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Female Actress Canadian
Megan Follows
Megan Follows
Biographical Information
Real Name: Megan Elizabeth Laura Diana Follows
Born: March 14, 1968
Age: 54
Height: 5'3
Originally From: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Family: 2 Children
Personal Information
First appearance: Pilot
Portrays: Queen Catherine

Megan Follows (born 14 March 1968) is a Canadian actress. She portrays Queen Catherine on Reign.

Life and Career[]

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.

Megan Follows n Lyla Follows

Megan, Lyla and her mother.

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.

Notes and Trivia[]


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Year Title Role
1978 - 1979 A Gift to Last
1979 - 1980 Matt and Jenny Jenny Tanner
1980 Clare's Wish
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
1982 Jen's Place Jennifer
The Facts of Life Terry Largo
Hangin' In Cassie
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
1989 Exposed
Champagne Charlie Louise Heidsick
The Ray Bradbury Theatre Aimee
Termini Station Micheline Dushane
1990 Deep Sleep Shelley
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
1998 Reluctant Angel Lisa/Cheryl
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
2001 ER Christy Larkin
The X Files Kath McCready
The Division Science Teacher
Mentors Annie Oakley
2002 That's Life Stella
Someone Was Watching Kate
The Stork Derby Kate Harrington
Strong Medicine Dana's Doctor
Live to Air Narrator
2003 A Forreign Afair Lena
Threat Matrix Denise
2004 CSI: Criminal Scene Investigation Beth Darian
Plainsong Ella Guthrie
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
2006 Crossing Jordan Beth
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
2010 Pooka Rosey
2011 I Am Number Four Supermarket Cashier
House M.D. Jennifer Williams
2012 Longmire Alice Stewart
Where Are the Dolls Elizabeth
Hollywood Heights Beth
World Without End Maud
Flight of the Butterflies Narrator
2013 Reign Catherine de Medici
Bar None Tess Lavoir



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