Here’s a guide to the career of Anchorman 2 star Meagan Good. Starting in the business from an early age, Good began her acting career with small roles in the likes of James Earl Jones’ series Gabriel’s Fire and Ice Cube comedy Friday. Her first role of note came with the acclaimed 1997 drama Eve’s Bayou, which was also a breakthrough for young Jurnee Smollett as the title character. Good’s career continued at a steady pass, where she jumped between guest roles on shows like Moesha or My Wife And Kids, along with movies like House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute and 2003’s poorly received racing flick Biker Boyz.
In 2005, Meagan Good joined the cast of Kevin Hill, a short-lived legal drama fronted by Taye Diggs and co-starring Christina Hendricks. That same year she had a supporting role in Rian Johnson movie Brick and Bow Wow comedy Roll Bounce, which also reunited her with Eve’s Bayou co-star Smollett. The late 2000s brought more guest parts in major shows – including House and Cold Case – but for a time, she became a recurring horror star. This is thanks to back-to-back appearances in slasher movie Venom, the appalling J-horror remake One Missed Call, The Unborn and Saw V, playing one of Jigsaw’s ill-fated victims.
Meagan Good also co-starred with Tyrese Gibson in the 2007 action movie Waist Deep, and while the movie didn’t get great reviews, she and Gibson did. In the 2010s, Good landed recurring roles on hit shows Californication and The Game, but her film career was given a boost thanks to the success of Tim Story’s well-reviewed rom-com Think Like A Man. While her 2013 NBC show Deception only ran for one season, that same year she also quietly stole the show in Anchorman 2, the long-awaited comedy sequel. While the follow-up didn’t live up to the laughs of the original, Good’s performance as Ron’s new boss – and love interest – was one of its strongest parts.
Meagan Good’s Other Movies & TV Roles
Good followed up with movies like Think Like a Man Too and A Girl Like Grace but mostly focused on TV. She played the lead role in the Minority Report series, which only lasted one season, following up with more shows like medical drama Code Black or sitcom White Famous. Meagan Good scored two more movie hits in 2019, with a short but memorable role as the superhero version of Darla in Shazam! and starring alongside Michael Ealy in sleeper hit The Intruder.
In 2020, Meagan Good appeared in a supporting role in the video game adaptation Monster Hunter, procedural series Prodigal Son and comedy-drama Harlem. She is also set to reprise Super Hero Darla for 2022 sequel Shazam! Fury of the Gods.