In 2000 and 2001, Michael was nominated for SAG Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for E.R..
While starring in ER, Michael appeared in 2 public service announcements for NBC's The More You Know. Her topics were mentoring and violence prevention.
She has been volunteering as a mentor since age 15.
Michael enjoys reading about financiers in her free time.
Michael graduated from high school in 1984 as an honor student.
Michael's son's name is Brandon.
Michael is bi-racial. Her father is white and her mother is African-American.
Michael's father, Jerry, is an entrepreneur and her mother, Thersa, is a corporate manager.
She mentors underprivileged children when her schedule allows.
She is a huge jazz fan.
She has one younger sister.
Michael is currently dating New York restauranteur Jimmy Rodriguez. They have one son together.
Michael's son was born on December 21, 2004, in New York.
Michael and her high school basketball team, Bosse High School, became the state champions one year.
She attended Bosse High School in Evansville, Indiana.
Michael played volleyball and basketball and ran track in high school.
Michael has been cast as Eric La Salle's girlfriend twice; once in Coming to America, and again in ER.
She went to the Howard Roosa Elementary School in Evansville, Indiana.
Michael is named after her mother's best friend.
She is 5' 9" tall.
Michael Michele: I wasn't a cheerleader or the prom queen. I don't move through the world with a mirror in front of my face, and I've never been attracted to projects that had an emphasis on what I look like.