Actress Megalyn Echikunwoke has bewitched the viewers of many TV shows with her knowing charm and stunning looks, showing up on everything from period sitcoms to sci-fi dramas. With a black Nigerian father and a white American mother, Echikunwoke was seemingly predisposed to a wide cultural and ethnic understanding from birth, an aspect of her personality that was bolstered by growing up on a Navajo Indian Reservation. At 14 she attended an arts-oriented summer camp, where she was discovered by her manager while performing a monologue.
By 15, Echikunwoke had been cast in the mini-series Creature, and her family moved to L.A. She found regular work, soon scoring a recurring role on the first season of [[Feature~V257810~24~24[tvseries]]] as Nicole Palmer. She also made guest appearances on shows like [[Feature~V174873~Buffy the Vampire Slayer~buffythevampireslayer[tvseries]]] and [[Feature~V315145~Veronica Mars~veronicamars[tvseries]]], and starred in a series called [[Feature~V294155~Like Family~likefamily[tvseries]]]. She played a recurring character on [[Feature~V168207~That '70s Show~that70sshow[tvseries]]] in 2004, before signing on to play the grown-up version of Isabelle Tyler on the sci-fi series [[Feature~V314758~The 4400~the4400[tvseries]]]. She stayed with the show for two seasons, after which she joined the cast of the 2008 drama [[Feature~V427322~Fix~fix]]. ~ Cammila Collar, Rovi