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'Death Saved My Life' Full Cast List: Meet Meagan Good, Chike Okonkwo and La'Myia Good from Lifetime's true-crime film

See how a woman tries to escape her abusive husband by faking her own death in Lifetime's upcomig true-crime film
Meagan Good in 'Death Saved My Life' (Lifetime)
Meagan Good in 'Death Saved My Life' (Lifetime)

Get ready to watch some thrilling sequences and a gripping storyline in Lifetime’s upcoming crime-thriller movie ‘Death Saved My Life’ starring Meagan Good in the lead role. The movie will be a part of the network’s ‘Ripped from the Headlines’ franchise and will premiere exclusively on Lifetime on Saturday, February 13, at 8 pm ET/PT.

The film tells the story of a woman named Jade and her family life. From the outside, it seems her life is normal and she has nothing to complain about. However, all is not well for her behind closed doors, as her husband, Ed is abusive and makes her life miserable. One day she decides to leave her husband. However, her husband hires a hitman to end her life. Her whole life goes upside-down when no one believes her and realizes that she has to fake her own death to make him believe the assassin did the job.


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Actress Meagan Good in a scene from the trailer of Lifetime's upcoming true-crime movie 'Death Saved My Life' (Lifetime)

With actors Meagan Good and Chike Okonkwo in the lead, the movie touches on the important subject of domestic violence and how some people stay quiet throughout all the abuse they endure. The film promises to be a captivating crime-thriller exploring human relationships and why people take such drastic steps in real life.

Let's take a look at the stellar actors appearing in the movie. 

Meagan Good as Jade

Meagan Good attends the premiere of Disney's "A Wrinkle In Time" at the El Capitan Theatre on February 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

Born in California, August 8, 1981, as Meagan Monique Good, the American actress was raised by parents Tyra Wardlow-Doyle and Leondis Good. She started her career as an extra on various TV shows such as ‘Amen’, ‘M.D.’ and ‘Doogie Howser’. Meagan was only 13 when she was cast in her first feature film ‘Friday’.  Meanwhile, in 1997, she received a lot of praise for her acting in the movie ‘Eve’s Bayou’ and received her first NAACP Image Award nomination. From 1998 to 2001, Meagan appeared on Nickelodeon’s ‘Cousin Skeeter’ and landed small roles in a couple of movies. 2003 turned out to be a major for the actress as she landed roles in movies like ‘Biker Boyz’ and ‘Deliver Us from Eva’, garnering praise for her acting in both movies.

Apart from the aforementioned titles, Meagan has appeared in projects such as ‘One Missed Call’, ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’, ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’, ‘Minority Report’ and many more.

Meagan Good in a scene from the trailer of Lifetime's upcoming movie 'Death Saved My Life'. (Lifetime)

Chike Okonkwo as Ed

Born on March 18, 1982, Chike Okonkwo is a Nigerian-English actor who was one of the ten actors selected from twelve thousand applicants for the BBC Talent Scheme in 2001. After getting selected, the actor started his professional acting career in 2002 and appeared in a couple of British television shows like ‘Holby City’ and ‘Silent Witness’. He was a member of the National Youth Music Theatre between 1999 and 2002. Okonkwo also spent almost a year at the National Theatre and acted in various theatre productions including ‘His Dark Materials’ from Philip Pullman.

Chike Okonkwo at the 2017 BET Awards at Staples Center on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Getty Images)

Popular for his role in ‘The Birth of a Nation’, Okonkwo is known for movies like ‘Derailed’, ‘Animal’ and ‘Burning Sands’.

Chike Okonkwo in a scene from Lifetime's 'Death Saved My Life' (Lifetime)

La'Myia Good as Leigh


The actress-turned-musician and Meagan’s real-life sister will be looking to make a mark on the audiences with her role in ‘Death Saved My Life’. The ‘Way We Do’ hitmaker has appeared in more than six movies and ten TV shows in her career. She has also been a part of projects like ‘Busted’, ‘Crossed the Line’, ‘ER’, ‘The Parkers’ and ‘Judging Amy’. 


The film is being helmed by Seth Jarrett. Julie Insogna Jarrett and Meagan Good will serve as executive producers. Watch the trailer here.


Excited to watch the film? Catch ‘Death Saved My Life’ exclusively on Lifetime this Saturday, February 13, 2021