Growing up can be hard to do, especially in front of the camera in Hollywood. From starring in commercials at the tender age of four to her breakout role in the critically-acclaimed drama “Eve’s Bayou,” Meagan Good has grown up in front of our very eyes.
Meagan has undergone her fair share of growing pains in Hollywood. See Meagan and those closest to her chronicle her journey and sometimes precarious transition from child star to leading lady.
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With an accomplished career that began at an early age, Meagan Good has developed into one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actresses for both film and television.
Good was most recently seen in the CBS series “Code Black”, where she plays the role of Dr. Grace Adams. She was also seen starring as Lara Vega on FOX series “Minority Report,” which premiered in September 2015. Good also starred in in the coming-of-age film “A Girl Like Grace,” which she also co-produced and premiered at the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival. She also appeared in “Think Like a Man Too,” the sequel to the 2012 smash hit, “Think Like a Man,” based on the best-selling book by Steve Harvey. She was also featured in “Anchorman: The Legend Continues,” the sequel to the 2004 box office blockbuster. In one of her first major film roles, the 1997 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.
Other film credits include “The Unborn,” “The Love Guru,” “Jumping the Broom,” “Stomp the Yard,” “Brick,” “You Got Served,” “D.E.B.S: Waist Deep,” “Biker Boyz,” “Deliver Us From Eva,” and “Saw V.”
Good began starring in commercials at age four, and has filmed more than 60 national television ads. Her first major television role was the character of “Nina” on the 1998 Nickelodeon hit series “Cousin Skeeter,” which aired for three seasons. In 2001, she transitioned to primetime television with a recurring role on “Raising Dad.” Good’s other television credits include “Deception,” “Californication,” “Moesha,” “The Steve Harvey Show,” “The Division,” “The Parent ‘Hood,” “My Wife & Kids” and “All of Us.”
In addition to acting, Good’s ambitions led her to produce her own independent films, including executive-producing and starring in the 2006 feature “Miles From Home.” 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,” which depicts the sordid and misunderstood life of a music video superstar. Good is also a published author, having recently released “The Wait” which she co-wrote with husband and preacher DeVon Franklin.
Good resides in Los Angeles with her husband.