Name:
Meagan Good
Birth Date:
August 8, 1981
Birth Place:
Panorama City, California, USA
Height:
5' 5''
Nationality:
American
Famous for:
Her role as Cisely Batiste in 'Eve's Bayou (1997)
Profession:
Actress, Producer
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Eve’s Bayou

Background:

“I would love to play Aaliyah. For all the things that black women go through in this industry, telling her story would be incredible.” Meagan Good

An American actress of African/Indian/French and Puerto Rican descent, Meagan Good has spent over twenty years in the entertainment industry with nearly twenty movies and about the same number of television appearances under her belt, although she is only 25 years old. Widely well-liked amongst her fans, in part due to her looks, Meagan won praise and critical accolades playing Cisely Batiste in Kasi Lemmons’ Eve’s Bayou (1997), in which she received a NAACP Image and a Young Star nomination. Since then, she has made numerous movies like The Secret Life of Girls (1999), D.J Pooh’s comedy 3 Strikes (2000), Biker Boyz (2003), Deliver Us from Eva (2003), Ride or Die (2003), Angela Robinson’s D.E.B.S. (2004), The Cookout (2004), You Got Served (2004), Brick (2005), Venom (2005) and Roll Bounce (2005). She also appeared in a bunch of TV shows, including “Just One of the Girls (1997),” “Raising Dad” (2001), “My Wife and Kids” (2003) and “Kevin Hill” (2005).

Recently playing Natasha Freeman in the drama Miles from Home (2006), Meagan will soon play roles in the forthcoming Waist Deep (2006).

5’ 5” Meagan, who was once part of the R&B/Hip Hop group Isyss (along with her older sister, actress/singer LaMyia Good), currently resides in the San Fernando Valley, in California. On a more private note, she was once rumored to have been romantically involved with Rapper Philly Native Sheesh Hots, though the rapper strongly denied the speculations, stating he was in a relationship with then-girlfriendbaby mom Danielle. Many consider the rumors are the real reason Sheesh and Daneille split up later.


Spiritual Meagan

Childhood and Family:

In Panorama City, California, Meagan Monique Good was born on August 8, 1981. She then moved with her family to Valencia, California, where she grew up with her three siblings, one of whom is adopted. Coming from a varied background (African American, Indian, Puerto Rican, and French), young Meagan faced discrimination at school, which resulted in suffering grades. Despite the hard time, she developed a passion for acting and began appearing in commercials at the tender age of four. Due to her role as a child actress, Meagan was home-schooled after a period of time in public school.

Meagan describes herself as a spiritual woman and claims it was her mother who inspired her. Though she didn’t attend church as a young girl, she does believe God is very important to her life.

“All of the success and the money in the world is inconsequential if it were not for God.” Meagan Good


Waist Deep

Career:

Meagan Good started her professional career as a toddler when at age 4 she was hired to model for TV commercials and decided to become an actress by the time she was 12. Meagan made her television acting debut at age 10 with a guest role in an episode of “Gabriel’s Fire,” and by the time she was 13, she had gained movie exposure with House Party 3, although she only appeared as an extra. According to Meagan, acting was simply “just something to do for fun” as a youngster although she also appeared in TV programs such as “On Our Own,” “Pacific Blue,” “Touched by an Angel,” “The Gregory Hines Show,” “The Parent ‘Hood,” and “Just One of the Girls,” as well as films Friday (1995) and Make a Wish, Molly (1995).

The actress’s big breakthrough arrived in 1997 when director Kasi Lemmons hired her to star opposite Jurnee Smollett and Samuel L. Jackson in the drama film Eve’s Bayou. As Cisely Batiste, Meagan stood out among the remaining cast members. As a result, she was nominated for a 1998 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress and a 1998 Young Star Award for Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Film.

Meagan earned her first major TV role as series’ regular Nina in the Alonzo Brown-created show “Cousin Skeeter” (1998). She was seen as Tamika in the sport-themed series “The Jersey” in the following year and rounded out the year with a supporting role in the comedy film The Secret Life of Girls, starring Linda Hamilton, Eugene Levy and Majandra Delfino. She was also seen in D.J Pooh’s comedy 3 Strikes (2000) and played Katie in the comedy series “Raising Dad” (2001). Meagan opened up the new millennium with a number of guest appearances in TV projects, which included “Moesha,” “The Steve Harvey Show,” “The Division” and “The Famous Jett Jackson.”

2003 saw more roles on the big screen. She was first cast alongside Laurence Fishburne, Orlando Jones, Kid Rock, Brendan Fehr and Derek Luke in director Reggie Rock Bythewood’s Biker Boyz and then played the supporting role of Jacqui Dandrige in the comedy-romance Deliver Us from Eva (2003), starring LL Cool J and Gabrielle Union. She also costarred with Duane Martin and Vivica A. Fox in Craig Ross Jr.’s Ride or Die (2003). The same year, Meagan also had a recurring role on the comedy series “My Wife and Kids.”

Meagan was even busier in the following years starring with Jordana Brewster and Sara Foster in the Angela Robinson-helmed action-comedy D.E.B.S. (2004), supporting Ja Rule, Tim Meadows, Jenifer Lewis and Jonathan Silverman in the Queen Latifah-based story The Cookout (2004), and playing small roles in such films as Chris Stokes’ You Got Served (2004), the Rian Johnson-written mystery film Brick (2005), Jim Gillespie’s Venom (2005) and director Malcolm D. Lee’s Roll Bounce (2005). She also resurfaced on the small screen with a recurring role on the drama series “Kevin Hill” (2005).

Meagan recently was seen as Natasha Freeman in the drama film Miles from Home (2006). Among her costars were Tyson Chambers, Amy Correa and Ryan Gill. The 25-year-old actress will soon play Coco, opposite Tommy Abate, Paul Terrell Clayton, Tyrese Gibson and Carla Golian, in the upcoming Waist Deep (2006), an action-thriller helmed by Vondie Curtis-Hall.


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