An early start is not a bad idea, especially if a girl has what it takes. It was the same for Megalyn Echikunwake on her journey to fame, which began after her spectacular concert at the summer art camp when she was fourteen years old when she was discovered. Her acting skills have since earned her spots on some of the biggest TV shows and films of the last two decades. Her famous projects include Spyder Games, Raising The Bars, and others. With the same immortal burning desire for acting that came to her mind as a child, she has striven to maintain her fame to this day.
The actress has also shown an incredible love for politics, with the level of commitment she showed during her campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama in various universities and bars. Let’s take a look at Megalyns private life, her relationship, her family, her assets, and other things you might be interested in her.
Megalyn Echikunwoke: Bio
The pretty actress is the descendant of a Nigerian tribal leader, so she has African royal blood. Her father, Onigwe Versato Echikunwake, is a Nigerian Igbo man from a royal family. Her mother, Anita Laurie, is a German-Scottish-Irish woman. She was born on May 28, 1983, in Spokane, Washington, but grew up on the Navajo Indian reservation in Chinle, Arizona with her two siblings, Mike (brother) and Misty (sister) Echiunwake. The last name of the Echikunwake family stands for “leader of the men”.
Encounter With Fame
The 1.69-meter tall actress developed into a cool, reserved woman whose beauty blends with her brilliance. With an attractive, slender body, a perfectly curved face, a soothing smile, and a sweet, melodic voice that matches her acting talent, she was discovered in 1997 at the age of only 14 in a summer art camp. She spent the rest of the year auditioning for roles after spending some time at the camp. The actress could hardly believe her luck the following year when she got the chance to appear on the Steve Harvey Show before her role in a television mini-series called Creature.
She gradually gained popularity after that, not only for her roles in numerous major groundbreaking films, shows, and television series such as CSI: Miami as Dr. Tara Price, Late Night, Law and Order, Supernatural, American Dad, Ghosted, Night School but also for her unique ability to move between comedy and drama.
She demonstrated this particularity in a television series called “The 4400”, in which she was the adult mysterious Isabelle. Unfortunately, she left the series in 2007 when it was canceled. Megalyn’s other works include an appearance in Spyder Games as a singer and in the first season of 24 years as the daughter of David Palmer. She also appeared in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2003) and sang the title character in the animation Vixen and played her in Arrows. She was the first black superhero in the DC Comic universe to play a superhero with the magical ability to summon animal powers. Megalyn Echikunwake revealed her gratitude for this role by giving her the opportunity to show supernatural powers and hopes to show more of this in her films.
Although everything she has achieved in her career has basically come from acting, Megalyn also has a preference for singing. Her secret desire to become a singer was summed up in a film called Who do you love, in which she played a singer who fought against heroin addiction. She has more than forty film and television credits and seems ready to get more roles.
Family, Husband, Or Boyfriend – Chris Rock
Megalyn Echikunwake is as beautiful as she is talented and smart. And of course, her beauty has undoubtedly enchanted some legends in and outside Hollywood. But her idea of true happiness hardly harmonizes with being married. Interestingly, she has no record of marriage, divorce, or children, but her dates were neither short nor superficial. For some unknown reason, the actress separated from Patrick Fugit in 2014, the same year that her current boyfriend Chris Rock ended his nineteen-year-old marriage to Malaak Compton Rock. This remarkable coincidence did not go unnoticed.
Their romantic relationship with Chris Rock first began in 2015 as gossip, as they attended events together, exchanged pictures and comments on social media. The rumor was further quashed after they publicly admitted that they were in love.
Megalyn and Chris Rock seem to be a heavenly couple, as they share the same opinion about marriage. Chris explained that the only reason he would ever walk down the aisle again was to cure AIDS, and Megalyn also made her “not so willing to publicly enter into the covenant of marriage” with him, but that doesn’t stop her from intensifying her love.
In the last two decades of her career, this great actress has not built up what audiences might call gigantic merit. She has an estimated net worth of $3 million, enough for a single girl to always spoil herself.