Mikaela Hoover (UPDATE)

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Mikaela Hoover

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Mikaela Hoover
Born (1984-07-12) July 12, 1984 (age 32)
Colbert, Washington, U.S.
Alma mater Loyola Marymount University
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006-present
Known for Happy Endings
How I Met Your Mother
Website [1]

Mikaela Hoover (born July 12, 1984) is an American actress.

Early life and education[edit]

Hoover was born and raised in Colbert, Washington. She is the oldest of four siblings. She started taking dance classes at the age of two and starred in school plays and appeared in local commercials as a child. She was accepted to Loyola Marymount University‘s theatre program in Los Angeles and graduated with her BA in theatre.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Hoover got her start playing Cami on the web-based soap opera SamHas7Friends in 2006. From there she has gone on to have parts in the TV series Sorority Forever, How I Met Your Mother, Happy Endings, Anger Management, Two and a half Men and the 2014 film Guardians of the Galaxy. She also had a regular role on the web-series Sorority Forever as Madison Westerbrook in 2008.

Filmography[edit]

Film & television
Year Film Role Notes
2006 SamHas7Friends Cami TV series
2007 Frank Heather
2008 Casanovas Actress #1 TV series (Episode: “Hollywood Heartburn”)
2008 Sorority Forever Madison Westerbrook Web series (33 episodes)
2008 Sparky & Mikaela Mikaela TV series (Episode: “Pilot”)
2008 Humanzee! Margo TV series (Episode: “Pilot”)
2009 PG Porn Julie TV short (Episode: “Helpful Bus”)
2009 Lost Dream Mackenzie
2010 Team Unicorn Jenna TV series (Episode: “G33K & G4M3R Girls”)
2010 Super Holly
2010 How I Met Your Mother Stacey TV series (Episode: “Baby Talk”)
2011 2 Man 3 Way Short
2011 Happy Endings[2] Jackie TV series (2 episodes)
2011 Fleshlightning Madison Short
2012 Anger Management Daytona TV series (2 episodes)
2013 Two and a Half Men Morgan TV series (Episode: “Big Episode: Someone Stole a Spoon”)
2013 The League Taco’s Girl TV series (Episode: “Chalupa vs. The Cutlet”)
2014 Back in the Day Tifficult
2014 Saint George Chloe TV series (Episode: “Won’t Get Fooled Again”)
2014 Cuz-Bros Karissa TV film
2014 Guardians of the Galaxy Nova Prime’s Assistant

2014  BACK IN THE DAY  TIFFICULT

PLAYING IT COOL LACEY

HIDE AND SEEK (SHORT) SIMONE

KUZ BROTHERS KARISSA

2015  ZOMBIE BASEMENT (TV SERIES) KIMBERLY KAMINSKI

FANTASY LIFE MERLOT

2016 THE BELKO EXPERIMENT REZIYA MEMERIAN

VALET BOYS (TV SERIES) MEHRI

OMEGA MODELS  (TV SERIES)  BEX

BLACKED OUT (SHORT) SUZY

2017 ALEXANDER IRL ELLIE

2 BROKE GIRLS (TV SERIES) JESSICA

THE GUEST BOOK (TV SERIES)  BETHANY

AIRPLANE MODE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WHAT DID WE LEARN FROM THE WALKING DEAD EPISODE “BURY ME HERE?”

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So what did we learn?  Don’t read if you haven’t watched the episode.
(1). The beginning of the show could be short and just a melon.
(2). Carol’s mind as to fighting can be changed.
(3). Morgan’s mind as to killing can be changed.
(4). A Savior can actually have a conscience.
(5). Morgan would make a good detective.
(6). A savior gets stressed.
(7). Goodbye to Richard and Benjamin.  Watchout! Saviors.  EDB

The Escorts (British band)

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The Escorts (British band)

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The Escorts in 1965
Background information
Origin Liverpool, England
Genres Merseybeat
Years active 1962 (1962)–1966
Labels Fontana Records, Columbia
Associated acts John Chilton
Members Terry Sylvester
John Kinrade
Mike Gregory
Pete Clarke

The Escorts were a Merseybeat band formed in October 1962 in Liverpool, England, by three classmates who had just left the Morrison School for Boys in Rose Lane, Allerton — Mike Gregory, Terry Sylvester and John Kinrade. In 1963, they were voted the ninth most popular group in Liverpool by readers of Mersey Beat magazine from a competitive field of several dozen popular Liverpool bands of the time.

