Megan Follows is a Brilliant Canadian actress famously known for her role in the television miniseries, Anne of Green Gables. The actress earned a spot in the limelight following her brilliant performance in the romantic drama series, Reign. She portrayed the role of Catherine in the series from 2013 to 2017. Coming from a lineage of movie stars, Megan has made her mark on Broadway as well as film and television. For her outstanding performances, she was honored with a Legacy Award at the 2018 Stratford Festival. Learn more about Megan Follows’ bio, family, and other facts below.
Megan Follows Bio (Age)
The amazing actress was born as Megan Elizabeth Laura Diana Follows on March 14, 1968, and her birth took place in Toronto, Canada. She is the daughter of a well-known movie director, Edward James Follows and actress, Hazel Dawn Greenhalgh. Following her parent’s divorce, Megan and her three other siblings were raised by a single mother. She developed a keen interest in acting from an early stage and was taught the basics of acting by her mother. She completed her basic education at Grams Chapel High School situated in Toronto.
The stunning actress, first started her acting career at the age of nine when she appeared in a TV commercial for a Canadian company called Bell Canada. Thereafter, she appeared in other TV series including Matt and Jenny, The Baxters and The Littlest Hobo which she starred alongside her whole family. Later on, she was cast in the 1983 Academy award-winning short film Boys and Girls.
When she was eleven, Megan moved to Los Angeles in the United States where continued with her acting career. Soon after her arrival, she got her first acting role in a stage play, The Dwarf. Her impressive performance made way for her land bigger roles subsequently. She garnered her breakthrough while appearing in the 1985 television miniseries, Anne of the Green Gables. There she portrayed the lead role of Anne in the series as well as its sequels – Anne of the Green Gables: The Sequel (1987) and Anne of the Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2000). Her excellent performance in the series fetched her two Gemini Awards in the Best Actress category.
Since then, she has appeared in a good number of Broadway productions, films, and TV series. Some of her notable works include The Dwarf (1989), Cry the Wind (1991) The Choice (1995), CSI: Miami (2000), and Cold Case (2003). Others include Broadway productions such as Fool for Love (2005), The Real Thing (2006), and The Penelopiad (2012), among others.
Net Worth: How Much is Megan Follows Worth?
The Canadian actress has made several appearances on Broadway, film, and television series. She has made huge wealth from her acting career and is currently living a lavish lifestyle. Follows reportedly earned about $37,000 for every episode of the American romantic drama, Reign. That said, the actress has a whopping net worth of $2 million.
Family: Siblings, Husband, and Children
The stunning actress came from a lineage of movie stars and was raised alongside her three siblings – Edwina, Laurence, and Samantha. Just like Meg, her siblings also trailed the same career path as their parents. Her sister, Edwina is currently a prolific writer while Samantha and Laurence have established themselves as successful movie stars.
While she has been doing what she knows how to do best, the actress is also very active in the love game. She has had her own share of romantic relationships and is a proud mother of two children. She was previously married to a man named Christopher David Porter. Chris is a famous Canadian film lighting technician and photographer whom she met on the set of the film, Deep Sleep.
After a few years of successful relationship, the couple walked down the aisle in 1991. They continued to enjoy a blossoming relationship until after five years when their relationship turned sour. Following a series of irreconcilable differences, the couple went their separate ways in 1996. They had two children from their marriage, a daughter, Lyla, born in 1991 and a son, Russell who was born three years later.
After their divorce, the couple got equal custody of their children. Subsequently, the actress started another relationship with a fellow Canadian actor named Stuart Huges. However, their relationship didn’t last long before it ended in 2010.