In April 2009, Michelle appeared on the cover of Issue 407 of Doctor Who Magazine with her co-star David Tennant.
In a poll undertaken by RadioTimes.com, Michelle was voted at the top of the list for the worst attempt at American accents for her performance in The Bionic Woman.
Michelle was featured on the cover page of the magazine named All About Soap (UK) dated 13 August 2004.
In the year 2005, Michelle decided to leave EastEnders to concentrate on work in theatre and films.
Michelle's nickname is Mish Mash.
Michelle likes going to karaoke bars with her friends.
Michelle was a member of a theatre group at the age of ten.
Michelle used an affected East End cockney accent for her role on EastEnders.
Michelle worked with a dialect coach to work on her American accent while she wasn't shooting EastEnders.
Michelle auditioned to replace Billie Piper on Doctor Who.
Michelle appeared in the play Who's the Daddy? at the King's Head Theatre during the summer of 2005.
Michelle made her feature film debut in Cashback.
Michelle auditioned for the role of Vesper Lynd in 2006's Casino Royale.
Michelle had to learn Krav Magar, a martial art used by Israeli Special Forces, for preparation for her role on Bionic Woman.
Michelle learned sign language specifically for her role on Bionic Woman.
Michelle listened to the soundtrack of Rocky while she trained for Bionic Woman.
Michelle's favorite film is The Last of the Mohicans.
Michelle has been among FHM's 100 Sexiest Women in 2002, 2004, 2005 (fourth, her highest ranking), and 2007.
When Michelle was in school, she had a Saturday job at Pineapple Studios.
Michelle is 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 metres) tall.
Michelle has a dog called Buddy.
The most that Michelle has ever spent on an outfit is a Gucci dress she bought in New York which costed £1300.
Michelle's favourite designers are Gucci, Prada and Miu Miu.
Michelle's favorite actor is Robert De Niro.
Michelle's favorite actresses are Angelina Jolie, Liv Tyler and Meryl Streep.
Michelle was hand picked for her role in EastEnders at the age of 15.
Michelle has green eyes.
(on playing Nimeuh in Merlin)
Michelle Ryan: It was really great fun. I'd normally played wicked girls who have a bad side or a dark side but Nimeuh is really evil. I mean she has been treated badly in the past but she's still a bitch.
[On how she got her role in "Bionic Woman"]
Michelle Ryan: I was just called in to do an audition, so I put myself on tape and that was then sent to NBC and they liked what they saw and then they brought me out to do a screen test and then within a week I found out I had the job.
Michelle Ryan: I was recently in New York promoting the show [Bionic Woman] recently and met Josh Holloway from Lost. He congratulated me and I said, 'Why are you congratulating me? You're on Lost!'
[On being on EastEnders at a young age]
Michelle Ryan: It was a bit weird when people recognized me in the street, because they associate you with your character. It was when I was growing up and trying to find my own identity.
[On why she left EastEnders]
Michelle Ryan: It just got really boring in the end. It was too easy. I think I'd found every possible layer to the character, and I got to the point where I needed a new challenge. I was 21, and desperate to go out and meet some new people.
[On if she watched the original Bionic Woman]
Michelle Ryan: I remember seeing clips of Lindsay Wagner and thinking that she looked like a very pretty, very nice lady. I was so young, that that's all I really remember!
[On her character from Bionic Woman]
Michelle Ryan: I would say she's feisty and smart and loyal, and also warm and vulnerable. She's a young woman who's trying to find her way in life, she's dealing with these incredible things that are being thrown at her. But yes, she's kicking ass, and yeah, she is kind of taking on the world. But she's also feeling very vulnerable, and she has a boyfriend who isn't entirely honest with her.
[On training for Bionic Woman]
Michelle Ryan: At first I couldn't even do one press-up, but by the end of it I could do 15, 20 reps. When I'm left to my own devices, I don't work out. I'll walk the dog with my mum or go out dancing with my friends, but I like sleeping. The first week was grueling, but by the second week I loved it because it gave me so much energy and confidence.
Michelle Ryan: What's cool this time around is how relatable the Bionic Woman is. She's a normal girl with everyday concerns, like what's the state of her love life. What's even cooler is, she can leap from building to building if she needs to.
[On how she feels with her new found stardom]
Michelle Ryan: How do I feel? I don't know...I'm speechless. I think that would be the best word. I don't think any of it has really sunken in.