Career[edit]

They originally consisted of:

  • Terry Sylvesterguitar/lead vocals (born Terence Sylvester, 8 January 1946, Allerton, Liverpool)
  • John Kinrade — lead guitar/vocals (born John Knowles, 25 June 1946, Southport, Lancashire)
  • Mike Gregorybass guitar/vocals (born Michael Gregory, 7 November 1946, Liverpool Maternity Hospital, Kensington, Liverpool)
  • Ray Walkerlead vocals
  • Johnny Fosterdrums; replaced by Pete Clarke (born Peter Gaskell, 1946); replaced by Kenny Goodlass from The Kirkbys; replaced by Pete Clarke; replaced by Tommy Kelly of Earl Preston’s Realms; replaced by Paul Comerford of The Cryin’ Shames.

Terry Sylvester was replaced by Frank Townsend from The Easybeats (1962–65) and the Beachwoods, who was later to become a member of Tony Rivers and the Castaways. Paddy Chambers (ex-Faron’s Flamingos and The Big Three) subsequently replaced Townsend. Sylvester left to join The Swinging Blue Jeans in 1966, before replacing Graham Nash in The Hollies.[1] He now lives in Toronto and travels all over the United States and Canada playing concerts with artists such as Billy J. Kramer, Peter Noone, Joey Molland and other British Invasion acts. Sylvester also does a one-man show.

Paul McCartney played tambourine on their last record, “From Head to Toe” in 1966.[1]

John Kinrade stopped playing after The Escorts split up in 1967, sold his Gretsch guitar and is now a hairdresser with two salons.

Mike Gregory would also leave The Escorts in 1967 to join The Swinging Blue Jeans, and stayed until 1971, whereupon after leaving and doing sessions for a couple of years, he formed a group with Johnny Goodison of the original Brotherhood of Man called Big John’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus in 1975. Gregory stayed in ‘The Circus’ until its demise in 2005, and is now a solo artist.

Drummer Pete Clarke managed to record a fine instrumental solo single in 1968. For a while that same year he became the in-house session drummer for Apple Music and is notable on a couple of songs on Jackie Lomax‘s album, Is This What You Want. Still wanting to be in a group, in 1969 he joined the strange poetry band, The Liverpool Scene, and still working for Apple he did sessions for Kiki Dee and Billy Preston, and then did a brief stint in Badfinger. He is now living in the US.

Although they never released a full album during their short time together, much later (1983) at the instigation of Elvis Costello, Edsel Records released an LP containing all twelve songs from the six singles. It was released on CD in 1995 as EDCD 422 and entitled From the Blue Angel, as a reference to the club [owned by Allan Williams, The Beatles’ first manager] where The Escorts began performing in 1962. Costello also released a single which was a copy of The Escorts last recording, “From Head to Toe”/”Night Time”.

Discography[edit]

Singles[2]
LPs
  • From the Blue Angel – EDCD 422, 1995
    1. “Dizzy, Miss Lizzy” – 2:11
    2. “All I Want Is You” – 1:49
    3. “The One to Cry” – 1:55
    4. “Tell Me Baby” – 2:16
    5. “I Don’t want to Go on Without You” – 2:23
    6. “Don’t Forget to Write” – 2:21
    7. “C’Mon Home Baby” – 2:05
    8. “You’ll Get No Lovin’ That Way” – 1:57
    9. “Let It Be Me” – 2:19
    10. “Mad Mad World” – 2:05
    11. “From Head to Toe” – 2:32
    12. “Night Time” – 2:53[3]

The Koobas

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The Koobas were an English beat group from Liverpool. Their music, and their early history, is similar in some ways to that of fellow Liverpudlians The Beatles, though they never achieved widespread popularity.

History[edit]

The group was founded in 1962 in Liverpool by members who had previously played in local outfits such as the Thunderbeats and Roy Montrose and the Midnights. They used both the spellings “Kubas” and “Koobas” at times.[1] Late in 1963 they began playing at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany, doing a three-week stint there.

Brian Epstein signed them to a contract in 1964 and brokered them a deal with Pye Records. In 1965 they were to appear in the film Ferry Cross the Mersey (a Gerry & The Pacemakers vehicle) as the losers in a battle of the bands, but this footage was cut from the film’s final release.[1] Their first single was “I Love Her” b/w “Magic Potion”, which did not make the charts, but the group opened for The Beatles on their last British tour to support the single.[1]

In the summer of 1965 they played, as resident group, in the Rock Ballroom at Butlin’s Holiday Camp in Ayr, Scotland.

