Follows, Megan 1968–

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Follows, Megan 1968–

(Kennet Ahl, Megan Porter Follows, Megan Follows Porter)


First name pronounced "Mee-gan"; full name, Megan Elizabeth Laura Diana Follows; born March 14, 1968, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; naturalized U.S. citizen; daughter of Ted Follows (an actor and director) and Dawn Greenhalgh (an actress); sister of Samantha (an actress), Edwina (a producer and writer) and Laurence (a producer and actor); married Christopher Porter (a gaffer and photographer), April 27, 1991 (divorced, 1995); children: Lyla Anne, Russell.

Addresses: Agent—The Noble Caplan Agency, 1260 Yonge St., Second Floor, Toronto, Ontario M4T 1W6, Canada; Michael Greene and Associates, 7080 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 1017, Hollywood, CA 90028.

Career: Actress. Appeared in television commercials. Also known as Megan Follows Porter and Kennet Ahl.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, Canadian Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors: Gemini Award, best performance by a lead actress in a single dramatic program or miniseries, Canadian Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 1986, and CableACE Award nomination, best actress, 1987, both for Anne of Green Gables; Gemini Award, best performance by a lead actress in a dramatic program or miniseries, 1988, for Anne of Avonlea: The Sequel; Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists Award nomination, best actress, 1988, for Hockey Night; Aftonbladet Television Prize, best foreign TV personality—female, 1989; Genie Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a leading role, Canadian Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 1990, for Termini Station; Gemini Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a leading role in a dramatic program or miniseries, 2000, for Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story; Gemini Award nomination, best performance by an actress in a leading role in a dramatic program or miniseries, 2004, for Open Heart.


Television Appearances; Series:

A Gift to Last, CBC, 1978–79.

Jenny, Matt and Jenny on the Wilderness Trail (also known as Matt and Jenny), Canadian television, beginning 1979, also broadcast on The Disney Channel.

Lucy Baxter, The Baxters, syndicated, 1980–81.

Didi Crane, Domestic Life, CBS, 1984.

Cohost, Going Great, CBC, beginning c. 1985.

Anne Shirley, Anne of Avonlea (also known as Anne of Avonlea: The Continuing Story of Anne of Green Gables), CBC and The Disney Channel, beginning 1987.

Anne Shirley, Anne of Avonlea: The Sequel (re-edited material from Anne of Avonlea), CBC, then WonderWorks, PBS, beginning 1988.

(As Megan Porter Follows) Kate Benedict, Second Chances, CBS, 1993–94.

Janice Keneally, Robson Arms, CTV, 2005–.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables, CBC and CITY-TV (Canada), 1985, broadcast on WonderWorks, PBS.

Louise Heidsick, Champagne Charlie, CTV and syndicated, 1989.

Anne Shirley Blythe, Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (also known as Anne 3 and Anne … La maison aux pignons verts: Les annees de tourmente), CBC and PBS, 2000.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Laura McClain, The Mating Season, CBS, 1980.

Sal, The Olden Day Coat, 1982.

Cathy Yarrow, Hockey Night, CBC, 1984, then HBO, 1985.

Jenny Colleran, Sin of Innocence (also known as Two Young People), CBS, 1986.

Rachel Brown, Inherit the Wind, NBC, 1988.

Becky Thatcher Newman, Back to Hannibal: The Return of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, 1990.

Peggy Ann Bradnick, Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann, NBC, 1990.

Gloria Whipple, The Chase, NBC, 1991.

Rosetta Basilio, Under the Piano, Lifetime, 1995.

Joanie Wells, Major Crime, Lifetime, 1998.

Cousin Helen, What Katy Did (also known as La revanche de Katy), 1999.

Kate Harrington, The Stork Derby (also known as Course a la cigogne and La course aux enfant$), Lifetime, 2002.

Sherry Cardinal, Open Heart (also known as Cradle Will Fall), [Canada], 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Jennifer, Jen's Place, CBC, then WonderWorks, PBS, both 1982.

Kim Wilson, Shattered: If Your Kid's on Drugs (also known as Shattered and Shattered If Your Kids Are on Drugs), 1986.

The Making of Anne of Green Gables (documentary), PBS, 1986.

Dana Sherman, "Seasonal Differences," ABC Afterschool Specials, ABC, 1987.

Anna Mae Morgan, "Stacking" (also known as "Season of Dreams"), American Playhouse, PBS, 1989.

Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, CBC, 1993.

Voice of Emma Smith, American Prophet: The Story of Joseph Smith (documentary), PBS, 2000.

Narrator, Live to Air (documentary), 2002.

Ella Guthrie, "Plainsong," Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS, 2004.

Shania: A Life in Eight Albums (also known as Shania), CBC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

The Ninth Annual Ace Awards, HBO, 1988.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Rose, "Hidden Room," The Littlest Hobo, syndicated, 1981.

