Megan Dodds trained in the Drama Division of New York's famous Juilliard School, where she played in many classics. While still at Juilliard, she got a part in an episode of the detective show Midnight Caller, then after graduating appeared on Broadway in School for Scandal. This was followed by parts in the movies So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993) and Psychic Detective (1994).
Megan now lives and works chiefly in England. She regularly appears in West End shows and has had many parts on British television, including Lady Polly Hampton in the mini-series Love in a Cold Climate, Poirot and was a regular in the spy show Spooks. She also records audio-books.