Megalyn Echikunwoke

by ethnic on December 8, 2013

Place of Birth: Spokane, Washington, U.S.

Date of Birth: May 28, 1983

*Igbo Nigerian (father)
*English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, German (mother)

Megalyn Echikunwoke is an American actress. She appeared in the series 24 and The 4400.

Her father, Onigwe Versato Echikunwoke, was Nigerian, of the Igbo tribe, and was said to be the son of a Nigerian tribal leader. The surname Echikunwoke means “leader of men.”

Her mother, Anita, is a white American, with English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, and German ancestry.

Megalyn’s maternal grandfather was Little Ornette/Ornett/Orette Tolman (the son of Little John Tolman and Laura Victoria Peeples). Megalyn’s great-grandfather Little John was the son of Cyrus Hewett Tolman and Margaret Eliza Utley. Laura was the daughter of William Calvin Peeples and Laura Grace Brown.

Megalyn’s maternal grandmother was Aletha Jane Smith (the daughter of Charles Lee Smith and Eva/Evangeline Elizabeth Haas). Charles was the son of Ferdinand M. Smith and Mary Margaret Hayes.


Genealogies and obituaries of Megalyn’s maternal grandparents, Little Ornette/Ornett/Orette Tolman and Aletha Jane (Smith) Tolman –

Genealogies of Megalyn’s maternal grandparents, Little Ornette/Ornett/Orette Tolman and Aletha Jane Smith –

Obituary of Megalyn’s maternal grandmother, Aletha Jane (Smith) Tolman –

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fuzzybear44 May 4, 2017 at 12:24 am

In that site picture, she looks like she turning into a ghost. Is she trying to look more white?

bablah May 4, 2017 at 4:22 am

It’s HD translucent powder reacting to flash. Some make-up is not meant for a foto-shoot.

bablah March 20, 2017 at 5:53 pm

I believe her mother is Anita Laurie Tolman. Her father was Onigwe Versato Echikunwoke, but his death record has him as Mark.

If Anita really is her mother, then this is her grandfather:

follers March 20, 2017 at 10:12 pm

Yes, as confirmed by The descendants of Thomas Tolman (1608), by Gerald Lee Tolman, Shumway Family History Services, 1996.

WTF June 2, 2014 at 10:40 am

she reminds me of a prettier version of halle berry. i first saw her on an episode of supernatural and i thought she was so gorgeous. mixed chicks are the baddest!

WTF June 2, 2014 at 10:41 am

btw why is there no picture of her!? someone put one up, she’s hella pretty!

fuzzybear44 May 4, 2017 at 12:31 am

While I do agree she pretty, Megalyn is not prettier than Halle. Then it’s not a good comparison. Halle is 50 and looks outrageously good. Wait until Megalyn gets 50, then compare

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