Meagan Good

by ethnic on January 27, 2008

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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:
*Afro-Barbadian, African-American, Puerto Rican (father)
*African-American, Louisiana Creole, possibly Cherokee Native American and Jewish (mother)

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

Meagan 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 ancestry have been documented/verified.

Meagan is a Christian.

She is married to executive 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). Emmett II is listed as “Negro” (black) on the 1930 U.S. census, and he and his parents (who are also listed as “Negro” on the 1930 U.S. Census) were all born in Arkansas.

Meagan’s maternal grandmother was Dolores Delrio Armstrong (the daughter of David “Dave” L. Armstrong and Vivian M. Haynes). Dolores was born in Arkansas, as was her father (whose own parents were from Alabama), while her mother was born in Louisiana, as were her own parents. Dolores and her parents are all listed as “Negro” on the 1940 U.S. Census.

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

Meagan’s maternal grandmother, Dolores Delrio Armstrong, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Meagan’s maternal great-grandfather, David “Dave” L. Armstrong, on the 1920 U.S. Census and the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
https://familysearch.org

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bablah March 17, 2017 at 2:36 pm

”My dad’s mother’s Puerto Rican and black” can also be understood as her grandmother being Afro-Puertorican.
Also having a mixed race ancestor doen’t make you Louisiana Creole by default.

xoxo August 6, 2015 at 6:18 am

She looks like a black Megan Fox.

midori29 August 4, 2015 at 11:26 am

We need to stop mixing all these basic BLack celebrities unecessarily. Use google and look at thier childhood pics when they were alot darker and more afro haired. They are just Blacks people.

cwm85 August 5, 2015 at 2:47 pm

It doesn’t matter what complexion they are. If they are mixed with other ethnic groups then they are mixed… You seem to have a hard time accepting that! Why are you so racist and offended by people who are mixed and try to make everyone just African?

JessicaDawn October 15, 2015 at 10:21 am

Oh, I guess if you’re name is Midori, you’re Japanese.
Then let’s just call you all Chinese, or just Asian. Not specify where you’re from, just a Chinese Asian girl.

Mdelacruz16 January 7, 2016 at 11:37 pm

are you Chinese? maybe, or maybe not I dont care, your name is a fuckin drink let me guess your last name is two, or hung or nugyen , i still dont care.

Megan goode is mixed because if she does a dna test it will not come back saying 100% black you fucking dumbass,

I am almost sure it will come back with several different things

midori29 August 4, 2015 at 11:23 am

MEAGAN GOODE is NOT mixed. She uses chemical peels, hair extensions and skin bleach.

midori29 August 4, 2015 at 11:22 am

Check put this little dark skinned pic of her before the skin bleach and hair extensions.
http://www.whudat.com/newsblurbs/more/meagan_good_talks_the_love_guru_with_jimmy_kimmel_1680619085

morenita2g July 27, 2015 at 8:53 pm

She is beautiful not taking that from her but she is not “mixed” .This post just proved that her grandparents were black. Every black american has some sort of mixture but Meagan would not be considered mixed.And the Cherokee gosh if i had a dime for every black person that claimed to be indian i would be rich. Do a damn DNA test.I did one and I am 15 per Native American.The slaves barely had any contact with Native Americans.So those family rumors were lies .That high cheekbone lightskinned great grandmother is probably of European decent due to slave rape..Wake up people..Black and white also

Surreal August 3, 2015 at 9:33 pm

* According to Ancestry.com, the average African American is 65 percent sub-Saharan African, 29 percent European and 2 percent Native American.

* According to 23andme.com, the average African American is 75 percent sub-Saharan African, 22 percent European and only 0.6 percent Native American.

* According to Family Tree DNA.com, the average African American is 72.95 percent sub-Saharan African, 22.83 percent European and 1.7 percent Native American.

* According to National Geographic’s Genographic Project, the average African American is 80 percent sub-Saharan African, 19 percent European and 1 percent Native American.

* According to AfricanDNA, the average African American is 79 percent sub-Saharan African, 19 percent European and 2 percent Native American.

midori29 August 4, 2015 at 11:14 am

@Surreal thats insane, the average African American is nOT 29% white. Thats BS. Tyra Banks the green eyed light skinned supermodel did a dna test and she is only 14% white. And she is light with green eyes.

Surreal August 10, 2015 at 2:32 pm

You don’t know what the word average means, do you? It doesn’t mean EVERY African American person, but it does mean MOST or THE MAJORITY of African American people are close to 75% SSA, 24% European, and 1% Native American (with 30% of all African American males having a European paternal haplogroup). I can show you the DNA tests. Here: http://i.imgur.com/9PdM0Hv.png
You want more, I have tons of them!

And when I say African Americans I mean people descended from American slaves, not any Nigerians or Kenyans or Ghanaians who recently immigrated to the US, I’m talking about people whose ancestors have been here since the Transatlantic Slave trade. Those African Americans. None of the DNA companies have yet to get one that is 100% SSA. The closest people that come to it are people from the Gullah region of South Carolina (they are 90-98% SSA on average), mostly because they lived in relative isolation from European American people for centuries (they didn’t even get bridges until the 1950s). The African Americans (who aren’t recently mixed) with usually the highest European DNA, would be Louisiana Creoles (they did a lot of mixing with European Americans through Plaçages (where European men would seek out mulatto and quadroon women for common-law marriages) and plus you had the social class of the Free People of Color there).

