|Real Name:||Megan Elizabeth Laura Diana Follows|
|Born:||14 March 1968|
|Originally From:||Toronto, Ontario, Canada|
Life & CareerEdit
Megan (pronounced Mee-gan) has two children, a boy and a girl. Megan comes from a showbiz family: father Ted Follows, mother Dawn Greenhalgh, and sister Samantha Follows are all actors; her other sister, Edwina Follows, is a producer and writer; and her brother Laurence Follows is a producer. Has done many commercials, the first of which was at the age of 9. Has appeared in many theatrical productions, including "Romeo and Juliet", "The Effects Of Gamma Rays On Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds", and "Seven Lears: The Pursuit Of The Good." Won two Gemini awards for her performances in Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea. Megan met her husband, Christopher Porter, while filming Deep Sleep, where he was a gaffer. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous
Megan Elizabeth Follows was the last child born to parents, Ted Follows and Dawn Greenhalgh in Ontario, Canada. Her parents were part of the founding members of Canada's summer theatre culture and Megan began acting as a toddler with her siblings Edwina Follows, Laurence Follows, and Samantha Follows.
After her parents' divorce at the age of 11, Megan moved to Los Angeles to attend school and act. She got a break on the hit television show, The Facts of Life, and quickly became recognized after her performance in the internationally renowned Anne of Green Gables for which she won the 1986 Gemini Award for best actress.
After working on some other feature films for television, Megan returned once again to portray Anne Shirley in Anne of Avonlea, for which she won the 1987 Ace award for best actress and the 1988 Gemini Award for best actress. She took a break from the spotlight and decided to focus on studying theatre. She first debuted on stage in 1988 in a production of The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds also starring her mother Dawn and sister Samantha.
During the 90s Megan focused on Shakespeare and raising a family. In 1991, Megan married Christopher Porter whom she had met on the set of Deep Sleep. In 1992, news spread across Canada celebrating the birth of her first child, Lyla Anne. While Lyla was still an infant, Megan got the role of a lifetime to star as Juliet in Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet at Canada's Stratford Festival. After the birth of their second child, Russel, Megan and Christopher divorced.
Megan's portrays of an autistic savant in Under the Piano gained her more recognition and respect in the acting world; although unfortunately, she never received a nomination for her work. In 2000, Megan returned to the third installment of the Anne series to once again portrays Anne Shirley. Only this time she became Anne Shirley Blythe in Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story. The film took a turn from the original books on which it was based. Fans across the world and even Megan had mixed emotions about the storyline of the film. However her return to the character earned her a nomination for the 2000 Gemini Award for best actress. Currently Megan keeps a good balance of working on stage and on camera in both TV guest appearances and lead roles in feature films; as well as raising her two children with partner Stuart Hughes.
In February 2013, Megan Follows was cast to play Prince Francis’ mother, Queen Catherine, who is aware of Mary’s inflammatory effect on her son and his half-brother, just as she is aware of the dalliances of her husband, King Henry in The CW's drama series Reign.
- Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Torrance Coombs and Caitlin Stasey are the only 4 actors to appear in every episode of Reign.
- Megan said that her favourite scenes to film in Reign's Season One were the episodes she was locked in the tower.   
- Megan Follows, Jonathan Keltz, Torrance Coombs and Siobhan Williams were all cast members on Heartland, while Norma Bailey was later a director.
- Fred Gerber and Megan Follows both worked on House M.D..
- Stephanie Sengupta, Megan Follows and Fred Gerber all worked on Law and Order but at separate times.
- Megan Follows and Amy Brenneman were both on Murder, She Wrote.
- Nominated for a Canadian Screen Awards for her role as Queen Catherine in 2015.
- She starred in the 1985 Stephen King film Silver Bullet.
- She appeared with Jennifer Lopez in the CBS series Second Chances.
- She is the daughter of the noted actor and director Ted Follows.
- Fan of Game of Thrones
- It's on her bucket list to climb Machu Picchu.
- Her first born, Lyla Porter-Follows guest stared in two episodes as Ellen Norwood.
