MEGALYN ECHIKUNWOKE, co-star of writer/director Whit Stillman’s Damsels in Distress, began acting at fourteen when she moved from the Navajo reservation where she grew up to L.A.  Echikunwoke is known for playing Nicole Palmer in the first season of 24, Kelso’s girlfriend on That ’70s Show, and Isabelle Tyler in The 4400. Her indie film credits include Who Do You Love, with Alessandro Nivola, in which she did her own singing while playing the character of a heroin-addicted lounge singer. She currently stars opposite Don Cheadle in Showtime’s House of Lies.

Please explain what just happened?

I went to the mall and forgot to bring money, paper or plastic.  I was standing there with something I had used, and had no money to pay for it.  Had to drive all the way home.  Stupid!

 

What is your earliest memory?

Yesterday.  I have a terrible memory.

 

If you weren’t an actor, what other profession would you choose?

Lawyer, chef, astronomer, astronaut, singer, archaeologist…