Biografia Megan Follows
Recognized and beloved by audiences worldwide for her ACTRA/Gemini Award-winning starring role in the ANNE OF GREEN GABLES TV movies, Megan Follows has had a stunning and varied career in television, film and theatre. Her most recent iconic role brought her back into the international spotlight, portraying "Queen Catherine de'Medici" in the CW Network/CBS Studios series REIGN, which chronicled the rise to power of Mary Queen of Scots. Follows was nominated each year for a CSA, for her layered portrayal of this fan-favorite villain. Follows began acting at the age of nine and landed her first leading role in the series MATT AND JENNY when she was eleven, followed by the series, THE BAXTERS. She went on to leading roles in both Atlantis' first film ever made titled THE OLDEN DAYS COAT (based on the Margaret Laurence children's book) and playing the lead in the Oscar-winning short film BOYS AND GIRLS. Since then, Follows has never been out of the public eye. Among her best-known starring roles are HOCKEY NIGHT, opposite Rick Moranis; INHERIT THE WIND, opposite Kirk Douglas and Jason Robards; MAJOR CRIME; UNDER THE PIANO, in which she starred with the legendary soprano Teresa Stratas, and in both the highly acclaimed Stratford Festival production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Richard Monet, and the televised version of the live stage play, directed by Norman Campbell. She also starred in THE STORK DERBY, WHAT KATY DID and PLAINSONG with Rachel Griffiths and Aidan Quinn. In addition, her stellar performances have earned her a Genie nomination for Best Actress for the Allan King-directed film TERMINI STATION, five Gemini nominations including two for her turn as the determined yet impoverished mother in the BOOKY series, then for her performance as the mother to a young Shania Twain in the mini-series SHANIA: A LIFE IN EIGHT ALBUMS, and again for the Laurie Lynd-directed film OPEN HEART. Her gritty performances on shows such as HOUSE M.D., HEARTLAND, THE BORDER, CSI, ER and LAW AND ORDER have proven her versatility and talent as an actor. Along with completing a multiple-episode arc on the Nick@Nite series HOLLYWOOD HEIGHTS,
Follows was also featured on the critically acclaimed A&E series, LONGMIRE, and starred
opposite Connie Selica and Jennifer Lopez in the CBS series SECOND CHANCES. Follows also
stars in the epic Ken Follett mini-series, WORLD WITHOUT END, a Ridley and Tony Scott production
starring Cynthia Nixon, which is a follow up to the popular PILLARS OF THE EARTH series.
Follows' feature work includes leading roles in Stephen King's SILVER BULLET, Gregory Nava's A
TIME OF DESTINY with William Hurt and Timothy Hutton, CHRISTMAS CHILD with William Mozes, and
FOREIGN AFFAIR with David Arquette, and RELUCTANT ANGEL among others. Ms. Follows was
also seen in the 2014 release of the feature HARD DRIVE, directed by William D. MacGillivray, and
based on the best-selling novel "Ditch" by Hal Niedzviecki.
Follows has appeared on stage in Uncle Vanya at the Geffen Playhouse, The Seagull at the Old
Globe Theatre, along with Soulpepper Theatre performances of Night Mother, Top Girls, The Real
Thing, Fool For Love and Three Sisters, which earned her Dora Award Nominations. Other theatre
credits include "Jane" in This at the Vancouver Playhouse, "Desdemona" in Othello at the NAC,
her critically lauded performance in the Mirvish production of Cloud 9, and the title role in
Nightwood Theatre's The Penelopiad directed by Kelly Thorton, which won the 2012 Dora Award
for Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role/Ensemble.
Now, Follows divides her time between directing and acting. She recently shot a key recurring
role in Syfy's genre-breaking hit series, WYNONNA EARP and up next, she will be both directing
and recurring in the highly anticipated Netflix series OCTOBER FACTION.