A woman who grew up in the shadow of her overachieving sister whose life is thrown into turmoil when tragedy strikes, leading her to question her religious faith.
Megalyn E.K. grew up on a Navajo reservation in Arizona. After being discovered at theater camp at 15 years old, she and her family moved to Los Angeles when she was cast in her first movie. Megalyn is half Nigerian and her last name, Echikunwoke, means "leader of men."
Among her numerous film and television roles, Megalyn recently starred opposite Don Cheadle in Showtime's "House of Lies" as well as Kevin Bacon and Michael Ealy in the FOX drama "The Following." She is also known for playing Nicole Palmer in the first season of "24"; Angie Barnett (Kelso's girlfriend) in the seventh season of "That '70s Show"; and Isabelle Tyler in "The 4400." Her recent film credits include A Good Day to Die Hard opposite Bruce Willis, as well as the indie films Who Do You Love, in which she played a heroin addicted lounge singer opposite Alessandro Nivola and David Oyelowo and Whit Stillman's Damsels in Distress alongside Greta Gerwig.
Megalyn is currently starring opposite Bradley James in the upcoming A&E® drama "Damien." She is also the lead voice of the new CW Seed series "Vixen." She will next be seen on the big screen opposite J.K. Simmons and Susan Sarandon in The Meddler.
Among her passions, Megalyn spends her time as an international activist for education and women's equality organizations all over the world. Megalyn is also a trained singer and dancer. She resides in Los Angeles.