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Megan Follows (born March 14, 1968) is a Canadian actress who portrays Catherine de' Medici on Reign.

Early Life[]

Follows was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as the youngest of four children to an acting family. Her parents are noted Canadian theatre actor and director Ted Follows and his first wife, actress Dawn Greenhalgh. All of her siblings are also in the entertainment industry. Her older sister Edwina is a writer, while her brother Laurence and sister Samantha Follows (who is married to Sean O'Bryan) are actors.

Personal Life[]

In 1991, Follows married Christopher Porter, a gaffer and photographer she met on the set of her movie Deep Sleep. For a short time, she was credited as Megan Porter Follows. The couple divorced in 1996. They have two children: Lyla Ann (born 1991) and Russell (born 1994). Megan and her children divide their time between residences in Los Angeles and Toronto; she is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada.



Year Title Role
1980 Clare's Wish
The Mating Season Laura McLain
1981 The Olden Days Coat Sal
1982 Jen's Place Jennifer
1983 Boys and Girls Margaret
1984 Sons and Daughters Margaret
Hockey Night Cathy Yarrow
1985 Anne of Green Gables Anne Shirley
Silver Bullet Jane Coslaw
1986 Sin of Innocence Jenny Colleran
Shattered If Your Kid's on Drugs Kim Wilson
1987 Anne of Avonlea Anne Shirley
1988 Inherit the Wind Rachel Brown
A Time of Destiny Irene
1989 Exposed
Termini Station Micheline Dushane
Champagne Charlie Louise Heidsick
1990 Deep Sleep Shelley
The Nutcracker Prince Clara (voice)
Back to Hannibal: The Return of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn Becky
1991 The Chase Gloria Whipple
Cry in the Wild: The Taking of Peggy Ann Peggy Ann Bradnick
1993 Romeo & Juliet Juliet
When Pigs Fly Kathleen
1996 Under the Piano Rosetta Basilio
1997 Major Crime Joanie Wells
1998 Reluctant Angel Lisa/Cheryl
2000 Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story Anne Shirley Blythe
2002 The Stork Derby Kate Harrington
Live to Air Narrator
Someone Was Watching Kate
2003 A Foreign Affair Lena
2004 Christmas Child Meg Davenport
Plainsong Ella Guthrie
What Katy Did Cousin Helen
Open Heart Sherry Cardinal
2005 Shania: A Life in Eight Albums Sharon Twain
2006 Booky Makes Her Mark Francie Thomson
The Great Polar Bear Adventure Narrator/Cassie (voice)
2007 Booky and the Secret Santa Francie Thomson
Breakfast with Scot Barbara Warren
2009 Booky's Crush Francie Thomson
2010 Pooka Rosey
2011 I Am Number Four Supermarket Cashier
2012 Where Are the Dolls Elizabeth
2013 Bar None Tess Lavoir
2014 Hard Drive Barbara


Year Title Role
1979–80 Matt and Jenny Jenny Tanner
1980–81 The Baxters Lucy Baxter
1980 The Great Detective Charity
1981 The Littlest Hobo Rose
1982 The Facts of Life Terry Largo
Hangin' In Cassie
The Littlest Hobo Marti Kendall
1984 Domestic Life Didi Crane
1986 Comedy Factory Tina Jackson
1987 American Playhouse Anna Mae Morgan
ABC Afterschool Special Dana Sherman
1989 The Ray Bradbury Theater Aimee
1993 The Hidden Room Deanna Matthews
1993–94 Second Chances Kate Benedict
1995 The Outer Limits Karen Ross
Murder, She Wrote Lila Nolan
1999 Big Wolf on Campus Violet Thorne
2000 Law & Order Megan Parnell
Made in Canada Mandy Forward/Adele of Beaver Creek
The Fugitive Paula Bennett
Family Law Nancy Quinn
2001 ER Christy Larkin
The X-Files Kath McCready
The Division Science Teacher
Mentors Annie Oakley
2002 That's Life Stella
Strong Medicine Dana's Doctor
2003 Threat Matrix Denise
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Beth Darian
2005 CSI: Miami Chloe Grand
Robson Arms Janice Keneally
Cold Case Maura
2006 Crossing Jordan Beth
2008 The Border Moira Davis
2009 Lie to Me Lorraine Burch
Brothers & Sisters Maggie Stephens
Heartland Lily Borden
Raising the Bar Reanne Chrisman
2011 House Jennifer Williams
2012 Heartland Lily Borden
Longmire Alice Stewart
Hollywood Heights Beth
World Without End Maud
2013–2017 Reign Catherine de' Medici


Megan Follows has a photo and video gallery.