She started her acting career as early as age four in 1985 but it wasn’t until the late 90s that Meagan Good got the recognition she deserved. As a budding star, she worked as an extra on television shows like Doogie Howser, M.D. and Amen and got her first film role in the comedy – Friday in 1995, when she was 13.
An attractive actress, Meagan Good is not just all beauty no brains, she has established her credentials as a talented and professional performer. Her stellar performances have not gone without recognition either, she has received several awards and nominations for her roles in shows and movies in her career which spans over two decades.
Brief Biography, Age
Born on August 8, 1981, Meagan Good seemingly had a normal upbringing with her parents in Panorama City, Los Angeles, California. Her father, Leondis “Leon” Good worked as an LAPD police officer while her mother, Tyra Wardlow-Doyle, took up the task as her manager until she came of age. This was because Good started acting at a very tender age.
Her ethnicity is a complex one – her maternal grandmother is Jewish and African while on the paternal side there is Puerto Rican, black, and Barbados.
Though she had an early start, fame wasn’t handed to her on a platter. She worked her way to the top by taking up work as an extra on television shows and small roles in movies. Subsequently, in 1997, her performance in the film Eve’s Bayou as Cisely Batiste secured her first NAACP Image Award nomination and shot her to prominence.
Because of her unique looks, Meagan Good got to play characters younger than her real age by many years until the 2000s when she decided to start taking more mature roles. However, her earlier small roles helped her transition to bigger ones. She did more small roles in films like 3 Strikes and House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute until the year 2003 ushered in a huge success for her. Meagan’s roles in the action-drama Biker Boyz and romantic-comedy Deliver Us from Eva, completed her transition from a child star into the adult actress we can’t get enough of today.
Soon after her breakout, she started grabbing major roles in movies and shows alongside industry heavyweights. Some of her popular appearances include – Venom, Brick, Roll Bounce (2005); Waist Deep (2006); Stomp the Yard (2007); The Unborn (2009); Think Like a Man (2012) and she reprised her role in Think Like A Man Too in 2014. Horror films like Saw V, One Missed Call and more established her as quite the scream queen.
She lent her voice to a character for the video game Scarface: The World Is Yours, and appeared in many music videos by artists like 50 Cent, (21 Questions), Imajin, Isyss, Lil’ Johnny, Memphis Bleek, Tyrese, and Will Smith.
What’s Her Net Worth?
Good has been active in the industry for more than two decades and has become one of Hollywood darlings overtime. After starring in some high-grossing movies, her current net worth is estimated at $10 million.
Who is Meagan Good’s Husband? (Devon Franklin)
Meagan Good is married to Hollywood hunk, DeVon Franklin who is a producer, an executive for Columbia Pictures, an author, and a preacher at the Seventh-day Adventist. The two started dating in 2011, got engaged in April 2012, and on June 16, 2012, they got married at Triunfo Creek Winery in Malibu, California. DeVon was born on 13 April 1978.
Their marriage seems to be a match made in heaven. They revealed that chastity was a priority in their relationship until it was official. Currently, the couple resides in Los Angeles, California. Admittedly, their marriage which has a strong Christian background has what it takes to attain a forever after status.
Meagan Good’s Sister
The pretty actress has three siblings – La’Myia Good (sister), Lexus Good (sister) and brother, Colbert Good. Her older sister, La’Myia Janae Good–Bellinger is a singer and an actress born on September 27, 1979, she is renowned for her stint with R&B group Isyss and her voice works in the blockbuster PlayStation 3 game Killzone 3 where she voiced Jammer.
Together with LeTecia Harrison, Ardena Clark, and lead singer Quierra Davis-Martin, La’Myia put the R&B group together. She, however, left the group in 2006 for another one named BAD GYRL, this time a trio.
La’Myia has been married to singer Eric Bellinger since 2014 and together, they have a son Elysha Bellinger who was born in 2015.