Stunning and versatile, Haitian-born, American actress Meta Golding, best known for her breakout role in the colossal HUNGER GAMES film franchise, is a force to be reckoned with as she stars as the iconic “Rosa Parks” opposite Isaiah Washington and Loretta Devine in the highly-anticipated Rosa Parks biopic BEHIND THE MOVEMENT,premiering February 11th on TV ONE.
Directed by Aric Avelino and written by Katrina O’Gilvie, BEHIND THE MOVEMENT is a gut wrenching, fast-paced retelling of how Rosa Parks‘ refusal to give up her seat launched the history-making Montgomery Bus Boycott.
The film will reveal the untold story of how a group of everyday people decided this incident was the right time to take a stand for their civil rights and demand equal treatment.
Best known for her role as the strong and bloodthirsty “Enobaria” in THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE and THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 2,Meta landed her debut television role in the ABC daytime series “Loving” as the recurring role of “Brianna Hawkins.”
Meta is also best known for her recurring role on “Criminal Minds” in which she portrayed FBI agent ‘Jordan Todd‘ who gets assigned to the BAU as the temporal replacement of JJ (A.J. Cook) for the duration of her maternity leave in season 4.
Meta has also had several recurring roles on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “Colony,” “TheTomorrow People,” “JAG,” and “Day Break,” opposite Taye Diggs.
Born in India, Meta was born to an American father and Haitian mother.
She spent most of her childhood living in the US, India, France, Italy and Haiti as her father worked for the United Nations.
At a young age, Meta competed on ice as an Italian national figure skater but when an injury ended her skating career, she followed her true passion and started acting in Italian theatre. Later, she returned to the United States to attend Cornell University where she earned degrees in Theatre Arts and Political Science.
As a philanthropist, Meta devotes much of her spare time to non-profit work.
She aims to regularly volunteer at an orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico and has helped rebuild homes in Haiti after the recent floods and has helped rebuild a school in El Matal, Ecuador after the earthquake in 2016.
She is a strong believer in educating under-privileged women and girls and works with the St. Joseph Center for the homeless in Los Angeles.
Meta stays in shape by regularly going to the gym and practicing yoga.
She recently ran a half marathon for the American Cancer Society.