Megan Follows as:
One of this country’s most prominent actresses, Megan Follows has been twice recognized with Gemini nominations for her portrayal of Francie Thompson in Booky Makes Her Mark and Booky and the Secret Santa. Her many credits include the television movies and mini-series Plainsong, a Hallmark presentation starring Aidan Quinn; the historical drama The Stork Derby; Under The Piano with Amanda Plummer; and the Emmy Award-winning television movie, Inherit The Wind starring with Kirk Douglas and Jason Robards. Follows also starred as “Sharon Twain” in the television movie Shania: A Life In Eight Albums, and as whistle-blower “Sherry Cardinel” in Open Heart, and earned a Gemini nomination for both movies.
Follows has guest-starred on some of television’s most popular series including CSI, Cold Case, The Border, Robson Arms,ER, Law And Order, The X-Files, Made In Canada and The Outer Limits, among many others. Recently Follows took on dual roles as both narrator and photographer on the documentary feature film, Small Voices: The Stories of Cambodia’s Children shot on location in Cambodia.
Follows’ big screen credits include: Alan King’s powerful feature, Termini Station, which earned her a Genie nomination for Best Actress; Breakfast with Scot; Reluctant Angel; Deep Sleep; A Time Of Destiny, with William Hurt and Timothy Hutton; Stacking, with Christine Lahti and Peter Coyote; and Stephen King’s Silver Bullet, with Gary Busey. Probably best known for her portrayal of “Anne Shirley” in the Anne Of Green Gables trilogy, Megan Follows got her first big break at age 11 when she landed the role of “Jenny” in the television series Matt And Jenny, followed by a recurring role in The Baxters and numerous other appearances in many of Canada’s best known television series. Following a guest-starring turn on the popular series Hangin’ In, producer Norman Lear, cast Megan in an episode of the NBC series Facts Of Life. As Follows began to divide her time between L.A. and Toronto, she performed lead roles in the television movie Jen’s Place; the Oscar-winning short film Boys And Girls, and the mini-series Hockey Night, which earned her a 1985 ACTRA Award nomination. While filming Hockey Night, Follows landed the role of “Anne”, a role that earned her a 1987 Gemini for her performance in Anne Of Green Gables and a 1988 Gemini for Anne Of Avonlea. In 2000, she reprised her role of “Anne Shirley” in Anne Of Green Gables: The Continuing Story.
In 1997, Follows and partner, Stuart Hughes, performed opposite each other in a production of Othello at The Citadel Theatre; in 1999, they participated in Three Plays In A Day, a fundraising performance marking the 20th Anniversary of Necessary Angel Theatre Company; and they recently performed together in Soulpepper Theatre’s production of Sam Shepard’s Fool For Love. Megan also starred together with her mother, Dawn Greenhalgh in Soulpepper’s Pulitzer prize-winning play Night Mother. Megan’s prestigious theatre credits also include performances at the Stratford Festival, The National Arts Centre in Ottawa and The Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis to name a few.
In 2008, Megan was nominated for two Dora Mavor Moore Best Actress Awards for her performances as Masha in Three Sisters and Marlene in Soulpepper’s award-winning production, Top Girls.
A native of Toronto, Follows and partner, Hughes raise two teenagers together and divide their time between Toronto and L.A..