Meagan Good is an American television and film actress born on August 8, 1981 in Panorama City, California. The daughter of Tyra Doyle, who is also her manager, and LAPD officer, Leon Good, she grew up in Santa Clarita, California. Meagan Good began acting at the young age of four, appearing in various television commercials. At the age of 10, she is already making her appearances on Gabriel’s Fire, Cousin Skeeter,
and On Our Own
. She finally had her first break when she co-starred with Jurnee Smollett and Samuel L. Jackson in Kasi Lemmons’ 1997 drama film Eve’s Bayou
, in which she played Cisely Batiste.
Meagan Good also guest starred on a number of television series including The Parent Hood, Touched by an Angel, Moesha, The Steve Harvey Show
and The Division
. In 2001, she appeared in two episodes of WB’s television series Raising Dad
, which starred Bob Saget, Kat Dennings, Brie Larson, Riley Smith, Beau Wirick, and Jerry Adler.
In addition to her film and television projects, Good also appeared in the music videos of artists Will Smith, 50 Cent, K-Ci & JoJo and lyss, an R&B group in which her sister, LaMyia Good is a member.
In 2006, Good provided the voice in of the characters for the video game Scarface: The World is Yours
. That same year, she co-starred with Tyrese Gibson in the drama-action film Waist Deep
, playing the woman who sells stolen signature suits in the streets named Coco. She also produced her first film Miles From Home
, in which she also played Natasha Freeman. She also appeared as Kara in Ria Johnson’s crime drama Brick
In 2007, Good played April Palmer in the drama film Stomp The Yard,
co-starring Columbus Short and Ne-yo. In 2008, she appeared in One Missed Call,
which is a remake of the Japanese film Chakushin Ari. Good played Shelley Bum in the film. She also co-starred with Mike Myers, Jessica Alba and Justin Timberlake in the comedy film The Love Guru.
Good stars in NBC's drama Deception
where she plays Joanna Padget Locasto, a narcotics detective based in San Francisco.