Meg Foster is a veteran actress who has made headlines mostly for her works on Broadway although she has appeared in numerous TV series and movies. With an acting career that has spanned six decades, the gorgeous actress has had roles in numerous series and films. She garnered widespread attention in the 1980s for playing intriguing roles like Evil-Lyn in Masters of Universe. She is also known for voicing the character of Mother Mayhem in the 2017 animated superhero movie, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract. Below are more fascinating details about the life of Meg Foster as well as details about her movies and TV shows.
Who is Meg Foster?
The esteemed actress was born as Margaret Foster in Reading, Pennsylvania, on 10th May 1948. She is the daughter of David and Nancy Foster, who raised her alongside her four siblings; Gray, Jan, Nina, and Ian in Rowayton, Connecticut. The young girl honed her acting skills at the prestigious drama school, Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre situated in New York City.
In 1970, Foster picked up a role in the drama movie, Adam at 6 A. M. She followed it up by featuring in Thump Tripping as Shay, Welcome to Arrow Beach as Robbin Stanley, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow as Katrina Van Tassel and Carny as Gerta from 1971 to 1980. She then attained much popularity for her outstanding performance in the Canadian drama film, Ticket to Heaven starring alongside Nick Mancuso, Saul Rubinek and Kim Cattrall.
Soon after, Meg Foster moved on to showcase her phenomenal acting abilities in the 1987 action film, Masters of the Universe where she portrayed the character of Evil-Lyn. She subsequently had roles in multiple movies between 1988 to 1990, including Riding Fast, They Live, Leviathan, Relentless, Blind Fury, Stepfather II, Tripwire, among others. Her latest movie role is the 2019 film, Investigation 13 as Layla Parrish.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Actress, Her Movies and TV Shows
1. Meg Foster’s Broadway and Television Show Credits
Foster first stepped into the spotlight as a stage actress in the year 1968 when she starred in two theatre productions titled, John Brown’s Body and The Empire Builders. She then moved on to feature in other stage productions including Barrabas, Three Sisters, Extremities, King Lear and others.
With regards to her TV show appearances, Foster has appeared as herself in several shows such as The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Cosby Show, Abnormal Entertainment Presents, among others. She has additionally featured in documentaries like In Hell Everybody Loves Popcorn: The Making of 31 and Alpha and Omega: Exposing ‘The Osterman Weekend’.
2. She Has Been Replaced Once in a TV Series
Although Meg Foster has become known for her confidence and unique talent, her self esteemed was once crushed when she was removed from the cast of the series, Cagney & Lacey after appearing in only six episodes. Her role of Detective Christine Cagney was taken by actress Sharon Gless.
Nevertheless, she picked herself up and went on to feature in many other series afterwards, including Miami Vice, Midnight Caller, The Hitchhiker, The Trials of Rosie O’Neil, The Young Riders, Shannon’s Deal, Reasonable Doubts, Fortune Hunter, ER, Murder She Wrote, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, The Originals, Pretty Little Liars and several others.
3. Christopher Starr is Her Son
Although Meg Foster is known as the ex-wife of actor Stephen McHattie, she once dated Ron Starr, the Ride the High Country star. During the course of the relationship, she gave birth to a son named Christopher Starr who is also an actor. Interestingly, Christopher and his mom starred together in the movie, The Osterman Weekend.
4. Meg Foster Has Worn Contact Lenses on Few Occasions
Having been endowed with a distinguished set of blue colored eyes, Foster has been asked to wear contact lenses by some producers on a few occasions because her eyes supposedly cause a distraction on a movie set.
5. She Has Gained Award Nominations
Meg Foster has been credited with appearing in over 120 movies and TV series since she kicked off her career in the late 1960s. Her acting credits include Immortal Combat, Oblivion 2: Backlash, The Man in the Iron Mask, The Lords of Salem, A Reckoning, Jeepers Creepers 3, The F. B. I, Deep Family Secrets, Here Comes the Bride, among many others.
Following her performance in the movie, 31, she was nominated for the BloodGuts UK Horror Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2016. Similarly, she gained a Genie Awards nomination for Best Performance by a Foreign Actress following her role in the movie, Ticket to Heaven.