Having graduated from Northwestern, Meghan was focusing on her acting career and appeared in an episode of the TV show Century City; however, she found that her mixed-race ethnicity caused something of a problem for casting directors, something she recalled in her Elle piece.
"Being 'ethnically ambiguous,' as I was pegged in the industry, meant I could audition for virtually any role . . . Sadly, it didn't matter: I wasn't black enough for the black roles and I wasn't white enough for the white ones, leaving me somewhere in the middle as the ethnic chameleon who couldn't book a job," she wrote. Meghan also met film producer Trevor Engelson, and they began a nine-year relationship.