikunwoke joined the cast as the new Medical Examiner, Dr. Tara Price. She appeared on the show for one season.

Echikunwoke landed a recurring role in at least three episodes of TNT's Raising the Bar in June 2009. She played the love interest of attorney Marcus McGrath, played by J. August Richards.[2] In 2011, Echikunwoke played Holly in the fourth season of 90210.[3]

She recently played the sultry April on Showtime's House of Lies and Riley Parker in the legal drama Made in Jersey on CBS.[4] In 2014 she co-starred in the drama series Mind Games on ABC.

Political activism[edit]

In 2007 Echikunwoke, along with actors Justin Long, Olivia Wilde, and Kal Penn campaigned for the 2008 Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama. This included a winter tour of college campuses and bars in Iowa, known as the The All-Actor All-Iowa All-Star Voter Education Tour, to register new college-age voters prior to the 2008 election.[5][6]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Great Lengths Elena Short film
2006 Camjackers Sista Strada Cast
2008 Fix Carmen
2008 Who Do You Love Ivy Mills
2011 Free Hugs Short film
2011 Damsels in Distress Rose
2013 Good Day to Die Hard, AA Good Day to Die Hard Pretty Reporter
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Creature Elizabeth TV movie
1998 Steve Harvey Show, TheThe Steve Harvey Show Allison Hightower Episode: "Uncle Steve"
1999 Funny Valentines Lauren TV movie
2000 Malibu, CA Randy Episode: "Three Dudes and a Baby"
2001 Spyder Games Cherish Pardee 65 episodes
2001 Boston Public Episode: "Chapter Twenty-Four"
2001–2002 24 Nicole Palmer 6 episodes
2002 B.S. Shannon Cross TV movie
2002 Sheena Janel Episode: "Coming to Africa"
2002 ER Terry Welch Episode: "Bygones"
2002 For the People Claudia Gibson TV series
2002 What I Like About You Karen Episode: "The Parrot Trap"
2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vaughne Episode: "The Killer in Me"
2003–2004 Like Family Danika Ward 23 episodes
2004 Veronica Mars Debbie / Rain Episode: "Drinking the Kool-Aid"
2004–2005 That '70s Show Angie Barnett 8 episodes
2005 Hitched Christina TV movie
2006 Supernatural Cassie Robinson Episode: "Route 666"
2006–2007 4400, TheThe 4400 Isabelle Tyler 25 episodes
2008 Game, TheThe Game Cheyenne Episode: "Take These Vows and Shove 'Em!"
2008–2009 CSI: Miami Dr. Tara Price 23 episodes
2009 Raising the Bar Amelia Mkali 3 episodes
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nicole Gleason Episode: "Anchor"
2011–2012 90210 Holly Strickler Recurring role
2012 House of Lies April Recurring role
2012 Made in Jersey Riley Parker Series Regular, 4 episodes
2012 Beautiful People Monica TV movie
2014 Mind Games Megan Shane Series regular
2014 American Dad! Angie Voice
Episode: "Introducing The Naughty Stewardesses"

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