Who is Mageina Tovah, star of the TV series “The Magicians”? Wiki bio
Mageina Tovah Begtrup was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, on July 26, 1979, so her zodiac sign is Leo and she is an American national. She is an actress who rose to fame after playing Glynis Figliola in the fantasy family drama series “Joan of Arcadia”, starring Amber Tamblyn, Joe Mantegna and Mary Steenburgen, and follows a girl who, after a close encounter with God to have had, good deeds to help those around her.
Youth and education
Mageina was raised as a single child in Nashville, Tennessee, by her mother, who worked as a physical therapist for the United States Army, and her father, who also served as a psychiatrist in the United States Army. She grew up wanting to join the military like her parents, but upon enrolling at Martin Luther King Junior Magnet High School, she became interested in acting and began practicing her skills in the school’s drama club. She was ahead of her class and managed to skip an entire year of high school, so she enrolled at the age of 16 and enrolled at the California Institute of the Arts, graduating in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater.
Roles in movies
Mageina made her film debut in 2001, playing a young girl in “Virus Man”, and then appeared in “Dine & Shine” and “Reflections of Evil” in 2002. In 2003, she played Louise in “The Pool at Maddy Breaker’s” and the Maid in the short film ‘Hope Abandoned’, while finally gaining recognition after playing Ursula Ditkovich in the critically acclaimed superhero film ‘Spider-Man 2’ in 2004.
She was the girl on the phone in the teen comedy movie “Sleepover”, Usher in “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie” and Rose in the short film “Do Geese See God” in 2004 before being invited to play the lead character Lillian in the independent film “Waterborne” in 2005.
In 2006, Mageina appeared in four films – her two best performances were in “Failure To Launch” and “Bickford Shmeckler’s Cool Ideas”. Mageina played Ursula Ditkovich again in “Spider-Man 3” in 2007, and the role made her famous all over the US, which led to her being invited to play the lead character in several short films such as “The Walking Wounded” in 2008 , “Neighbors” in 2012 and “Suburban Memoir” in 2015, among others.
Some of her latest appearances in movies were in the short film “No Stranger Pilgrims”, another short film “Hux” and the drama film “Eliza Sherman’s Revenge”, all released in 2016.
Appearances in TV series
Mageina made her TV series debut in 2001 playing Debbie in a single episode of “The Guardian”. She appeared in standalone episodes of numerous TV series such as ‘NYPD Blue’ in 2002, ‘Six Feet Under’ and ‘Boston Public’ both in 2003, while winning her first major role later that year when she was invited to star in “Joan of Arcadia”. She shot for it until 2005 when she was invited to guest star in a single episode of several more series including “Crossing Jordan”, “Half & Half” and “Cold Case in 2006.
In 2007, Mageina appeared in “Standoff” and “Private Practice”, while taking a break from acting the following year due to health and family issues. In 2009, she appeared as Madame Nina in the critically acclaimed comedy series “Bones”, and then as Natalie in “Lie To Me”. Some of the series she appeared in in the following years were ‘Breakout Kings’ in 2011, ‘American Horror Story: Murder House’ in 2011 and ‘The Finder’ in 2012.
Some of her last series appearances were in ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ and ‘You’re the Worst’ in 2015, and ‘Castle’ in 2016 while she was shooting for the fantasy mystery series ‘The wizards” since 2016.
It stars Stella Maeve, Hale Appleman and Arjun Gupta and is about a group of students who are invited to attend a school of magic.
Love life and relationships
Mageina has kept the details of her love life to herself, but there are rumours circulating the internet that the popular actress may have had a romantic relationship with an actor or the director of the movie “Spider-Man 2”. There are many people who believe that the actress was terrible in the film and did nothing to earn her spot in the film, therefore she must have been romantically involved with someone who worked on the film.
Another rumor has it that Mageina is a lesbian, due to the lack of details about her past relationships and affairs, and some have even stated that she had seen her too close with a mysterious woman in a park. Mageina has not commented on the rumors and her sexual orientation is still unknown.
She is currently single, is not married and has no children.
Hobbies and other interests
Mageina would like to spend her free time in nature, and prefers to live in a village than in big cities. She loves to travel and has been to several US states to shoot for her movies and TV series, while also visiting Europe and Asia several times.
She is an animal lover and her cat is featured in her Instagram account’s profile picture, while she also has a rabbit and a dog.
Mageina has her own favorite actors and actresses, including Mat Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Meryl Streep, and some of the movies she enjoys most are “The Watchmen”, “Catch Me If You Can”, and “Mrs. Doubtfire”. She enjoys listening to jazz and pop music, and some of her favorite singers are Nile Rodgers, Aretha Franklin, and Frank Sinatra.
Appearance and power
Mageina is 40 years old. She has long blond hair and blue eyes, is 1.78 m tall and weighs about 71 kg. As of April 2020, her net worth is estimated to be over $500,000.