Meagan Good

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Birth Name: Meagan Monique Good

Place of Birth: Panorama City, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: August 8, 1981

Ethnicity: African-Barbadian, African-American, Puerto Rican, Louisiana Creole, possibly Cherokee Native American and Jewish

Meagan Good is an American actress. She has starred in the films You Got Served, Stomp the Yard, and Saw V, among many others.

Meagan is the daughter of Tyra Wardlow-Doyle, who managed her career, and Leondis “Leon” Good, an LAPD officer. She has stated:

My mother’s mother is Jewish and African, so I guess that would be considered Creole. My mother’s father was Cherokee Indian and something else. My dad’s mother’s Puerto Rican and black, and his father was from Barbados.

It is not clear if Meagan’s Cherokee Native American or Jewish lineages have been verified/documented.

Meagan is a Christian.

Meagan is married to Hollywood producer and Seventh Day-Adventist minister DeVon Franklin.

Meagan’s maternal grandfather was Emmett Arnett Wardlow II (the son of Emmett Arnett Wardlow and Nellie Burnett/Bernett). Meagan’s grandfather Emmett was born in Mississippi, and is listed as “Negro” (black) on the 1930 U.S. census. His parents are also listed as “Negro” on the 1930 U.S. Census, and were born in Arkansas. Meagan’s great-grandfather Emmett was the son of Dan Wardlow and Marsull Brown.

Meagan’s maternal grandmother was Dolores Delrio Armstrong (the daughter of David L. “Dave” Armstrong and Vivian M. Haynes). Dolores was born in Arkansas, as was her father, whose own parents were from Alabama. Vivian’s mother’s maiden name was Duncan.

Sources: Meagan’s maternal grandfather, Emmett Arnett Wardlow II, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Meagan’s maternal grandmother, Dolores Delrio Armstrong, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Meagan’s maternal great-grandfather, David L. “Dave” Armstrong, on the 1920 U.S. Census –
David L. “Dave” Armstrong on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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281 Responses

  1. madman says:

    From where does this Vivian M. Haynes come? On all censuses from the sources, David Armstrongs wife is Josephine Ross.

    I also don’t see the evidence for Louisiana Creole (all black people from Louisiana aren’t Creoles). That’s also likely not what she was referring to when saying she was Creole.

    • follers says:

      Dolores’ death record lists her mother’s name as Vivian Haynes. Perhaps Dave Armstrong and his wife were still legally married when he conceived Dolores with Vivian.

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