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 31)
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 31)
Petoskey, Michigan, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2001–present

Megan Boone (born April 29, 1983) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as FBI profiler Elizabeth Keen on the NBC drama series The Blacklist. She was also a regular on Law & Order: Los Angeles and has appeared in films such as My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009) and Step Up Revolution (2012).

Early life[edit]

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

Career[edit]

Boone 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 horror film My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009),[8] followed by a supporting role in Sex and the City 2 in 2010. During the 2010 television she portrayed Junior Deputy District Attorney Lauren Stanton in the short-lived NBC series Law & Order: Los Angeles. She has also appeared in Step Up Revolution (2012), the fourth release in the Step Up dance film series.[9]

Boone would later receive a starring role in the independent drama Leave Me Like You Found Me (2012),[10] for which she won the Gen Art Film Festival Award for Best Actress.[5] She had a recurring role on the CBS police drama series Blue Bloods in 2013,[11] followed by her starring role of FBI profiler Elizabeth Keen in the NBC series The Blacklist the same year.[12]

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
2010HMS: White CoatNell LarsonTelevision film
2012Step Up RevolutionClaire
2012About CherryJake
2012Leave Me Like You Found MeErinGen Art Film Festival Award for Best Actress
2013Welcome to the JungleLisa
2013Family GamesSloane

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2008The CleanerRaeEpisode: "Five Little Words"
2008Cold CaseHelen McCormick '60Episode: "Wings"
2010Harvard Medical SchoolNell LarsonPilot
2010–2011Law & Order: Los AngelesDDA Lauren Stanton7 episodes
2013Blue BloodsCandice McElroy2 episodes
2013–presentThe BlacklistElizabeth 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 &#124". 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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