Celebrities attend ELLE 20th annual Women in Hollywood celebration at Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Hills. Featuring: Meagan Good Where: Los Angeles, CA, United States When: 22 Oct 2013 Credit: Brian To/WENN.com
Meagan Good's Instagram via @meagangood, retrieved 1-7-16
Meagan Good’s Instagram via @meagangood, retrieved 1-7-16

NAACP Image Award nominated actress, Meagan Good has been in the industry well over two decades and more often than not, it seems that she never gets her props that she truly deserves. Through it all, she keeps her head held high, while avidly breaking through the racial and gender barriers of Hollywood. From a child star to securing lead roles in primetime television (NBC’s Deception and Fox’s Minority Report) to landing roles in successful black films such as Think Like a Man and Think Like a Man Too, Good has paid her dues and her time is far from up.

Not only is Good, 34, toting a successful acting career, but she’s also holding it down as a young, hip wife who’s married to preacher and executive movie producer, DeVon Franklin, whom she married in 2012. So how does she do it? How does Meagan keep her youthfulness, sexiness and maintain her faith? It’s simple, she puts God at the top of her list, she remains true to herself and doesn’t let the opinions of others sway her. However, her character was attacked by the christian community when she wore a plunging neckline and front slit dress designed by Michael Costello to present the award for “Best Gospel Artist” at the 2013 BET Awards.

It’s only natural that being married to a “man of God,” Good would be held to a higher standard than usual, but she didn’t let the criticism break her. Good stated that she wore the dress because she like it and tried to express her individuality through the dress. To this day, Good will rightfully defend her position regarding his fashion choices and credits herself as a “sexy christian.”

Now don’t let the “sexy christian” title fool you, the starlet is also a philanthropist. She’s the founder of “For the Greater Good Foundation,” a foundation geared towards igniting passion and purpose in young women by providing a strong support system and positive programs to promote and empower them. Good has also joined forces with her husband to release their book “The Wait,” an advice book for men and women trying to successfully navigate the ins and outs of dating, love and relationships. “The Wait” will be available February 2.

So there you have it…actress, author, philanthropist and wife. Meagan Good is ever-changing while unapologetically creating a legacy for herself and that’s why she’s “EGL Chick of the Week.”

Written By: Nicole Cunningham

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