Megan Boone

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Megan Boone
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Boone at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con
Born(1983-04-29) April 29, 1983 (age 30)
Petoskey, Michigan, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2001–present
 
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Megan Boone
The Blacklist - Megan Boone (cropped).jpg
Boone at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con
Born(1983-04-29) April 29, 1983 (age 30)
Petoskey, Michigan, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2001–present

Megan Boone (born April 29, 1983) is an American actress. She stars as FBI profiler Elizabeth Keen on the NBC television series, The Blacklist.

Life and career[edit]

Boone was born in Petoskey, Michigan, but was raised in The Villages, Florida, a retirement community. Her parents relocated there when she was a child to be closer to her grandparents.[1] Her grandfather, H. Gary Morse, is The Villages developer, and her mother, Jennifer Parr, is the director of sales.[2] She has a sister. Boone studied acting as a student at Belleview High School, where she graduated in 2001.[3] She then graduated from Florida State University's School of Theatre in 2005 with a BFA in acting.[4]

Boone studied with Jane Alexander and Edwin Sherin at the Asolo Repertory Theatre, and workshopped with playwright Mark Medoff.[5] She starred in the 2007 Los Angeles debut of the Charles L. Mee play Limonade Tous Les Jours and won two LA Weekly Theater Awards for her performance.[6][7]

Boone made her feature film debut in the 2009 horror film, My Bloody Valentine 3D, playing the mistress of Sheriff Palmer (Kerr Smith).[8] She had a role in Sex and the City 2 in 2010, opposite Sarah Jessica Parker, Chris Noth and Cynthia Nixon. She then played Junior Deputy District Attorney Lauren Stanton in the NBC television series, Law & Order: Los Angeles, from 2010–2011. Boone appeared in 2012's Step Up Revolution, the fourth release in the Step Up dance film series.[9] She also starred in the independent drama Leave Me Like You Found Me that year, which she filmed in Sequoia National Park.[10] Boone won the Gen Art Film Festival award for Best Actress for her performance.[5]

Boone had a recurring role on the CBS police drama, Blue Bloods, in 2013, as the temporary partner of Detective Danny Reagan (Donnie Wahlberg).[11] She then joined the cast of the NBC television series The Blacklist, starring opposite James Spader as rookie FBI profiler Elizabeth Keen.[12] Boone will also appear in the 2013 ensemble comedy Welcome to the Jungle, alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme, Kristen Schaal, Rob Huebel and Adam Brody.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2001ElijahAbigailShort film
2007The Mustachioed Bandit Meets His EndKate
2009My Bloody Valentine 3DMegan
2010The Myth of the American SleepoverKerri Sullivan
2010Sex and the City 2Allie
2012Step Up RevolutionClaire
2012About CherryJake
2012Leave Me Like You Found MeErinGen Art Film Festival Award for Best Actress
2013Welcome to the JungleLisa
2013Family GamesSloanePost-production

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2008The CleanerRaeEpisode: "Five Little Words"
Cold CaseHelen McCormick '60Episode: "Wings"
2010Harvard Medical SchoolNell LarsonTV pilot
2010–2011Law & Order: Los AngelesD.D.A. Lauren StantonSeries regular, 7 episodes
2013Blue BloodsCandice McElroy2 episodes
2013-presentThe BlacklistFBI Profiler Elizabeth KeenMain Role

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rorke, Robert; Getlen, Larry; Seibel, Deborah Starr (September 8, 2013). "Actors to watch this fall". New York Post. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ "NBC’s new hit show ‘The Blacklist’ stars talented local actress Megan Boone". Villages-News. September 30, 2013. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  3. ^ Allen, Rick (October 26, 2013). "Belleview High graduate Megan Boone stars in NBC's hot new thriller". Ocala Star-Banner. Retrieved October 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Alum to Star in New NBC Series". Florida State University. September 6, 2013. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Megan Boone Bio | Elizabeth Keen | The Blacklist | NBC". NBC. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ Morgan, Terry (August 5, 2007). "Review: ‘Limonade Tous Les Jours’". Variety. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ Morris, Steven Leigh (April 8, 2008). "The 29th Annual L.A. Weekly Theater Awards". LA Weekly. Retrieved October 11, 2013. 
  8. ^ Wax, Alyse (January 16, 2009). "'My Bloody Valentine 3D' Gives Us a Boone!". Fearnet. Retrieved October 6, 2013. 
  9. ^ Lowe, Justin (July 25, 2012). "Step Up Revolution: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  10. ^ Schoenbrun, Dan (March 12, 2012). "Five Questions with Leave Me Like You Found Me Director Adele Romanski". Filmmaker. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 25, 2012). "Megan Boone To Do Arc On ‘Blue Bloods’ As Danny’s Partner, Subs For Jennifer Esposito". Deadline.com. Retrieved 2013-05-22. 
  12. ^ Nellie Andreeva (March 1, 2013). "Megan Boone Cast As Female Lead In NBC Pilot ‘Blacklist’". Deadline.com. Retrieved May 22, 2013. 

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