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Ebubennem Megalyn Ann Echikunwoke
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Megalyn Echikunwoke Fast Facts:
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'
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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