Meagan Tandy

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Meagan Tandy
Beauty pageant titleholder
Megan Tandy 2007.jpg
Tandy attending a private Fashion Show - Hollywood, CA on April 28, 2007
Born Meagan Yvonne Tandy
May 3, 1985 (aged 28)
Fremont, California, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown

Meagan Yvonne Tandy is an American actress and model. She is a former Miss California USA who was one of 5 finalists competing for the Miss USA title where she placed 3rd Runner up. Her most notable work was when she played Denzel Washington's daughter Maya in the Tony Scott directed film "Unstoppable". She was a series regular on the ABC Family show Jane By Design and is currently on MTV's "Teen Wolf" playing the role of Braeden.

Life and career[edit]

Tandy, born in Fremont, California and raised in Fontana, graduated from Etiwanda High School in Rancho Cucamonga. She was a student at Chaffey College, and is the first student from this school to win the Miss California USA title.[1]

Tandy studied Business and Film Production at Chaffey College for two years where she had to produce, create and edit several commercials and short film projects for the class. Tandy's first "job" in Entertainment was as a stand-in for the "Trista and Ryan" Bachelorette Wedding . Although a fan of the show, Tandy said being a stand-in for the Live wedding was a "terrible" experience and has never worked as a stand-in since. After receiving 2 degree's at Chaffey Meagan continued to Cal Poly Pomona where she worked on a degree in Business Management and Marketing.

Tandy won the Miss California USA title in a state pageant held in San Rafael, California on October 15, 2006.[2] It was her second attempt at the title, as she has placed fourth runner-up to Tamiko Nash the year previously. Her sister titleholder, Kylee Lin of San Rafael also placed fourth runner-up in last years competition. Tandy also won the Best Swimsuit Award in the 2007 Miss California USA pageant.

Tandy competed in the Miss USA 2007 pageant which was broadcast live from the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California and placed 3rd runner-up. Her evening wear gown was created by Bravo Project Runway's Nick Verreos from season 2. She succeeds two Californian titleholders who placed first runner-up in the nationally televised competition - Brittany Hogan, Miss California USA 2005 and Nash, Miss California USA 2006. She is only the fourth African-American Miss California USA and the first African-American to succeed another African-American titleholder.

She currently is a member of the Screen Actors Guild,[3] where she has filmed several national commercials: Wendy's, Boost Mobile, a movie promotional from the film Shrek The Third, appeared on the hit show Whose Got Jokes alongside Bill Bellamy and filmed a national Super Bowl commercial for Pepsi Max. Recently she appeared in the 2010 movie Unstoppable as one of Denzel Washington's daughters. You can also find her as Mia on Comedy Central alongside Bobby Lee.

She temporarily hosted for E! as an online correspondent for E! News Now. She's done various fashion shows across the country and has been a part of 3 SKETCHERS Brand Shoe campaigns. Los Angeles Getty Images.

To honor Tandy's achievements, INTA Gems and Diamonds of the Los Angeles jewelry district had a ruby and diamond necklace and earrings were donated to and archived in the Gemological Institute of America's museum.[4]

In May 2012, Meagan founded her own program for teens called "GIRL TALK" where she collaborated with the Women On The Move Network of Rancho Cucamonga. The 1st Annual "GIRL TALK" seminar was held in July 2013.

Tandy currently resides in Los Angeles where she continues her acting career. She played Lulu Pope on the ABC Family show Jane By Design. Tandy appeared in Piranha DD where she played Ashley Sorby, a girl who meets a gruesome demise. Tandy also appeared in Trey Songz music video single called Simply Amazing from his new album Chapter V.

In June 2013 she made her debut onto the MTV series "Teen Wolf" where she currently plays the role of Braeden.

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Bobby Lee Project, TheThe Bobby Lee Project Maya TV movie
2009 CSI: NY Model #1 Episode: "Yahrzeit"
2009 90210 Savanna Episode: "One Party Can Ruin Your Whole Summer"
2009 Secret Girlfriend Episode: "You Learn to Appreciate Life"
2010 10 Things I Hate About You Erin Episode: "Changes"
2010 Dark Blue Rita Episode: "Urban Garden"
Episode: "Liar's Poker"
2010 Unstoppable Maya Barnes
2011 CSI: Miami Cynthia Episode: "Last Stand"
2011 Zeke and Luther Tasha Episode: "Skater Girl Island"
2011 Single Ladies Tonya Episode: "Take Me to the Next Phase"
2012 Piranha 3DD Ashley Sorby Supporting Role
2012 Jane by Design Lulu Pope Series Regular
2013- Teen Wolf Braeden Recurring: 3 Episodes
2013 Baby Daddy Vanessa Episode: "All's Flair in Love and War"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pitts, Thera (2006-11-20). "A diamond in the rough". The Chaffey Breeze. Retrieved 2006-12-02. 
  2. ^ "Meet the new Miss California and Miss California Teen! Find out how these women rose to the top to wear the crown". KGO-TV San Francisco. 2006-10-16. Retrieved 2006-10-19. 
  3. ^ "Meagan Tandy official biography". Miss California USA. Archived from the original on 2007-02-16. Retrieved 2007-02-11. 
  4. ^ "INTA Gems’ Vinissimo California Inspired Design Archived at the GIA Museum". INTA Gems. Retrieved 2008-05-06. 

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Preceded by
Tamiko Nash
Miss California USA
2007
Succeeded by
Raquel Beezley