Megalyn Echikunwoke

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Megalyn Echikunwoke
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Born (1983-05-28) 28 May 1983 (age 32)
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.

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.[1] In 2011, Echikunwoke played Holly in the fourth season of 90210.[2]

She recently played the sultry April on Showtime's House of Lies and Riley Parker in the legal drama Made in Jersey on CBS.[3] 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.[4][5]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Funny Valentines Lauren
2004 Great Lengths Elena Short film
2006 Camjackers Sista Strada Cast
2008 Fix Carmen
2008 Who Do You Love? Ivy Mills
2011 Damsels in Distress Rose
2011 Free Hugs Megan Short film
2013 Good Day to Die Hard, AA Good Day to Die Hard Pretty Reporter
2014 Electric Slide Jean
2014 Night Swim Eve Short film

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Creature Elizabeth Gibson TV miniseries
1998 Steve Harvey Show, TheThe Steve Harvey Show Allison Hightower "Uncle Steve"
2000 Malibu, CA Randy "Three Dudes and a Baby"
2001 Spyder Games Cherish Pardee Regular role
2001-2002 24 Nicole Palmer Recurring role
2002 Sheena Janel "Coming to Africa"
2002 ER Terry Welch "Bygones"
2002 For the People Claudia Gibson TV series
2002 What I Like About You Karen "The Parrot Trap"
2002 B.S. Shannon Cross TV film
2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vaughne "The Killer in Me"
2003-2004 Like Family Danika Ward Main role
2004 Veronica Mars Rain "Drinking the Kool-Aid"
2004-2005 That '70s Show Angie Barnett Recurring role
2005 Hitched Christina TV film
2006 Supernatural Cassie Robinson "Route 666"
2006-2007 4400, TheThe 4400 Isabelle Tyler Main role
2008 Game, TheThe Game Cheyenne "Take These Vows and Shove 'Em!"
2008-2009 CSI: Miami Dr. Tara Price Main role
2009 Raising the Bar Amelia Mkali "Hair Apparent", "Rules of Engagement", "The Curious Case of Kellerman's Button"
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nicole Gleason "Anchor"
2011-2012 90210 Holly Strickler Recurring role
2012 House of Lies April Recurring role
2012 Beautiful People Monica TV film
2012 Made in Jersey Riley Parker Main role
2014 American Dad! Angie (voice) "Introducing the Naughty Stewardess"
2014 Mind Games Megan Shane Main role
2015 Following, TheThe Following Penny "Evermore", "Demons", "The Edge", "A Simple Trade"
2015-2016 Damien Simone Baptiste Main role

Web[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Vixen Mari McCabe / Vixen Animated series[6]

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