Following the dates with the Beatles, the group did club tours of England and attracted much positive press,[1] but further singles failed to catch on with the public. In 1966, they moved from Pye to EMIColumbia, and the following year played with The Who at the Savile Theatre and toured with Jimi Hendrix in Switzerland.[1]

By 1967, the band had started to change its sound from R&B-rooted beat to psychedelia, and began writing their own material with the help of new manager Tony Stratton-Smith. In 1968, they cut a version of “The First Cut Is the Deepest“, but were overshadowed by P.P. Arnold‘s version, which hit the UK Singles chart Top 20.[1] Near the end of 1968, the group splintered just as EMI-Columbia prepped their self-titled first LP, released early in 1969. The Koobas never made it into the official sales chart but their cover of the Gracie Fields hit “Sally” climbed as high as number 21 on pirate station Radio London’s Fab 40 in January 1967. Later that spring they recorded their own composition, ‘Somewhere in the night’,which reached number 3 in the Radio London Fab 40.

Drummer Tony O’Reilly joined Yes in September 1968, after Bill Bruford‘s departure to go to university, but Bruford returned in November of that year. He went on to play with Bakerloo.

Keith Ellis later played with Van der Graaf Generator and Juicy Lucy, while Stuart Leathwood wood formed the duo Gary & Stu and later played with March Hare. The group’s entire post-1966 output was reissued on CD in 2000 by the Beat Goes On label.

Members[edit]

  • Stuart Leathwood wood – guitar, vocals
  • Roy Morris – guitar
  • Keith Ellis – bass
  • John Morris – drums (early)
  • Tony O’Reilly – drums (later)
  • The Koobas Discography – UK
    The Kubas

    A: I Love Her
    B: Magic Potion

    Columbia UK DB 7451 Jan 1965 7″
    The Koobas

    A: Take Me For A Little While
    B: Somewhere In The Night

    Pye UK 7N 17012 Dec 1965 7″
    The Koobas

    A: You’d Better Make Up Your Mind
    B: A Place I Know

    Pye UK 7N 17087 15 Apr 1966 7″
    The Koobas

    A: Sweet Music
    B: Face

    Columbia UK DB 7988 19 Aug 1966 7″
    The Koobas

    A: Sally
    B: Champagne And Caviar

    Columbia UK DB 8103 13 Jan 1967 7″
    The Koobas

    A: Gypsy Fred
    B: City Girl

    Columbia UK DB 8187 12 May 1967 7″
    The Koobas

    A: The First Cut Is The Deepest
    B: Walking Out

    Columbia UK DB 8419 31 May 1968 7″
    The Alan Bown Set

    A: I Really Really Care

    The Koobas

    B: A Place I Know

    Universal UK 5340534 16 Sep 2013 Box Set 7″
    The Koobas

    A: Woe Is Love My Dear
    B: Money-go-round

    [none] UK 7″

THE EYES OF BLUE (BAND)

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Formed in Neath, Wales, Eyes of Blue initial line up consisted of guitarist Ritchie Francis, singer Gary Pickford-Hopkins, keyboardist Phil Ryan, drummer Wyndham Rees, and bassist Ray Williams.     The quintet apparently started out as a soul-oriented cover band, eventually attracting the attention of Decca’s progressive-oriented DERAM label, which signed them to a recording contract and releasing a pair of hard-to-find singles:

 

– 1966’s ‘Heart Trouble’ b/w ‘Up and Down’ (DERAM catalog number DM 106)

– 1967’s ‘Supermarket Full of Cans’ b/w ‘Don’t Ask Me’ (DERAM catalog number DRM 114).

 

– Ray Bennett — bass (replaced Ray Williams) (1969)

– Ritchie Francis — guitar (1966-69)

– Gary Pickford-Hopkins — vocals (1966-69)

– Phil Ryan — keyboards (1966-69)

– Wyndham Rees — drums (1966-68)

– John Weathers — drums (replaced Wyndham Rees) (1969)

– Ray Williams — bass (1966-68)

 

 

 

– Big Sleep

Pete Brown and Piblokto (John Weathers)

Flash (Ray Bennett)

– Ritchie Francis (solo efforts)

– Gentle Giant (John Weathers)

Buzzy Linhart

Man (Phil Ryan and Ray Williams)

 

The Eyes (U.K. Band)

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The Eyes (band)

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The Eyes were a British psychedelic rock band, formed in 1964 and disbanded in 1967.[1] During 1965 and 1966, they released a number of singles such as “When the Night Falls”, “The Immediate Pleasure”, “You’re Too Much” and “I’m Rowed Out”.[1]

The Eyes were Barry Allchin (bass), Brian Corcoran (drums), Phil Heatley (guitar), Chris Lovegrove (lead guitar) and Terry Nolder (vocals). The band evolved out of an outfit called The Renegades, an instrumental combo, who, when they added a vocalist, became known as Gerry Hart and The Hartbeats. The name change to The Eyes came during 1964.[2] The Eyes made one of the most collectable EPs of the sixties era. The Arrival of the Eyes was released in 1966, and contained both sides of their first two singles, “When The Night Falls” / “I’m Rowed Out” and “The Immediate Pleasure” / “My Degeneration”.

