On The Walking Dead Season 4, Episode 6, "Live Bait," we were introduced to charming and adorable Megan, a young girl who helps The Governor (David Morrissey) find his soul again. We were so impressed by 10-year-old actress Meyrick Murphy's performance that we looked into her work a little bit. No surprise here: this renaissance girl is whip-smart and great at everything she sets her mind to — and she sets her mind to a lot of things.
Read on to learn 5 things you didn't know about The Walking Dead actress Meyrick Murphy!
She's a Voracious Reader. Meyrick and her brother write book reviews on their blog, A Monster Ate My Book Report, under the assumed identities of Marshall and Emiline. They especially love the scary and the supernatural.
She a Writer. It takes a well-rounded grown-up actor to write and perform their own monologues, but especially a child actor. So color us impressed: Meyrick has a series of monologues and other things on her Vimeo channel, in a series she calls "Magical Musings of Meyrick," which includes original work. She wrote and performed this monologue on atomic numbers!
<iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/58560370" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/58560370">You really should know your Atomic Numbers!</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/meyrick">Meyrick Murphy</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
She's an Aspiring Scientist, Too. That atomic numbers monologue speaks to her interests! Meyrick dreams of being three things: an actor, an artist ("think Warhol"), and a physicist. How many other 10-year-olds do you know with an interest in string theory?!
She's an Offbeat Fashionista. Meyrick's Instagram account is full of her fun, weird, retro style. Example: she was a "flapper slash Black Plague doctor" for Halloween. What.
She Volunteers at the Humane Society. On her Twitter account, Meyrick discusses her love of animals, an interest shared with co-stars Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier) and Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon). She takes that love and uses it to volunteer at her local Humane Society — and sometimes even posts animals for adoption on her Facebook page! She has her own dog, too; his name is Jax.
Know any sweet facts about Meyrick that we missed? Leave them in the comments below!
The Walking Dead airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. on AMC.