Michelle started acting in 1990 with a small role in the film Tribes. In 1999, Michelle has a two episode role in the television show Diagnosis Murder. The movie role that she is most proud of came in 1999 when she had a role in the murder mystery…more
Michelle is #29 in AIM's "50 Hottest Redheads."
Michelle's height is 5' 8" or 1.73 m.
After her brain surgery, Michelle had the chance to model. She lived in Japan, France and Italy.
Michelle won a "Dankie" for Outstanding Lead Actress for her work as Phylis Abbott during the 2005-2006 year of The Young and the Restless.
Michelle often calls herself a "firey redhead".
Michelle is an infrequent smoker but is trying to quit for good.
Michelle was featured in an interview in issue #12 (August/September 2006) of Charmed Magazine.
Michelle is a fan of the band Live.
In 2004, Michelle was the Hockey corespondent for The Best Damn Sports Show Period.
Michelle has stated that some of her favorite authors include F. Scott Fitzgerald, Toni Morrison, and Jon Patrick Shanley.
Michelle has stated that she admires her mother the most in this world.
Michelle stated that her most treasured possession is her mother's paintings.
Michelle has stated that her favorite novel is The Great Gatsby.
Michelle's first leading role was in a movie called Cottonmouth.
In 2003, Michelle won a Soap Opera Digest Award for Best Actress for her work on the series The Young and the Restless.
In 2005, Michelle was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress for the second year in a row for a Daytime Emmy for her work on the series The Young and the Restless.
Michelle often volunteers for the charitable organization, Citizens Commission for Human Rights.
Not long after she finished high school, Michelle found out that she had a brain tumor.
Michelle's mother worked at Universal Studio's as an executive.
Michelle has a dog named Beau Regard and a dog named Mason.
Michelle was a model before she went into acting.
Michelle's father was a lawyer.
Michelle has stated that her favorite sport is hockey.
Michelle has stated that her favorite thing in the world to do is sleep in.
Michelle has stated that comedies are her favorite kind of movies.
Michelle won an Emmy in 2004 as Outstanding Lead Actress as her portayal of Phyllis on The Young and the Restless.
In 1996, she received her first Emmy nod. Then, in 1997, she won an Emmy as a Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Phyllis Summers in The Young and the Restless.
Michelle: I love doing love scenes. It's fun. You get to make out with somebody. All the time. There are no ramifications. There's no, 'You didn't call me. How come you didn't call me?' I don't have to deal with any of that.
Michelle: I made a great friend in Finola Hughes, she was a godsend to me!
(Michelle on being on V.I.P.)
Michelle: This show was sooooo much fun!
(Michelle on playing the administrative director of a right wing conservative foundation on JAG)
Michlle: I loved playing this character. This was so different from what I usually play. I loved playing a political person. She was a little nerdy as well, which is really more germane to who I really am. It was really fun!
Michelle: I don't really believe in regret, but I wish I had been more disciplined in school.
Michelle: I have the most amazing family, and I was blessed with the most supportive parents and family. They are the greatest love of my life.
Michelle: Once I went red, compliments to Clairol, I got more modeling work.