Meagan Good is an American actress. She was born in Panorama City, California to parents Tyra Wardlow-Doyle and Leon Good. Good’s parents are of mixed ethnicity. Her maternal grandmother is Jewish and her paternal grandfather is Puerto Rican. Both of her parents were officers in the Los Angeles Police Department. Good has three siblings and began her acting career at the age of four.
Tyra Wardlow-Doyle was born in Barbados. She is the daughter of Leon Good and Tyra Wardlow-Doyle, a former police officer and a retired teacher. Her parents met when Tyra was young and was involved in the acting industry. The actress grew up on a farm in Barbados and later moved to California to pursue her acting career. Tyra grew up in a wealthy household of actors, so her parents made sure she had access to a good education.
In her early years as an actress, Tyra Wardlow-Doyle appeared in popular TV shows and films. She starred in the acclaimed comedy “The Love Guru” and the horror film Saw V. In 2009, she starred in the thriller “The Unborn” alongside Odette Yustman. Her varied filmography has garnered many fans, and her acting has earned her an Oscar nomination.
The young actress first gained attention as an extra on TV shows, and eventually started acting herself. Her first major film role was the title role of Coco in Waist Deep, which she considered her breakout role. She also voiced a character in the video game “Scarface: The World Is Yours” and appeared in the dance movie Stomp the Yard. She was also the star of “Disney’s Big Night Out” alongside Ne-Yo.
In addition to her role in Eve’s Bayou, Good starred alongside Samuel Jackson in the 1997 film. Afterward, she starred in the Nickelodeon show Cousin Skeeter, and then in small roles in movies such as The Last Princess, and “House Party 4.” Good auditioned for meatier roles in the early 2000s, and landed a number of movies, including Venom and Roll Bounce. She also co-authored the book Gentlewoman: Etiquette For a Lady.