Megan Elizabeth Laura Diana Follows, a Canadian actress, is known for roles as Anne Shirley in the 1985 Canadian TV series Anne of Green Gables and its sequels.
Early Life and Education of Megan Follows
Megan Follows was born as Megan Elizabeth Laura Diana Follows in Ontario, Canada. The 49-year-old actress was born as the youngest of four kids to father Ted Follows and mother Dawn Greenhalgh.
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They were theater artists. Growing up with her siblings: Samantha Follows, Edwina Follows, Laurence Follows, she was influenced by acting both due to her parents as well as her own involvement in it.
At the age of 11, her parents separated and she began living with her mother and elder sister in the United States. Born and raised in a religious family, Megan is also a Christian just like the rest of her family. She is a Canadian by birth but also has an American nationality, and belongs to White-Canadian ethnicity.
She studied the first half of her childhood in Toronto at the Grams Chapel High, where she already used to act. Learning to dance as she was growing up, she also took part in many talent hunt programs and beauty shows and was a popular kid in her hometown.
After her parent's divorce, she moved to California and joined a local public school, as well as a community theatre where she explored much of her acting. A hard-working girl in her cla s s, she was also very good in sports and used to be the Chess Champion of her later school.
Megan Follows' Career
After graduation, Follows spent her time landing roles in theatres and community plays, after which she was cast in some small TV shows. In the early part of her life, she had already made appearances in Canadian shows like Matt and Jenny, The Baxters, and The Littlest Hobo.
Her first major role was in the Canadian series of Anne of Green Gables, where she played the role of Anne Shirley. She won the role over thousands of contestants and competitors and earned a reputation for her part in it.
It was so popular that it went on and became the highest-earning TV series in Canada, and Megan became one of the hit young actresses of that time.
Megan Follows' Net Worth and Awards
Megan's current net worth is $2 million. She earns a huge amount of money from her acting career. She has a $37K salary from each episode in the TV series Reign. The average salary of the actor is around $50 thousand and she also might be earning her salary in the same range.
She also won the Gemini awards, twice as best actress in a miniseries, and continued with the series for our seasons, before leaving the show and the last season Anne of Green Gables: A New Beginning, was shot with actress Barbara Hershey.
Megan Follows' Personal Life
Follows is a divorcee. She was previously married to Christopher David Porter, a Canadian gaffer and photographer. She met him on the set of Deep Sleep and married in 1991.
The couple welcomed two children together- Anne Porter (born 1991) and Russell Porter (born 1994). Unfortunately, they divorced in 1996. After divorcing him, she began dating actor Stuart Hughes.
The duo lived together for over one decade and broke up in 2010. She is not dating anyone currently at least (publicly).
Age, Body Measurements and Other Facts
- Age: As of 2019, Megan Follows is 51 years old.
- Birth Sign: Pisces
- Height: She has a tall height of 5 feet 4 inches(1.6m).
- Weight: Her body weight is around 62kg.
by sanjeet, 2015-03-15 00:23:51