My dad's mother's Puerto Rican and black, and his father was from Barbados." She first gained critical recognition for her performance as the troubled teen Cisely Batiste in Kasi Lemmons' 1997 film Eve's Bayou; she received two award nominations, including her first NAACP Image Award nomination.According to Good, she grew up "super nerdy, super skinny, buckteeth, big ole afro and yet I had a sense of confidence about myself, like, 'they just don't get it yet' After taking on small film and television roles for the next few years, Good began to transition into more mature roles in the early 2000s.Good believes she was able to move into adult roles due to playing characters several years younger than her.

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Meagan Monique Good (born August 8, 1981) is an American actress.

Beginning her career in 1985 at the age of four, Good has appeared in numerous television shows, films, and music videos.

In 2011, Good featured in an ensemble cast of the successful film version of Think Like a Man.

She played Joanna Locasto, the lead character on the NBC drama series Deception.

Good later took on small roles in the films 3 Strikes and House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute.

In 2003, a major year for Good, she landed roles in the action-drama Biker Boyz and the romantic-comedy Deliver Us from Eva, which helped her transition from child to adult actress.

She also appeared as the character Vanessa for five episodes during the third season of My Wife and Kids, before being replaced by Brooklyn Sudano for unknown reasons. S., and received a Best Actress nomination at the 2005 Black Movie Awards.

She also starred in the 2013 comedy Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues starring Will Ferrell.

Good has also earned a reputation as a scream queen with her involvement in the horror genre with films including Venom (2005), One Missed Call (2008), Saw V (2008), and The Unborn (2009).

Good has said of her ancestry that her maternal grandmother is "Jewish and African.

My mother's father was Cherokee and something else.