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 Laurie (Tolman), 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 – https://www.findagrave.com
Genealogies of Megalyn’s maternal grandparents, Little Ornette/Ornett/Orette Tolman and Aletha Jane Smith – https://www.geni.com
Obituary of Megalyn’s maternal grandmother, Aletha Jane (Smith) Tolman – http://www.deseretnews.com
Photo by vonora/bigstock.com