Reign Episode GuideEdit
|1978 - 1979||A Gift to Last|
|1979 - 1980||Matt and Jenny||Jenny Tanner|
|The Mating Season||Laura McLain|
|1980 - 1981||The Baxters||Lucy Baxter|
|1981||The Olden Days Coat||Sal|
|1981 - 1982||The Littlest Hobo||Marti Kendall / Rose|
|The Facts of Life||Terry Largo|
|1983||Boys and Girls||Margaret|
|1984||Sons and Daughters||Margaret|
|The Domestic Life||Didi Crane|
|Hockey Night||Cathy Yarrow|
|1985||Silver Bullet||Jane Coslaw|
|Anne of Green Gables||Anne Shirley|
|1986||Shattered If Your Kid's on Drugs||Kim Wilson|
|Sin of Innocence||Jenny Colleran|
|Comedy Factory||Tina Jackson|
|1987||American Playhouse||Anna Mae Morgan|
|Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel||Anne Shirley|
|ABC Afterschool Specials||Dana Sherman|
|1988||Inherit the Wind||Rachel Brown|
|A Time of Destiny||Irene|
|Champagne Charlie||Louise Heidsick|
|The Ray Bradbury Theatre||Aimee|
|Termini Station||Micheline Dushane|
|Back to Hannibal: The Return of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn||Becky|
|The Nutcracker Prince||Clara|
|1991||The Chase||Gloria Whipple|
|Cry in the Wind: The Taking of Peggy Ann||Peggy Ann Bradnick|
|1993||Romeo & Juliet||Juliet|
|The Hidden Room||Deanna Matthews|
|When Pigs Fly||Kathleen|
|1993 - 1994||Second Changes||Kate Benedict|
|1995||The Outer Limits||Karen Ross|
|Murder, She Wrote||Lila Nolan|
|1996||Under the Piano||Rosetta Basilio|
|1997||Major Crime||Joanie Wells|
|1999||Big Wolf on Campus||Violet Thorne|
|2000||Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story||Anne Shirley|
|Law & Order||Megan Parnell|
|Made in Canada||Adele of Beaver Creek / Mandy Forward|
|The Fugitive||Paula Bennett|
|Family Law||Nancy Quinn|
|The X Files||Kath McCready|
|The Division||Science Teacher|
|Someone Was Watching||Kate|
|The Stork Derby||Kate Harrington|
|Strong Medicine||Dana's Doctor|
|Live to Air||Narrator|
|2003||A Forreign Afair||Lena|
|2004||CSI: Criminal Scene Investigation||Beth Darian|
|What Katy Did||Cousin Helen|
|Open Heart||Sherry Cardinal|
|Christmas Child||Meg Davenport|
|2005||CSI: Miami||Chloe Grand|
|Robson Arms||Janice Keneally|
|Shania: A Life in Eight Albums||Sharon Twain|
|Cold Case||Maura Mulvaney|
|Booky Makes Her Mark||Francie Thomson|
|The Great Polar Bear Adventure||Narrator/Cassie|
|2007||Breakfast with Scot||Barbara Warren|
|Royal Canadian Air Farce|
|Booky & the Secret Santa||Francie Thomson|
|2008||The Border||Moira Davis|
|2009||Booky's Crush||Francie Thomson|
|Lie to Me||Lorraine Burch|
|Brothers & Sisters||Maggie Stephens|
|Raising the Bar||Reanne Chrisman|
|2009 - 2012||Heartland||Lily Borden|
|2011||I Am Number Four||Supermarket Cashier|
|House M.D.||Jennifer Williams|
|Where Are the Dolls||Elizabeth|
|World Without End||Maud|
|Flight of the Butterflies||Narrator|
|2013||Reign||Catherine de Medici|
|Bar None||Tess Lavoir|
Pages relating to Catherine de' Medici are the following:
• Queen Catherine
• History's Catherine de' Medici
• Catherine's Fashion Style
• Catherine and Francis • Catherine and Clarissa • Catherine and Sebastian
• Catherine & Henry • Catherine & Richard • Catherine & Christophe • Catherine & Narcisse
• Catherine and Mary • Catherine and Nostradamus • Catherine and Diane
• Catherine's Poisons • Catherine's Bible • Catherine's Room • Catherine's Kill Count
• The Flying Squad • House of Medici
• Megan Follows