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 39)
Years active2001–present
Known forThe Blacklist
PartnerDan Estabrook (2015–present)
RelativesH. Gary Morse (grandfather)
Harold Schwartz (great-grandfather)

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.[1][2] She had a recurring role in Law & Order: LA and an episodic appearance in Blue Bloods. She 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.[3] Her grandfather, billionaire H. Gary Morse, was the developer of The Villages; her mother, Jennifer Parr, is the Director of Sales.[4] 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.[5]

Megan Boone's ancestry is English and German with some smaller amounts of Dutch and Scottish.[6]

Boone studied acting as a student at Belleview High School, where she graduated in 2001.[4] In 2005, she graduated from Florida State University's School of Theatre with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Acting.[7] Boone studied with Jane Alexander and Edwin Sherin at the Asolo Repertory Theatre and workshopped with playwright Mark Medoff.[8] Boone credits Alexander with influencing her to continue acting though she considered quitting early in her career.[4] In late 2017, Boone began studying for an MBA in Sustainability from Bard College In New York.[9]


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.[10][11] Boone made her feature film debut in the horror film My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009),[12] 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.[4] She has also appeared in Step Up Revolution (2012), the fourth film in the Step Up series.[13]

Boone would later receive a starring role in the independent drama Leave Me Like You Found Me (2012),[14] for which she won the Gen Art Film Festival Award for Best Actress.[8] She had a recurring role on the CBS police drama series Blue Bloods in 2013,[15] followed by her starring role of FBI agent Elizabeth Keen in the NBC series The Blacklist the same year.[16] The Blacklist achieved both critical and public success, including good DVR ratings scores.[17] On June 15, 2021, it was announced that Boone would be leaving The Blacklist after eight seasons.[18] More recently, she and her Weird Sister production company signed a first look deal with Sony Pictures Television.[19]

Personal life[edit]

In November 2015, Boone's representative confirmed she and artist Dan Estabrook were expecting their first child together.[20] In January 2016, during an appearance on Live! with Kelly and Michael, Boone revealed she and Estabrook were engaged and expecting a girl.[21] Boone gave birth to a daughter, Caroline, that year.[22][23]



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 Eggshells 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 Movie released in 2018


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 Recurring role
2013 Blue Bloods Detective Candice McElroy 2 episodes
2013–2021 The Blacklist Elizabeth Keen Main role (seasons 1–8)
2014 Robot Chicken Hannah Horvath / Kelly Garrett / Zira / Angie 2 episodes
2021 The Underground Railroad Miss Lucy 1 episode
2023 Accused Jenny 1 episode


  1. ^ Moses, Susan (March 22, 2019). "Megan Boone, star of NBC's 'The Blacklist', sits down with Betsy Kling". WKYC. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  2. ^ Barker, Cory (March 22, 2019). "The Blacklist Gets the Band Back Together". TV Guide. Retrieved April 10, 2019.
  3. ^ Rorke, Robert; Getlen, Larry; Seibel, Deborah Starr (September 8, 2013). "Actors to watch this fall". New York Post. Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d Minton, Meta (September 30, 2013). "NBC's new hit show 'The Blacklist' stars talented local actress Megan Boone". Villages-News. Retrieved April 27, 2015.
  5. ^ Per Boone's remarks during appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers (January 16, 2018).
  6. ^ Mason, Aiden (3 March 2019). "10 Things You Didn't Know about Megan Boone". TV Over Mind.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ a b "Megan Boone Bio | Elizabeth Keen | The Blacklist". NBC. Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  9. ^ "The Blacklist's Megan Boone has a new target: climate change". Grist. September 26, 2017. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
  10. ^ Morgan, Terry (August 5, 2007). "Review: 'Limonade Tous Les Jours'". Variety. Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  11. ^ Morris, Steven Leigh (April 8, 2008). "The 29th Annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards". LA Weekly. Retrieved October 11, 2013.
  12. ^ Wax, Alyse (January 16, 2009). "'My Bloody Valentine 3D' Gives Us a Boone!". Fearnet. Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  13. ^ Lowe, Justin (July 25, 2012). "Step Up Revolution: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 13, 2013.
  14. ^ Schoenbrun, Dan (March 12, 2012). "Five Questions with Leave Me Like You Found Me Director Adele Romanski". Filmmaker. Retrieved October 13, 2013.
  15. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 25, 2012). "Megan Boone To Do Arc On 'Blue Bloods' As Danny's Partner, Subs For Jennifer Esposito". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 22, 2013.
  16. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (March 1, 2013). "Megan Boone Cast As Female Lead In NBC Pilot 'Blacklist'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 22, 2013.
  17. ^ "NBC's 'The Blacklist' jumps among DVR viewers". MediaLife Magazine. March 13, 2018. Archived from the original on April 15, 2017. Retrieved March 20, 2018.
  18. ^ Porter, Rick (June 15, 2021). "Megan Boone Exiting 'The Blacklist'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  19. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (June 24, 2021). "Megan Boone Launches Production Company After 'Blacklist' Exit With First-Look Deal At Sony Pictures Television". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 25, 2021.
  20. ^ Leon, Anya; Michaud, Sarah (November 16, 2015). "Megan Boone Expecting First Child". People. Retrieved December 9, 2015.
  21. ^ "'Blacklist's' Megan Boone Reveals Baby's Gender – And She's Engaged!". Access Hollywood. January 18, 2016. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  22. ^ Leon, Anya (April 20, 2016). "Megan Boone Welcomes Daughter Caroline". People. Retrieved September 30, 2019.
  23. ^ Dawn, Randee (April 20, 2016). "Blacklist Star Megan Boone Welcomes Daughter". Today. Retrieved October 13, 2016.

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