Megan Boone is an award-winning American actress who first achieved fame with her role as FBI agent-turned blacklist consultant on the NBC drama series ‘The Blacklist’. A self-made lady, she has worked hard in the tough business of acting and established herself as a successful actress. A regular on the series ‘Law & Order: LA’, the gorgeous and talented actress is also known for her temporary role on the CBS show ‘Blue Bloods’. Prior to achieving success in her chosen field, she faced a lot of challenges and almost quit acting. When Boone was on the verge of quitting, veteran actress Jane Alexander talked her out of it. Since then, she has been a powerful influence on Boone. With her poignant performance in her debut film ‘My Bloody Valentine 3D’, Boone has since then shown her acting skills in several films including ‘Step Up Revolution’. “Married to her job”, as the young actress claims, she has directed an independent film ‘Eggshells for Soil’. Enjoying a huge fan following worldwide, the ambitious Boone has started her own production house called ‘I’m a Parade Production’, a non-profit theatre production company.
Megan Boone was born on April 29, 1983, in Petoskey, Michigan, to Marcus Boone and Jennifer Parr. When she was a child, her family relocated to The Villages, Florida, a retirement community, to stay closer to her grandparents. Her mother was the director of sales for The Villages, and her grandfather, H. Gary Morse, was the developer of The Villages property.
Boone was keen about acting from a very young age, and therefore studied acting at Belleview High School, from where she graduated in 2001. She further pursued her passion and in 2005, graduated from the School of Theatre, Florida State University, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting.
She also studied at the Asolo Repertory Theatre with Jane Alexander and Edwin Sherin, and did workshops with playwright Mark Medoff.
Megan Boone made her foray into acting with the short film ‘Elijah’ in 2001. In this short film, she played Abigail. After a gap of several years, she was seen in ‘The Mustachioed Bandit Meets His End’ in 2007, where she played the role of Kate. She also starred in the 2007 Los Angeles debut of the Charles L. Mee play ‘Limonade Tous Les Jours’.
A year later, she was seen in the A&E television series ‘The Cleaner’ in its ‘Five Little Words’ episode in 2008. This was followed by ‘Cold Case’, where she played the role of Helen McCormick, in the episode ‘Wings’. It was an American police procedural television series that revolved around a fictionalized Philadelphia Police Department division that specialized in investigating cold cases. It ran on CBS from 2003 to 2010.
She debuted in feature films with the horror film ‘My Bloody Valentine’ 3D in 2009, directed and edited by Patrick Lussier. It was a remake of the 1981 Canadian slasher film of the same name.
This was followed by a supporting role in ‘Sex and the City 2’, a 2010 American romantic comedy film, written, directed and co-produced by Michael Patrick King. It was the sequel to the 2008 film ‘Sex and the City’, based on the 1998 HBO comedy series of the same name.
In 2010, she did a few television series, and earned a name for herself in the television industry. She played the character of Junior Deputy District Attorney Lauren Stanton in the NBC series ‘Law & Order: LA’. It was created and produced by Dick Wolf and developed by Blake Masters, and premiered on NBC.
She also appeared in ‘The Myth of the American Sleepover’ as Kerri Sullivan. This 2010 American film was written and directed by David Robert Mitchell. That same year, she made her directorial debut with an independent film ‘Eggshells for Soil’, portions of which were shot in her hometown, The Villages, Florida. In 2010, she was featured as Nell Larson in the television film ‘HMS: White Coat’.
In 2012, she appeared in ‘Step Up Revolution’, also known as ‘Step Up 4: Miami Heat’, and previously titled ‘Step Up 4Ever’. It was a 3D dance film and the fourth installment in the ‘Step Up’ film series, directed by Scott Speer.
She received a role in the independent drama ‘Leave Me Like You Found Me’ in 2012. It was romantic drama film written and directed by Adele Romanski, starring David Nordstrom along with Boone.
She starred in ‘About Cherry Jake’, a 2012 drama film, and the directorial debut of Stephen Elliott. It was based on a script written by Elliott and Lorelei Lee. The project was filmed in San Francisco, and premièred at the 2012 Berlin International Film Festival.
In 2013, Megan Boone appeared in two episodes of the CBS police drama series ‘Blue Bloods’, which was about American police procedurals. The series was filmed in New York City.
She starred as an FBI agent Elizabeth Keen in the NBC series ‘The Blacklist’, an American crime thriller television series that premiered in September 2013. The first day of the shooting was going downhill for Boone as she was preparing to perform with James Spader.
As the writers changed an entire page of dialogue at the last minute, Boone faced difficulties in rehearsing with Spader. However, on seeing her getting nervous, Spader pacified her, putting her at ease. They were eventually able to finish the shooting successfully.
In 2013, she appeared in ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, where she played the role of Lisa. It was a comedy film directed by Rob Meltzer. The film premiered at the 2013 Newport Beach Film Festival.
In 2014, she did two episodes of ‘Robot Chicken’, an American stop motion sketch comedy television series, created and produced by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich. ‘Robot Chicken’ won an Annie Award and five Emmy Awards.