PROFILE
Name:
Megan Boone
Birth Date:
April 29, 1983
Birth Place:
Petoskey, Michigan, USA
BIOGRAPHY
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 The Blacklist

Background:

American actress Megan Boone is best known to television audiences for playing FBI profiler Elizabeth Keen on the NBC critically acclaimed television drama series, “The Blacklist” (2013-?). She also had a regular role on “Law & Order: Los Angeles” (2010-2011), and has acted in the films “My Bloody Valentine 3D” (2009), “Sex and the City 2” (2010), “Step Up Revolution” (2012) and “Leave Me Like You Found Me” (2012), where she took home the Stargazer Award at the Gen Art Film Festival for her performance.

The Villages

Childhood and Family:

Megan Boone was born on April 29, 1983, in Petoskey, Michigan. She grew up in a retirement community in The Villages, Florida, where her grandfather was the developer of the property. Her parents moved the family there so that Megan could be closer to her grandparents. These days her mother works as the director of sales in The Villages. Megan graduated from Marion County's Belleview High School in Belleview, Florida in 2001 and went on to receive a BFA in Acting from Florida State University's School of Theatre in 2005. She also studied with Edwin Sherin and Jane Alexander at the Asolo Repertory Theatre, and workshopped with playwright Mark Medoff.    

Step Up Revolution

Career:

Megan Boone made her screen debut in the short film “Elijah” in 2001. Credited as Megan Whitney, she resurfaced in 2007 when she was cast as Kate in the film “The Mustachioed Bandit Meets His End.” The same year, she starred in the Los Angeles debut of the Charles L. Mee play “Limonade Tous Les Jours” and was handed two LA Weekly Theater Awards for her bright performance. In the following year, she landed guest spots in the television series “The Cleaner” (playing Rae) and “Cold Case” (playing Helen McCormick '60).   

Boone played the role of Megan on “My Bloody Valentine” (2009), a remake of the 1981 Canadian slasher movie of the same name. Directed and edited by Patrick Lussier, the film was released to mostly mixed reviews but nevertheless a commercial success. She then appeared in the coming of age movie “The Myth of the American Sleepover” (2010), which was written and directed by David Robert Mitchell, and played the role of Allie on “Sex and the City 2” (2010), the sequel to the 2008 film “Sex and the City,” which is based on the HBO TV series of the same name, starring  Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon and Chris Noth. She also had a role on the made for TV film “H.M.S.: White Coat” (2010). Still in 2010, Boone made her directed debut with the short film “Eggshells for Soil,” which she also wrote and produced.  

From 2010 to 2011, Boone played Junior Deputy District Attorney Lauren Stanton in the NBC television series “Law & Order: Los Angeles.”

2012 saw Boone appear in three films. She first co-starred with Ashley Hinshaw, James Franco, Heather Graham and Dev Patel on the drama “About Cherry,” which premiered at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival, and then starred as Erin in Adele Romanski's “Leave Me Like You Found Me,” where she won a Stargazer Award for Best Actor at the Gen Art Film Festival for her performance. She was cast as  Claire, Sean's sister who is a single mother with a young daughter, on the popular dance film “Step Up Revolution,” the  fourth installment in the “Step Up” film series.

In 2013, Boone appeared as Detective Candice McElroy in two episodes of “Blue Bloods” and appeared with     J.C. Van Damme, Adam Brody, Rob Huebel and Kristen Schaal in the comedy film “Welcome to the Jungle.”

Boone landed the series regular role of FBI Special Agent Elizabeth Keen, a novice profiler and the only person with whom Reddington (played by James Spader) is willing to work, on “The Blacklist,” which premiered on NBC on September 23, 2013. The show has been met with critical acclaim.

In 2014, Boone lent her voice on an episode of “Robot Chicken” called “Legion of Super-Gyros.”

Boone will play Sloane on the upcoming film “Family Games.”

Awards:

Gen Art Film Festival: Stargazer Award, Best Actor, “Leave Me Like You Found Me,” 2012   Show Less
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