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Megan Alatini

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Role  Singer
TV shows  The Tribe
Name  Megan Alatini
Genres  Pop music
Years active  1999–present
Associated acts  TrueBliss
Instruments  Vocals
Spouse  Pita Alatini (m. 2000)

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Born  29 September 1976 (age 46) (1976-09-29)
Origin  George, Cape Province, South Africa
Occupation(s)  Actress, singer, TV personality
Similar People  Monique Cassie, Meryl Cassie, Pita Alatini, Victoria Spence, Caleb Ross

Birth name  Megan Brinwinne Cassie

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Megan Bronwinne Alatini (born 29 September 1976) is a South African born New Zealand pop singer, actress and television personality. She rose to fame in New Zealand on the reality television series Popstars. She went on to become a member in the girl group TrueBliss. She is also known for portraying the part of Java in the popular sci-fi series The Tribe. Later she gained more exposure appearing as a judge on New Zealand Idol.


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Early life

Megan was born in George, Cape Province, South Africa, as the first child of Barbara and Daniel Cassie. She spent the first eleven years of her life there, until her family relocated to New Zealand in 1987. She enrolled in Papatoetoe High School in Auckland, becoming a prefect and being considered a good student and role model. At age 17 she met Pita Alatini, a future New Zealand All Black rugby player, and began dating him. She soon became pregnant – her future plans of going to University were disrupted, and on 13 May 1995, her daughter Tonica was born. Megan loved singing from an early age and considered it a part of her culture.


Her family encouraged her to audition for Popstars in early 1999, and, much to her astonishment, she made the cut and eventually became a member of TrueBliss, the first band ever to be formed out of Popstars. The five girls went on to cut a #1 single followed by a #1 album, before they (unofficially) parted in late 2000.

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In February 2000 Megan married her long-time boyfriend Pita, who had proposed to her on her 24th birthday. She also formed a singing group with her sisters and made various singing appearances all over New Zealand throughout the years. In late 2001, she recorded several songs with her sisters, some of which have been released on the Abe Messiah: New Edition album.

Megan has also enjoyed a lively career as an actress. She started off with guest stints on Hercules and Young Hercules. Her actress sister Meryl Cassie helped her and her younger sister Monique land parts as core characters in The Tribe. In addition, she played Dr. Leggz in the wacky comedic drama series Atlantis High. Soon after filming ended, Megan gave birth to her second daughter named Tiara. In 2005, she delivered her first son, Trey.

From 2003 to 2006, Megan lived in Tokyo, Japan with her husband Pita, where he plays rugby, and their three children.

On 12 May 2006, it was announced that Megan had accepted the offer of becoming a judge on the panel of the forthcoming third season of New Zealand Idol. In 2007, Megan appeared on the third season of Dancing with the Stars in New Zealand, where she placed runner-up.

In mid 2008, along with Pita and her 3 children, she moved back to Japan so he could play rugby union. They visit New Zealand often.

In March 2011 Megan and her family were affected by the Japanese 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami where they were evacuated from their home. They were safely transported back to New Zealand approximately 1 week after the disaster occurred.

In 2014 she became a flight attendant with Air New Zealand.


  • 1999: Dream - #1 NZ (TrueBliss)
  • 2003: Abe Messiah: Remix (The Tribe, Yugeslavian release only)
  • Singles

  • 1999: "Tonight" - #1 NZ (highest selling single of the year) (True Bliss)
  • 1999: "Number One" - #12 NZ (TrueBliss)
  • 1999: "Freedom" (TrueBliss)
  • Starring Roles

  • 1999: Popstars as herself
  • 2001: Atlantis High as Dr. Leggz
  • 2001–03: The Tribe as Java
  • 2006: New Zealand Idol as judge
  • 2007: Dancing with the Stars as contestant
  • Guest roles

  • 1992: Shortland Street
  • 1999: Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
  • 1999: Young Hercules as Sea Nymph in the episode 'Apollo'
  • References

    Megan Alatini Wikipedia