Megan Dodds

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Megan Dodds
BornMegan Lynne Dodds
(1970-02-15) February 15, 1970 (age 44)
Sacramento, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1990–present
Spouse(s)Oliver Pearce
ChildrenIsabella
 
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Megan Dodds
BornMegan Lynne Dodds
(1970-02-15) February 15, 1970 (age 44)
Sacramento, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active1990–present
Spouse(s)Oliver Pearce
ChildrenIsabella

Megan Lynne Dodds (born February 15, 1970) is an American actress.

Early life[edit]

Dodds was born in Sacramento, California. After high school, she enrolled in a community college where she was cast as Bananas in John Guare's The House of Blue Leaves. The role inspired her to apply to the Juilliard School, where she studied for four years as a member of the Drama Division's Group 24 (1991–1995).[1][2]

Career[edit]

After graduation, Dodds spent two years in Broadway and Off Broadway productions, before being spotted by British comedian Ben Elton, and came to London in 1997 to play a bunny girl in Elton's play Popcorn. As a result of meeting her photographer husband Oliver Pearce, she became a resident in London: "I love it here, I really feel like I learn a lot. There’s a lot of variety in terms of work."[3] She has appeared in television shows such as Love in a Cold Climate, the BBC One series Spooks, and Viva Blackpool. Her stage roles have included As You Like It in 1999 and Up for Grabs in 2006.[4]

Dodds won the London Theatregoers' Choice Award for Best Actress in the one woman show My Name is Rachel Corrie.[5] The show opened at the Royal Court Theatre in London, but a planned transfer to the New York Theatre Workshop was cancelled, with rumors of the theater being afraid of the show's Gaza Strip-based political content. Dodds fought against the imposed indefinite delay, and the debate of censorship on such a sensitive issue at the time of the post-Iraq war debate became publicised by the New York Times. After a successful run in London's West End, the show eventually played to a sellout audience at the off-Broadway Minetta Lane Theatre in early 2006.

In 2006, Dodds joined the cast of the British sitcom Not Going Out as Kate, but she left the show after the first series. Her best known film role is perhaps the spoiled and selfish stepsister Marguerite in the 1998 romance film Ever After.

Personal life[edit]

After coming to England in 1997, Dodds met fashion and advertising photographer Oliver Pearce.[1] They later married and moved to Battersea. They have one daughter, Isabella.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1998Ever AfterMarguerite De Ghent
1998The Rat PackMay BrittTelevision film
2000UrbaniaDeedee
2000BaitAgent Walsh
2000Interstate 84Wendy
2001Sword of HonourVirginiaTelevision film
2002PurposeLisa Forrester
2005Malice AforethoughtMadeleine CranmereTelevision film
2005FestivalDina
2006Free JimmyClaireVoice
2006Viva BlackpoolKitty De-LuxeTelevision film
2006The ContractSandra
2010ChatroomGrace Rollins

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1990Midnight CallerCrystalEpisode: "Planes"
2001Love in a Cold ClimatePollyMiniseries
2002Stargate SG-1Native ArchaeologistEpisode: "Cure"
2002–2004SpooksChristine Dale10 episodes
2004Agatha Christie's PoirotHenrietta SavernakeEpisode: "The Hollow"
2006Not Going OutKate6 episodes
2008Hotel BabylonKatieSeason 3, Episode 6
2009Lie to MeGailEpisode: "Depraved Heart"
2009HouseDr. BeasleyEpisode: "Broken"
2011Detroit 1-8-7Jess Harkins6 episodes
2012AwakeElizabeth SantoroEpisode: "Oregon"
2012–2013CSI: NYChristine Whitney12 episodes

Stage[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1995The School for ScandalMariaLyceum Theatre, New York
1996Ancient History/English Made SimpleJillOff-Broadway
1997PopcornBrooke DanielsApollo Theatre
1999HamletOpheliaYoung Vic Theatre
1999As You Like ItCeliaWilliamstown Theatre Festival
2002Up for GrabsMindyWyndham's Theatre
2005This Is How It GoesWomanDonmar Warehouse
2006My Name is Rachel CorrieRachel CorrieThe Playhouse Theatre
Minetta Lane Theatre (Off-Broadway)
Won the London Theatregoers' Choice Award for Best Actress[5]

Video games[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1994Psychic DetectiveReporterVoice

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Henderson, Kathy (October 16, 2006). "Fresh Face: Megan Dodds". Broadway.com. Archived from the original on October 16, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Alumni News". Juilliard School. November 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11. 
  3. ^ "The Big Interview: Megan Dodds". Official London Theatre Guide. Archived from the original on March 30, 2006. 
  4. ^ "Megan Dodds - Actress Recalls Madonna Kiss". ContactMusic.com. March 30, 2006. 
  5. ^ a b "Megan Dodds, Star File". Broadway.com Buzz. Archived from the original on October 8, 2007. 

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