Megalyn Echikunwoke

Megalyn Echikunwoke

Born: May 28, 1983
Age: 35
Birthplace: Spokane, Washington, United States
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Biography

Megalyn Echikunwoke (/ˈmɛɡəlɪn ɛˌtʃɪkənˈwoʊki/; born May 28, 1983) is an American actress. She is known for her roles as Tara Price in CSI: Miami, Isabelle Tyler in The 4400 and as Mari McCabe / Vixen in the Arrowverse.

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Life and career

Echikunwoke was born in Spokane, Washington to an Igbo Nigerian father and an English, Irish and German mother.

She was a series regular on the science fiction television series The 4400, as the adult version of the mysterious Isabelle Tyler. Echikunwoke left the show in 2007. Echikunwoke has also been seen in the MTV soap opera, Spyder Games, as Cherish Pardee, a coffee house singer, and in Like Family as Danika. She also has a recurring role in the first season of 24 as David Palmer's daughter, Nicole. In season 7 of CSI: Miami, Echikunwoke joined the cast as the new medical examiner, Dr. Tara Price. She appeared on the show for one season.

She appeared on FOX's That 70's Show as Hyde's half sister, Angie Barnett, and landed a recurring role in at least three episodes of TNT's Raising the Bar in June 2009 where she played the love interest of attorney Marcus McGrath, played by J. August Richards. In 2011, Echikunwoke played Holly in the fourth season of 90210.

She played April on Showtime's House of Lies and Riley Parker in the legal drama Made in Jersey on CBS. In 2014, she co-starred in the drama series Mind Games on ABC.

She also appeared on the CW's Arrow as the DC Comics superhero Vixen for an episode, as well as providing her voice for the character in a short animated series. Due to prior commitments, she was unavailable to play the character in Legends of Tomorrow, resulting in the introduction of a new Vixen played by Maisie Richardson-Sellers, who is the time-displaced grandmother of Echikunwoke's character.

Political activism

In 2007, Echikunwoke, Justin Long, Olivia Wilde, and Kal Penn campaigned for the 2008 Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama. This included a winter tour of college campuses and bars in Iowa, known as the All-Actor All-Iowa All-Star Voter Education Tour, to register new college-age voters prior to the 2008 election.

Personal life

Echikunwoke is in a relationship with comedian Chris Rock.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Funny Valentines Lauren
2004 Great Lengths Elena Short film
2006 Camjackers Sista Strada Cast
2008 Fix Carmen
2008 Who Do You Love? Ivy Mills
2011 Damsels in Distress Rose
2011 Free Hugs Megan Short film
2013 Good Day to Die Hard, AA Good Day to Die Hard Pretty Reporter
2014 Electric Slide Jean
2014 Night Swim Eve Short film
2015 Meddler, TheThe Meddler Elise
2017 CHiPs Patricia Eerly
2018 Step Sisters Jamilah
2018 Night School Lisa Post-production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Creature Elizabeth Gibson TV miniseries
1998 Steve Harvey Show, TheThe Steve Harvey Show Allison Hightower "Uncle Steve"
2000 Malibu, CA Randy "Three Dudes and a Baby"
2001 Spyder Games Cherish Pardee Regular role
2001-02 24 Nicole Palmer Recurring role
2002 Sheena Janel "Coming to Africa"
2002 ER Terry Welch "Bygones"
2002 For the People Claudia Gibson TV series
2002 What I Like About You Karen "The Parrot Trap"
2002 B.S. Shannon Cross TV film
2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Vaughne "The Killer in Me"
2003-04 Like Family Danika Ward Main role
2004 Veronica Mars Rain "Drinking the Kool-Aid"
2004-05 That '70s Show Angie Barnett Recurring role
2005 Hitched Christina TV film
2006 Supernatural Cassie Robinson "Route 666"
2006-07 4400, TheThe 4400 Isabelle Tyler Main role
2008 Game, TheThe Game Cheyenne "Take These Vows and Shove 'Em!"
2008-09 CSI: Miami Dr. Tara Price Main role
2009 Raising the Bar Amelia Mkali "Hair Apparent", "Rules of Engagement", "The Curious Case of Kellerman's Button"
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nicole Gleason "Anchor"
2011-12 90210 Holly Strickler Recurring role
2012 House of Lies April Recurring role
2012 Beautiful People Monica TV film
2012 Made in Jersey Riley Parker Main role
2014 American Dad! Angie (voice) "Introducing the Naughty Stewardess"
2014 Mind Games Megan Shane Main role
2015 Following, TheThe Following Penny "Evermore", "Demons", "The Edge", "A Simple Trade"
2016 Arrow Mari McCabe / Vixen "Taken"
2016 Damien Simone Baptiste Main role
2017 Ghosted Natalie "Whispers"

Web

Year Title Role Notes
2015-present Vixen Mari McCabe / Vixen Lead role (voice)
2017 Freedom Fighters: The Ray Mari McCabe / Vixen Voice

Video Games

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Injustice 2 Mari McCabe / Vixen Voice

[ Source: Wikipedia ]