Meagan Good
Actress, producer
Meagan Good
Meagan Monique Good is an American film and television actress and occasional film producer. Beginning her career at the age of four, Good has appeared in numerous commercials, television shows, feature films, and music videos. In 2013, she began starring in the lead role of the NBC drama series Deception.
Biography
Meagan Good's personal information overview.
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Why You Must Delay Gratification to be Successful in 2017
Huffington Post - 26 days
In the book, Think and Grow Rich, author Napoleon Hill states, "Sex desire is the most powerful of human desires. So strong and impelling is the desire for sexual contact that men freely run the risk of life and reputation to indulge it." Would you not agree? But Hill goes on to pontificate, "The transmutation of sex energy calls for the exercise of will-power. If it is not transmuted into some creative effort it will find a less worthy outlet." In other words, your burning desire to have sex that sexual energy, needs to be diverted into something creative. In essence, you must delay physical gratification and use that desire to create your masterpiece. You must learn to transform energy. How can you do this? By simply shifting your thoughts. The mind is a creature of habit. It thrives upon the dominating thoughts you feed it. You must control your mind. Think of something yellow. Now think of something blue. You just controlled your mind. That type of control comes from ...
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Hollywood Stars Welcome New Year In Jerusalem
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Sonequa Martin-Green visiting the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Photo Credit: Shauli Lendner, America's Voices in Israel A group of Hollywood stars from hit American TV shows, The Walking Dead, Dexter, Lost and Hawaii Five-0, traveled across Israel, visiting different sites and communities during a one-week mission trip from December 27 to January 2. Israel's Ministry for Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy sponsored the visit in cooperation with America's Voices in Israel and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan who arranged the trip. "We have decided to counteract the smear campaign against Israel, led the BDS movement, by building bridges between people from different cultures and backgrounds, and allowing them to experience and share their first-hand experience in Israel," commented Sima Vaknin-Gil, Director General of the Ministry of Strategic Affairs. "It was a phenomenal trip," said Sonequa Martin-Green of The Walking Dead in an interview with Tazpit Press Service. "Th ...
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Meagan Good told to 'cover up' during church seminar
Fox News - almost 1 year
"Minority Report" actress Meagan Good was brought to tears at a church event on Valentine’s Day alongside her husband DeVon Franklin. 
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Meagan Good presents BET gospel award in a dress cut to her navel
LATimes - over 3 years
Should there be another commandment: "Thou shall not wear skin-bearing dresses when presenting religious awards?"
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'White House Down' first lady Garcelle Beauvais signs on to Indie film 'Loose' (Exclusive)
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Jethro Nededog LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Garcelle Beauvais is getting "Loose" for her next role, TheWrap has learned exclusively. The actress has signed on to independent film, "Loose," from executive producer Dan Garcia with "Deception" star Meagan Good and Datari Turner attached as producers. "Loose" is a coming of age story that follows Grace, a young girl from a small town trying to figure out her purpose in life. Beauvais plays Grace's single mother, Lisa, an alcoholic who repeatedly finds herself in abusive relationships and making them the priority over her daughter. ...
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Anchorman 2 Trailer Released: Will Ferrell Back as Ron Burgundy
US Magazine - over 3 years
News team, assemble! The first trailer for the much-anticipated Anchorman sequel, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, has arrived -- and this time it's taking place in the '80s rather than the '70s. PHOTOS: Summer movie guide Will Ferrell is back as Ron Burgundy, along with Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, Vince Vaughn, Christina Applegate, Fred Willard and Chris Parnell, and they're working on a new 24-hour news channel. "I'm gonna do the thing that God put Ron Burgundy on this earth to do: have salon-quality hair and read the news," Ron says. The original cast is also joined by newcomers Kristen Wiig, James Marsden and Meagan Good. Marsden plays Ron's new competition, while Wiig stars as the love interest to Carell's character, Brick Tamland. "I like the parts of your face that are covered with skin," Wigg's character tells Brick. PHOTOS: Kristen Wiig's best SNL impressions In the trailer, Ron also flirts with his new African-American co-anchor crush, played by Meagan ...
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Meagan Good & Husband DeVon Alexander Talk Celibacy Before Marriage, True Black Love, And A VERY Powerful Message To Young Men And Women [Video]
Bossip - almost 4 years
Turn the pages for more from the newlyweds… with the couple giving advice to women and young men.
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Halle Berry Set To Present At The Image Awards
Huffington Post - about 4 years
With this year’s annual NAACP Image Awards just days away, the multi-cultural ceremony has released their official talent list. According to a press release issued yesterday by the organization, Naomi Campbell, Halle Berry, LL Cool J, Archie Panjabi, Terrence Jenkins, Wanda Sykes, Cedric The Entertainer, Keke Palmer, Tyler James Williams, Meagan Good, Laz Alonso and Lamorne Morris will join Samuel L. Jackson, Queen Latifah and others as this year’s list of presenters. In addition, Gladys Knight, Wyclef and Common will also be on hand with special performances. Hosted by Steve Harvey, the 44th annual event will celebrate the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film, and also honor individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative endeavors. “Scandal” star Kerry Washington will also receive the NAACP President’s Award and United States Navy Vice Admiral Michelle Janine Howard will receive the NAACP Ch ...