Rare Record Price Guide links the album A Tribute To The Rolling Stones, by The Pupils, with The Eyes – The Pupils being a likely pseudonym for “The Eyes”.[3]

The Eyes Discography

Singles & EPs

MF 881 The Eyes When The Night Falls(7″, Single, Mono) Mercury MF 881 UK 1965 0 0 0 Sell This Version
The Eyes The Arrival Of The Eyes (EP) 2 versions Mercury UK 1966 0 0 0 Sell This Version 2 versions
The Eyes Man With Money (Single) 2 versions Mercury UK 1966 0 0 0 Sell This Version 2 versions
The Eyes The Immediate Pleasure / My Degeneration (Single) 2 versions Mercury UK 1966 0 0 0 Sell This Version 2 versions
MF 934 The Eyes Good Day Sunshine(7″, Single, Mono) Mercury MF 934 UK 1966 0 0 0 Sell This Version
LBEP 10035-2 The Eyes The Arrival Of The Eyes Vol. 2(7″, RE, Ltd) Luna Blu LBEP 10035-2 UK 2005 0 0 0 Sell This Version

Compilations

The Eyes Blink (Comp) 3 versions Bam-Caruso Records UK 1983 0 0 0 Sell This Version 3 versions
MARI 038 The Eyes Scene But Not Heard(12″, MiniAlbum, Comp) Bam-Caruso Records MARI 038 UK 1985 0 0 0 Sell This Version
The Eyes The Arrival Of The Eyes (Comp) 2 versions ACME, Lion Productions UK 1996 0 0 0 Sell This Version 2 versions
1014 LP, 10147 The Eyes / The Pupils (2) The Eyes / The Pupils (2) The Arrival Of The Eyes / A Tribute To The Rolling Stones(LP, Comp, Ltd + 7″, Ltd) Essex Records (2), Essex Records (2) 1014 LP, 10147 UK Unknown 0 0 0 Sell This Version
1072CD The Eyes Complete Recordings 1965-66(CD, Comp) Essex Records (2) 1072CD UK Unknown

YANKEE STUPIDITY ABOUNDS?

 

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I have to ask myself a question as to why George King 111 actually wrote and article entitled:

Yankees may not start Aaron Judge in right field after all…in Saturday’s NY Post.

“Fifteen games into the exhibition season, Hicks has put himself in position to send Judge back to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.”

“Judge, who turns 25 next month, has whiffed six times in 26 spring at-bats and is hitting .346. Hicks, 27, is at .261.”

“Should Hicks win the job, Judge isn’t going to stick around as a bench player.”

My question is, did George King write this article, for lack of other news concerning The Yankees?  It cannot be that, because there is plenty of other news to write about.  The Yankees have had a good and interesting Spring.  I must assume, this is what King got from The Yankees.  Why play around with a prospect who has a large upside?  Why do this when the other guy is AaRon Hicks.  After all, Hicks has never hit more than .256 in 350 at bats.  Hicks has never hit more than eleven Home Runs in a season.

So why Ed, don’t The Yankees use the

Image result for eye test gifs  “Eye Test?”  One reason…
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Tamara Taylor (UPDATE)

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Tamara Taylor

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Tamara Taylor
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Tamara Taylor, March 2012
Born (1970-09-27) September 27, 1970 (age 46)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) Miles Cooley (m. 2007-2012)[1][2]

Tamara Taylor (born September 27, 1970) is a Canadian actress.[3] Her most notable role is that of Dr. Camille Saroyan, head of the Forensic Division, in the forensic crime drama Bones.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Taylor was born in Toronto to an African Canadian father and a Scottish Canadian mother. She dropped out of high school to try modeling and see the world, with her mother supportive of her decision: “School will always be there, she told me.”[5]

Taylor is a second cousin to Neve Campbell with whom she appeared on Party of Five.[1] Taylor married attorney Miles Cooley in 2007[1] but the couple divorced in May 2012.[2]

Career[edit]

She has appeared in the CBS medical drama 3 lbs as Della and the UPN series Sex, Love & Secrets[4] in the role of Nina; both series were short-lived.

