Megan Boone

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Megan Boone
The Blacklist - Megan Boone (cropped).jpg
Boone at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1983-04-29) April 29, 1983 (age 33)
Petoskey, Michigan, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 2001–present
Partner(s) Dan Estabrook
Children 1

Megan Boone (born April 29, 1983) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as FBI agent/profiler-turned blacklist consultant Elizabeth Keen on the NBC drama series The Blacklist. She was also a regular on Law & Order: Los Angeles and has appeared in films such as My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009) and Step Up Revolution (2012).

Early life[edit]

Boone was born in Petoskey, Michigan, and raised in The Villages, Florida. Her parents relocated there when she was a child to be closer to her grandparents.[1] Her grandfather, H. Gary Morse, was The Villages' developer; and her mother, Jennifer Parr, is the Director of Sales.[2] Boone studied acting as a student at Belleview High School, where she graduated in 2001.[2] In 2005, she graduated from Florida State University's School of Theatre with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Acting.[3] Boone studied with Jane Alexander and Edwin Sherin at the Asolo Repertory Theatre and workshopped with playwright Mark Medoff.[4] Boone credits Jane Alexander with influencing her to continue acting despite expressing an interest in quitting early in her career.[5]

Career[edit]

Boone starred in the 2007 Los Angeles debut of the Charles L. Mee play Limonade Tous Les Jours and won two LA Weekly Theater Awards for her performance.[6][7] Boone made her feature film debut in the horror film My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009),[8] followed by a supporting role in Sex and the City 2 in 2010. During 2010 in her year in television, she portrayed Junior Deputy District Attorney Lauren Stanton in the short-lived NBC series Law & Order: Los Angeles. That same year, Boone made her directorial debut with the independent film "Eggshells for Soil," portions of which were shot in her hometown, The Villages, Florida.[5] She has also appeared in Step Up Revolution (2012), the fourth release in the Step Up dance film series.[9]

Boone would later receive a starring role in the independent drama Leave Me Like You Found Me (2012),[10] for which she won the Gen Art Film Festival Award for Best Actress.[4] She had a recurring role on the CBS police drama series Blue Bloods in 2013,[11] followed by her starring role of FBI agent Elizabeth Keen in the NBC series The Blacklist the same year.[12] However, three seasons into the show, Boone's character on The Blacklist appeared to have died from complications related to giving birth to her and Tom Keene's daughter, Agnes. [13] but is back from the final episode of the third season, as her character faked her death to escape Reddington.[14]

Personal life[edit]

In November 2015, Boone's rep confirmed that she and artist Dan Estabrook were expecting their first child together.[15] In January 2016, during an appearance on Live! with Kelly and Michael, Boone revealed that she and Estabrook are engaged and expecting a baby girl.[16] Her real-life pregnancy was written into the script of The Blacklist.

On April 15, 2016, Boone gave birth to a girl named Caroline. She announced the birth the same day, posting a photo of Estabrook holding Caroline on Instagram. She later tweeted a link to the photo with the caption 'Welcome to the world, beautiful'.[17][18][19]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Elijah Abigail Short film
2007 The Mustachioed Bandit Meets His End Kate
2009 My Bloody Valentine 3D Megan
2010 The Myth of the American Sleepover Kerri Sullivan
2010 Sex and the City 2 Allie
2010 HMS: White Coat Nell Larson Television film
2012 Step Up Revolution Claire
2012 About Cherry Jake
2012 Leave Me Like You Found Me Erin Gen Art Film Festival Award for Best Actress
2013 Welcome to the Jungle Lisa
2013 Family Games Sloane

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Cleaner Rae Episode: "Five Little Words"
2008 Cold Case Helen McCormick '60 Episode: "Wings"
2010 Harvard Medical School Nell Larson Unsold TV pilot
2010–2011 Law & Order: Los Angeles DDA Lauren Stanton 7 episodes
2013 Blue Bloods Detective Candice McElroy 2 episodes
2013–present The Blacklist Elizabeth Keen 63 episodes
2014 Robot Chicken N/A 2 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rorke, Robert; Getlen, Larry; Seibel, Deborah Starr (September 8, 2013). "Actors to watch this fall". New York Post. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "NBC's new hit show 'The Blacklist' stars talented local actress Megan Boone". Villages-News. September 30, 2013. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Alum to Star in New NBC Series". Florida State University. September 6, 2013. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Megan Boone Bio | Elizabeth Keen | The Blacklist &#124". NBC. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "NBC's new hit show 'The Blacklist' stars talented local actress Megan Boone". Villages-News. September 30, 2013. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  6. ^ Morgan, Terry (August 5, 2007). "Review: 'Limonade Tous Les Jours'". Variety. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ Morris, Steven Leigh (April 8, 2008). "The 29th Annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards". LA Weekly. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ Wax, Alyse (January 16, 2009). "'My Bloody Valentine 3D' Gives Us a Boone!". Fearnet. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  9. ^ Lowe, Justin (July 25, 2012). "Step Up Revolution: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  10. ^ Schoenbrun, Dan (March 12, 2012). "Five Questions with Leave Me Like You Found Me Director Adele Romanski". Filmmaker. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 25, 2012). "Megan Boone To Do Arc On 'Blue Bloods' As Danny's Partner, Subs For Jennifer Esposito". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  12. ^ Nellie Andreeva (March 1, 2013). "Megan Boone Cast As Female Lead In NBC Pilot 'Blacklist'". Deadline.com. Retrieved May 22, 2013. 
  13. ^ "The TV Corpses Keep Piling Higher, But Did The Blacklist Really Go There?". The Huffington Post. 2016-04-15. Retrieved 2016-04-18. 
  14. ^ http://www.ew.com/article/2016/05/19/blacklist-megan-boone-liz-keen-alive
  15. ^ Celebritybabies.people.com. (November 16, 2015). "Megan Boone Expecting First Child".  Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  16. ^ "The Balcklist's Megan Boone Reveals Baby's Gender".  Accesshollywood.com. January 18, 2016. Retrieved March 31, 2016.
  17. ^ http://popwrapped.com/megan-boone-welcomes-a-baby-girl/
  18. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/BETV7nQw0OQ/
  19. ^ https://twitter.com/MeganBoone/status/722447042921000960

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