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28 May 1983 |
Spokane, Washington, USA
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. She has a brother named Miki and a sister named Misty.
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. In 2011, Echikunwoke played Holly in the fourth season of 90210.
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.
|2004||Great Lengths||Elena||Short film|
|2006||Camjackers||Sista Strada Cast|
|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|
|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|
|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|
Episode: "Introducing The Naughty Stewardesses"
- "CSI: Miami Doctor Is Out... and Hitting the Bar?". TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2009-06-09.
- Michael Ausiello (2011-07-06). "90210 Exclusive: Newcomer Justin Deeley Cast as… Brad Pitt?". TVLine. Retrieved 2011-10-24.
- Roots, Kimberly. "Fall TV Exclusive: CBS' Made in Jersey Casts 90210 's Megalyn Echikunwoke," TVLine, Wednesday, July 18, 2012.
- The All-Actor All-Iowa All-Star Voter Education Tour's channel on YouTube
- Arun Chaudhary (21 August 2012). First Cameraman: Documenting the Obama Presidency in Real Time. Henry Holt and Company. pp. 130–. ISBN 978-0-8050-9573-9.