Meagan Good Biography |
  • Meagan Good Biography

    Born: August 08, 1981 in Panorama City, California, USA

    With an accomplished career beginning at an early age, MEAGAN GOOD has developed into one of Hollywood's most sought after actresses for both film and television. 

    Most recently, Good was seen starring as the lead character Detective Joanna Locasto in the freshman NBC drama “Deception.”  These roles follow a highly successful 2012 for Good, she held co-starring roles in: Showtime’s acclaimed series, “Californication” Screen Gems’ box office hit, “Think Like a Man,” based on the best-selling book by Steve Harvey, and Charles S. Dutton’s comedy, “The Obama Effect.”

    A versatile actress, Good has starred in multiple genres of films ranging from horror, with “The Unborn,” to comedy, with “The Love Guru” co-starring Mike Myers, Jessica Alba and Justin Timberlake.  In one of her first major film roles, the1997 eerie family drama “Eve’s Bayou,” she received critical acclaim for her powerful performance opposite Samuel L. Jackson, winning an NAACP Image Award and a Hollywood Reporter Nomination.

    Good began starring in commercials at age 4, and to date has completed over 60 national television commercials.  Her first major television role was the character of “Nina” on 1998 Nickelodeon hit series “Cousin Skeeter,” which aired for three seasons.     

    In 2001, she transitioned to prime-time television with a recurring role on the WB show, “Raising Dad.”  Good’s other television credits include “Moesha,” “The Steve Harvey Show,” “The Division,”  “The Parenthood,” “My Wife & Kids” and “All of Us.”

    Additional feature film credits include: the Screen Gems box-office hits “Jumping the Broom” and “Stomp the Yard;” critically-acclaimed cult film, “Brick,” opposite Joseph Gordon Levitt; Screen Gems’ features “You Got Served” and “D.E.B.S;” “Waist Deep” with Tyrese Gibson; Queen Latifah’s “The Cookout;” DreamWorks Pictures “Biker Boyz;” “Deliver Us From Eva;” and the horror film “Saw V,” part of the multi-million dollar franchise.

    In addition to acting, Good’s ambitions have also led her to produce her own independent films, including executive producing and starring in the 2006 feature, “Miles From Home,” opposite actor/director Ty Hodges.  A favorite of critics, it premiered at the Pan African Film & Arts Festival, the Washington DC Independent Film Festival and the Atlanta Film Festival, where it managed a clean sweep of the major awards: “Best Feature,” “Best Actor,”  “Best Actress” (Good) and “Best Director.” 

    Good most recently produced and starred in Video Girl, a “Gia”-esque film that depicts the sordid and misunderstood life of a music video superstar.

    Good now resides in Los Angeles with her husband.

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