Megan Boone (born April 29, 1983) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as FBI agent/profiler-turned blacklist consultant Elizabeth Keen on the NBC drama series The Blacklist. She was also a regular on Law & Order: LA and has appeared in films such as My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009) and Step Up Revolution (2012).

Early life

Boone was born in Petoskey, Michigan and raised in The Villages, Florida. Her parents relocated there when she was a child to be closer to her grandparents.[4] Her grandfather, H. Gary Morse, was The Villages' developer; and her mother, Jennifer Parr, is the Director of Sales.[5] Boone studied acting as a student at Belleview High School, where she graduated in 2001.[5] In 2005, she graduated from Florida State University's School of Theatre with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Acting.[6] Boone studied with Jane Alexander and Edwin Sherin at the Asolo Repertory Theatre and workshopped with playwright Mark Medoff.[7] Boone credits Jane Alexander with influencing her to continue acting despite expressing an interest in quitting early in her career. Boone is currently pursuing an MBA in Sustainability from .[8]

Career

Boone starred in the 2007 Los Angeles debut of the Charles L. Mee play Limonade Tous Les Jours and won two LA Weekly Theater Awards for her performance.[9][10] Boone made her feature film debut in the horror film My Bloody Valentine 3D (2009),[11] followed by a supporting role in Sex and the City 2 in 2010. During 2010 in her year in television, she portrayed Junior Deputy District Attorney Lauren Stanton in the short-lived NBC series Law & Order: LA. That same year, Boone made her directorial debut with the independent film "Eggshells for Soil," portions of which were shot in her hometown, The Villages, Florida. She has also appeared in Step Up Revolution (2012), the fourth film in the Step Up series.[4]

Boone would later receive a starring role in the independent drama Leave Me Like You Found Me (2012),[4] for which she won the Gen Art Film Festival Award for Best Actress.[7] She had a recurring role on the CBS police drama series Blue Bloods in 2013,[4] followed by her starring role of FBI agent Elizabeth Keen in the NBC series The Blacklist the same year.[4]

Personal life

In November 2015, Boone's rep confirmed she and artist Dan Estabrook were expecting their first child together.[4] In January 2016, during an appearance on Live! with Kelly and Michael, Boone revealed she and Estabrook were engaged and expecting a girl.[4] Boone gave birth to daughter Caroline Boone Estabrook, on April 15, 2016.[4][4]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
2001ElijahAbigailShort film
2007The Mustachioed Bandit Meets His EndKate
2009My Bloody Valentine 3DMegan
2010The Myth of the American SleepoverKerri Sullivan
2010Sex and the City 2Allie
2012Step Up RevolutionClaire Asa
2012About CherryJake
2012Leave Me Like You Found MeErinGen Art Film Festival Award for Best Actress
2013Welcome to the JungleLisa
2013Family GamesSloane

Television

YearTitleRoleNotes
2008The CleanerRaeEpisode: "Five Little Words"
2008Cold CaseHelen McCormick '60Episode: "Wings"
2010Harvard Medical SchoolNell LarsonUnsold TV pilot
2010HMS: White CoatNell LarsonTelevision film
2010–2011Law & Order: LADDA Lauren Stanton7 episodes
2013Blue BloodsDetective Candice McElroy2 episodes
2013–presentThe BlacklistElizabeth Keen92 episodes
2014Robot ChickenHannah Horvath / Kelly Garrett / Zira / Angie2 episodes
2017The Blacklist: RedemptionElizabeth Keen2 episodes