Who is Megan West?
Megan West was born on 9 January 1991 under the zodiac sign of Capricor’ in Houston, Texas USA. She is a 31-year-old actress, probably best recognized for landing the role of Lila Stangard in the ABC legal thriller series “How To Get Away With Murder” (2014-2015), playing Brittany in the Facebook Watch drama series “Queen America” (2018-2019), and featuring as Taylor Kelly in the Fox procedural series “9-1-1” (2018-present).
How rich is she, as of now? Megan West Net Worth
As of early 2022, Megan West’s net worth is estimated at over $1.5 million, acquired through her successful involvement in the world of entertainment as a professional actress, who has garnered 18 television and film acting credits since she launched her career in the late 2000s.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background
Megan spent her early years in her hometown of Houston, where she was raised by her parents; however, there’s no information about them and their professions, but it’s known that she has two sisters named Jenna and Madison West. She holds American nationality, belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, and is a Christian.
Megan developed her love for acting very early, and she started acting at the age of six when she joined HITS Theater in Houston. She later attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, from which she obtained her degree in Acting. While studying, she performed in such productions as “Into The Woods”, “Sweeney Todd”, and “Cinderella”, to name a few.
Megan West launched her professional acting career in 2009, when she made her debut appearance as Samantha in the short comedy film “Somewhere In The Between”, which was written and directed by Wilson West.
Her first TV role came four years later, when she appeared in the minor role of Haley in the episode “Nothing To Hide” of the highly popular CBS sci-fi crime drama series “Person Of Interest”, after which she also made a guest appearance as Tanya Jenkins in the episode “Internal Affairs” of the Primetime Emmy Award-winning NBC crime drama series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”. She then landed the supporting part of Imogen in the episode “Blessed At The Damned” of the NBC occult detective drama series “Constantine” in 2014.
Rise to Prominence
Megan West won her first significant role in 2014, when she joined the cast of the ABC legal thriller series “How To Get Away With Murder”, in which she starred as Lila Stangard until 2015. Created by Peter Nowalk and starring Billy Brown, Alfred Enoch and Viola Davis, the series was met with positive reviews from critics and won numerous awards, including a GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding Drama Series.
After leaving the series, she took the supporting role of Rosemary Patton in the TNT police drama series “Public Morals” in 201, and in the same year, she played Vivian in the made-for-TV drama film “Kingmakers”, which was directed by James Strong and follows a young man who goes undercover at a college to solve the murder of her sister.
It was followed by her portrayals of Sarah in the made-for-TV drama film “Untitled Paranormal Project”, next to Jordan Calloway, Cliff Chamberlain, and Alexander Calvert.
From 2016 to 2017, she was cast in the recurring role of Heather in several episodes of the NBC family drama series “This Is Us”. In 2017, she featured as Jaclyn in the independent thriller drama film “The Eyes”, in which she shared the screen with Nicholas Turturro and Vincent Pastore. At the time, she also worked with such actors as Taylor Schilling, Peter Dinklage and Anthony Edwards on the off-Broadway Classic Stage Company production of the play “A Month In The Country”, then performed in the play “Nathan The Wise” by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing.
Megan West’s next major role came in 2018, when she played the lead role of Lily Adler in the made-for-TV drama film “Do Unto Others”, which was directed by Seth Jarrett. Later that year, she gained huge recognition after she joined the cast of the Fox procedural series “9-1-1”, in which she has been portraying Taylor Kelly since then; it follows the lives of police officers, firefighters, paramedics and dispatchers in Los Angeles – the series was met with generally positive reviews. Concurrently, she also got an opportunity to play Brittany in the Facebook Watch comedy-drama series “Queen America”, alongside Catherine Zeta-Jones and Belle Shouse. The series ran for a single season from 2018 to 2019.
Afterwards, she landed the roles of Mary in the short drama film “Then & Now”, and Taylor in the horror film “Apparition”, next to Mena Suvari and Kevin Pollak, both titles released in 2019. From 2019 to 2021, Megan guest-starred as Eliza Hunter in “The Fosters” spin-off, entitled “Good Trouble”. While filming it, she also had the part of Luisa May in the 2020 short comedy film “Attorneys At Love”.
Regarding her upcoming projects, it’s announced that she will play Kelsey in the sci-fi film “Boy Makes Girl”, which is currently under post-production.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Megan West has long naturally redhead hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 6ins (1.68m), while her weight is around 126lbs (57kgs).
Her vital statistics are 31-24-33, bra size 36B, dress size 2 (US), and shoe size 9 (US).
Megan West isn’t very open when it comes to speak about her personal life and she tends to keep all the details about it away from the eye of the public. However, there’s information that she was previously involved with actor Stephen Friedrich while they both studied at UNCSA. Her current relationship status is a mystery, but many fans believe that she is more focused on her professional life at the moment. Her current residence is in Los Angeles, California.