Taylor has made guest appearances on NCIS, Numb3rs, Lost, CSI: Miami, Without a Trace, Party of Five[1][4] and Dawson’s Creek. In her feature film debut, Senseless, she played Marlon Wayan’s love interest.[6] She portrayed Debrah Simmons in the 2005 romantic-comedy Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Halle Berry’s best friend in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge[6] and had a brief role in Serenity, the movie conclusion of the TV series Firefly by Joss Whedon. Through her part in Serenity, Taylor was able to audition for a show with actor David Boreanaz, who had previously worked with Whedon in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. She also appeared in the TV series Lost, as the former girlfriend of Michael and mother of Walt.[5]

She first appeared in Bones in the first episode of the second season, “The Titan on the Tracks,” portraying the character Dr. Camille Saroyan. In the first six episodes of the season, she was credited as a guest star because creator and writer Hart Hanson had planned to kill her in episode twelve when Howard Epps, a recurring serial killer, poisoned her in order to create more tension and drama between the two main characters. However, the response to her character was so strong that the writers offered her a position as a recurring regular in the show.[1] Thus, since episode 7, “The Girl with the Curl,” she has been credited as a main character of the series and appears in the title sequence.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Senseless Janice Tyson
1999 Introducing Dorothy Dandridge Geri Nicholas Television film
2005 Diary of a Mad Black Woman Debrah Simmons
2005 Serenity Teacher
2007 Gordon Glass Karen
2011 Shuffle Linda
2015 Justice League: Gods and Monsters Bekka/Wonder Woman Voice
2015 Angus Falls Mina Post-production
2015 Reluctant Nanny Andrea Moore

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 A Different World Roast Attendee (uncredited) Episode: “Never Can Say Goodbye”
1992 Freshmen Dorm Carla Episode: “The Scarlet Letter”
1996–1997 Party of Five Grace Wilcox 16 episodes
1998 Dawson’s Creek Laura Weston 2 episodes
1999 Early Edition Meredith Armstrong Episode: “Blowing Up is Hard to Do”
1999 Providence Tracy Doyle Episode: “The Phantom Menace”
2000 City of Angels Dr. Ana Syphax 13 episodes
2002–2003 Hidden Hills Sarah Timmerman 17 episodes
2003 Miracles Dr. Linda Qualey Episode: “The Ferguson Syndrome
2003 Everwood Dr. Lence Episode: “Daddy’s Little Girl”
2003 Becker Dana McCall Episode: “The Unbelievable Wrongness of Talking”
2003 Without a Trace Tracy McAllister Episode: “Trip Box”
2004 The District Agent Halpern Episode: “A.K.A.”
2004 Six Feet Under Roger’s Lawyer Episode: “Bomb Shelter”
2004 CSI: Miami Dr. Leslie Harrison Episode: “Crime Wave”
2004 One on One Judy Episode: “Who Brought the Jive Turkey?”
2005 Lost Susan Lloyd 2 episodes
2005 Sex, Love & Secrets Nina 8 episodes
2005–2006 NCIS Special Agent Cassie Yates 2 episodes
2006 Numb3rs Olivia Rawlings Episode: “The O.G.”
2006 3 lbs Della Episode: “Lost for Words”
2006–present Bones Dr. Camille Saroyan 223 episodes
2015 Hell’s Kitchen Herself Episode: “4 Chefs Compete”
2015 Justice League: Gods and Monsters Chronicles Bekka/Wonder Woman Episode: “Big”
2015 Hunt the Truth Ilsa Zane 3 episodes
2017 Altered Carbon Oumou Prescott Recurring

Taylor Armstrong

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Taylor Armstrong

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Taylor Armstrong
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Armstrong at the 2012 GQ Men of the Year Awards
Born Shana Lynette Hughes
(1971-06-10) June 10, 1971 (age 45)
Independence, Kansas, United States
Residence Beverly Hills, California, United States
Other names Shana Taylor, Shana Ford, Taylor Ford
Occupation Television personality, philanthropist
Years active 2010–present
Known for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
Spouse(s)
  • Russell Armstrong
  • (2005–2011; his death)
  • John Bluher
  • (2014–present)
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Taylor Armstrong (born Shana Lynette Hughes on June 10, 1971) is an American television personality, memoirist and philanthropist. She appeared on the reality show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Early life[edit]

Taylor was born in Independence, Kansas, on June 10, 1971.[1][2] She was a cheerleader at Union High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and graduated in 1989 with the name Shana Hughes.[3] It has been reported that she changed her first and last name multiple times between high school and moving to California.

