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 35)
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 and profiler Elizabeth Keen on the NBC drama series The Blacklist. She was also a regular on Law & Order: LA and has appeared in films such as My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009) and Step Up Revolution (2012).

Early life and education[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 says that she was "hooked" on acting at age seven when her grandparents took her to New York to see a Broadway play starring Nathan Lane.[3]

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.[4] Boone studied with Jane Alexander and Edwin Sherin at the Asolo Repertory Theatre and workshopped with playwright Mark Medoff.[5] Boone credits Jane Alexander with influencing her to continue acting despite expressing an interest in quitting early in her career.[6] Boone is currently pursuing an MBA in Sustainability from Bard College.[7]

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.[8][9] Boone made her feature film debut in the horror film My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009),[10] 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: LA. 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.[6] She has also appeared in Step Up Revolution (2012), the fourth film in the Step Up series.[11]

Boone would later receive a starring role in the independent drama Leave Me Like You Found Me (2012),[12] for which she won the Gen Art Film Festival Award for Best Actress.[5] She had a recurring role on the CBS police drama series Blue Bloods in 2013,[13] followed by her starring role of FBI agent Elizabeth Keen in the NBC series The Blacklist the same year.[14] The Blacklist achieved both critical and public success, including good DVR ratings scores.[15]

Personal life[edit]

In November 2015, Boone's rep confirmed she and artist Dan Estabrook were expecting their first child together.[16] In January 2016, during an appearance on Live! with Kelly and Michael, Boone revealed she and Estabrook were engaged and expecting a girl.[17] Boone gave birth to daughter Caroline Boone Estabrook, on April 15, 2016.[18][19]

Following the birth of her daughter, she is increasingly involved in raising awareness of environmental issues. In January 2017, she launched the CarolineAgnes.org Foundation, which helps provide parents with gift-giving options for their children that are environmentally safe.[20]

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 Eigshells for Soil Teacher Also director, writer and producer
2010 Sex and the City 2 Allie
2012 Step Up Revolution Claire Asa
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 HMS: White Coat Nell Larson Television film
2010–2011 Law & Order: LA DDA Lauren Stanton 7 episodes
2013 Blue Bloods Detective Candice McElroy 2 episodes
2013–present The Blacklist Elizabeth Keen 107 episodes
2014 Robot Chicken Hannah Horvath / Kelly Garrett / Zira / Angie 2 episodes
2017 The Blacklist: Redemption Elizabeth Keen 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. ^ Per Boone's remarks during appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers (January 16, 2018).
  4. ^ "Alum to Star in New NBC Series". Florida State University. September 6, 2013. Archived from the original on October 8, 2013. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Megan Boone Bio | Elizabeth Keen | The Blacklist &#124". NBC. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "NBC's new hit show 'The Blacklist' stars talented local actress Megan Boone". Villages-News. September 30, 2013. Retrieved April 27, 2015. 
  7. ^ "The Blacklist's Megan Boone has a new target: climate change". Grist. 2017-09-26. Retrieved 2017-09-30. 
  8. ^ Morgan, Terry (August 5, 2007). "Review: 'Limonade Tous Les Jours'". Variety. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ Morris, Steven Leigh (April 8, 2008). "The 29th Annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards". LA Weekly. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  10. ^ Wax, Alyse (January 16, 2009). "'My Bloody Valentine 3D' Gives Us a Boone!". Fearnet. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  11. ^ Lowe, Justin (July 25, 2012). "Step Up Revolution: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  12. ^ Schoenbrun, Dan (March 12, 2012). "Five Questions with Leave Me Like You Found Me Director Adele Romanski". Filmmaker. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 25, 2012). "Megan Boone To Do Arc On 'Blue Bloods' As Danny's Partner, Subs For Jennifer Esposito". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  14. ^ Nellie Andreeva (March 1, 2013). "Megan Boone Cast As Female Lead In NBC Pilot 'Blacklist'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 22, 2013. 
  15. ^ "NBC's 'The Blacklist' jumps among DVR viewers". MediaLife Magazine. March 13, 2018. Retrieved March 20, 2018. 
  16. ^ Leon, Anya; Michaud, Sarah (November 16, 2015). "Megan Boone Expecting First Child". People.com. Retrieved December 9, 2015. 
  17. ^ "The Blacklist's Megan Boone Reveals Baby's Gender". Accesshollywood.com. January 18, 2016. Retrieved March 31, 2016. 
  18. ^ Leon, Anya (April 20, 2016). "Megan Boone Welcomes Daughter Caroline". People.com. Retrieved October 13, 2016. 
  19. ^ Dawn, Randee (April 20, 2016). "Blacklist Star Megan Boone Welcomes Daughter". Today.com. Retrieved October 13, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Megan Boone started environmental foundation after daughter's birth". Xposé.ie. TV3.ie. January 4, 2017. Retrieved January 22, 2017. 

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