A Canadian/American actress.
She is most known to international audiences for her role as Anne Shirley in the acclaimed 1985 Canadian television miniseries Anne of Green Gables and its two sequels.
Follows was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as the youngest of four children to an acting family.
Her parents are noted Canadian theatre actor and director Ted Follows and his first wife, actress Dawn Greenhalgh. All of her siblings are also in the entertainment industry. Her older sister Edwina is a writer, while her brother Laurence and sister Samantha are actors.
Megan moved to Los Angeles after her parents divorced. Her brother Laurence and sisters Edwina and Samantha Follows are all actors.
Follows appeared first on TV roles in 'The Facts of Life' in 1982.
Follows' breakthrough occurred when she was cast as Anne Shirley in the miniseries Anne of Green Gables, and subsequently appeared in the two sequels that followed.
The part of "Anne" was a coveted role that she won over 3,000 other young girls when director, producer and writer Kevin Sullivan chose her despite early worries during the audition process that she might be too old for the part.
Follows has served as a spokesperson for the relief organization World Vision Canada. She traveled to both Rwanda and Tanzania as a spokeswoman and a photographer. She also participated in the 2005 benefit concert Canada for Asia held to support the relief efforts for Asia after the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.
One cannot dismiss Megan's magnificent role in 'Anne of Green Gables' and one must admit the film had everything that the heart desires with direction and production.
Follows must be credited for her impeccable acting and giving a kindness that would win anyone's heart as Anne Shirley as she did.
A truly magnificent actress.
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