Actress Meagan Good Waited Until MarriageApril 14th, 2013 by WTM.org Community
Meagan started her acting career at age 4 as an extra on Doogie Howser M.D., and she’s been building momentum ever since. A rising Hollywood star with Christian roots, Meagan found her perfect match in DeVon Franklin, a studio executive who moonlights as a preacher.
On waiting till marriage…
She was celibate before we got together and I was celibate. You’re not going to believe me. Let me just put it this way, [I’ve been celibate] over ten years. Part of what I also do is preach and the thing that I couldn’t do, which was eating me apart…What was happening with me is that I would go and preach one thing but I was going and living another and I could not do it. I could not look at myself in the mirror. I was like, ‘No, I cannot live like this,’ so I had to stop and say, ‘You know what, until I get married, that’s off the table. — DeVon Franklin
During the moments I felt weak, I loved him enough not to put him in that situation. I loved him and I loved God enough to not put someone as a man of God that says a certain something that what he is saying could be potentially not true to what he means. It was so much bigger than the moment or the temptation that I was feeling. It was more about he needs to be what God told him to be and I need to not be the person that messes that up. I couldn’t live with myself. — Meagan Good
Our wedding night will be the first time we’re actually together. He was willing to be celibate with me for a year. He loves God, more than I love God, so I don’t think there’s anything wrong [with him]. — Meagan Good
I said, ‘Alright Lord, let’s see what you have for me. Oddly enough, DeVon and I had known each other for six years and [Jumping The Broom] wrapped nine months before we even dated. During a couple of those months before, it started getting in my spirit that he was going to be my husband and he didn’t even know.
— Meagan Good
On her marriage to DeVon…
The relationship is completely different. When you know somebody and you know their heart, it’s not even a question about the physical part of it that comes into play completely later on. You really just get a chance to understand what you’re getting. You don’t just want to be with this person on Friday night, but Saturday afternoon too. That’s just icing on the cake. – Meagan Good
Marriage… It’s very interesting… I’ve come to a lot of revelation in the last couple months… One thing amazing that I learned is: sometimes the things that we want God to do in our lives -he won’t do- until we committed to the life partner that he has for you… since my marriage- blessings have overflowed in my life and peace of mind has increased in the way I never could’ve perceived.. And the things that are happening now -I realize needed to happen, and maybe ‘only’ could’ve happened correctly with positive results, with my life partner and husband. — Meagan Good
I actually believe that overall marriage is intended to build your character-And as a result if you choose it -your relationship with God. — Meagan Good
I had a lot of emotional baggage, and damage, and things that I went through so, I was praying about that and then I started praying about my husband and God told me flat out that DeVon was my husband. — Meagan Good
DeVon on his marriage to Meagan…
We want our marriage to be one of truth, one of love, and hopefully model God’s love. In reality we’re not perfect. But we are striving to live a life of Christ. We are striving to be an example of what his life looks like on this earth, and hopefully through our union people will be inspired, people will see themselves in us.
— DeVon Franklin
DeVon on Meagan…
So there were some people who were trying to give me notes on my story that she didn’t belong in my script. Based on their perception of what they thought my story was supposed to be about, they didn’t see how she fit or how I fit in her script. So when I see who she really is, and I see her, I see me and I’m like that’s me.
— DeVon Franklin
Interesting facts about Meagan…
- Meagan looks for guys with big hearts, personality, and they have to be connected with God.
- Meagan is a fine blend of African American, Puerto Rican, French and Cherokee Indian ancestry.
- Her younger cousin is actor / singer Dijon Talton.
- She has a brother and two sisters.
- Meagan has been in over 60 national commercials as of 2006.
- Her older sister is actress/singer La’Myia Good from the R&B/Hip-Hop group “Bad Gyrl.”
- She attended high school with Lauryn Nicole Hamilton and Heather Lauren Olson.
- Has known actor Columbus Short since they were 10 years old.
- Her favorite subject in school is art while her least favorite is math.
- She loves horror movies and credits watching Danielle Harris in Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) and Halloween 5 (1989) as the reason why she wanted to become an actress.
- Loves writing plays, shopping, hiking, watching movies, practicing kickboxing, and dancing.
Born: August 8, 1981 in Panorama City, Los Angeles, California to Tyra Wardlow-Doyle, who worked as her manager into her teens, and Leondis “Leon” Good, who is a police officer of LAPD.
Childhood: Grew up in the neighbor community of Valencia, Santa Clarita and was home schooled for a period of time.
Age 4: Begins her showbiz career appearing as an extra on television shows such as Doogie Howser, M.D. and Amen. Then starts appearing in numerous stints of national commercials.
Age 10: Appears in an episode of ABC TV series “Gabriel’s Fire.”
Age 13: Crosses to film feature as an extra in “House Party 3” and Kid #2 in “Friday.”
Age 16: Begins to gain recognition for her performance as troubled teen Cisely Batiste in Kasi Lemmons’ critically acclaimed 1997 film Eve’s Bayou, which earns Good two award nominations, including her first NAACP Image Award nomination.
Age 18: Begins to transition to more mature roles. From 1999 to 2003, she would appear as Nina on Nickelodeon’s hit show Cousin Skeeter. Good will later take on small roles in the films 3 Strikes and House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute.
Age 21: Lands roles in the action-drama Biker Boyz and the romantic-comedy Deliver Us from Eva which helped her transition from child to adult actress.
Age 22: Stars alongside Jordana Brewster, Sara Foster, and Jill Ritchie in the action film D.E.B.S.
Age 24: Receives a Best Actress nomination at the 2005 Black Movie Awards. Takes on the role of Coco, which she would later on consider as her first true leading lady role, in the urban action-drama Waist Deep.
Age 25: Lends her voice to a character for the video game Scarface: The World Is Yours. Lands a role in the dance movie Stomp the Yard, starring alongside Ne-Yo and childhood friend Columbus Short. This makes her career in film industry a notch higher. It will eventually bring her two 2007 nominations of Teen Choice Awards’ Choice Movie Actress and MTV Movie Awards’ Best Kiss shared with Columbus Short.
Age 26: Appears in films One Missed Call and the Mike Myers comedy The Love Guru.
Age 27: Appears in Saw V and in 2009’s The Unborn with Gary Oldman and Odette Yustman.
Age 29: Starts her own production company, Freedom Bridge Entertainment, with Marlon Olivera, and fellow actors Tamara Bass and Ty Hodges.
Age 30: Begins dating DeVon Franklin, an executive for Columbia Pictures and a Seventh-day Adventist preacher. They were engaged on April 2012 and were married on June 16, 2012, in Malibu, California. Good’s most recent role was in 2012’s Think Like a Man, a movie based on Steve Harvey’s 2009 book Act like a Lady, Think like a Man.
- Meagan Good Wikipedia page
- Meagan Good IMDb page
- Aceshowbiz Biography
- Meagan Before and After
- Christian Post article
- Meagan discusses matrimony
- Christian Post Valentines Day
- Essence.com on Meagan
- Globalgrind.com article