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Profession

Category:
EntertainmentMakers
Occupation(s):
Media Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black
Favorite Food:
Sushi
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Bora Bora
Favorite Quote:
If Given A Lemon, Make Lemonade

Birthplace

Born:
10/30/1968
Birth Location:
Bellflower, California

Profession

Category:
EntertainmentMakers
Occupation(s):
Media Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Black
Favorite Food:
Sushi
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Bora Bora
Favorite Quote:
If Given A Lemon, Make Lemonade

Birthplace

Born:
10/30/1968
Birth Location:
Bellflower
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Biography

Talent agent Andrea Nelson Meigs was born on October 30, 1968 in Bellflower, California. Her father, David Nelson Jr., was a principal in the Los Angeles Unified School District; her mother, Dorothy Nelson, a college professor. Meigs spent her early childhood in the Compton area of Los Angeles and attended a private Christian school before entering the public school system in the fifth grade. After graduating from high school in in Palos Verdes, Meigs enrolled in Tufts University and graduated with her B.A. degree in English and Spanish in 1990. While there, she studied at Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia as well as the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in Madrid, Spain. Meigs went on to earn her J.D. degree in entertainment law from the Duke University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina in 1994.

In 1994, Meigs was hired to work with Congresswoman Maxine Waters in the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office. Meigs joined Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in 1996 as a mailroom clerk where she was promoted to motion picture talent agent. She was then hired as a talent agent at International Creative Management (ICM). Throughout her career, Meigs has worked with major talent in the music, television and film industries including Christina Applegate, Halle Berry, Ellen Burstyn, Beyoncé Knowles, and John Voight, Mark Salling, Cristina Saralegui, and the multi-talented power couple Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil.

Meigs is a member of the State of California Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. In 2003, she served on the steering committee for the American Black Film Festival. In addition, Black Enterprise magazine recognized Meigs by including her in the 2003 “Hot List” and the 2004 “Brightest under 40” list. She also appeared in Honey magazine as one of the “25 Hottest Women in Entertainment.”

Meigs is married to John V. Meigs, Jr., a partner at the entertainment law firm Home Page for the law firm of Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren & Richman, LLP. They have four daughters: Avery N. Meigs; the late Alexandra N. Meigs; and twins, Isabella Alexa and Calla Alexis Meigs.

Andrea Nelson Meigs was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on November 18, 2013.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Andrea Meigs lists her favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Andrea Meigs describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Andrea Meigs describes her maternal grandmother's decision to leave the South
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Andrea Meigs describes her mother's education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Andrea Meigs describe her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Andrea Meigs talks about her father's reasons for leaving St. Louis, Missouri
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Andrea Meigs describes her father's occupations
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Andrea Meigs describes her parents' personalities and who she takes after
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Andrea Meigs describes her earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Andrea Meigs describes her homes in Compton, California
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Andrea Meigs describes the sights, sounds and smells of her childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Andrea Meigs talks about her early education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 14 - Andrea Meigs talks about her father's support for his relatives
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Andrea Meigs describes her early experiences of religion
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Andrea Meigs recalls her experiences as a child actor
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Andrea Meigs recalls some of her acting work
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Andrea Meigs talks about her decision to stop acting
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Andrea Meigs remembers her parents' decision to leave Compton, California
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Andrea Meigs recalls an influential elementary school teacher
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Andrea Meigs remembers her aspirations during high school
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Andrea Meigs describes her brother's secondary education
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Andrea Meigs talks about her Spanish language studies
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Andrea Meigs describes her experiences at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Andrea Meigs describes her mentors at Tufts University, pt. 1
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Andrea Meigs describes her mentors at Tufts University, pt. 2
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Andrea Meigs remembers her rejection from law school
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Andrea Meigs talks about returning to Los Angeles, California
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Andrea Meigs remembers the Duke University School of Law in Durham, North Carolina
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Andrea Meigs recalls her graduation from the Duke University School of Law
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Andrea Meigs remembers working for Congresswoman Maxine Waters
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Andrea Meigs recalls her transition to the entertainment industry
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Andrea Meigs describes the Creative Artists Agency's training program
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Andrea Meigs describes the Creative Artists Agency
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Andrea Meigs recalls what she learned in the mailroom of the Creative Artists Agency
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Andrea Meigs remembers her promotion to assistant agent
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Andrea Meigs reflects upon her experiences as the only black woman at the Creative Artists Agency
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Andrea Meigs talks about the pay structure for talent agents
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Andrea Meigs talks about her mentors at the Creative Artists Agency, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Andrea Meigs talks about her mentors at the Creative Artists Agency, pt. 2
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Andrea Meigs describes her training at the Creative Artists Agency
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Andrea Meigs remembers her promotion to agent at Creative Artists Agency
  • Tape: 4 Story: 11 - Andrea Meigs remembers representing Cedric The Entertainer
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Andrea Meigs talks about her clientele at the Creative Artists Agency
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Andrea Meigs remembers representing the members of Destiny's Child
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Andrea Meigs describes her experiences of pay discrimination at the Creative Artists Agency
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Andrea Meigs recalls leaving the Creative Artists Agency for ICM Partners
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Andrea Meigs reflects upon her departure from the Creative Artists Agency
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Andrea Meigs recalls moving her clientele to ICM Partners
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Andrea Meigs talks about her new clients at ICM Partners
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Andrea Meigs describes her work with Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Andrea Meigs talks about her clientele at ICM Partners
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Andrea Meigs talks about the process of identifying talent
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Andrea Meigs lists the African American talent agents in Hollywood
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Andrea Meigs talks about the experiences of minority talent agents
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Andrea Meigs describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Andrea Meigs reflects upon her life
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Andrea Meigs reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 8 - Andrea Meigs describes her family
  • Tape: 6 Story: 9 - Andrea Meigs talks about the challenges of balancing life and work
  • Tape: 7 Story: 1 - Andrea Meigs remembers pledging to the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
  • Tape: 7 Story: 2 - Andrea Meigs describes how she would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 7 Story: 3 - Andrea Meigs narrates her photographs, pt. 1
  • Tape: 7 Story: 4 - Andrea Meigs narrates her photographs, pt. 2