Megan Dodds

Megan Dodds

Born: February 15, 1970
Age: 51
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, U.S.
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Megan Lynne Dodds (born February 15, 1970) is an American actress. She is perhaps best known for her role as Kate in Not Going Out, Based in the United Kingdom, her other notable works include multi-episode appearances in the series Spooks, House, Detroit 1-8-7, and CSI: NY, and roles in the films Ever After, The Contract, and Chatroom. Dodds' stage work includes having played the title role in the stage production My Name is Rachel Corrie (2006), which won the London Theatregoers' Choice Award for Best Actress in that year.

Megan Lynne Dodds was born on February 15, 1970,[citation needed] in Sacramento, California.[1] After high school, she enrolled in a community college, where she was cast as Bananas in John Guare's The House of Blue Leaves.[1] She next went to Juilliard School,[1] where she studied for four years as a member of the Drama Division's Group 24 (1991-1995).[citation needed][2]



After graduation, Dodds spent two years in Broadway and Off Broadway productions.[citation needed] She left the U.S. for London in 1997 to star in British comedian Ben Elton's play Popcorn.[1] As a result of meeting her future husband, photographer Oliver Pearce, she stayed in London,[1] about which she has said, "I love it here, I really feel like I learn a lot. There’s a lot of variety in terms of work."[3]


Dodds' stage roles include a part in As You Like It (1999).[clarification needed][where?][citation needed]

In Up for Grabs (2006, Wyndham's Theatre, London), Dodds filled the role of a dot com entrepreneur, co-starring with Madonna, which played to a lack of critical success for the headliner, but that nevertheless saw Dodds grouped, positively, with "strong supporting players",[4] as Mindy, Madonna's seductress, where she was described as combining "sexiness and solitude".[5]

Dodds won the London Theatregoers' Choice Award for Best Actress in 2007 for the one woman show My Name is Rachel Corrie,[6] about an activist killed by an Israeli bulldozer during a 2003 demonstration in Gaza.[6][1] The show opened at the Royal Court Theatre in London.[citation needed] A move was planned to the New York Theatre Workshop, but it was cancelled in Fall 2005[1]—amid rumors that the Workshop feared possible response to the show's political content.[citation needed] Dodds fought against the imposed indefinite delay, and the debate of censorship on such a sensitive issue at the time of the post-Iraq war debate became publicised by The New York Times.[full citation needed] After a successful run in London's West End, the show eventually played to a sellout audience at the off-Broadway Minetta Lane Theatre in early 2006.[citation needed]

Television and film

Dodds has appeared in television shows such as Love in a Cold Climate (2001),[citation needed] the BBC series Spooks[7] (in the U.S., MI-5; 2002-2004),[citation needed] and Viva Blackpool.[8] Dodds was a part of the first series cast of the BBC One sitcom, Not Going Out in 2006 as Kate, the love interest of the lead character Lee Mack, leaving the show after the first series.[9]

Dodds portrayed a "more conventionally beautiful" Marguerite as stepsister to Cinderella in Ever After (1998), a romance where Dodds' character is further described as "scarier than any ugly stepsisters that came before her, especially as it appears, briefly, that she has a legitimate shot at winning the prince".[10]

Personal life

After going to England in 1997, Dodds met fashion and advertising photographer Oliver Pearce.[1] They later married[1] and moved to Battersea, London.[citation needed] They have one child, Isabella, born c. 2001.[1]


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Year Title Role Notes
1990 Midnight Caller Crystal Episode: "Planes"
2001 Love in a Cold Climate Polly Miniseries
2002-2004 Spooks[7] Christine Dale[7] 10 episodes[citation needed]
2004 Agatha Christie's Poirot Henrietta Savernake Episode: "The Hollow"
2006 Not Going Out Kate 6 episodes
2008 Hotel Babylon Katie Season 3, Episode 6
2009 Lie to Me Gail Episode: "Depraved Heart"
2009 House Dr. Beasley Episode: "Broken"
2011 Detroit 1-8-7 Jess Harkins 6 episodes
2012 Awake Elizabeth Santoro Episode: "Oregon"
2012-2013 CSI: NY Christine Whitney 12 episodes
2014 White Collar Eva Perkins Episode: "All's Fair"


Year Title Role Notes
1995 The School for Scandal Maria Lyceum Theatre, New York
1996 Ancient History/English Made Simple Jill Off-Broadway
1997 Popcorn Brooke Daniels Apollo Theatre
1999 Hamlet Ophelia Young Vic Theatre
1999 As You Like It Celia Williamstown Theatre Festival
2002 Up for Grabs[4][5] Mindy[5] Wyndham's Theatre[4]
2005 This Is How It Goes Woman Donmar Warehouse
2006 My Name is Rachel Corrie[6][1] Rachel Corrie[6] Royal Court Theatre (London, 2005-2006),[6] The Playhouse Theatre (London, 2006),[6] and Minetta Lane Theatre (off-Broadway, 2006)[6]
London Theatregoers' Choice Award, Best Actress winner[6]


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Ever After[1] Marguerite De Ghent
1998 The Rat Pack[1] May Britt Television film
2000 Urbania Deedee
2000 Bait Agent Walsh
2000 Interstate 84 Wendy
2001 Sword of Honour Virginia Television film
2002 Purpose Lisa Forrester
2005 Malice Aforethought Madeleine Cranmere Television film
2005 Festival Dina
2006 Free Jimmy Claire Voice
2006 Viva Blackpool[8] Kitty De-Luxe[8] Television film[citation needed]
2006 The Contract[1] Sandra
2010 Chatroom Grace Rollins
2015 Oceanus: Act One Erin Kendall Short Film

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Psychic Detective[11] Reporter[11] Voice[11]

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