Career[edit]

Armstrong’s first major television appearance was on the Bravo TV series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in 2010 while married to former venture capitalist Russell Armstrong.[4] During the series, other cast members brought to light the couple’s alleged money troubles and claims of spousal abuse. After the truth about their marriage came out, Russell took his own life and was found by his landlord and Taylor on August 15, 2011.[5] That September, Taylor said that she had suffered severe physical abuse during her marriage.[6]

Armstrong’s memoir, Hiding from Reality: My Story of Love, Loss, and Finding the Courage Within, was released February 7, 2012.[7]

Philanthropy[edit]

She supports the 1736 Family Crisis Center, a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles which helps victims of domestic abuse.[8] In 2012, she held a fundraiser for them.[9] Additionally, she has created a bracelet designed by ZenJewelz by ZenJen to fundraise for them.[10] She has also promoted the organization on Entertainment Tonight, an American television program.[10]

Personal life[edit]

She married Russell Armstrong in 2005; their daughter Kennedy Caroline was born in 2006. In 2011, she filed for divorce, accusing her husband of domestic violence.[4] She claims she had a titanium mesh implant required to support her right eye because of damage he caused when assaulting her.[11] He committed suicide shortly after.[4]

She married attorney John Bluher in Pacific Palisades, California, on April 4, 2014.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Armstrong with John Bechini in November 2012

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Hills Herself 1 Episode (While Lauren’s Away…)
2010–2016 The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Herself Main Cast (Season 1–3), Guest (Season 4–6)
2014 Couples Therapy Herself Season 4 Only

2014-15 THE INSIDER  HERSELF

2015 OPRAH: WHERE ARE THEY NOW? HERSELF

2015 HOME AND FAMILY (TV SERIES) HERSELF

2015 THE DOCTORS (TV SERIES) HERSELF

2017 ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT HERSELF

Meagan Good

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Meagan Good

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Good in 2012.
Born Meagan Monique Good
(1981-08-08) August 8, 1981 (age 35)
Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Actress
Years active 1991–present
Spouse(s) DeVon Franklin (m. 2012)
Website meaganmgood.com

Meagan Monique Good (born August 8, 1981) is an American actress. Beginning her career in 1985 at the age of four, Good has appeared in numerous television shows, films, and music videos.

In 2011, Good featured in an ensemble cast of the successful film version of Think Like a Man. She played Joanna Locasto, the lead character on the NBC drama series Deception. She also starred in the 2013 comedy Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues starring Will Ferrell. Good has also earned a reputation as a scream queen, having starred in the horror films Venom (2005), One Missed Call (2008), Saw V (2008), and The Unborn (2009).

Early life[edit]

Good was born on August 8, 1981,[1] in Panorama City, Los Angeles, California. Her mother, Tyra Wardlow-Doyle, worked as Good’s manager into her teens, and her father, Leondis “Leon” Good, is an LAPD police officer.[2][3][4] Good has said of her ancestry that her maternal grandmother is “Jewish and African, so I guess that would be considered Creole. My mother’s father was Cherokee and something else. My dad’s mother’s Puerto Rican and black, and his father was from Barbados.”[5] Good was raised with her three siblings in Canyon Country (now known as Santa Clarita), California. She began her acting career around the age of four.[6]

In the early stages of her career, Good worked as an extra on television shows such as Doogie Howser, M.D. and Amen.[6] When she was 13, she was cast in her first film, the 1995 comedy Friday.[2] She first gained critical recognition for her performance as the troubled teen Cisely Batiste in Kasi Lemmons‘ 1997 film Eve’s Bayou; she received two award nominations, including her first NAACP Image Award nomination. According to Good, she grew up “super nerdy, super skinny, buckteeth, big ole afro and yet I had a sense of confidence about myself, like, ‘they just don’t get it yet'”.[7] She was a fan of Justin Timberlake and Usher in her teens. Good did not have any role models until early adulthood, when she began admiring actress Charlize Theron.[8]

Career as an adult[edit]

After taking on small film and television roles for the next few years, Good began to transition into more mature roles in the early 2000s. Good believes she was able to move into adult roles due to playing characters several years younger than her.[8] From 1998 to 2001, she appeared as Nina on Nickelodeon‘s hit show Cousin Skeeter. Good later took on small roles in the films 3 Strikes and House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute.