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Gregory Weinkauf: Dennis Haysbert and Writer-Director Sheldon Candis Talk Tough LUV
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The heart of America beats hard, fast and true in LUV, the debut feature by Sheldon Candis. Part spiritual autobiography, part crumpled Valentine to Baltimore, all coming-of-age saga, LUV presents a breakout performance by young Michael Rainey, Jr. -- a lad on the line who takes a day off with his streetwise, paroled uncle (performer Common: sharp and truly "edgy") to make some decisions on what makes a man. The astute film also features poignant turns from Meagan Good, Charles S. Dutton, Danny Glover, and Dannis Haysbert. I spoke with Messrs. Candis and Haysbert, respectively, about their ways and means. Common and Michael Rainey, Jr. roam their own mean streets in LUV. Mr. Candis is understandably enthusiastic, as touring festivals with LUV took him from Panama to Paris, plus all over the U.S. "For me it's great that you get to have an immediate engagement with audiences. And they're real people. Don't get me wrong -- I love L.A. completely, and I defend L.A. But this ...
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Meagan Good previews new 'Deception' on NBC
The Times of India - about 4 years
Meagan Good previews new 'Deception' on NBC
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‘Deception’ Star Meagan Good Is Doing Great
Wall Street Journal - about 4 years
Actress Meagan Good is doing a whole lot better than her last name suggests. The actress talks about her starring role in "Deception"--and her hope to someday star in a Whitney Houston biopic.
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Television Review: ‘Deception’ With Meagan Good on NBC
NYTimes - about 4 years
“Deception” on NBC employs an increasingly hoary prime-time dramatic premise: an outsider goes undercover in a wealthy social circle.
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PHOTO: EBONY Celebrates Black Love With Meagan Good & DeVon Franklin!
Huffington Post - about 4 years
We love that Valentine's Day lands smack in the middle of Black History Month and EBONY magazine feels the same way. Each year, dating back to 1993, the glossy has celebrated the power of black love by filling its February issue with inspiring stories of romance and highlighting one of Hollywood's hottest couples on the cover. This year, the honor is being shared in three separate covers featuring Bishop T.D. Jakes and wife Serita, rapper T.I. and wife Tiny and our favorite couple of the group, "Deception" actress Meagan Good and her entertainment executive and Seventh-Day Adventist preacher husband, DeVon Franklin. The duo looks adorable with Meagan snuggled up on her hubby's lap while dressed in a sheer black Avelon pullover with a sexy Kiki de Montparnasse bodysuit peeking though. Looking at these two makes it hard to believe that they were once celibate. But with that now behind them (phew!), the couple is opening up to EBONY about how they keep their marriage ...
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'Seinfeld' Star Joins Kirstie Alley's TV Land Pilot
Huffington Post - about 4 years
"Seinfeld" star Michael Richards has landed his first regular TV role in over a decade, Deadline is reporting. The man best known to television audiences as Kramer has signed on to co-star in Kirstie Alley's new TV Land pilot "Giant Baby," which -- if picked up to series -- will see Richards playing a limo driver for Alley's Broadway star, Maddie Banks. Alley's "Cheers" co-star Rhea Perlman will play Maddie's assistant and best friend, while Gilles Marini could potentially recur as her chef. The story involves Maddie's simple life being disrupted when the son she gave up for adoption, Arlo (Eric Petersen), shows up looking to connect after the death of his adopted mother. In other casting news ... "Ringer" actor is headed to Seattle Grace. Justin Bruening will join "Grey's Anatomy" in a recurring role as Matt, a paramedic who could be a potential love interest for one of the doctors. [TV Guide] "Law & Order" star joins NBC's "Deception." S. Epatha Merke ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Meagan Good
    THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 32
    She sat in her car "and cried for 30-minutes like a nerd, by myself.” In 2014, Good reprised her role for the Think Like a Man sequel.
    More Details Hide Details Good stated she "had a really good time" while filming the sequel after initially being nervous "because there's so much energy that only Vegas can give." Filming Think Like a Man Too was Good's first time in Las Vegas shortly before she got married. Good has also appeared in many music videos, by artists such as 50 Cent, (21 Questions), Imajin, Isyss (of which Good's sister La'Myia Good is a member), Lil' Johnny, Memphis Bleek, Tyrese, and Will Smith. She has started her own production company, Freedom Bridge Entertainment, with Marlon Olivera and fellow actors Tamara Bass and Ty Hodges.
  • 2013
    Age 31
    Good wore a royal blue dress designed by Michael Costello to the June 30, 2013 BET Awards ceremony. The dress, which featured a plunging neckline down to her midriff and a front slit that rose to midthigh, was described as "raunchy." It was sometimes compared to the Green Versace dress worn by Jennifer Lopez to the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards in 2000.
