|Megan Dodds Quick Info
|5 ft 7 in
|Date of Birth
|February 15, 1970
Megan Dodds is an American actress who is best known for portraying the role of Kate in the British television sitcom titled Not Going Out in 2006. She has had numerous credits in both British and American TV shows and films. Megan is also a prolific stage actor who won the 2007 London Theatregoers’ Choice Award for “Best Actress” for bringing to life the character of humanitarian aid worker Rachel Corrie in the 2006 theatrical production My Name is Rachel Corrie.
Megan Lynne Dodds
Sacramento, California, United States
Battersea, London, England, United Kingdom
Megan completed her secondary education from Roseville High School in California after which she enrolled in a community college where she was cast in several plays. She then attended the Juilliard School in New York City where she studied drama and theatrics for 4 years (1991–1995) and graduated with a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) degree.
- Mother – Dawn Elisabeth (née Wheeler)
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
59 kg or 130 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Megan has dated –
- Oliver Pearce (1997-Present) – After moving to the United Kingdom in 1997, Megan met and began dating fashion and advertising photographer Oliver Pearce. They later got married and moved to Battersea, London. The couple has a daughter named Isabella (b. 2001).
Race / Ethnicity
She is of English and American descent.
- Straight, neck-length hair
- Lean frame
Megan Dodds Favorite Things
- Sportsman – Roger Federer
- Snack – Tortilla Chips with Guacamole
- Article Of Clothing – Boots
- Comedian – Rachel Feinstein
- Animals – Cats, Squirrels
Source – The Guardian
Megan Dodds Facts
- After graduating from the Juilliard School, Megan acted for 2 years in several Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. She made her Broadway debut with the role of Maria in the play, The School for Scandal at the Lyceum Theatre in New York in 1995.
- In 1997, she left the United States to take up the lead role in British comedian Ben Elton’s play Popcorn. After meeting the photographer and her future husband Oliver Pearce, she decided to stay on in London and continue her acting career in the United Kingdom.
- For her portrayal of the character of Marguerite De Ghentin her debut film Ever After (1998), she was nominated for the “Best Breakthrough Performance: Female” award at the 1999 Online Film & Television Association Awards.
- In the 2006 production of the Australian play Up for Grabs at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre, Megan played the role of a technological entrepreneur and co-starred with legendary singer Madonna, earning widespread acclaim for her portrayal of Mindy.
- Megan won several accolades for her portrayal of activist Rachel Corrie in the 2006 one-woman stage show titled My Name is Rachel Corrie. The play was about an American activist who was killed by an Israeli bulldozer during a 2003 pro-Palestinian demonstration in Gaza. The play opened at the Royal Court Theatre in London and after a successful run in London’s West End, it was planned to be staged in New York. However, it was canceled after rumors that its politically charged content could lead to backlash. Megan actively and vocally opposed the indefinite delay, thus sparking a debate on censorship of politically sensitive issues.
- The debate was further publicized by The New York Times and the play was eventually staged to a sellout audience at the off-Broadway Minetta Lane Theatre in New York City.
- She voiced the character of a reporter in the 1995 interactive movie video game named Psychic Detective.
Featured Image by Megan Dodds / Instagram