In The CW’s new drama, Reign, Megan Follows plays Prince Francis’ mother, Queen Catherine, who is aware of Mary’s inflammatory effect on her son and his half-brother, just as she is aware of the dalliances of her husband, King Henry.
Recognized and beloved by audiences worldwide for her ACTRA/Gemini Award-winning starring role in the Anne of Green Gables television movies, Follows began acting at the age of nine and landed her first leading role in the series Matt and Jenny when she was 11, followed by the series The Baxters. She went on to leading roles in Atlantis’ The Olden Days Coat and the Oscar-winning short film Boys and Girls.
In addition, her stellar performances have earned her a Genie nomination for Best Actress and five Gemini nominations. Follows’ television credits include Shania: A Life in Eight Albums, Open Heart, Major Crime, Under the Piano, House M.D., Heartland, The Border, CSI, ER, Law and Order, Hollywood Heights, Hockey Night, Inherit the Wind, Longmire and Second Chances. She also starred in the television mini-series World Without End, a Ridley and Tony Scott production co-starring Cynthia Nixon.
Follows’ feature work includes leading roles in Termini Station; Silver Bullet; A Time of Destiny, with William Hurt and Timothy Hutton; Christmas Child; Foreign Affair and Reluctant Angel, among others. Follows will also be seen in the upcoming Hard Drive.
Follows has appeared on stage in Uncle Vanya at the Geffen Playhouse; The Seagull at the Old Globe Theatre; the Stratford Festival production of Romeo and Juliet, directed by Richard Monet; and the televised version of the live stage play, directed by Norman Campbell. She also starred in The Stork Derby; What Katy Did and Plainsong, with Rachel Griffiths and Aidan Quinn; and Soulpepper Theatre performances of Night Mother, Top Girls and Three Sisters, which earned her Dora Award Nominations. Her most recent theater credits include her critically lauded performance in the Mirvish production of Cloud 9 and the title role in Nightwood Theatre’s The Penelopiad, directed by Kelly Thorton, which won the 2012 Dora Award for Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role/Ensemble.
She currently resides in Los Angeles.