Megan Parlen was born July 9, 1980.
Megan Parlen is the actress who portrayed the young Ro Laren in the Star Trek: The Next Generation sixth season episode “Rascals” in 1992.
Born as Megan Sloan Parlen in Los Angeles, California, she started her acting career at the age of three when she appeared in a television commercial for milk. She is probably best known for her role as Mary-Beth Pepperton in the comedy series Hang Time on which she worked between 1995 and 2001. For this role she won a Young Star Award in the category Best Performance by a Young Actress in a Saturday Morning TV Program in 1997 and two nominations in the same category in 1998 and 1999. Following the ending of Hang Time, Parlen attended the college and earned her Masters Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the USC Anneberg.
Besides her work on Hang Time and Star Trek, Parlen was featured in the comedy Walk Like a Man, the television drama Sisters, the western drama My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys, the animated short film Snoopy’s Reunion (1991), and the television drama Dad, the Angel & Me.
Parlen also appeared on several television series including episodes of Hardball, L.A. Law, Boy Meets World, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Saved by the Bell: The New Class, and Something So Right (1997).
While studying at college, Parlen worked as voice actress and lent her voice to the video games Elysium, Gladius, Underground, and Nicktoons Movin’ Eye Toy (2004).
Following her graduation, she has been working as documentary producer. Her credits include This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006), Young Scientist Challenge (2009), episodes of Popular Science’s Future of (2009), National Geographic Explorer (2010), and Morgan Freeman’s Through the Wormhole (2010-2011), and the television documentary Vanished from Alcatraz (2011).
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