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Meta Golding Biography

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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 such as "Malcolm & Eddie" and "The Wayans Bros." (The WB, 1995-99). In 2001 she landed a recurring role on the powerhouse procedural "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," which marked the first of her many appearances on police and legal dramas.

After a string of supporting roles on medical and forensic series such as "Crossing Jordan" (NBC, 2001-07) and "Cold Case" (CBS, 2003-2010), in 2005 Golding was featured as a hardened naval prosecutor on several episodes of the military legal drama "JAG." A year later she was cast as schoolteacher Jennifer Mathis on the quickly-canceled "Day Break" (with a repetitive plot owing a debt to Bill Murray's "Groundhog Day"), and in 2008 she portrayed a shaky, newly-promoted counterterrorism agent on the long-running "Criminal Minds." Since appearing as a nagging newlywed on the short-lived TNT cop drama "Dark Blue" (2009-2010), Golding nabbed the most high-profile part of her career playing the feral tribute Enobaria opposite Jennifer Lawrence in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" (2013).