Birth Name: Meta Golding
Birth Place: Haiti
Born and raised in Haiti, Golding spent her childhood traveling the world, touching down in India, the U.S. and France. During a particularly long stretch in Italy, the athletic teen joined a national ice skating team and competed regularly until an injury forced her off the ice. During her recovery she became interested in acting, and eventually moved to Ithaca, NY to study drama and (appropriately enough) international relations at Cornell. Upon graduating from the prestigious university, Golding, who by now was fluent in French, English and Italian, made her film debut as a put-upon waitress in the 1995 indie "Quiet Days in Hollywood" and transitioned to TV with minor roles in sitcoms suc...