In 2003, a major year for Good, she landed roles in the action-drama Biker Boyz and the romantic-comedy Deliver Us from Eva, which helped her transition from child to adult actress. She also appeared as the character Vanessa for five episodes during the third season of My Wife and Kids, before being replaced by Brooklyn Sudano for unknown reasons.[9] In 2004, Good starred alongside Jordana Brewster, Sara Foster, and Jill Ritchie in the action film D.E.B.S., and received a Best Actress nomination at the 2005 Black Movie Awards. She also had small roles in The Cookout, Lance “Un” Rivera’s directorial debut, and the teen dance film You Got Served.

In 2005, Good co-starred in the horror film Venom, as well as the well-received neo noir Brick. She played opposite rapper/actor Bow Wow in Malcolm D. Lee‘s Roll Bounce. In 2006, Good played the role of Coco, which she felt was her first true lead actress role, in the urban action-drama Waist Deep.[6] Good also voiced a character for the video game Scarface: The World Is Yours that same year.[10] The following year, Good landed a role in the dance movie Stomp the Yard, starring with Ne-Yo and childhood friend Columbus Short.[2] In 2008, Good appeared in the horror film One Missed Call as the ill-fated college student, Shelley Baum. She also appeared as an angry trophy wife in the Mike Myers comedy The Love Guru, and in the latter half of the year could be seen in Saw V. Good also starred in 2009’s The Unborn with Gary Oldman and Odette Yustman.

She was part of the ensemble cast in 2012’s Think Like a Man, a movie based on Steve Harvey‘s 2009 book Act like a Lady, Think like a Man. In 2013, Good starred in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Good returned to television from January to March 2013, starring in Deception. Good was contacted by her agents about the series while leaving a hair salon. She sat in her car “and cried for 30-minutes like a nerd, by myself.”[11] In 2014, Good reprised her role for the Think Like a Man sequel. Good stated she “had a really good time” while filming the sequel after initially being nervous “because there’s so much energy that only Vegas can give.” Filming Think Like a Man Too was Good’s first time in Las Vegas shortly before she got married.[12]

Good has also appeared in many music videos, by artists such as 50 Cent, (21 Questions), Imajin, Isyss (of which Good’s sister La’Myia Good is a member), Lil’ Johnny, Memphis Bleek, Tyrese, and Will Smith.[1]

She has started her own production company, Freedom Bridge Entertainment, with Marlon Olivera and fellow actors Tamara Bass and Ty Hodges.[13]

Good wore a royal blue dress designed by Michael Costello to the June 30, 2013 BET Awards ceremony. The dress, which featured a plunging neckline down to her midriff and a front slit that rose to midthigh,[14] was described as “raunchy.”[15] It was sometimes compared to the Green Versace dress worn by Jennifer Lopez to the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards in 2000.[16] Fashion & Style editors selected Good as “worst dressed” at the ceremony.[17]

The dress was controversial also because Good was presenting the BET Award for Best Gospel Artist. According to Christine Thomasos of The Christian Post, Good has a history of defending her stylistic choices of presenting herself as a “sexy Christian”. She had said earlier that year,

“there is a classy way to do everything and there is nothing wrong with being sexy or having sex appeal and I think that I am definitely going to be someone who is boldly going to go out to the masses and be someone who say, ‘Look! Women its okay’…”[17][18][19]

Good responded on Instagram, expressing sadness that judgment had been passed on her, her character and her husband over what she wore to the ceremony. She said she picked the dress because she liked it and tried to express her individuality in her dress.[18][20]

Personal life[edit]

Although she was not raised in the church, Good is a Christian, considers herself a very spiritual person and has stated in numerous interviews that she would not play roles that she feels might “disappoint God”.[21][22] She explained in an interview that Jesus tops her hero list and the last book she read was the Bible.[23]

