Tammy Lynn Michaels

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Quotes (4)

  • Tammy Lynn Michaels: I've partied with the farmers, I've partied with the famous.... Sometimes I think the farmers are more fun. I know they're better cooks. Everything is exactly as it needs to be. We need to accept that, and focus on the lesson within the challenges - not focus on how to get done with the challenge itself.

  • Tammy: It's weird because I was never out before and none of my girlfriends were out. When I was closeted, it wasn't just hypocritical and un-PC, it was also killing me. I wasn't raised to lie. I hate lying. The whole thing drove me to go into therapy. But as awful as the closet was, it protected a vulnerable side of me, if that makes any sense.

  • Tammy: If you go back, you can read the interviews I did when I was in the closet and I was so terrified. Before I’d do them, all my managers and all my agents would be like, 'Don’t tell them you’re gay! You’ll be ruined! You’ll never work again! You’ll be working at McDonald's in a month!' I was so terrified.

  • Tammy: I've never been with men, ever. I'm gay-blooded.

Trivia (26)

  • Tammy Lynn was in the video for Melissa Etheridge's song "I Want To Be In Love".

  • In 1998 Tammy Lynn did commercials for Playtex tampons and Yoo-hoo.

  • Tammy Lynn and her wife Melissa appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show on November 14, 2008, as part of the discussion about California's Prop 8 passing, which ban's Gay marriage in the state.

  • Tammy Lynn is 5'4" (1.63m) tall.

  • She gave birth to a son Miller Steven and a daughter Johnnie Rose on October 17, 2006 with help from an anonymous donor.

  • In the past Tammy spoke about being gay. She said that she knew she wasn't like everyone else because when she was younger she liked a female teacher and wished that she was a man, so she could marry that teacher.

  • She appeared in the short film D.E.B.S., but was not cast in the full-length version of the film.

  • Melissa Etheridge and Tammy Lynn Michaels were wed September 22, 2003 in Los Angeles to celebrate California's historic domestic partnership ruling. On September 20, 2008 they wed again after Gay Marriage was made legal in California.

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