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  • Is the granddaughter of a Nigerian tribal chief—her last name means "leader of men."
  • Grew up on a Navajo Indian reservation (though neither of her parents is of Native American descent).
  • As a teen, she attended an arts-oriented summer camp, where she was discovered by a Hollywood manager.
  • Landed her first job in Hollywood while she was still a teenager, starring in the TV miniseries Peter Benchley's 'Creature' (1998). 
  • Originally auditioned for the role of Jeannie on House of Lies, but the producers asked her to come back and audition for the role of April instead.
  • Founded W.E.A.P.O.N., a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering women and girls in Africa through education and the arts, in 2008.
  • Is a fan of musicals, and has a singing and dancing background.


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  • Birth Name: Ebubennem Megalyn Ann Echikunwoke
  • Birth Place: Spokane, Washington, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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