And it’s not insane if you think about. The thing with African Americans is the admixture builds or lessens overtime because all African Americans are mixed in various degrees. Most African American people have enough European DNA to have an equivalent of a white grandfather or white great-grandfather, but African Americans are multi-generational mixed people. The admixture usually isn’t recent but is just something passed down throughout the generations (from slavery times) because African Americans that were mixed, mated with other African Americans that were mixed. There weren’t as many of them as there were European Americans in this country, especially since the United States got an influx of new European DNA straight from Europe during the late 1800s-early 1900s. European Americans had an opportunity to breed out any admixture they acquired from colonial times (especially given the one drop rule, to keep their bloodlines pure). But that wasn’t the case for African Americans. There wasn’t as many of them nor a huge influx of recent African immigrants in the late 1800s and it was seen as acceptable to marry someone who was mixed, even something people pushed for (some light skinned people wanted to only marry other light-skinned people, so not to have any children that were dark), and since all of them were mixed, any European DNA they had stayed with them. They didn’t have an opportunity to “breed it out” if you will like some European Americans (and I’ve seen some of their DNA tests. For a lot of the European Americans that are mixed from generations ago, they’re like 2-1% and under in non-white ancestry. For example of some European Americans: http://i.imgur.com/ecbvyXx.png

In genetics, you get about half of whatever your parents have (not always a perfect half, though, but close to it). So, for example, a man is between 62-63% SSA, he daughter would get 30.5% of their African DNA from him. If their mom didn’t have any African DNA, then that’s all the African DNA they would have had (like Rashida Jones. Her father, Quincy Jones has DNA results similar to this dad’s, but he married a Eastern European woman, and that’s how his daughter Rashida Jones only has 31% Sub-Saharan African DNA, despite having one white parent and one black parent). But let’s say their mom is also African American and is about 85% African, they got another 42.5% African DNA from her. Now that person is 72-73% Sub-Saharan African. And the same works for the European. Dad is 35-36% European. They get 18% of their European DNA from him. Mom is about 12-13% European, they get 6% of their European from her. They’re 24% European now. That’s how it works, basically. I don’t think some people understand that some people can have a lot of European DNA, without being recently mixed.

Some ethnic groups are just mixed, and African Americans are no different. They are still black, as I feel you can be both black and biracial, at least, in the United States.

Surreal August 10, 2015 at 2:42 pm

*”Average” is also used to mean the “median” or the “standard.” So in this context, it means the typical African American.

midori29 August 4, 2015 at 11:17 am

@Mprwnita 2g, I totally agree with you Meghan Goode is not mixed.

xoxo October 18, 2015 at 5:18 am

LMFAO it’s pathetic when people are jealous of pretty mixed chicks, they want to say they’re just black to make themselves feel better. Well guess what BITCH, she is MIXED & there’s NOTHING you can do about it! Get a f*cking life, loser!

cwm85 July 16, 2015 at 3:02 pm

People who only identify as black always have a problem when someone is mixed with other ethnic groups. That’s races. American is a multicultural society and many of us are mix with other races. Get over it. She looks mix with other than African. Duh

Surreal August 3, 2015 at 9:33 pm

* According to Ancestry.com, the average African American is 65 percent sub-Saharan African, 29 percent European and 2 percent Native American.

* According to 23andme.com, the average African American is 75 percent sub-Saharan African, 22 percent European and only 0.6 percent Native American.

* According to Family Tree DNA.com, the average African American is 72.95 percent sub-Saharan African, 22.83 percent European and 1.7 percent Native American.

* According to National Geographic’s Genographic Project, the average African American is 80 percent sub-Saharan African, 19 percent European and 1 percent Native American.

* According to AfricanDNA, the average African American is 79 percent sub-Saharan African, 19 percent European and 2 percent Native American.

midori29 August 4, 2015 at 11:16 am

@cmwm85, you need to go back and read the other posts. This woman is NOT mixed. She uses skin bleach, hair extensions, and chemical peels to get lighter. Are people ignoring the fact that most black celebrities use fake hair and skin bleach.???????

midori29 August 4, 2015 at 11:18 am

No she does not. Again look at younger pics of her. Its lighting and skin bleach, plus hair extensions.

California July 11, 2015 at 10:19 pm

Not trying to sound rude or throw shade, but why do Black people always hate on mixed people? They try say that they’re just Black even though they’re mixed with something else. Just because someone looks black doesn’t mean they are. Hell I know several mixed people who look mostly black but I don’t consider them black. I have a friend whose mom is Korean and her dad is Black, at a first glance you’d think she was just some pretty Black chick but she’s half Asian. Anyway just please shut the hell up and stop trying to erase someone’s mixed heritage.

Surreal August 3, 2015 at 9:34 pm

* According to Ancestry.com, the average African American is 65 percent sub-Saharan African, 29 percent European and 2 percent Native American.

* According to 23andme.com, the average African American is 75 percent sub-Saharan African, 22 percent European and only 0.6 percent Native American.

* According to Family Tree DNA.com, the average African American is 72.95 percent sub-Saharan African, 22.83 percent European and 1.7 percent Native American.

* According to National Geographic’s Genographic Project, the average African American is 80 percent sub-Saharan African, 19 percent European and 1 percent Native American.

* According to AfricanDNA, the average African American is 79 percent sub-Saharan African, 19 percent European and 2 percent Native American.

fuzzybear44 June 15, 2015 at 6:36 pm

When did she become a Creole? Have ancestors born in Louisiana, doesn’t make you a Creole

M June 6, 2015 at 12:54 am

She is a beautiful multiracial woman. I see all of her ethnicities in her.

Zatm81 July 16, 2015 at 12:32 pm

She’s a beautiful multiracial woman, a beautiful Black woman, and a beautiful woman period…don’t forget that.

midori29 August 4, 2015 at 11:19 am

She looks just black to me. Im unsure what people are seeing. Google childhood pics of her.

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