Good at age 22 chose to focus on her career rather than dating, as she explained in a 2004 interview.[8] In 2011, Good began dating DeVon Franklin, an executive for Columbia Pictures and Seventh-day Adventist preacher. They became engaged in early April 2012, and were married on June 16, 2012, at Triunfo Creek Winery in Malibu, California.[24][25] They have stated that they remained chaste prior to their marriage.[16] They live together in Los Angeles, California.[2][5]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Friday Kid #2
1995 Make a Wish, Molly Jenny
1997 Eve’s Bayou Cisely Batiste
1999 Secret Life of Girls, TheThe Secret Life of Girls Kay
2000 3 Strikes Buela Douglas
2001 House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute Tina Video
2003 Biker Boyz Tina
2003 Deliver Us from Eva Jacqui Dandridge
2003 Ride or Die Fake Venus Video
2004 D.E.B.S. Max Brewer
2004 You Got Served Beautiful
2004 Cookout, TheThe Cookout Brittany
2005 Brick Kara
2005 Venom Cece
2005 Roll Bounce Naomi Phillips
2006 Miles from Home Natasha Freeman
2006 Waist Deep Coco
2007 Stomp the Yard April Palmer
2008 One Missed Call Shelley Baum
2008 Love Guru, TheThe Love Guru Prudence Roanoke
2008 Saw V Luba Gibbs
2009 Unborn, TheThe Unborn Romy
2009 Good Hair Herself
2011 35 and Ticking Falinda
2011 Jumping the Broom Blythe
2011 Video Girl Lorie Walker
2012 LUV Beverly
2012 Dysfunctional Friends Ms. Stevens
2012 Think Like a Man Mya
2012 Defeat the Label Herself Short film
2012 Obama Effect, TheThe Obama Effect Tamika Jones
2012 Dick Little Megan
2013 Don Jon Hollywood Actress #2
2013 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Linda Jackson
2014 Think Like a Man Too Mya
2015 A Girl Like Grace Share
2016 Charlie, Trevor and a Girl Savannah Herself
2017 Deuces Janet Foster In post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Gabriel’s Fire Young Girl Episode: “Birds Gotta Fly”
1994 On Our Own Traycee Episode: “Swiss Family Jerricos”
1996 ABC Afterschool Special Janie Episode: “Me and My Hormones”
1997 Just One of the Girls Starkeesha TV film
1997 Pacific Blue Shalona James Episode: “Blood for Blood”
1997 Touched by an Angel Nikki Episode: “The Pact”
1997 Gregory Hines Show, TheThe Gregory Hines Show Pauley Episode: “Three’s Not Company”
1997 Parent ‘Hood, TheThe Parent ‘Hood Ariana Episode: “No Soul on Ice”
1998 Parent ‘Hood, TheThe Parent ‘Hood Ariana Episode: “Flaked Out”
1998 Nothing Sacred Carissa Episode: “Signs and Words”
1998–2001 Cousin Skeeter Nina Jones Main role (52 episodes)
2000 Moesha Nicole Episode: “He Doth Protest Too Much”
2000 Steve Harvey Show, TheThe Steve Harvey Show Alicia Episode: “Don’t Stand Too Close to Me”
2001 Division, TheThe Division Kara Taylor Episode: “The Parent Trap”
2001 Famous Jett Jackson, TheThe Famous Jett Jackson Tara Essex Episodes: “Awakenings 1 & 2”
2001–2002 Raising Dad Katie 7 episodes
2002 Jersey, TheThe Jersey Tamika Episode: “The Playbook”
2003 My Wife and Kids Vanessa Scott 5 episodes
2005 Kevin Hill Melanie West 4 episodes
2006 Scarface: The World Is Yours Femme Fatale Video game (voice)
2007 House Amy Episode: “Words and Deeds
2007 All of Us Katie Episodes: “Sins of the Father”, “She Blinded Me with Science”
2009 Cold Case Beatrice Sloan (1970) Episode: “Soul”
2011 Game, TheThe Game Parker Keith Episodes: “It Was All Good Just a Week Ago”, “Never Surrender”
2012 Californication Kali 7 episodes
2012 Harry’s Law Cecilia Episode: “And the Band Played On”
2013 Deception Joanna Locasto Main role (11 episodes)
2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Paula Bryant Episode: “Spousal Privilege”
2015 Mr. Robinson Victoria Wavers 4 episodes
2015 Minority Report Detective Lara Vega Main role (10 episodes)
2016 Code Black Dr. Grace Adams 3 episodes
2017 Love By The 10th Date[26][27][28] Gabby Television film

Award nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work
1998 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Youth Actor/Actress Eve’s Bayou
1998 YoungStar Awards Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Drama Film Eve’s Bayou
2006 Teen Choice Awards Choice Breakout (Female) Waist Deep
2007 Choice Movie Actress: Drama Stomp the Yard
2006 Black Reel Awards Best Ensemble Roll Bounce (Shared with cast)
2007 MTV Movie Awards Best Kiss Stomp the Yard (Shared with Columbus Short)
2008 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture Stomp the Yard
2012 Teen Choice Awards Choice Movie Actress Romance Think Like a Man

See also[edit]