Megalyn Echikunwoke: Age, Ethnicity, Movies, Full Facts

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Megalyn Echikunwoke

Megalyn Echikunwoke is an actress who is having an impressive career in Hollywood. She has appeared in many prominent roles, including starring as a President’s daughter on Fox television series 24. Her personal life is rather interesting as well. Here is everything you need to know about the actress who is dating the comedian Chris Rock.

Megalyn Echikunwoke: Age and ethnicity

Megalyn Echikunwoke was born on May 28, 1983, in Spokane, Washington, the USA to Onigwe Versato Echikunwoke, a survivor of the Nigerian-Biafran civil war who immigrated to the United States carrying a gunshot wound. Megalyn’s paternal grandfather was an Igbo chief in southeast Nigeria. Her last name “Echikunwoke” means a leader of men among men in Igbo land. Her mother’s name is Anita Laurie, an American of English, Irish and German descent.

She has three siblings, a brother named Miki and a sister named Misty. When she was four years old, her father who was studying for a law degree at Spokane died of liver cancer. Originally, he had been battling Hepatitis B, one of the relics of the war he had fought for his Igbo tribe against the Nigerian forces. After her father’s demise, her mother moved the family Navajo Indian reservation in Chinle, Arizona, where she was raised.

During an arts-related summer camp at the age of 14, she was discovered by a Hollywood agent after performing in a theater production.

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Megaln Ebubennem Ann Echikunwoke is 37 years old.

Megalyn Echikunwoke: Movies

Megalyn made her motion picture debut in 1999 as Lauren in the film “Funny Valentines” this was after she appeared as a guest in Steve Harvey’s show in 1998. In 2001, she appeared as a coffee house singer in 65 episodes of the television series “Spyder Games” on MTV. The series focuses on a wealthy video game-producing family and the unexpected murder of the patriarch, Boris Carlisle, who is in control of the company.

Between 2001 and 2002, she appeared in the action drama television series “24” as Nicole Palmer the daughter of the President on Fox Network. The series won various awards over its eight seasons, including Best Drama Series at the 2004 Golden Globe Awards and Outstanding Drama Series at the 2006 Primetime Emmy Awards.

Megalyn continued to appear in both films and television series in the early 2000s, cementing her place in Hollywood as her fanbase got larger with ease. She played the role of Danika Ward on the WB sitcom “Like Family”. She also portrayed the role of Angie Barnett on Fox television sitcom “The’70s Show” in 8 episodes.

He played the lead role on CBS science fiction television series “The 4400” as Isabelle Tyler for a year before moving on to land the role of Tara Price on CBS police procedural crime drama television series “CSI: Miami”.

In motion pictures, Megalyn played the role of Lisa in the comedy film “Night School” which starred comedian and actor Kevin Hart. In 2019, she appeared in another comedy film “Late Night” as Robin.

Megalyn has also appeared in stage plays like Apologia as Claire. She has played voice roles in some television series like “American Dad” and “Vixen” an animated web television series. Currently, she is playing the role of Eddie Palmer in the drama television series “Almost Family”.


Megalyn Echikunwoke is not a married woman. Previously, she was in a long term relationship with actor Patrick Fugit. However, for personal reasons best known to them, the relationship ended in 2014. The actress entered a relationship with legendary comedian, actor and writer Chris Rock.

Chris Rock who was previously married to Malaak Compton filed for divorce in 2016 after 19 years of living together as husband and wife with two children to show for this. Some people say that Megalyn was the woman who rocked Rock’s 18-year-old marriage into divorce.

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Chris Rock 54, has not declared his intentions of marrying Megalyn at the moment and it is not always about marriage.  Rock is 18 years older than Megalyn but it doesn’t seem to matter for the couple. However, in March 2020, they broke up

Net worth, height, body measurement, and other facts

Megalyn has amazing acting credits under her sleeves. She is among those celebrities who have amassed a fortune very early in their careers. The actress is worth 3 million dollars as of the tail of 2019. She has the world at her feet and with new projects in the pipeline, this figure would rise sooner or later, we only hope she doesn’t mess things up in her career.

Megalyn has a shapely body. Her body measures at 34-24-35 inches (86-61-89 cm). She stands at a height of 5 ft 7 inches or 1.70 meters. She wears the bra size 34B and weighs around 58.5kg or 130 pounds.

During the build-up to the 2008 presidential election, Megalyn vigorously campaigned for former President Barack Obama in campuses and college bars in Iowa.  She is behind the nonprofit organization named W.E.A.P.O.N which empowers women and young girls through education and arts in Africa.

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