An early start isn’t a bad idea, especially when a lass has what it takes. This is exactly how it was for Megalyn Echikunwoke in her journey to fame which began after her spectacular concert in summer Art camp at fourteen got her discovered. Her acting proficiency has since won her spots in some of the biggest TV shows and films over the last two decades. Some of her famous projects include Spyder Games, Raising The Bars, among others. With the same undying burning desire for acting that crept into her mind as a child, she has strived to sustain her fame till date.
The actress has also shown an incredible love for politics with the level of commitment she displayed while campaigning for the Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama in various campuses and bars. Let’s look at Megalyn’s personal life, relationship, family, net worth and other things that might interest you about her.
Megalyn Echikunwoke: Bio
The pretty actress is a descendant of a Nigerian tribal leader, thus, has an African royal blood. Her father, Onigwe Versato Echikunwoke is a Nigerian Igbo man from a royal family. Her mother Anita Laurie is a German-Scot-Irish woman. She was born in Spokane, Washington on May 28, 1983, but was raised in Navajo Indian Reservation Chinle, Arizona with her two siblings Mike (brother) and Misty (sister) Echiunwoke. The family’s last name Echikunwoke stands for “leader of men”.
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Encounter With Fame
The 1.69 meters tall actress grew to be a coolly reserved woman whose beauty blends with her brilliance. Possessing an attractive slender body, a perfectly curved face, reassuring smile and a sweet melodic voice that matches her talent in acting, she was discovered in 1997 at just 14 at a Summer Art camp. She spent the rest of the year auditioning for roles after spending time at the camp. The actress could hardly believe her luck the following year when she got a chance to appear in Steve Harvey Show before her role in a Television miniseries titled Creature.
Gradually, she gained entrance to popularity after that, not just for her roles in numerous grand breaking movies, shows and television series like CSI: Miami as Dr. Tara Price, Late Night, Law and Order, Supernatural, American Dad, Ghosted, Night School, but also her unique ability to maneuver between comedy and drama.
She demonstrated this distinctiveness in a television series titled “The 4400” where she was the adult mysterious Isabelle. Unfortunately, she bowed out of the show in 2007 when it was cancelled. More of Megalyn’s works include an appearance in Spyder Games as a singer and in the first season of 24 as David Palmer’s daughter. She also featured in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2003) and voiced the titular character in the animation Vixen and played it in Arrows. She became the first black superhero in Dc comic universe having played a superhero with magical ability to summon animal powers. Megalyn Echikunwoke disclosed her gratitude for that role because it offered her the chance to display supernatural powers and hopes to do more of that in her movies.
Although everything she has achieved in her career basically came from acting, Megalyn has a thing for singing as well. Her secret craving to be a singer made her nail it in a movie titled Who do you love where she played a singer who battled heroin addiction. She has more than forty film and TV credits and looks ready to grab more roles.
Family, Husband, Or Boyfriend – Chris Rock
Megalyn Echikunwoke is just as beautiful as she is talented and smart. And of course, her beauty has, without doubt, charmed some legends in and out of Hollywood. But her idea of true happiness hardly harmonizes with being married. Interestingly, she has no record of marriage, divorce or kids but her dating hasn’t been short or shallow. The actress broke up with Patrick Fugit for an undisclosed reason in 2014, exactly the year her present boyfriend Chris Rock ended his nineteen years old marriage with Malaak Compton Rock. This remarkable coincidence did not go unnoticed.
Her romantic link to Chris Rock first started as gossip in 2015 as they attended occasions together, shared pictures and comments on social media. The rumor was further soothed after they publicly admitted they were in love.
Megalyn and Chris Rock seem to be a match made in heaven as they share the same opinion about marriage. Chris declared that the only reason he’ll walk down the aisle ever again is if it would cure AIDS, and Megalyn also made her “not so ready to tie the knot” with him public but that doesn’t stop their love from intensifying.
Over the two past decades of her career, the magnificent actress hasn’t built up what the audience may consider a gigantic earning. She has an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars, enough for a single girl to pamper herself always.