Marti Kendall, "The Spirit of Thunder Rock: Parts 1-3," The Littlest Hobo, syndicated, 1982.

Terry, "Jo's Cousin," The Facts of Life, NBC, 1982.

Aimee, "The Dwarf," The Ray Bradbury Theater, USA Network, 1989.

Deanna Matthews, "Happily Ever After," The Hidden Room, Lifetime, 1991.

(As Megan Porter Follows) Karen Ross, "The Choice," The Outer Limits, Showtime and syndicated, 1995.

(As Megan Porter Follows) Lila Nolan, "Home Care," Murder, She Wrote, CBS, 1995.

Herself, "The Follows Family: Sharing the Stage," Life and Times, CBS, 1999.

Violet Thorne, "Interview with a Werewolf," Big Wolf on Campus, YTV and Fox Family Channel, 1999.

Mandy Forward and Adele of Beaver Creek, "Beaver Creek—The Movie," Made in Canada, CBC, 2000.

Megan Parnell, "Endurance," Law & Order, NBC, 2000.

Nancy Quinn, "Generations," Family Law, CBS, 2000.

Paula Bennett, "Miles to Go," The Fugitive, CBS, 2000.

Christy Larkin, "A Walk in the Woods," ER (also known as Emergency Room), NBC, 2001.

Kath McCready, "Per Manum," The X-Files, Fox, 2001.

Science teacher, "Hero," The Division (also known as Heart of the City), Lifetime, 2001.

Annie Oakley, "Anything You Can Do," Mentors, Family Channel (Canada), 2002.

Dana's doctor, "Heartbeat," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2002.

Dana's doctor, "Positive," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2002.

Dana's doctor, "Stages," Strong Medicine, Lifetime, 2002.

Denise, "Veteran's Day," Threat Matrix, ABC, 2003.

Beth Darien, "Bad to the Bone," CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as CSI), CBS, 2004.

Beth Grand, "Whacked," CSI Miami, CBS, 2005.

Appeared as herself, "Iron Temp," Odd Job Jack, Comedy Channel (Canada); appeared as Stella (some sources cite Norma) in "Gutterball," an unaired episode of That's Life, CBS.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Tina Jackson, The Faculty, ABC, 1986.

Film Appearances:

Claire's Wish (short film), 1978.

Margaret, Boys and Girls, Atlantis Films, 1982.

Jane Coslaw, Silver Bullet (also known as Stephen King's "Silver Bullet"), De Laurentiis Entertainment Group/Paramount, 1985.

Irene Larenyetta, A Time of Destiny, Columbia, 1988.

Micheline Dushane, Termini Station, Northern Arts Entertainment, 1989.

Exposed (short film), 1989.

Shelley McBride, Deep Sleep, 1990.

Voice of Clara, The Nutcracker Prince (animated), Warner Bros., 1990.

Kathleen, When Pigs Fly (also known as Wenn Schweine fliegen), 1993.

Cheryl/Lisa, Reluctant Angel, 1998.

Kate, Someone Was Watching, KOAN Inc., 2002.

Lena, A Foreign Affair (also known as 2 Brothers & a Bride), Innovation Film Group/Zenpix, 2003.

Meg Davenport, Christmas Child, Impact Productions, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

Cecile de Volanges, Les liaisons dangereuses, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA, 1988.

The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Young People's Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1988.

Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario, Canada, 1992, later Los Angeles Shakespeare Festival, Los Angeles, 1993.

Constanze, Amadeus, Stratford Festival, 1995.

Nora, A Doll's House, Atlantic Theatre Festival, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, and Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis, MN, both 1996.

SevenLears: The Pursuit of The Good, Harbourfront Centre, du Maurier Theatre Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1996.

She Stoops to Conquer, Atlantic Theatre Festival, 1996.

Desdemona, Othello, Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and National Arts Centre, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, both 1997.

Sonya, Uncle Vanya, Atlantic Theatre Festival, 1997, later Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, 1999.

The Cherry Orchard, Tyrone Guthrie Theatre, 1998.

Nina, The Seagull, Old Globe Theatre, San Diego, CA, 2000.

Myra Arundel, Hay Fever, Gravenhurst Opera House, Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada, 2001, later Sanderson Centre, Brantford, Ontario, Canada, 2003.



Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables, Listening Library, 1987.

Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea, Listening Library, 1989.

Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of the Island, Listening Library, 1990.

Laurie R. King, A Monstrous Regiment of Women, DH Audio, 1995.

Laurie R. King, The Beekeeper's Apprentice, DH Audio, 1996.

Mary Higgins Clark, My Gal Sunday (also known as Mary Higgins Clark's "My Gal Sunday"), Simon & Schuster, 1996.

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla: A Vampyre Tale, Audio Partners, 2000.



Maclean's, July 7, 1997, p. 58.