    More Details Hide Details Fashion & Style editors selected Good as "worst dressed" at the ceremony. The dress was controversial also because Good was presenting the BET Award for Best Gospel Artist. According to Christine Thomasos of The Christian Post, Good has a history of defending her stylistic choices of presenting herself as a "sexy Christian". She had said earlier that year, "there is a classy way to do everything and there is nothing wrong with being sexy or having sex appeal and I think that I am definitely going to be someone who is boldly going to go out to the masses and be someone who say, 'Look! Women its okay' " Good responded on Instagram, expressing sadness that judgment had been passed on her, her character and her husband over what she wore to the ceremony. She said she picked the dress because she liked it and tried to express her individuality in her dress.
    Good returned to television from January to March 2013, starring in Deception.
    More Details Hide Details Good was contacted by her agents about the series while leaving a hair salon.
    In 2013, Good starred in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
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    She also starred in the 2013 comedy Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues starring Will Ferrell.
    More Details Hide Details Good has also earned a reputation as a scream queen with her involvement in the horror genre with films including Venom (2005), One Missed Call (2008), Saw V (2008), and The Unborn (2009).
  • 2012
    Age 30
    She was part of the ensemble cast in 2012's Think Like a Man, a movie based on Steve Harvey's 2009 book Act like a Lady, Think like a Man.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 29
    In 2011, Good began dating DeVon Franklin, an executive for Columbia Pictures and Seventh-day Adventist preacher. They became engaged in early April 2012, and were married on June 16, 2012, at Triunfo Creek Winery in Malibu, California.
    More Details Hide Details They have stated that they remained chaste prior to their marriage. They live together in Los Angeles, California.
  • 2009
    Age 27
    Good also starred in 2009's The Unborn with Gary Oldman and Odette Yustman.
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  • 2008
    Age 26
    In 2008, Good appeared in the horror film One Missed Call and the Mike Myers comedy The Love Guru, and in the latter half of the year could be seen in Saw V.
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  • 2006
    Age 24
    In 2006, Good played the role of Coco, which she felt was her first true lead actress role, in the urban action-drama Waist Deep.
    More Details Hide Details Good also voiced a character for the video game Scarface: The World Is Yours that same year. The following year, Good landed a role in the dance movie Stomp the Yard, starring with Ne-Yo and childhood friend Columbus Short.
  • 2005
    Age 23
    In 2005, Good co-starred in the horror film Venom, as well as the well-received neo noir Brick.
    More Details Hide Details She played opposite rapper/actor Bow Wow in Malcolm D. Lee's Roll Bounce.
  • 2004
    Age 22
    Good at age 22 chose to focus on her career rather than dating, as she explained in a 2004 interview.
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    In 2004, Good starred alongside Jordana Brewster, Sara Foster, and Jill Ritchie in the action film D.E.B.S., and received a Best Actress nomination at the 2005 Black Movie Awards.
    More Details Hide Details She also had small roles in The Cookout, Lance "Un" Rivera's directorial debut, and the teen dance film You Got Served.
  • 2003
    Age 21
    In 2003, a major year for Good, she landed roles in the action-drama Biker Boyz and the romantic-comedy Deliver Us from Eva, which helped her transition from child to adult actress.
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared as the character Vanessa for five episodes during the third season of My Wife and Kids, before being replaced by Brooklyn Sudano for unknown reasons.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1998
    Age 16
    From 1998 to 2001, she appeared as Nina on Nickelodeon's hit show Cousin Skeeter.
    More Details Hide Details Good later took on small roles in the films 3 Strikes and House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute.
  • 1997
    Age 15
    She first gained critical recognition for her performance as the troubled teen Cisely Batiste in Kasi Lemmons' 1997 film Eve's Bayou; she received two award nominations, including her first NAACP Image Award nomination.
    More Details Hide Details According to Good, she grew up "super nerdy, super skinny, buckteeth, big ole afro and yet I had a sense of confidence about myself, like, 'they just don't get it yet'. She was a fan of Justin Timberlake and Usher in her early teens. Good did not have any role models until early adulthood, when she began admiring actress Charlize Theron. After taking on small film and television roles for the next few years, Good began to transition into more mature roles in the early 2000s. Good believes she was able to move into adult roles due to playing characters several years younger than her.
  • 1995
    Age 13
    In the early stages of her career, Good worked as an extra on television shows such as Doogie Howser, M.D. and Amen. When she was 13, she was cast in her first film, the 1995 comedy Friday.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Born
    Good was born on August 8, 1981, in Panorama City, Los Angeles, California.
    More Details Hide Details Her mother, Tyra Wardlow-Doyle, worked as Good's manager into her teens, and her father, Leondis "Leon" Good, is an LAPD police officer. Good has said of her ancestry that her maternal grandmother is "Jewish and African. My mother's father was Cherokee and something else. My dad's mother's Puerto Rican and black, and his father was from Barbados." Good was raised with her three siblings in Canyon Country (now known as Santa Clarita), California. She began her acting career around the age of four.
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