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Megan Follows is a Canadian actress who was born in a family which is into entertainment, with her father, mother, and sister as actors. She equally has a brother, as well as a sister who are producers. The talented actress who is also popularly known for her role in Anne of Green Gables has attained the heights of a director in her acting career.
Here is all you need to know about the bio, net worth and family life of this Canadian-American beauty.
Megan Follows Biography
On March 14, 1968, Megan Elizabeth Laura Diana Follows, commonly known as Megan Follows was born in the city of Toronto in Ontario, however, her family relocated to the United States which was where she was eventually raised. Her father’s name is Ted Follows while her mother is Dawn Greenhalgh and Morgan is said to be the fourth and youngest child of her parents. Morgan Follows is of Canadian decent but acquired American citizenship, making her a holder of dual citizenship. The talented actress was brought up as a Christian and she went to school at the Grams Chapel High in Toronto where she was born. After the separation of her parents, at age 11, Megan relocated to Los Angeles where she went on to attend a public college.
Early in her life, surrounded by an environment full of entertainment, Megan developed an interest in acting and dancing and soon, the talent was obvious. The first acting role she played was in 1975 at age 9 when she did a commercial for Bell Canada. After graduation, Megan passed her time with theatre and plays and eventually, she was featured in shows like Matt and Jenny. However, she started to gain recognition after acting in the show, The Facts of Life in 1979 and she became even more popular internationally after the famous film Anne of Green Gables in 1985 which earned her a Gemini award in 1986 for best actress.
Megan Follows was awarded best actress in the Gemini Awards of 1988. She appeared in the drama Under the Piano which she is said to have prepared for within three weeks after which she took a break to further study theatre. She came back featuring in the production of The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds in that same year. The dynamic actress played in the third of the Anne series, portraying Anne Shirley Blythe in the movie series Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story and yet again, the series got her nominated for best actress in the Gemini Award in 2000. In the following years to date, Megan has been seen in films and series like Reign, Longmire, Heartland, Lie to Me, The Nutcracker Prince and she had a small role in the popular 2011 film I Am Number Four.
According to sources, Megan Follows has made a reasonable amount of wealth from her acting career. Her fortune is pegged at a sum of $2 million.
Family – Husband, Children
The talented Megan comes from a family of entertainers as her three siblings Edwina Follows, Lawrence Follows and Samantha Follows all have careers in the entertainment industry. Edwina is a writer while Laurence and Samantha are actors. She even starred with her mother, Dawn, and sister, Samantha in The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man in the Moon Marigolds. Megan Follows was also featured alongside her mother in the 1985 Anne of Green Gables where her mum played the role of Mrs. Cadbury, the headmistress in the orphanage Anne came to at the onset of the movie. Megan’s dad Ted was also a film star who is notable for his appearance in TV shows, stage plays, as well as a number of films during is career days.
In 1991, Megan Follows said yes to Christopher David Porter and they tied the knot. Christopher is also a Canadian, born in Chester, Nova Scotia. He was into photography and was also a gaffer and this served as the platform for their meeting during the movie, Deep Sleep in 1990. In the same year they married, Megan had her first child, a daughter named Lyla Anne Porter and three years later in 1994, she gave birth to her son, Russel Porter. However, in 1996, Megan and Christopher’s marriage hit the rocks and it subsequently ended in divorce.
Just after their divorce, Megan Follows was found dating Stuart Hughes and their relationship lasted from 1996 to 2010 during which they lived together. Presently, the actress is not with anybody known to the public.
Her daughter Lyla is currently into acting and might turn out even more successful than her mother. Lyla featured alongside her mother in the sitcom Reign. Russell, on the other hand, seems to be tilting more towards the field of technology.