American comedian Chris Rock has just revealed that he is single again after breaking up with his Nigerian girlfriend, Megalyn Echikunwoke.
Chris Rock confirmed he was with Megalyn when they attended NBA Finals some years back, so who is Megalyn Echikunwoke?
Megalyn Echikunwoke is a 36 year old actress who has an Native American mother and an Igbo Nigerian father. The brown skinned beauty is a staple on American tv series and has featured in 24, CSI, Law and Order among several others.
Megalyn Echikunwoke is an actress who is having an impressive career in Hollywood. She has appeared in many prominent roles, including starring as a President’s daughter on Fox television series 24. Her personal life is rather interesting as well. Here is everything you need to know about the actress.
Megalyn Echikunwoke: Age and ethnicity
Megalyn Echikunwoke was born on May 28, 1983, in Spokane, Washington, the USA to Onigwe Versato Echikunwoke, a survivor of the Nigerian-Biafran civil war who immigrated to the United States carrying a gunshot wound.
Megalyn’s paternal grandfather was an Igbo chief in southeast Nigeria. Her last name “Echikunwoke” means a leader of men among men in Igbo land. Her mother’s name is Anita Laurie, an American of English, Irish and German descent.
She has three siblings, a brother named Miki and a sister named Misty. When she was four years old, her father who was studying for a law degree at Spokane died of liver cancer. Originally, he had been battling Hepatitis B, one of the relics of the war he had fought for his Igbo tribe against the Nigerian forces. After her father’s demise, her mother moved the family Navajo Indian reservation in Chinle, Arizona, where she was raised.During an arts-related summer camp at the age of 14, she was discovered by a Hollywood agent after performing in a theater production.
Megalyn Echikunwoke is not a married woman. Previously, she was in a long term relationship with actor Patrick Fugit. However, for personal reasons best known to them, the relationship ended in 2014. The actress entered a relationship with legendary comedian, actor and writer Chris Rock.
Chris Rock who was previously married to Malaak Compton filed for divorce in 2016 after 19 years of living together as husband and wife with two children to show for this. Some people say that Megalyn was the woman who rocked Rock’s 19-year-old marriage into divorce.
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