Megalyn Echikunwoke Biography

Damsels in Distress

Damsels in Distress

Score: 7.21 / 10
Released: April 20, 2012
Director: Whit Stillman
Producer: Liz Glotzer, Martin Shafer, Whit Stillman
Studio: Mongrel Media
Cast: Greta Gerwig, Adam Brody, Analeigh Tipton, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Carrie MacLemore, Hugo Becker, Ryan Metcalf, Billy Magnussen, Caitlin Fitzgerald, Jermaine Crawford, Aubrey Plaza
Genre: Comedy
Length: 99 minutes
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Megalyn Echikunwoke Biography


Date of Birth: May 28, 1983

Actress/model Megalyn Echikunwoke was born in Spokane, Washington, but was raised on a Navajo Native American Reservation in Chinle, Arizona.

Megalyn landed her debut acting career in the TV movie Creature (1998), but it wasn't until she became Cherish Pardee in the TV series Spyder Games (2001) that she became recognizable. Since then, the actress has landed both guest star and recurring television roles in 24 (2001), Like Family (2003), That '70s Show (2004), The 4400 (2006), CSI: Miami (2008), 90210 (2011) and House of Lies (2012). as well as playing Monica in the NBC TV movie Beautiful People.

Although she appeared in a handful of low budget independent movies, Megalyn made her major motion picture debut in the Sony Pictures Classics release Damsels in Distress (2012).

More television work followed, with a regular role on 90210 as Holly Strickler, the role of April on House of Lies, Riley on Made in Jersey, Megan in Mind Games, and Simone in Damien.

On the big screen she has played supporting roles in the comedies The Meddler (2015), CHIPS (2017), Night School (2018) and Late Night (2019).

Megalyn loves to sing and is passionate about pursuing a career in music. She also enjoys surfing, dancing and traveling.


Damsels in Distress (2012)
Who Do You Love (2008)


Actor Late Night (2019)
Actor Night School (2018)