History of Meagan Good


Jada Stinson, Staff Reporter

Meagan Monique Good was born on August 8, 1981, in Panorama City, California to her mother, Tyra Wardlow-Doyle, who also worked as her manager, and her father, Leondis “Leon” Good, an LAPD agent. She attended Fort Defiance High School in Fort Defiance, Virginia, and later attended James Madison University, where she received her Bachelor’s of Science degree. 

She began appearing in commercials at the age of four. Then she started guest-starring in series like The Parent ‘Hood (1995), also Touched by an Angel (1994). Her career took a more mature turn in 2003 with roles that no longer portray her as a child but a grown-up woman such as her role in Deliver Us From Eva and Biker Boyz. She also starred in the third season of ABC TV show My Wife and Kids, Stomp the Yard, and Anchorman. Her breakout role was in Eve’s Bayou. Adding to her performance, it earned her nominations for an NAACP image award and The Hollywood Reporter Award.  

In 2006, Good received nominations for ‘Black Reel Award and Teen Choice Award’ for her role in Roll Bounce and Waist Deep. Good says, “Keep God as your main focus. Make sure your desire to do what you’re aspiring to do is deeper than just fame and being a celebrity. Be willing to work hard, and don’t believe that when a door closes it’s anything personal,” this shows you that if you really want something, you can put your mind to it, and you will be more than able to get it done. In honor of Women’s History Month, she is celebrated for her rewards and achievements that she has achieved during her acting career.