Meagan Tandy
Meagan Tandy, Beverly Hills, California on October 30, 2015
Born
Meagan Yvonne Tandy

(1985-05-03) May 3, 1985 (age 39)
Occupations
  • Actress
  • model
  • beauty pageant titleholder
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Partner(s)Branden Wellington (2018–present; engaged)
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss California USA 2007
Years active2007−present
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
Major
competition(s)
Miss California USA 2007
(Winner)
Miss USA 2007
(3rd Runner-Up)

Meagan Yvonne Tandy (born May 3, 1985) is an American actress and model. She is a former Miss California USA who placed as third runner-up at Miss USA 2007. As an actress, she had long running roles in Jane by Design, Teen Wolf, Survivor's Remorse, and recently starred as Sophie Moore on The CW's Batwoman.

Early life and pageant career

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. While there, Tandy landed a job as a stand-in for December 2003 wedding of "Trista and Ryan", from Season 1 of The Bachelorette. 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 associate degrees at Chaffey, Tandy attended Cal Poly Pomona where she worked on a degree in business management and marketing.[citation needed]

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 previous year. Tandy also won the Best Swimsuit Award in the 2007 Miss California USA pageant.

Tandy competed in the Miss USA 2007 pageant, placing 3rd runner-up. Her evening wear gown was created by Nick Verreos, a participant on Season 2 of Project Runway. She was only the fourth African-American Miss California USA and the first African-American to succeed another African-American titleholder.[citation needed]

Entertainment career

Tandy is a member of the Screen Actors Guild.[3] She filmed several television commercials for national campaigns, including Wendy's, Boost Mobile and a Super Bowl commercial for Pepsi Max. Tandy appeared in a movie promotion for the 2007 film Shrek the Third. Tandy had her first film role in the 2010 movie Unstoppable, briefly appearing as a Hooters waitress who is a lead character's daughter.

She temporarily hosted as an online correspondent for E! News.

In May 2012, Tandy 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, 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 supernatural drama series Teen Wolf where she played the recurring and fan-favorite role of Braeden for 3 seasons.

In 2014, she played Sabrina on the teen medical dramedy series Red Band Society, cancelled after 10 episodes. In 2015, she joined the cast of the sitcom Survivor's Remorse, playing the recurring role of Allison Pierce, for the second through fourth seasons. In 2016, Tandy played Chantal for the second season of the dramedy television series UnREAL.[4] From 2019 to 2022, she was a regular on The CW's Batwoman as Sophie Moore.[5]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2010 Unstoppable Maya Barnes
2012 Piranha 3DD Ashley Sorby
2019 The Trap Sasha [6]
Always a Bridesmaid Marissa

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2009 CSI: NY Model #1 Episode: "Yahrzeit"
90210 Savanna Episode: "One Party Can Ruin Your Whole Summer"
Secret Girlfriend - Episode: "You Learn to Appreciate Life"
2010 10 Things I Hate About You Erin Episode: "Changes"
Dark Blue Rita Episode: "Urban Garden" & "Liar's Poker"
2011 CSI: Miami Cynthia Episode: "Last Stand"
Zeke and Luther Tasha Episode: "Skater Girl Island"
Single Ladies Tonya Episode: "Take Me to the Next Phase"
2012 Jane by Design Lulu Pope Main cast
2013 Baby Daddy Vanessa Episode: "All's Flair in Love and War"
Necessary Roughness Hannah Stokes Episode: "The Game's Afoot"
2013-16 Teen Wolf Braeden Recurring cast: season 3–5
2014 Stalker Annie Episode: "The Haunting"
NCIS: Los Angeles Sierra Fisher Episode: "Leipei"
Red Band Society Sabrina Episode: "Know Thyself"
2015-17 Survivor's Remorse Allison Pierce Recurring cast: season 2-4
2016 UnREAL Chantal Main cast: season 2
2017 The Mayor Danielle Episode: "Will You Accept this Rose?"
9JKL Toni Episode: "The Family Plot"
2018 Charmed Summer Episode: "Other Women" & "Kappa Spirit"
2019-22 Batwoman Sophie Moore Main cast

Music videos

Year Title Role Artist
2012 "Simply Amazing" Lead Girl Trey Songz

References

  1. ^ Pitts, Thera (November 20, 2006). "A diamond in the rough". The Chaffey Breeze. Archived from the original on July 21, 2012. Retrieved December 2, 2006.
  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. October 16, 2006. Retrieved October 19, 2006.
  3. ^ "Meagan Tandy official biography". Miss California USA. Archived from the original on February 16, 2007. Retrieved February 11, 2007.
  4. ^ Elizabeth Wagmeister (February 19, 2016). "'UnReal' Season 2 Cast: Meagan Tandy & Kim Matula to Play Contestants – Variety". Variety. Retrieved February 19, 2016.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 25, 2019). "'Batwoman': Meagan Tandy, Camrus Johnson & Nicole Kang To Co-Star In the CW Pilot". Deadline. Retrieved February 27, 2020.
  6. ^ "The Trap | Netflix". Netflix.
Preceded byTamiko Nash Miss California USA 2007 Succeeded byRaquel Beezley