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Mar 17, 2012
Nigerian actress making it big in Hollywood
Not many people will be acquainted with Megalyn Echikunwoke, Nigerian international actress who is making it big time in Hollywood.
Megalyn is the daughter of a Nigerian-Igbo father and a German/Scots-Irish American mother. Born 1983, in Washington, she is one of the country’s major exports to the outside world.
In Hollywood, Megalyn is most recognized for her recurring role of Nicole Palmer in the first season of the mega-hit action series “24”.
She has also played roles in “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, the sci-fi series “The 4400”, “ER”, season 7 of CSI: Miami, the MTV soap opera – “Spyder Games”, “Like Family”, TNT’s “Raising the Bar”, and much more.
She was raised on a Navajo Indian Reservation in Chinle, Arizona. In early 2008, she starred opposite Alessandro Nivola in an independent movie, directed by Jerry Zaks, titled “ Who Do You Love” (2008) where she played a heroin-addicted lounge singer. She did all of her own singing in the movie.
Just last year, she starred in the Oscar nominated comedy flick “Damsels in Distress”, by Sony Pictures Classics.
Flaunting her rocking curves, the busy actress recently signed on for the innovative new NBC pilot Beautiful People, taking place in a not-too-distant future where mechanical human beings exist to service the human population, until some of the mechanicals begin to awaken.