Megan Whitney Boone

Megan Boone

Megan Boone, an esteemed actress from the United States and the initiator of her own production venture, has a portfolio that encompasses a little over 20 distinct projects. Despite the relatively modest number of works, she has amassed considerable on-set experience not only as a principal performer but also in the capacities of writer, director, and producer. Her portrayal of Elizabeth Keen in the investigative series “The Blacklist” catapulted her to widespread recognition.

What we know about this person

Full name:

Megan Whitney Boone

Date of birth:

April 29, 1983

Zodiac sign:



Petoskey, Michigan, USA





Marital status:

Married to Dan Estabrook




5' 6" (1.69 m)


119 lbs (54 kg)


actress, director, screenwriter, film producer

Early life

Born Megan Whitney Boone on April 29, 1983, in Petoskey, Michigan, Boone spent the bulk of her early years in The Villages, Florida, to which her family relocated shortly after her birth. Her mother, Jennifer Parr, was a sales manager, while her grandfather, H. Gary Morse, was a billionaire real estate developer known for his creation of a retirement community for active seniors. Boone’s heritage is a blend of Jewish, English, German, and Scottish ancestries.

The spark for acting was ignited in Boone at seven years old, following a transformative experience at a Broadway play, courtesy of her grandparents. Following her high school graduation in Belleview, Boone pursued her passion for the arts at Florida State University’s School of Theatre. She further honed her craft under the tutelage of actress Jane Alexander at the Asolo Repertory Theatre. In 2017, Boone took her academic pursuits further by enrolling at Bard College in New York.


Megan Boone in The Blacklist


Megan Boone’s journey in the performing arts initiated with theatrical roles. She took center stage in the 2007 Los Angeles play “Limonade Tous les Jours,” marking her as a formidable presence in the theater. The subsequent year, Boone ventured into television, featuring in “The Cleaner,” marking her first foray into TV acting. 2009 saw her transition to the big screen with a part in the horror movie “My Bloody Valentine 3D,” where she starred alongside Jensen Ackles and Jaime King.

The year 2010 was significant in Boone’s career, adding multiple roles to her repertoire. She was cast in “Sex and the City 2,” a romantic comedy that, despite its commercial success, was met with critical disdain and earned a “Golden Raspberry” award as the worst sequel. Concurrently, Boone secured a recurring role as Deputy District Attorney Lauren Stanton in “Law & Order: LA,” though the series did not last long.

Expanding her creative scope, Boone took on the roles of screenwriter and director for the short film “Eggshells for Soil,” which was shot in her native The Villages. 2012 featured her in a cameo in “Welcome to the Jungle” alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme and as part of the ensemble in “Step Up Revolution,” the fourth entry in the dance movie series, acting with Ryan Guzman, Tommy Dewey, Peter Gallagher, among others.

2013 marked a pivotal moment in Boone’s career as she became a regular on “The Blacklist,” portraying FBI Special Agent Elizabeth Keen. The show received acclaim from viewers and critics alike, elevating Boone’s status in the entertainment industry. She continued this role into “The Blacklist: Redemption” in 2017. Boone exited “The Blacklist” in 2021, after the series’ eighth season, leaving behind a legacy of compelling performances.

Megan Whitney Boone Movies and TV Shows

  • 2021

    The Underground Railroad

    Miss Lucy

  • 2017

    The Blacklist: Redemption

    Elizabeth Keen

  • 2013–2020

    The Blacklist

    Elizabeth Keen

  • 2012

    Step Up Revolution

    Claire Asa

  • 2012

    Welcome to the Jungle


  • 2012

    About Cherry


  • 2010

    Sex and the City 2


  • 2010

    Blue Bloods

    Detective Candice McElroy

  • 2009

    My Bloody Valentine 3D


  • 2008

    Cold Case

    Helen McCormick '60


Megan Boone in Blue Bloods

Megan Boone’s personal life and family

Megan Boone meticulously guarded details of her private life from the limelight for many years. Nevertheless, in 2015, it became public knowledge that she was romantically involved with the artist Dan Estabrook. The couple entered into matrimony in 2016, welcoming their daughter Caroline into the world. The narrative of Boone’s real-life pregnancy was seamlessly woven into the plot of “The Blacklist,” showcasing her character’s evolving storyline. Boone has a deep commitment to environmental preservation, demonstrating a keen interest in recycling efforts to safeguard the planet’s resources.


Megan Boone with husband Dan Estabrook


Megan Boone in 2023

Megan Boone now

As for her professional endeavors, Megan Boone has embarked on a fresh chapter. In 2021, she launched her own production firm, “Weird Sister,” leveraging her notable achievements in “The Blacklist” to forge a collaborative relationship with Sony Pictures Television. This partnership focuses on the development and production of innovative projects. Boone still makes appearances on television, stepping back into the role of an actress. Most recently, in 2023, she portrayed a character in the television series “Accused,” continuing to diversify her acting portfolio.

Published: February 29, 2024
Updated: July 22, 2024